Vear IF Retain Unified Title

Vear IF (Vestfold Fotballkrets) – Mjøndalen IF (Buskerud Fotballkrets) : 4-2
Class Z4 (Unified Football) – Final
Pitch 1, Ekeberg
5th August 2016

Report and Photos: Krister Halvorsen

A supreme team performance from Vear IF saw them retain their Unified Class crown with a 4-2 victory over Mjøndalen IF on a wet and cool Friday morning at Ekebergsletta.

Two quickfire goals from Rune Viksand, along with scores from Roger Salte and last year’s four goal hero Kristian Finnerud was enough to defeat a well drilled and plucky opposition representing Buskerud Fotballkrets.

Finnerud opened the scoring on 9 minutes, a mazy run into the box beating two Mjøndalen defenders ended with Finnerud dispatching a low shot into the far corner of the opposition net.

Mjøndalen levelled matters in the 12th minute with a finish from close ranger from May Britt Haugen to send the teams into the half time break all-square at 1-1.

Vear broke the deadlock 6 minutes into the second period – Roger Salte with an easy finish from close range after good work down the left wing by Finnerud.

Vear extended their lead in the 26th minute. A high cross causing panic in the Mjøndalen defence – Rune Viksand was on hand to convert the chance from close in.

Viksand was on hand barely a minute later to put the game to bed with a tidy finish inside the penalty area to make it 4-1 to the team from Vestfold.

Mjøndalen did manage to get a consolation goal right at the death with probably the best goal of the whole match.  An excellent downward header into goal from Joachim Kristiansen from a corner kick gave Mjøndalen a glimmer of hope.  Sadly not enough time was left on the clock – Referee Torgeir Stenstad sounding the final whistle to cue great celebrations from Vear – as they once again take the Cup home.

Class Z4 (Unified Football):
Vear IF (Vestfold Fotballkrets) – Mjøndalen IF (Buskerud Fotballkrets) : 4-2

1-0 Kristian Finnerud (Vear IF) – 9 minutes
1-1 May Britt Haugen (Mjøndalen IF) – 12 minutes
2-1 Roger Salte (Vear IF) – 21 minutes
3-1 Rune Viksand (Vear IF) – 26 minutes
Rune Viksand (Vear IF) – 27 minutes
Joachim Kristiansen (Mjøndalen IF) – 30 minutes

Vear IF:
Øyvind Valstad, Thomas Wilhelmsen, May B. Salte, Roger P. Salte, Kristian Finnerud, Emilie Gjennestad, Annelie Severinsen, Kim Ronny Gundersen, Kenneth Thorvaldsen, Marcelo Breirem, Katherine Haakestad, Amalie Østensen, Andreas Reine, Rune Viksand, John Jørgen Byggjordet.

Mjøndalen IF: Øyvind Hunstad, Charlotte Nylien Rey, Arvid Nylehn, Remi Johannessen, Ole Kristoffer Andersen, Brede Iversen, Elena Lyvbråten, May Britt Haugen, Nina Kristine Skaret, Sander Nordskag, Lars Sverre Kristiansen, Joachim Kristiansen.

Referee: Torgeir Stenstad (Skarphedin IL, Telemark Fotballkrets)