Strindheim Complete Perfect Campaign

Skodje IL (Sunnmøre Fotballkrets) – Strindheim IL (Trøndelag Fotballkrets) : 1-3
Class V (Girls Under 14 – 7-a-side) – Final
Pitch 1, Ekeberg
5th August 2016

Report and Photos: Krister Halvorsen

A 3-1 victory over Skodje IL in the bright sunshine of an Oslo afternoon gave Strindheim IL a perfect tournament campaign – with 8 wins from 8 games.

It was the second time the two sides had met this week – Strindheim taking the honours in the Group Stage with a 2-0 victory.  On the balance of play today it was a thoroughly deserved repeat performance.

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However, Skodje opened the scoring against the run of play with 10 minutes on the clock.  A defensive error in the left corner led to a ball being played across the box.  A smart finish from outside the penalty are high into the Strindheim net set the cat amongst the pigeons.

Strindheim did not let this setback faze them – as they were well in control of affairs up until that point.  A short word from the sidelines from their head coach saw them ramp up the pressure on the opposition.

A minute before halftime – they were back on level terms.  A freekick from halfway was driven in towards the Skjold net by Julia Welde – leaving goalkeeper Tuva Leite helpless as the ball flew past her to send the teams to the sidelines at halftime tied at 1-1.

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The second half continued in much the same vein with Strindheim well on top of matters.

8 minutes into the second half – they took the lead with a well taken solo goal from Sara Andersen, beating the goalkeeper low to her right with a well placed strike from distance.

Skjold tried desperately to save the game – but were shut down by an impressive defensive and midfield performance from their opponents from Trøndelag.

Four minutes from time – the game was settled once and for all.  Emma Tangstad was sent clear with a well weighted pass – resulting in another low finish into the corner past a despairing Leite.
Class V (Girls Under 14 – 7-a-side) – Final:
Skodje IL (Sunnmøre Fotballkrets) – Strindheim IL (Trøndelag Fotballkrets) : 1-3

Scorers:
1-0 (Skodje IL) – 10 minutes
1-1 Julia Welde (Strindheim IL) – 19 minutes
1-2 Sara Andersen (Strindheim IL) – 28 minutes
1-3 Emma Tangstad (Strindheim IL) – 36 minutes


Skodje IL:
Tuva Leite, Jenny Floen, Sara Eikås, Oline Opsal, Kristine Gulbrandsen, Ange Bizohera, Thea Jørgenvåg.
Subs: Ingrid Giskeødegård, Ingvild Fylling, Zuzanna Kondrat, Bettina Skodje, Jennie Ansok, Malene Rønneberg, Benedikte Leite.

Strindheim IL: Siril Fossen, Nora Johnsen, Julia Welde, Christina Olsen, Emma Tangstad, Sara Andersen, Julie Walstad.
Subs: Mali Bratvold, Madelen Timannsvik, Silje Stålen, Karita Evenmo.

Referee: Petr Cikara (Prague, Czech Republic)
Alternate Referee: Debasse Virgil Tresor Dion (Løvenstad, Akershus Fotballkrets)