EL JAISH displayed plenty of grit and character to beat nine-time league champions Al Rayyan 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 29-27.
Zohair Belhadj’s men followed up the upset win with an emphatic 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 victory over Al Gharafa.
The wins should greatly boost the confidence of Jaish, who have two important games coming up, against Police and Al Arabi on February 3 and 11 respectively. Jaish will also represent Qatar in the Arab Clubs Championship, to be held in Egypt from February 17 to March 1.
Spikers Jakub Jarosz, Youssef Oughlaf and the Stevanovic brothers — setter Milos and libero Marcos — gelled well for the Armymen, who look formidable as the league nears its business end.
Rayyan were high on confidence going into the game, but they found it tough against Jaish.
Cuban pro Yosleydar Cala and local player Mubarak Dahi Waleed tried their best as Rayyan won the second set, but they fizzled out after that.
Earlier, champions Arabi maintained their supremacy with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-16 win against Al Khor.
In other matches, Police beat Qatar SC 25-20, 25-15, 25-17, Al Wakrah defeated Al Shamal 18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 and Al Ahli drubbed Al Sadd 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.