DAVID SMITH - Thursday, May 3, 2012
Daniel Antunez and Inter Turku stayed perfect in 2012, notching their fourth straight shut-out win at the expensive Mike Banner and FF Jaro.
FF Jaro 0 - 1 Inter Turku
While Jaro did have a the apparent opening goal called back for an offside violation in the early going, Inter maintained a constant press and were rewarded with the opening score in the 21st minute.
Pim Bouwman lofted a high pass into the box towards his onrushing teammate Kalle Kauppi. Jaro keeper Artur Kotenko was so distracted by the charging attacker that he completely forgot about the ball, which simply bounced near him and directly into the net for the Inter lead.
Jaro did create a number of chances throughout the rest of the first half, on several occasions forcing Inter keeper Magnus Bahne to pull off athletic feats to maintain the lead, however the visitors tightened down after the break, eventually holding on for the victory.
Inter extend their lead atop the Veikkausliiga standings to three points, and will visit second-place HJK Helsinki on Sunday.
Jaro remain just ahead of the relegation zone on three points, and will be hopeful of climbing furter up the standings when they visit Haka on Saturday.
Etchu Tabe was not in the KuPS gameday roster on Wednesday evening as they gave up a trio of goals at home to HJK Helsinki in a shut-out loss.