Ajman came from behind to emerge 4-2 winners over Khorfakkan in a thrilling encounter at Rashid bin Saeed Stadium in Matchweek 21 of the ADNOC Pro League on Saturday.
The Oranges opened the scoring midway through the first half when Tunisian forward Firas Belarbi hammered home an indirect free-kick from inside the box.
Two minutes after the half-hour mark, Khorfakkan drew level after Abdulla Al Refaey’s header bounced off the crossbar and fell for Aylton Filipe to head in the rebound from close range.
Filipe turned from scorer to provider in the 40th minute, advancing down the right and crossing low for Dodo who swept home to put the visitors in the lead for the first time in the match.
A late rally saw Ajman strike thrice inside the final 20 minutes.
First, it was Waleed Al Yammahi’s cross from the left that was headed across the face of goal by Waleed Azaro for substitute Husain Abdulrahman who struck it on the half-volley to equalise for the hosts.
Then, ten minutes from time, a penalty kick awarded after Belarbi was brought down inside the box was converted by Azaro to make it 3-2.
The North African duo combined again in the 89th minute with Belarbi breaking free on the counter and crossing for Azaro and the Moroccan emphatically finished for his second of the night and Ajman’s fourth.
The win means Ajman are eighth with 28 points while Khorfakkan stay 11th with 21 points.