LEKHWIYA held Al Rayyan 27-27 in a thrilling tie in the Association Cup at the Qatar Handball Association Hall.
Rayyan led 14-13 at half-time.
Though Lekhwiya upped the ante in the second half, neither teams could take a decisive lead and the draw looked a fair result.
Lekhwiya’s fightback came largely through Sergei Zhedik and Hamad Madadi as Rayyan found them too tough to handle, especially in the closing stages.
Meanwhile, El Jaish survived a scare, beating Al Arabi 19-18. The teams were level at 8-8 at the halfway mark.
Two other matches were decided by one-goal margins, with Qatar Sports Club edging Al Ahli 30-29 and Al Wakrah beating Al Sadd 29-28.
In other action, El Quiyada beat Al Shamal 37-28 and Al Khor posted a 23-16 win against Al Gharafa to pocket full points. dsp