Sarpsburg defeated Tromsø 5-2 at Alfheim.
Sarpsborg came north with confidence after 1-1 against Rosenborg last, and it only took 13 minutes before they took the lead. The goal was attributed to Tobias Heinz after it settled with his foot on the ball and past Tromsø goalkeeper Jacob Haugaard.
“It was me who fixed it, yeah,” Haynes told Discovery.
After 20 minutes Sarpsborg doubled. Kent-Are Antonsen lost a duel outside the penalty area, and the ball ended with Guillermo Molins. He returned the ball to an uncompressed Jonathan Lindseth who scored easily at Alfheim for the second year in a row.
Lindseth returned from the beginning and replaced Rashad Mohamed and was one of the best players in the match.
Tromsø almost fell in the last second of the first half. The target was a little in the air. Jostein Gundersen put his head in the corner to Sakarias Opsahl, sitting behind Sarpsborg goalkeeper Anders Kristiansen.
Justin Gunderson saved 2-2 in overtime against Alesund in the last game.
– I think we allowed some cheap goals. Zacharias Opsahl told Discovery we had to draw in the second half.
It was so with this coating, because the guests got a perfect opening in the second half. Only three minutes were played when free agent Guillermo Mullins curled the ball into the net behind Jacob Haugard. Tobias Heintz was behind the compensating pass that gave Molins the space and opportunity.
Just three minutes later, the score was again 4-1 for the green and black of Ostfold. This time, Jonathan Lindseth came second on the ball and Mikel Maigaard scored between the legs of goalkeeper Haugard from seven to eight metres.
Kent-er-Antonsen set a consolation goal for Michael Maigaard and scored his second goal of the evening five minutes before the end of the match. Once again, Lindseth took second place at the ball.
The effective Sarpsborg will thus have scored four or more goals in a match at Eliteserien for the first time in six years. The last time this happened was against Start on April 21, 2016. For its part, Tromsø has not conceded four or more goals in the series at home since 2018.
Sarpsborg have won their two away matches so far this season.
Tromso had a tough start to the season. They stand by one win in four attempts and have yet to meet any of the supposed best teams. It will be another fight for survival in the division this season as well.
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