Norwegian Eliteserien 2017 – Round Ten Review

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Updated: May 23, 2017
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The weekend just gone saw the Eliteserien reach its one third stage of the season, one third, blimey its gone quick so far!!! Let’s see what went on in Round Ten anyway:-

Saturday 20th May
Rosenborg 1 Lillestrom 1 Att: 18,947
Leaders Rosenborg dropped more points at home, this time to struggling Lillestrom, after the visitors scored inside the final ten minutes to earn a point. After a goalless first forty five minutes the hosts got their noses in front just before the hour mark when Nicklas Bendtner netted for the Trondheim side, however it wasn’t enough to take all three points as Frode Kippe levelled for the visitors nine minutes from time to see them claim a very good point at Lerkendal.

Sogndal 2 Brann 3 Att: 5,600
Brann claimed into second place and only a point off leaders Rosenborg after they netted three times in the last hour half to come from 2-0 down to defeat Sogndal at the Fosshaugane Campus. Eirik Schulze gave the hosts a tenth minute lead and when Per Magnus Steiring doubled their advantage just past the hour mark things looked good for the home side. However Brann immediately reduced the deficit through Kristoffer Barmen and then with eight minutes left saw Peter Orry Larsen net an equaliser. And then two minutes later Fredrik Haugen netted the winner for the Bergen side and see them take a dramatic win.

Sunday 21st May
Sarpsborg 08 2 Valerenga 0 Att: 5,301
Hosts Sarpsborg claimed the three points in this derby game as they defeated Valerenga at the Sarpsborg Stadion and sit only a point behind leaders Rosenborg in third place. Sigurd Rosted put the hosts into a fourth minute lead and seven minutes before the break they increased their lead through Anders Trondsen and after seeing out the second period with no alarms took a welcome three points.

Aalesund 2 Sandefjord 0 Att: 5,284
Hosts Aalesund continued their terrific start to the season after defeating Sandefjord at the Color Line Stadion. Mos converted a ninth minute penalty to put the hosts ahead and then in the 26th minute it was two through Edwin Gyasi. No further goals meant the hosts ran out 2-0 winners and remain sixth in the table.

Kristiansund BK 3 Haugesund 2 Att: 3,392
A late winner from Jean Alassane Mendy saw Kristiansund BK go level with Haugesund and haul themselves out of the bottom three after they defeated the Rogaland side at the Kristiansund Stadion. After a goalless first half the hosts opened the scoring inside the first minute of the second period through Benjamin Stokke but the visitors levelled six minutes later through an own goal from Sean McDermott. Sondre Sorli restored the hosts lead on the hour mark but Haugesund fought back two minutes later through another own goal, this time from Dan Peter Ulvestad. However Mendy then netted with five minutes remaining to see the hosts claim a third Eliteserien victory.

Tromsø 1 Stromsgodset 1 Att: 3,299
Stromsgodset dropped into the bottom three after they drew at the Alfheim Stadion against Tromsø whom themselves broke into the top half of the table. The hosts saw Ulrik Yttergard Jenssen net just oast the half hour mark however the lead was wiped out just before the hour mark when Kristoffer Tokstad levelled for the visitors. No further goals meant a draw and a point a piece.

Odd 1 Molde 2 Att: 7,147
Molde climbed back into the top half after they netted a stoppage time winner at the Skagerak Arena in Skien against Odd to take all three points back up North. Fredrik Aursnes put the visitors ahead eight minutes into the second half but Odd thought they had rescued a point when Oliver Berg netted a 90th minute leveller, however Ruben Gabrielsen then netted in stoppage time to see Molde take a dramatic win and meant Odd slipped from second to fifth.

Stabæk 1 Viking 1 Att: 3,644
Viking were denied only their second win in ten league games after hosts Stabæk netted a late late leveller to snatch a point at Nadderud. Kwesi Appiah’s 42nd minute strike looked like it would get enough to take a massive win however Ohi Omoijuanfo netted a stoppage time equaliser to break Viking hearts and rescue a point for the home side. Stabæk do slip to fourth whilst Viking remain bottom with just five points so far.

Table after Round Ten:-
1. Rosenborg 10 6 3 1 15 6 +9 21
2. Brann 10 6 2 2 23 9 +14 20
3. Sarpsborg 08 10 6 2 2 21 11 +10 20
4. Stabæk 10 5 3 2 16 11 +5 18
5. Odd 10 6 0 4 11 11 0 18
6. Aalesund 10 5 2 3 14 11 +3 17
7. Molde 10 4 2 4 15 14 +1 14
8. Tromsø 10 3 4 3 12 13 -1 13
9. Vålerenga 10 4 1 5 12 15 -3 13
10. Sandefjord 10 4 1 5 12 17 -5 13
11. Sogndal 10 3 2 5 14 16 -2 11
12. Haugesund 10 3 2 5 13 16 -3 11
13. Kristiansund BK 10 3 2 5 9 15 -6 11
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14. Strømsgodset 10 2 4 4 9 14 -5 10
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15. Lillestrøm 10 2 2 6 8 15 -7 8
16. Viking 10 1 2 7 7 17 -10 5

 
Top goalscorers after Round Ten:-
Ohi Omoijuanfo (Stabæk) 9
Mos (Aalesund) 7
Tonny Brochmann (Stabæk) 5
Patrick Mortensen (Sarpsborg 08) 5
Jakob Orlov (Brann) 4

 
Round Eleven Fixtures:-
Saturday 27th May
Sandefjord Vs Odd

Sunday 28th May
Brann Vs Aalesund
Haugesund Vs Sarpsborg 08
Kristiansund BK Vs Sogndal
Lillestrom Vs Tromsø
Molde Vs Stabæk
Valerenga Vs Rosenborg

Monday 29th May
Stromsgodset Vs Viking

 
The Second Round of the Cup takes place this week so here are the fixtures involving the Eliteserien sides:-
Wednesday 24th May
Brumundaal Vs Lillestrom
Byasen Vs Aalesund
Finnsnes Vs Tromsø
Hodd Vs Molde
Krakeroy Vs Valerenga
Lysekloster Vs Brann
Moss Vs Sarpsborg 08
Pors Grenland Vs Odd
Raufoss Vs Sogndal
Skeid Vs Stromsgodset
Vard Haugesund Vs Haugesund
Verdal Vs Kristiansund BK
Orn-Horten Vs Sandefjord
Tynset Vs Rosenborg

Thursday 25th May
Asker Vs Stabæk
Egersund Vs Viking

 
That concludes this week round up, I’ll be back after the bank holiday weekend with my next round up.

 
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