KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Joshua Gatt scored his first goal for Molde since his return from a long injury layoff in their win over Cole Grossman and Stabaek, while Bjorn Johnsen scored again for Hearts.
Molde may be out of contention for a European place, but their 3-0 win over Stabaek could boost their confidence as they wind down this season.
Gatt and Grossman started for their respective teams, while Ethan Horvath watched from the bench.
The host opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Sander Svendsen passed the ball into space for Gatt, who sprinted in the area and confidently slotted his shot past Stabaek goalkeeper Mande Sayouba.
Per Egil Flo scored Molde's second goal four minutes before half time when he headed the ball in from a corner kick.
Molde were totally in control and they did not wait long to score their third goal on the day in the 47th minute. Joona Toivio got his foot on Petter Strand's free kick and put it past Sayouba.
The win sees Molde remain in fourth place with 45 points, while Stabaek continue to struggle as they sit in 15th place with 28 points. With next weekend being the final games of the Tippeligaen season, Stabaek must win and get some help if they are to survive relegation. Things are in their favor as they face already relegated Start, while 14th place Bodo/Glimt go on the road to face champions Rosenberg. Tromso will take on third place Odd.
Alex DeJohn started and played the entire game as Start fell 2-1 to Brann.
Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum's goal ensured Hearts shared the points in a thrilling 3-3 tie with Inverness CT at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
Perry Kitchen and Bjorn Johnsen started the game for their team.
The host opened the scoring in the 15th minute through David Raven as he volleyed in his shot past Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton. Lonsana Doumbouya doubled Inverness' lead in the 32nd minute.
Despite being down 2-0, Hearts would fight their way back and Johnsen would cut the deficit before halftime as they got through the home side's poor defense.
Faycal Rherras would level the score in the 51st minute as Inverness goalkeeper Cameron MacKay failed to parry away his cross.
Aaron Doran would restore Inverness' lead four minutes later with his strike, but Hearts would find the equalizer once again in the 74th minute. Djoum's low shot would beat MacKay and end up in the back of the net.
Hearts move up to third place in the standings behind Celtic and Rangers.
Matt Miazga started and played the entire game as Vitesse suffered a 2-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven.
Rubio Rubin watched from the bench as Utrecht settled for a 1-1 tie with NEC.
Brendan Hines-Ike started in Örebro's 5-1 loss to Östersunds. The team are in eighth place in the standings with 41 points.
Down in the Superettan, Patrick Hopkins and Sirius have been guaranteed promotion to the Allsvenskan following a 1-1 tie with Frej.
Josh Wicks and Tristan Bowen helped AFC United earn promotion. This was assured after the team's 3-0 win over Åtvidaberg.
Caleb Stanko started and played 71 minutes as Vaduz were no match for Young Boys, losing 5-0. The team now sit at the bottom of the Swiss Super League standings with 11 points.