Grorud – Ranheim 2-1
A point or three Grorud points was all that was needed for Brann’s brilliant upgrade to become a reality. And the jumbolaget in the Obos League fought like that against Ranheim.
Tronder took the lead midway through the second half, but relegation-threatened Grorud never gave up. Because after 86 minutes, Fabian Ostegaard made Nice 1-1 from a corner. A few minutes later, Peter Jodi Michael increased the score to 2-1 and secured the first three points for the Oslo club this year.
The result means that even a very lofty theory cannot disqualify Bran from being promoted. Bergen’s pride will play at Eliteserien in 2023.
– Of course it’s very tasty. We’ve been on good terms for a long time now. It’s big for the fans and big for us. But we are still not finished. We have many matches left, Niklas Jensen Wassberg tells TV 2.
Watch Bran’s supporters chant at the top of the case!
Brann player Matthias Rasmussen was caught in bed for a bit when he showed up at Nymarksbanen outside Brann Stadium on Monday evening to watch the third tier match between Brann 2 and Lysekloster.
– It’s incredibly good. I went to watch the game and didn’t think about going up today. It feels incredibly good that it’s official. It’s great that you decide this early. Rasmussen says it’s a great achievement for us this season.
He also thanks Brann’s supporters who also attended to celebrate the promotion at Nymark.
– They made us feel like we had been in Eliteserien for a whole year. There were many challenging matches, and they helped us immensely.
Firefighting instructor Eric Hornland was also present.
– It feels good without thinking about it too much today. Now we sit here and watch another game. Hornland tells TV 2 that it feels a little different when you don’t have to decide on your own match.
Obviously, the promotion means a huge amount for the entire club.
– We’ve restored dignity in the club. We looked incredibly stupid last year – on and off the field. Slowly but surely we managed to get people excited on the pitch. We were very aware of players with good manners to bring people back with us. We see that people are starting to stand behind us.
– There have been great settings both at home and outside this year. There was a very good interaction between the club and the fans.
– Something happened to the head
Fire Captain Sivert Heltne Nilsen was also present in Nymark.
– I do not know what to say. I felt stable for a long time. But something happened to the head when the final whistle blew there. But I’m still hungry to finish the season off well.
With seven games left in the season, Bran has 20 wins and three draws.
It was a season that exceeded all expectations. Being a part of this team has been incredibly fun, and I’m so grateful for that. I hope we can continue to play that football, says Hilten Nielsen.
Regardless of the outcome of today’s matches, Stabæk couldn’t put a stick in Brann’s wheels. This is because Stabæk will face both YMCA and Ranheim in the lead-up to the season.
Again after the nightmare of 2021
All went well for Bran in 2021. Unsporting scandals and poor results meant the club had to go a long way to the Opus League after an exciting qualifying match against Gerf.
In the Obos League, things went much better. Bergens has not lost a league game so far in 2022.
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