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Norheim lowered Rosenborg with an assist hat-trick: – Absolutely fantastic

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The Tromsø players cheered wildly after they turned the game around. Photo: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB

Of NTB | 20.05.2024 21:49:31

Sport: 18-year-old Jesper Reitan-Sunde and 19-year-old Marius Broholm secured a 2-0 lead for Rosenborg at the break, but after the break, Vegard Erlien, Vetle Skjærvik and Jens Hjertø-Dahl secured a much-awaited victory for the hosts.

– To be down by two goals, and then we turn this around in the second half, is absolutely fantastic, said Runar Norheim, who assisted all of Tromsø’s goals, to TV 2.

– I was so happy. These supporters deserve so much. They are with us in every match. In the snow and all, it’s perfect. That’s the way it should be, said match winner Hjertø-Dahl.

Despite the victory, Tromsø continues as table jumbo, while Rosenborg is in 10th place. The match was RBK’s fifth straight without a win.

And the 17-year-old didn’t take long to make his mark. After only 25 seconds, Rosenborg played almost Barcelona-style up the edge, before the teenagers Nypan and Reitan-Sunde combined and sent the Trønders into the lead.

After the goal, there was a violent snow drift in Tromsø, which eventually settled like a white blanket on the usually green artificial grass.

This allowed Marius Broholm to stroll up to the chalk mark and double Rosenborg’s lead.

During the break, RBK’s Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen had to come out as he was not feeling well. In came Tomás Nemcík. Tromsø also brought out Jesper Robertsen and Psyché for Yaw Paintsil and Lasse Nordås.

– We are not exactly satisfied with what we delivered in the first half, and then we have to try to change it and bring in more power, said Tromsø coach Gard Holme to the licensee.

And just two minutes later, the teams were suddenly tied again when Vetle Skjærvik headed in a free kick from Norheim.

– It was the half-time talk and the double change, exclaimed TV 2 commentator Endre Olav Osnes.

After the two goals, Tromsø continued with a cannonade of chances, and with 13 minutes left on the clock, they finally scored again when Hjertø-Dahl beautifully curled the ball into the crossbar.

On Saturday, Tromsø travels to Fredrikstad, while Rosenborg take on Kristiansund the following day.

Rosenborg came to Monday’s game from a heavy 1-3 loss at home to newly promoted YMCA Oslo on 16 May itself. In that match, top scorer Ole Sæter also had to leave with an injury, and in his absence Sverre Nypan started on top for the Trønders against Tromsø.

Rosenborg nevertheless continued their finesse, and five minutes before half-time the teenage duo made themselves count again. Nypan dragged himself into the box and passed the ball on to Reitan-Sunde, who was brought down by Christophe Psyché.

It had an almost immediate effect, because just four minutes into the second half, Runar Norheim hit a free kick that Vegard Erlien put in the goal.

(© NTB)

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