Ulvestad provided increased pressure on Mjøndalen

(Kristiansund – Mjøndalen 1–0) Dan Peter Ulvestad scored the only goal of the match. This is bad news for Mjøndalen as Start won in Skien.

The match started in the worst possible way for Mjøndalen. Already after three minutes, Kristiansund captain Dan Peter Ulvestad could send the home team in the lead when he placed the ball in goal after club and ball in Mjøndalen’s penalty area.

In the strong wind on Nordmøre, Mjøndalen struggled to create chances against Kristiansund in the first half, but rose somewhat in the second. Substitute Ibrahim Shuaibu was close on a couple of occasions, but the biggest chance was given to Ole Amund Sveen.

The former Glimt player countered with Sondre Liseth. Sveen got the ball alone with the goalkeeper, and from an oblique angle he managed to put it past an outrageous Sean McDermott, but it also passed the post.

It was bad news for Mjøndalen as Start managed to win three points in the away game against Odd. This means that the gap between Mjøndalen, which is in direct relegation, and Start, which was in qualifying place, is now five points and not two.

Sørlendingene also has a better goal difference than Vegard Hansen’s men who now really have a tough job ahead of them to keep their place in the Eliteserien. Start also managed to climb to a safe place on the table. This means that Mjøndalen’s arch-rival Strømsgodset is in the qualifiers, with a four-point gap down to the brown jerseys from Mjøndalen.

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