(Tromsau – Brann 1-1) Tromsø was on course for its first home win of the year and a gap to Bran in the relegation battle, but 21-year-old Japhet Seri made sure of a draw with Alfheim.
For the first time this season, Bran managed to take a safe place in the Elite Series.
Then they had to beat Tromso who chased after their first home win of the season. Both teams had several good chances in the first half, with Niklas Westerlund’s beautiful goal scoring ensure that Tromsø started the first half in the lead.
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In the second half, Bran pushed from the start. Tromsø seemed to control the match, but with 20 minutes remaining, midfielder Japhet Seri equalized after a corner kick.
The result is a first for 21-year-old Dane for Brann, which makes him the current situation In lower combat – wherever Mjøndalen took one point on Sunday after drawing at home against Sandefjord.
– I think we are playing a good game away from home and we can get three points with us if we are effective. It might be important for both teams not to lose, and then it might be okay with one point, Branns Sivert Heltne Nilsen tells Discovery+.
– This point can mean everything. It is very important not to lose to Tromso. Then it will be far away. We’re happy one point away from home, says Hilten Nielsen.
– We’re a little where there’s Bran. We take the point with us, and then try to get better content on the field, Tromsø coach Gaute Helstrup tells Discovery+.
We struggle a little to find the rhythm that makes us slide like a hot tube into a snowy hug. We don’t quite get it, we’d like to have more of a target, which is the picture Tromsø’s Runar Espejord paints for Discovery+.
The highlight of the match came in the 18th minute. Gradually Tromsø made his way into Bran’s half, playing in complete freedom with four quick touches.
Vesterlund played the wall with Eric Kitolano and Runar Espejord. The last heel moved the ball into a perfect space and from a distance of 16 metres, the Dane Westerlund hit the goal across the post.
It’s an exclusive record, says Discovery + Tor soccer expert Ole Skullerud, and praised both Vesterlund’s fixtures and shots.
– It was a good recording. It was delicious, says the Dane himself to Discovery + with a smile.
Branz midfielder Fredrik Balesen Knudsen was explicit in his speech when asked about the outcome:
– We play ball in a hat, he tells Discovery+ during break.
The then midfielder was more interested in looking forward.
– There’s not much we can do about it now. We just have to stand by him. We must choose the points here, that is what is important to us. We have to go out in the second half and chase the scoring. We have to get the chest and try to get the score.
That goal also came, when Japhet Seri scored his first goal at Bran, in the Dane’s second match at Ellisseren.
Three minutes before the end, Bran was reduced to ten men when Palsen Knudsen received his second yellow card, but the guests walked away and took one point.
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