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Glimt struggled to victory – Hauge with their first goal in the Eliteserien since 2020

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Jens Petter Hauge came in and scored the goal that helped Bodø/Glimt to victory in Kristiansund. Photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB

Of NTB | 12.05.2024 16:50:15

Sport: Hauge elegantly curled the ball in the 89th minute. Then Pape Guèye had shortly before become a two-goal scorer after a huge mistake from Glimt stopper Brede Moe.

In overtime, another substitute secured the win. Kasper Høgh did not make a mistake alone with the goalkeeper after a counterattack.

– Fully deserved on an average day. We met a good team that dares to play, said Hauge to TV 2.

The goal was his first in the Eliteserien since September 2020.

Sunday’s match produced the same result as in the nine previous meetings between the teams: victory for Glimt. But it was not of the simple kind.

The Dane shot precisely and celebrated his third league goal of the season.

The late goal gave a new spark in the KBK camp. The hosts pressed Glimt and equalized before the break. Pape Guèye slipped in 1-1 after Ruben Alte had trudged into the box beforehand and fired a shot that hit Brede Moe.

– We started absolutely terribly and were nowhere near matching KBK’s intensity or energy. Then we fought our way into it, took over and got a deserved score. After that they took over again, so all in all it was too bad a game from us, said Patrick Berg to TV 2 halfway through.

The 2-2 equalizer came when Moe lost the ball to Guèye after a cross pass. The Senegalese rolled the ball past a Nikita Haikin at half-distance.

Then Bodø/Glimt attacked brutally and got all the points. The team tops the table five points ahead of Brann when both have played seven games.

Kristiansund has nine points in the comeback at the top level.

On 16 May, Glimt welcomes crisis-hit Tromsø to a northern Norwegian duel, while KBK will go to Haugesund.

KBK took a good hold in the opening minutes, but gradually Glimt got going and got the lead on a patterned counterattack. The yellow-clad stormed into attack after one of the home team’s many corners, and in the end, Kristiansund boy Sondre Sørli released the ball to Albert Grønbæk.

After the break, KBK got into more danger, but it was Glimt who was to score the next goal. Again, the combinations between Sørli and Grønbæk worked, and the latter headed in 2-1 in the far corner.

(© NTB)

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