Doha: A double by Abdulrazzaq Hamadallah helped El Jaish seal a 2-1 win over top-4 chasing Umm Salal on Sunday evening at Al Sadd stadium.
Hamadallah scored two goals from the penalty spot in either half to help El Jaish post their 14th win of the season.
El Jaish opened the scoring through the Moroccan on the 18th minute calmy converting past Eysa Shaaban slotting into the bottom left-hand corner.
Despite being behind, Umm Salal rallied and looked dangerous on the break, however El Jaish stood firm and the first half ended 1-0 to the Soldiers.
Umm Salal slowly improved in the second half, and grabbed a deserved equaliser just after the hour mark.
A well placed Sanzhar Tursunov cross picked out Mounir El Hamdaoui who nodded in from close range.
Umm Salal where growing in confidence, however against the run of play Jaish took a decisive lead from the penalty spot.
Yasser Abou Baker was sythed down in the penalty area, and the referee pointed to the spot.
Hamadullah made no mistake from the spot scoring past Eysa Shaaban, again slotting into the bottom left hand of the goal, for his 20th goal of the season.
Umm Salal tried hard to push for an equaliser, but where knocked back time and again by the Jaish rear guard.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side held on to register the win.
As for Umm Salal they still can make the Qatar Cup competition providing that they can beat relegation threatened Al-Kharaitiyat and Lekhwiya drop points at already relegated Meisameer.