KENYA BROWN - Monday, August 29, 2016
Ethan Horvath and Molde are on bit of a winning streak as they claimed another victory, while a last minute goal saw Perry Kitchen, Bjorn Johnsen and Hearts win again.
Molde won their fourth consecutive game after a 2-0 defeat of Stromsgodset at the Marienlyst Stadion.
The visitors were awarded a penalty just past the half hour mark when Stromsgodset goalkeeper was alleged to have brought down Fredrik Aursnes. However, the replay showed that he did not touch the midfielder.
Harmeet Singh would put away the penalty to give Molde the lead.
The visitors added their second goal in the 60th minute when Per Egil Flo intercepted a pass in Molde's end, made a run
towards the other end and crossed the ball over to Bjorn Siguraarson, who put it away at the far post.
It was relatively worry-free day for Horvath as Molde dominated the game from start to finish. In another positive for the team, Josh Gatt was among the subs, but did not see any action.
Molde have now moved up to fifth place in the Tippeligaen standings.
Elsewhere in the league, Cole Grossman and Stabaek remain in the relegation playoff spot after their 1-1 tie with Sogndal.
Alex Horwath started in the net for Brann in their 3-2 loss to Haugesund.
A 90th minute goal from Anthony Watt helped Hearts to a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill Stadium.
Perry Kitchen started in the midfield for the Jambos, while Bjorn Johnsen once again came on from the subs bench.
The away side opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Callum Paterson rose above the defense to head in a corner kick.
However, the Jags would level the score in the 55th minute. Liam Lindsay scored in the same fashion as their guest when he headed in the ball from a corner kick.
Hearts would then wait until the 90th minute to score the game winner when the home side failed to clear the ball and Watt would pounce it and fire his shot towards the far post.
Hearts have moved up to third place in the standings.
Rubio Rubin was on the bench as Utrecht's game with Vitesse ended in a 1-1 tie.
Devesio Payne did not dress as FC Groningen got their first point of the season in a 0-0 tie with PSV Eindhoven.
Caleb Stanko started in midfield for Vaduz, but only saw 32 minutes of action as the team a 3-1 loss to Sion.
Quentin Westberg and started in the net for Tours, while Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu came off the subs bench for Reims as the two teams settle for a 1-1 tie.
Brendan Hines-Ike was a late game substitute as Orebro earned a 3-2 win over Falkenberg.