(Gerf-Moldy 2-4) Molde missed chances against Gerf and goalkeeper Austin Overfitt (28) and missed the lead 2-0. But substitute David Fofana (19) arranged the win with two superb goals.
– It became uncomfortable in the second half. We’re getting bad, but look what kind of character lives in this crew. Most people die a little when they get it 2-2, but we always come back, Erling Mo says to Discovery+ and describes the match winner as follows:
– He was at home and rested for several days with the illness. He had a small session yesterday. There was a lot on him this year and in the end he was a little heavier, but now he’s back. Gorgeous little boy.
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After Gerf snatched a point in a 1-1 draw at Molde in July, Moe’s crew grabbed an iron fist in the gold-medal match.
Last weekend’s impressive 4-1 in the first leg with Bodo/Glimt was followed by a well deserved win against relegation-threatened Gerf.
This was Eliteserien’s ninth consecutive triple pointer, and there’s a lot going wrong if gold on the chain doesn’t end up in his generator.
I started off the bench
Molde’s jewel, 19-year-old David Fofana, was rested from the start, but it came in the 86th minute when Molde should have secured victory after Gerf cut the score to 1-2 when Matthias Loewvic smashed the ball past him. .
It was only a minute before Gerf equalized by captain John Olaf Norheim, and appeared to be stealing a point.
Fofana wanted it differently. One minute before the end of the original time, he received the ball from Berk Ressa, became cold on the field and rolled the ball down into the goal.
After five minutes of extra time, Christian Eriksen played through and fired another shot as he turned the goalkeeper towards goal.
Gerf had a big chance in the first half when Ask Tjærandsen-Skau hit the crossbar over the head of Molde substitute goalkeeper Oliver Petersen.
But most of it was about the great chances of his birthplace and goalkeeper Gerf Overittveit. He saved brilliantly two or three times from Magnus Wolff Eikrem and then from Martin Linnes who finished poorly in the goalkeeper after a free kick from Wolff Eikrem.
Molde deserved to take the lead three minutes before halftime when a Wolf-Ekrim corner kick slid past Gerf’s player before Marcos Andre Casa finished 12-13 meters low and slashed the ball past everyone on the field and into the net.
Early in the second half, Molde’s campaign continued. Overfit made a brilliant save from Casa and Eric Hogan headed off the bar before Eriksen detonated a brilliant opportunity.
When the match was in the 52nd minute, Ola Brynhildsen was played nicely by Linnes, winning 2-0 against the away team. Most people might have thought the match was over, but Overtveit prevented another late goal with a great save from Eriksen again. He kept Gerf in the match and ensured there were some very exciting final minutes.
– We decided with a 2-2 draw that we wanted to win, and then we made two key mistakes which meant they scored two more goals, Jerv coach Arne Sandstø told Discovery+.
Jerv is now absolutely last in Eliteserien, and has eight points over Sandefjord in the qualifying zone with eight games remaining.
note! Molde plays away to Djurgarden in the conference league on Thursday, before there is a meeting at home with Alesund next Sunday. Gerf plays away to Sarpsborg 08 in a week.
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