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Wakrah down Gharafa in QVA League

Wakrah down Gharafa in QVA League


Al Ahli stage return to beat
Al Sadd
Tribune News Network
DOHA
Vetkovic and Nikola powered Al Wakrah Club to a 3-1 victory over Al Gharafa Club in the Qatar Volleyball Association League in Doha.
After the first two sets, both Al Wakrah Club and Al Gharafa Club were tied at 1-1. But Vetkovic and Nikola used commendable support from Reinhoid and Edin to pull off a 25-18 19-25 25-21 25-13 triumph in 70 minutes.
This was the second win for Al Wakrah in two matches and took them to the top, at least for time being. Just like Al Arabi Club and Al Rayyan Club, they are only the third unbeaten side in the League. Al Rayyan follow Al Wakrah and Al Arabi in the third spot with five points from two wins. Police are occupying the fourth spot with one win and one defeat.
For Al Gharafa, this was the first loss in two matches and they are in the fifth spot.
Danger collected 16 points for Al Gharafa, while Bojan and Azmil secured 12 each.
In another match, Al Ahli Club came back from a set down to beat Al Sadd Club in 86 minutes. In the opening up and down set, Al Ahli trailed 6-8 and then 12-16 before forging 21-20 ahead.
But Al Sadd bounced back to wrap the set but could not sustain the pressure and lost the 25-23 15-25 9-25 19-25.
Al Ahli are seventh in the standings with one win and one loss, while Al Sadd are yet to win a match (0-2).
Alaoui and Tupchi were outstanding for Al Ahli Club, notching 17 points apiece. Bishri also played well to account for 12 points.
For Al Sadd, the bulk of scoring was done by Djorde (24) and Mousa (17).

Results
Al Wakrah Club beat Al Gharafa Club 25-18 19-25 25-21 25-13 (70 mts)
Al Ahli Club beat Al Sadd Club 23-25 25-15, 25-9 25-19 (86 mts)

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