AL SADD beat Al Gharafa 31-22 in a battle between bottom-ranked teams at the Qatar Handball Association Cup.
The winners led 15-13 at half-time.
Both teams had lost all their five previous matches.
Mario Tomic was outstanding for Sadd while Iligo Ilic and Nasser Hamed supported him well.
Meanwhile, El Jaish extended their stay at the top with a 27-24 victory against Al Ahli.
Both Jaish and El Quiyada, who beat Qatar SC 36-27, have 18 points each from six matches, but the former have better goal difference.
Al Rayyan, who beat Al Shamal 39-32, are third.
In other matches, Al Wakrah edged Al Arabi 30-29 and Lekhwiya defeated Al Khor 28-18.