MATHEW WAGNER - Sunday, April 29, 2012
Steve Clark, Kenneth di Vita Jensen and Hønefoss continued to pick up points, while Sean Cunningham and Stabæk could not get a result against Odd Grenland.
Tromsø IL 0 - 0 Hønefoss BK
Hønefoss' unbeaten record came out intact after the team's trip to Tromsø Saturday.
Americans Steve Clark and Kenneth di Vita Jensen started and played the entire game for Hønefoss at goalkeeper and forward, respectively.
Clark picked up his fourth shutout of the season in a match that saw few serious attempts on goal from either team. With the tie, Hønefoss sits in sixth place through six games.
Hønefoss returns to action on Tuesday in the first round of the Norwegian Cup against Røa.
Stabæk IF 0 - 2 Odd Grenland Skien
Stabæk lost its fifth game in a row, this time at home to Odd Grenland.
American defender Sean Cunningham started at centerback for Stabæk, while Ricardo Clark was suspended because of yellow card accumulation.
The start was one to forget for Stabæk. In the third minute, Frode Johnsen and Cunningham raced for a long pass, and Cunningham headed past goalkeeper Jan Kjell Larsen before colliding with him. Johnsen easily put it away from nine yards out.
Odd Grenland doubled its lead in the 30th minute, when Torgeir Børven curled a 22-yard free kick past the wall and into the upper right corner of the net.
It turned out to be more than enough, as Stabæk couldn't get past Odd Grenland goalkeeper André Hansen.
Stabæk now lies in last place in Tippeligaen with one point through six games and faces a tough relegation battle ahead.
The team returns to action in the first round of the Norwegian Cup Tuesday, when it takes on Lommedalen.
Bærum SK 1 - 3 Ullensaker/Kisa IL
Bærum recorded its first loss of the season against Ullensaker/Kisa.
American defender Sebastian Troupe started in central defense and wore the captain's armband for Bærum.
Ullensaker/Kisa opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Kim Holmen faked a long throw-in and went short, throwing Bærum's defense into disarray. Kristian Flittie Onstad sent in a cross that found an unmarked Pål Steffen Andresen open in the box, and he finished the play by shooting into the far corner.
In the 51st minute, Ullensaker/Kisa doubled its lead, as Andreas Castilla found captain Truls Jørstad wide open. Jørstad scored easily from 10 yards out. Eirik Soltvedt added another goal in the 56th minute to put the game out of reach.
To add insult to injury, Bærum's Marius Lundemo received a red card in the 80th minute for a late tackle on Viktor Adebahr. Despite being down a man, Bærum pulled one back in the 89th minute, when Mounir El-Masrouri converted a free kick from 17 yards out.
Bærum now sits in last place with two points, despite having played a game less than most teams.
Bærum returns to action Tuesday against Norwegian Cup first round opponents Drammen.
American winger Joshua Gatt made the bench but was an unused substitute in Molde's 2-1 loss to Sogndal Saturday.
American defenders Kyle Helton and Rhett Bernstein started and played the full 90 minutes at both centerback positions in Mjøndalen's 1-1 tie with Bryne.