Al Ain Men’s College repeated last year’s success (2009) to win the HCT Sports Association Football League, holding off strong challenges from both Fujairah and Dubai Men’s Colleges to top the table by 3 points.
The reigning champions maintained a run of home form that has seen them unbeaten in Al Ain since 2007, returning a 100% record, at home, for three successive seasons.
They also picked up vital wins on the road in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah. The latter’s final day victory over Dubai left AAMC 3 points ahead and a healthy goal difference to ensure the trophy remained in Al Ain. It also allowed Fujairah to claim the runners-up spot for the second time.
The champions top scored with 29 goals – one more than FMC – but significantly had the meanest defence, conceding only 7 goals all year, with goalkeeper Saeed Bashir Qoul Mohammed Al Baloushi returning 5 clean-sheets.
The final icing on the cake for AAMC was the top goal scorer prize going to striker Ali Mohammed Saleh Ahmad Al Mansoori, who scored at an average of one goal per game.
In another competitive season AAMC also took first place in the HCT Sport’s Day football in 2010 to complete their dominance of HCT Football.
Outstanding characteristics of the AAMC Sports Program have been students’ understanding that through persistent effort, teamwork and perseverance any goal is achievable.