Jaloliddin Masharipov canceled out Bubacarr Trawally’s opener as Ajman played out a 1-1 draw with Shabab Al Ahli at Rashid bin Saeed Stadium in matchweek 20 of the Arabian Gulf League on Thursday.
Shabab Al Ahli controlled possession during the first half and missed a golden chance to break the deadlock when Ajman keeper Ali Al Hosani saved Masharipov's penalty kick in the 39th minute.
It was Ajman who found the back of the net two minutes later, through a quick counterattack that saw Bubacarr Trawally tap the ball home.
Shabab Al Ahli leveled the scoreline just six minutes after the restart, as Masharipov's left-footed strike nestled into the back of Al Hosani's net to level the scoreline at 1-1.
While both sides entered the match with hopes of collecting the three points for different objectives, they settled for a share of spoils that hindered Shabab Al Ahli from moving into the top four, leaving them fifth with 34 points.
Meanwhile, Ajman risk dropping into the relegation zone as they now have 11 points in 12th place and could be overtaken by Fujairah who will face Al Wasl later on Thursday.