MATHEW WAGNER - Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Sebastian Troupe and Bærum couldn't gain any momentum heading into the European Championship break.
Bærum 2- 3 Start
Bærum lost a heartbreaker at home after allowing two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game.
American Sebastian Troupe started and played 62 minutes on the right side of the midfield for Bærum.
Start had the first opportunity of the game, when Bærum's Rozhat Shaswari took Ernest Asante down in the box in the 26th minute. Bærum goalkeeper Fredrik Sverstad Eriksen made the save on the penalty, though, keeping it scoreless.
Shaswari made up for the penalty by scoring right before halftime. In the 44th minute, a pass was deflected to Shaswari, who beat Start's goalkeeper one-on-one.
Start equalized in the 60th minute. Glenn Andersen met Jesper Mathisen's corner in the air and headed home for the goal.
Bærum retook the lead in the 66th minute, however. Daniel Berg headed a Lars Sandbu corner with some velocity from 15 yards out, making Bærum's first win of the season look likely.
All changed in the 83rd minute. Rolf Daniel Vikstøl headed on a corner at the near post toward the opposite side of the net. At the far post, Gudmundur Kristjánsson squeaked a header past Eriksen to even the game.
In the 88th minute, Start received another penalty call. The shot went off the crossbar and returned to Mathisen, who put away the rebound.
With the loss, Bærum's losing streak extended to seven games, and the team sits in last place in the Adeccoligaen. Bærum returns to action June 24th against Hødd.
Mjøndalen's game against Sandefjord was postponed, meaning Kyle Helton and Rhett Bernstein did not play.