KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Cole Grossman was on the score sheet as Stabaek extended its winning streak, while Zarek Valentin and Bodo/Glimt returned to the win column in Norway over the weekend.
Sandefjord 2 - 4 Stabaek
Stabaek extended their winning streak to four games in the league by earning three points on the road.
The visitors got things going early with a fourth minute goal from Adama Diomande. Yassine El Ghanassy would send a cross into the area from the left which Ernest Asante did well to volley over to Diomande who volleyed his shot past Sandefjord goalkeeper Anders Gundersen.
Stabaek did not have to wait long for their second goal and it would be Grossman who extended their lead in the 11th minute. Ville Jalasto would pass the ball off to the American midfielder and he would take chance from outside the penalty area that found the back of the net.
Sandefjord would cut the lead in the 27th minute as Pal Kirkevold would put away a goal after collecting a high ball from Geir Fevang.
It would be the combination of Kirkevold and Fevang once again that allowed the home side to level the score in the 73rd minute.
However, Stabaek would have the last word in the game as Diomande would be called to convert a penalty in the 75th minute.
The team would score an insurance goal four minutes from time when Luc Kassi latched on to a well-played pass from Giorgi Gorozia to seal the win.
The win keeps Stabaek in second place and still within a chance of catching Rosenborg.
Haugesund 2 - 4 Bodo/Glimt
Bodo/Glimt shook off last week's loss to earn three points at the Haugesund Stadium.
The home side would open the scoring in the 16th minute as Tor Arne Andreassen put in his shot past a diving Pavel Londak.
Glimt would reply a minute later with Dominic Chatto getting on the score sheet. Valentin sent in a long throw in that Haugesund goalkeeper Per Bratveit failed to handle. This left Chatto a chance to send in an overhead shot in to the goal.
The visitors took the lead in the 30th minute when Alexander Sorloth collected a pass from Henrik Furebotn to slot home.
Vegard Skjerve would find the equalizer for Haugesund in the 65th minute after getting his head on the ball after it rebounded off the crossbar.
The host surrendered a goal in the 73rd minute as Martin Bjornbak slid in to redirect the crossed ball into his team's goal.
Bodo/Glimt sealed the win with a goal in the 84th minute. Kristian Brix sent a pass to a wide open Trond Olsen who coolly shot it past Bratveit.
Glimt remains in eighth place in the standings after the win.
Ethan Horvath kept another clean sheet as Molde defeated Valerenga 1-0.
Rhett Bernstein was in the starting lineup for Mjondalen, but a 62nd minute goal from Matthias Vilhjalmsson saw them fall to league leaders Rosenborg 1-0. Erik Hurtado came on in the 32nd minute for Mjondalen.
Alex DeJohn was on the bench for Start in their 2-1 loss to Stromsgodset. The loss extends Start's losing streak to six games.