Ittihad Kalba snatched a 2-1 win over Bani Yas in matchweek nine of the ADNOC Pro League on Saturday.
Two minutes after the break, Ahmed Alnaqbi broke the deadlock when he timed his run perfectly to head in Alexandru Cicaldau's cross.
Sixteen minutes after the hour-mark, Habib Al Fardan cemented his side's lead when he ran onto a superb upfield pass from Abdulaziz Hamad to break the offside trap and drill the ball into the back of the net.
Sasa Ivkovic reduced the deficit when he met Ahmed Shehda Abunamous' deep cross at the far post with a clinical finish in the 78th minute.
The result means that Ittihad Kalba jump to the 5th spot with 17 points, while Bani Yas remain 9th with 11 points.