Players vie for the ball in the match between Quang Ninh and Hai Phong on April 23 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hai Phong football club continues strengthening its top position on the V-League 2016 table with 21 points following its 2-1 win over Quang Ninh on April 23.

It was Hai Phong’s seventh win out of seven matches from the beginning of the season, a perfect start for the young coach Truong Viet Hoang, who is also a former national player.

Nguyen Dinh Bao and Le Van Thang scored in the first half to put the host team Hai Phong in a two-goal advantage at half time. Vu Minh Tuan pulled back one for Quang Ninh in the second half.

Of other matches on April 23, second-placed Thanh Hoa lost 5-2 to Can Tho, who now temporarily overtakes Thanh Hoa, who dropped to third place, to second place.

Quang Nam drew 1-1 with Sanna Khanh Hoa. Tran Van Vu opened the scoring for the visiting team Khanh Hoa just 13 minutes into the match but Ha Minh Tuan salvaged one point for the hosts with a late goal in the 88th minute.

On April 24, Hanoi T&T continued its comeback with its successive second win over hosts Dong Thap to run away from the bottom area of the table.-VNA