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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2011, 07:40:15 PM »
The NFF has chosen Monica Larsen from Bekkelaget to referee the Cup Final between Røa and Stabæk in the Telenor Arena on November 5.

Larsen has refereed 113 matches in the Toppserien and has been an international referee since 2007.  She also refereed the 2008 Cup Final.  For her day job she is a firefighter.
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Historic golden girls
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2011, 10:37:47 PM »
Kongsvinger's Under-16 girls took the club's first win in a Norwegian Championship on Sunday.  The club was founded in 1892, so after 119 years the present team has won the first Cup.

"It was a great match and a well deserved win.  I am very proud as the trainer", said Are Dekkerhus to Radio Kongsvinger after the match.  Later on Sunday he and the team were at the banquet to celebrate their win.  

"It was a lot of fun.  I did not think we could win, but then we won 5-1", said Moa Eriksson, the team's captain.  Kongsvinger led 3-0 at half time, but the team did not think a win was in the bag.  "We thought it's easy to lose control of a match.  The crowd were great and as a player you are on a high", said Kristine Lonkemoen, who scored two goals, to the radio station.

KIL's young players had iron control right from the start.  After only eight minutes they took the lead when Kristine Lonkemoen snapped the ball up in Tertnes's half.  She ran towards goal, and alone with the keeper she was cool-headed.  She bent the ball past keeper Hanne Riise in the Tertnes goal.

Only seven minutes later Lonkemoen scored again after a counterattack.  Pernille Sundby played through to Lonkemoen, who was again alone with keeper Riise and this time chipped over her.

Ten minutes later it was time for another.  Anna Emelie Fagerheim sent a perfect corner to the back post.  Cecilie Dekkerhus sent the ball towards goal with the back of her head.  The Tertnes keeper made a save but was forced to give a return which Dekkerhus was able to kick into the net.

In the second half Tertnes had their turn to score when Lisa Fjeldstad Naalsund shot from 27 yards and left Kongsvinger's keeper Kine Knashaug with no chance.  But in the 66th minute Kongsvinger answered.  Pernille Sundby ran through the whole Tertnes defence and placed the ball past the keeper.  KIL did not stop, and 11 minutes later it was Nora Hanssen who scored to bring the final result to a convincing 5-1.  

Norwegian J16 Championship Final
Kongsvinger J16 – Tertnes J16 5–1 (3–0)
Gjemselund stadium, c 1000 spectators
Goals: 1–0 Kristine Lonkemoen (08), 2–0 Kristine Lonkemoen (15), 3–0 Cecilie Dekkerhus (25), 3–1 Lisa Fjeldstad Naalsund (49), 4–1 Pernille Sundby (66), 5–1 Nora Hanssen (77).  

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Kongsvinger:
Kine Knashaug -
Amalie Høgberget (Tina Skogheim 31), Ida Marie Mo, Johanne Christensen, Anna Emelie Fagerheim -
Nora Hanssen, Cecilie Dekkerhus, Moa Eriksson, Ragnhild Nygaard (Thea Nystuen 66)-
Kristine Lonkemoen (Ida Bjørklund 80), Pernille Sundby.
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U-19 Cup Final today
« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2011, 09:41:58 AM »
On Saturday at 14.00 the Under-19 Telenor Cup Final will be played at Sarpsborg Stadium, when Sarpsborg-08 take on Klepp.

The match will be on TV on NRK1.  Sarpsborg's trainer Hans Jørgen Mathisen is Sarpsborg's trainer and thinks the match will be important for the whole region.  "We have shown it's possible to reach a high level.  It's a long time since there has been such an attractive match in Østfold", he told fotball.no.

Excitement is high for Sarpsborg-08, promoted from division-2 a year ago.  They have just finished this season in a strong fifth place in division-1 with a team made up of players who are nearly all juniors.  "We have just three seniors in the division-1 team, which means that we will turn out for this Final with a very experienced team.  They were there when we were promoted last year, so they have that experience as well", he said.

The trainer says the whole team is looking forward to the match.  They have noticed increased interest this week, but are trying to treat it as a normal event.  "It's important for us to prepare as if it's a normal match.  We don't want to do anything out of the ordinary for the players so we are doing our best not to pump it up", he said.

Mathisen thinks having a home match will make a difference.  "It gives us a little extra.  Sarpsborg and the rest of Østfold are mobilising to make it an occasion for both teams - an event we probably won't experience again".  

Klepp won the first-ever Junior Cup in 2008 but in the last two seasons have crashed out in the semifinals.  Now they are ready.  "We are super-ready.  I think Klepp will be looking for a win but it will be tough and even.  The players must be ready from the start", said Klepp trainer Egil Storevik.

Several Klepp players have Toppserien experience, which the trainer believes could make all the difference.  "Many of our players train with the Toppserien team and know what is required.  We are not going to underestimate Sarpsborg-08 and we know they have a lot of regular players in division-1", he said.

He thinks having the match on TV might affect the youngest players.  "We had a TV match at home, so we know what it does.  We have three 15-year-olds in our team and it's obvious they are excited", said Egil Storevik.

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/NM/Aldersbestemt_jenter/2011/--Viktig-for-jentefotballen-i-Ostfold/
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Klepp could win the Cup
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2011, 10:13:21 AM »
Klepp's juniors are on NRK1 TV this afternoon.  "This team is as good as the one that won the 2008 Cup Final", said trainer Egil Storevik.

The Klepp team has eleven out-players from the club's Toppserien team, plus some from the second team.  "Even though some of us are regulars in the A-team, we are definitely a team", said Storevik.  "We have good players in all positions and we will have good players on the bench".

This summer Klepp recruited Mari Botne and Kristin Aarrestad Nesse from Bryne, and Ida Lillehammer from Haugar.  They have strengthened the team and will help Klepp to travel to Sarpsborg with a strong squad.  Today's opponents in the Cup Final, Sarpsborg-08, have eight regular division-1 players and three who are in the national Under-19 team.

"It's a good team we are meeting, but we have regular Toppserien players", said Storevik, who is looking forward to the match very much.  He believes his team will win the Cup.  The team travelled to Sarpsborg on Friday and will have a light training session at the stadium in the morning.

The Final is on NRK1 Tv at 14.00 CET, with Olav Traaen and Hallvar Thoresen the commentators.

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U-19 internationals in today's Final
« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2011, 10:25:51 AM »
Ida Aardalen (capt. #4), Anne-Marthe Birkeland (#2) and Mia Voltersvik (#8) from Sarpsborg-08, and Maria Thorisdottir (#20) from Klepp were in the last Norway U-19 squad that beat Bulgaria 9-0.  Sarpsborg's #16 Andrea Thun and Klepp's #24 Therese Åsland are in the U-17s.   Shirt numbers are those expected in today's match.  NRK TV on-line is free but needs a Norwegian internet address.  Sisters Marie and Kristin Arrestad Nesse are in Klepp's team  

Other Toppserien players for Klepp: Susanne Vistnes (#25), Else Vassbø (capt. #22), Anette Tengesdal (#10).  Klepp's Therese Åsland is also an international ice-hockey player.

Goals:
0-1 Else Vassbø 4
1-1 Andrea Thun 36
2-1 Andrea Thun 39
Twice she got through the defence like a tank - a real striker, shrugging off tackles in the box.
2-2 Therese Åsland 62
2-3 Kristin Nesse 67
3-3 Anne-Marthe Birkeland 68
4-3 Mia Voltersvik 73
4-4 Mari Botne 90
4-5 Anette Tengesdal 91
Klepp the winners.

Sarpsborg twice turned a deficit into a lead, scored four goals, and were left lying shattered on the grass.  Klepp scored five and were the jubilant champions after turning 4-3 into 4-5 in the last three minutes of the match.  Few Cup Finals are ever as exciting for players and spectators.  Most of the goals came from players who had been pointed out as rising stars, but Kristin Nesse and Mari Botne scored for Klepp as newcomers at the top levels of football.  Tengesdal who scored the winner has scored a few and impressed for Klepp this season but today she put some icing on the cake.  

As 90 minutes approached Klepp had been ahead twice at 0-1 and 2-3, and Sarpsborg had been ahead twice at 2-1 and 4-3.  The most impressive performance for me was Thun's two goals, scored after she battled through the penalty area, stayed on her feet and shot as soon as she got a chance, both times.  These goals turned the match into a classic.

So Klepp battled through to their second Junior Cup win, while Sarpsborg-08 must have left many people looking forward to watching them in division-1 next season.
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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2011, 04:52:50 PM »
I thought Cup finals were supposed to be dull, tactical affairs. Poor Sarpsborg.

Thun one to look out for, clearly. Perhaps slightly worrying that the U-19 defenders took part in this goalfest. :P
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Klepp U-19 Cup champions in stoppage time
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2011, 06:17:36 PM »
Even though skipper Else Vassbø provided an exciting start for Klepp with a goal after three minutes, Klepp's juniors struggled in the first half against home team Sarpsborg-08.  The Østfold team pressed up and equalised after 36 minutes with a goal from Andrea Thun, who repeated her feat only a few minutes later so that Klepp were down 2-1 at half time.

15 minutes into the second half the visitors from the west coast struck back with a 2-2 equaliser from Therese Aasland, before Kristin Arrestad Nesse's goal gave Klepp more to celebrate six minutes later.  But almost as soon as play started again Sarpsborg had another equaliser, from Anne-Marthe Birkeland, bringing the tally to 3-3.

That produced a vitamin shot for Sarpsborg, who went up to 4-3 in the 73rd minute when Mia Voltersvik scored.  Klepp pressed on with no more success until in the 90th minute Mari Botne sent in the 4-4 equaliser.  A minute later the scene was set for Anette Tengesdal to take the winning goal to bring Klepp's second Junior Cup win in the four seasons it has been run.

"We decided not to give up and never to lose our belief.  We had a talk at half time because the first 45 minutes had not been good enough", said Klepp trainer Egel Storvik.  Both he and matchwinner Anette Tengesdal were super-happy after the cup drama had ended in the visitors' favour.  "It's just fantastic and my biggest experience on the football field", said a brilliantly pleased Tengesdal.

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Klepp girls bring the Cup home
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2011, 06:41:17 PM »
Klepp's juniors turned the match round in the final minutes of Saturday's Cup Final at Sarpsborg.  

Among many heroic performances, central defender Mari Botne and left-back Anette Tengesdal took the deciding goals right at the end.  It was the 90th minute when a Sarpsborg-08 defender failed to clear the ball out of the penalty area and Mari Botne scored the 4-4 equaliser.  Straight after the kick-off Klepp won the ball in their own half and sent a long pass up to Anette Tengesdal.  From a narrow angle she sent the ball into the far corner of the net.  With that Klepp were the winners of the 2011 Junior Cup.    

"It was totally mad to score in stoppage time.  I had to try and steer the ball, and it was an indescribable feeling when it went in the net", said Tengesdal.

After the win the celebrations raised the roof in Klepp's changing room.  "It was fantastic that we managed to score the last two goals.  Our win today shows a strong team spirit", said Klepp centre-back Maria Thorisdottir, who sent the pass up for the winning goal.

Sarpsborg 08 - Klepp 4-5 (2-1)
Referee: Henrikke Nervik
Yellow card: Mari Botne, Klepp
Goals: 0-1 Else Vassbø, 1-1 Andrea Thun 36, 2-1 Thun 39, 2-2 Therese Åsland 62, 2-3 Kristin Nesse 67, 3-3 Anne-Marthe Birkeland 68, 4-3 Mia Marie Voltersvik 73, 4-4 Mari Botne 90, 4-5 Anette Tengesdal 90+.

Klepp 4-4-2:
Iselin Undem -
Ida Lillehammer (Berit Hauge 70), Mari Botne, Maria Thorisdottir, Anette Tengesdal -
Therese Sessy Åsland, Karoline Surdal (Lena Soleng Hansen 58), Else Vassbø, Kristin Aarrestad Nesse -
Marie Aarrestad Nesse, Susanne Vistnes.

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Junior champions
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2011, 10:41:52 AM »
 After crazy excitement and history's most unbelievable turnround, Klepp won the Junior Cup one more time.

After a well played and nervy final we took the Cup in stoppage time.  After 89 minutes we were down 4-3, and two minutes of stoppage time were given.  With the stadium clock showing 90 minutes, Mari Botne scored the 4-4 equaliser.  A minute later Anette Tengesdal scored another and we were the 5-4 winners.  The biggest-ever turnround had happened and in scenes of jubilation we took the trophy and individual trophies that show that we are the champions of Norway.  

The match started as well as it could do for us when Else Vassbø put us in the lead after three minutes play.  We were clearly the best at the beginning but Sarpsborg-08 came into the match and equalised after 36 minutes with a goal by Andrea Thun, who then put them into the lead three minutes later so that we went in at half time a little crestfallen.

After half-time there was only one way to go.  We had a job to do.  We got a grip and and started playing better.  After 62 minutes Therese Åsland took the 2-2 equaliser after a nice attack in which she was played through by Susanne Vistnes, then dribbled past a defender and thumped the ball into goal.  We were back in business!

Five minutes later Kristin Nesse sent us to the skies when she advanced up the centre and sent a hard and well placed shot from 27 yards under the crossbar on the right.  A lead!  The joy was short-lived because only a minute later Anne-Marthe Birkeland scored another equaliser.  Five minutes later Voltersvik put Sarpsborg back into contention when she placed a return from keeper Iselin Undem into goal with a shot that cannoned down off the crossbar.  The referee said the ball hadn't gone in, but spoke to the assistant who said it had.  4-3 and we were down in the dumps again.  

With the clock ticking the players had it in their heads that only a win would do.  Our trainers took a grip.  Lene S. Hansen came in and Maria Thorisdottir moved up so that we played with three at the back.  We took over!  we looked for an equaliser but with the stadium clock on 90 minutes Tommy and Knut were expecting a long and sad evening.  Mari Botne moved up as a striker and and suddenly there was a chance.  Mari shot, hit a defender, got the ball back, shot again but the ball was blocked.  Mari got control yet again and and placed the ball into goal with her left foot.  Sarpsborg's players were in tears on the grass.  

Now the door opened.  Two minutes of stoppage time were given.  The girls pressed on.  Mari went back and our formation was changed to the normal one.  Now we had extra time to think about.  Berit Hauge came in and Anette Tengesdal moved to the left wing.  Suddenly Thorisdottir saw that Tengesdal had space behind the defence and sent a long pass up.  We saw the chance of a goal, we saw Sarpsborg's keeper suddenly make a mistake, and Anette rolled the ball, ever so slowly, into the empty goal.

In two minutes we had turned defeat into victory.  We were determined to win and the girls managed it.  Egel and Terje showed world-class leadership - trainers can decide matches and they did that today.  We are proud!  

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Platini in Oslo
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2011, 09:58:36 AM »
Michel Platini is visiting Oslo for this year's Cup Final.  He will be at Telenor Arena to watch Røa and Stabæk.  Platini was voted the world's best player in 1983, 1984 and 1985.  In 2007 he became the president of UEFA.  www.stabak.no
While in Oslo Platini will also watch the men's cup final.
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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #70 on: November 04, 2011, 10:58:54 PM »
Unfortunately my work schedule doesn't make it possible for me to watch the Women's Cup Final this year, but I was wondering if anyone could make a copy of the match for me?  

I have a friend in the Los Angeles area who would like to watch the match using his computer.  If he uses a VPN service like Overplay will it be possible to watch the match "live" online?  If so, does anyone have the direct link he will need to use?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2011, 08:53:41 AM »
Hi Norge - the link is: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/direkte/nrk1/ and it starts at 15.30 CET.  NRK's tv channels are normally barred to non-Norwegian addresses.

Røa interview with captain Siri Nordby: http://webtv.tv2.no/webtv/?progId=566392

Stabæk interviews with Siri Nordeide Grønli and Ina Skaug: http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/NM/Senior_kvinner/2011/Aldri-tapt-for-Roa/

Stabæk will have support in the crowd from some of their men's team and also from Julie Adserø who is coming down from Trondheim.  She broke a leg while on loan to Stabæk in the Champions League match in Frankfurt.    

Coverage of Røa has been extensive and some of the links have been gathered together in: http://www.dynamitegirls.no/?p=6905

Lene Mykjåland's teammates give away her secrets: http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=45941
Melissa Wiik's teammates give away her secrets: http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=45940
Røa's Caroline Knutsen and Celine Pettersen shopping for their gold jackets: http://www.tv2.no/sport/fotball/toppserien/jakter-paa-aarets-gullantrekk-til-roeatreneren-3628058.html
Stabæk's preparations: http://www.tv2.no/sport/fotball/toppserien/stabaek-fyrer-opp-stemningen-foer-cupfinalen-mot-roea-3627939.html
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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2011, 10:49:18 AM »
On Saturday one of Norway's top central defenders will play her most important match of the year.  The day before, Røa's Gunhild Herregården was with the children of 5C at Lysejordet school, only a few long passes away from the Røabanen, where the boundaries are considerably larger than the walls of her classroom.

While the players in the men's cup final have only one thing to focus on, life for Norway's women footballers is a different matter.  Stabæk midfielder Lise Klaveness works as a barrister during the week, and many of the Stabæk and Røa players have busy jobs outside football. The squads include several lawyers, physiotherapists and teachers, a nurse, a professional engineer and a dentist, and two medical students.  

24 hours before Herregården and her teammates were due to run out at Telenor Arena for the Cup Final, she was at her normal job as an assistant teacher at the junior school in Røa.  The work takes its toll on the three-time cup champion and four-time league winner.  "After the first two days of the week I am so tired that I need the rest of the week to recover", said Herregården to nrk.no.  "I dream of being less tired and would love to be able to train more".  

On Mondays and Tuesdays she works at the school from 08.00 until 16.30, and then does two hours of football training with the team.  She has her dinner when she gets home at 20.30.  She would like the chance to work less and train more.  "I don't need to be a full-time player - I think it's good to combine it with teaching", said Herregården, who plays in Norway's Under-23 team.

The children are glad she is not a full-time footballer.  "I know she would like to be a footballer, but it would be a pity if we did not see her as well, because she is a good teacher", said Eline Vie (10).  "Yes, she is a good teacher", said Joachim Kvammen (10).

Around Røa she is a big hero.  "The Dynamite Girls are important in Røa.  My 10-year-old reminds me every day that he works with Gunhild", smiled teacher colleague Annette Rørvik.  "We think of ourselves as normal girls, not heros.  Obviously it's good to be noticed around the area and be role models", said the modest cup finalist.

On Saturday she plays the match that she sets above all the Toppserien matches.  She and the others will run out in front of 10,000-15,000 spectators.  "It's like a dream playing in the Cup Final.  It's now you realise that all the hours spent on training give a payoff that's worth more than all the money in the world", said Gunhild Herregården.    

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Stabæk firing up for Final
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2011, 12:22:19 PM »
With Stabæk's women at Nadderud preparing for Saturday's Cup Final there is little to remind one of the crisis in the men's team.  In the locker room the teams's song blares out, courtesy of TV 2.  But the words are definitely the players'.  

"Yes, we sing that we hate that slum over the river, but I won't confirm that I wrote it", said Ida Elise Enget.  "I didn't", said Siri Nordeide Grønli.  Even though the wording is tough, the rivalry between the neighbouring teams either side of the Lysaker river is taken with a lot of humour.  "It raises the temperature, but there are a whole lot of 'nice girls' in women's football so it does no harm to put a little extra needle in", said Enget.

In five Cup Finals Røa have been the winners, and this is Stabæk's first since the women's team was started in 2009.  "They have never beaten us, and it will be hard for them on Saturday as well", said Enget.

Even though Røa are the league champions, Stabæk won both the matches between them this season and have won four and drawn two of their six matches in the last three seasons.

Jonas Bergh-Johnsen http://www.tv2.no/sport/fotball/toppserien/stabaek-fyrer-opp-stemningen-foer-cupfinalen-mot-roea-3627939.html  
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Re: The Cup 2011
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2011, 04:55:39 PM »
Røa 1 Stabæk 0 at half time mainly due to some good keeping by Ingrid Hjelmseth.
Full time 1-1 after a free kick by Caroline Graham Hansen and a header from Katrine Pedersen in the 95th minute.
2-2 after extra time.
Stabæk stole the Cup on penalties after playing terribly for 75 minutes.  Ingrid Hjelmseth was already the player of the match by miles, and she reached new heights today by making two dramatic saves in the final shootout.  She deserves to be carried home to Nadderud by the others.

The match started just like the last one, with Røa driving over Stabæk in all departments.  It was a bit like Stabæk v Frankfurt all over again.  Ingrid Hjelmseth kept them in the match despite their passes that went astray and their habit of being pushed off the ball.  Røa rolled up the field time after time with Emilie Haavi on the right wing always causing trouble.  It took 33 minutes before the first goal when after some confusion in front of goal Haavi was surprised to see the ball at her feet and was quick enough to turn round and tap it over the line.

The match improved after Trine Rønning came on after half time, but the score stayed that way until Geir Nordby was yelling for the referee to finish the game in the 95th minute.  Caroline Graham Hansen had a free kick about 40 yards from goal and found Katrine Pedersen's head - 1-1 and extra time.  

In the 109th minute after another Røa attack, centre-back Toril Akerhaugen in front of the Stabæk goal had to deal with a high ball that she absolutely could not leave, and she chested it down, but it ran away from her and over the line.  Røa had their lead again until, only a couple of minutes from the end, Stabæk's Akerhaugen sent a long ball up the field.  It went via Fosse Sæthre into the penalty area where Trine Rønning stuck a foot out and steered it on.  Kristy Moore booted it into goal, fast - a very satisfying goal for anyone watching, and it took the score to 2-2.    

The shootout went to a goal each way, before Siri Nordby had her shot saved and Caroline Graham Hansen put the ball wide.  After six more successful shots, Røa had another spot-kick saved.  The pressure was on Siri Nordeide Grønli to take the Cup for Stabæk.  She did it and so last year's result with Stabæk winning the league and Røa the cup was neatly reversed.

Successful penalties:  Lene Mykjåland, Elise Thorsnes, June Tårnes, Marthe Braavold Johansen (the best kick) for Røa;  Trine Rønning, Katrine Pedersen, Ingrid Camilla Fosse Sæthre, Lise Klaveness, Siri Nordeide Grønli for Stabæk.

Julie Adserø and Amelie Rybäck were with the others from Stabæk, going up to the top of the stadium on crutches to collect their cup-winners' medals.
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« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2011, 06:16:27 PM »
Røa weren't good enough today.
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« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2011, 11:49:21 PM »
Ingrid Hjelmseth is used to playing well in goal, but it will take a long time to surpass the performance she delivered in Saturday's Cup Final on national TV with UEFA President Michel Platini watching.

"It was an optimum match for me.  I had a lot to do and succeeded with it.  I have played a lot of important matches but this is clearly one of the best", said Norway's national keeper, the outstanding player of the match.

The 31-year-old kept her team in the match with a series of saves as Røa threatened Stabæk with the fate suffered by Trondheims-Ørn last year: the steamroller treatment and a big score.  Bit by bit she watched her teammates play themselves into the match until at last they took over.  "She was outstanding.  In my opinion she is the world's best keeper", said teammate Lise Klaveness.

After Stabæk equalised in the fifth minute of injury time and then again at the end of extra time she was close to all six of Røa's penalty kicks, and she saved two of them.  The match ended 5-4 on penalties to Stabæk.  "As a keeper you have the chance to be a hero.  No-one ever expects you to save penalties, so when you do it's a totally crazy feeling", she said.

Stabæk's trainer Roger Finjord, who is leaving the club to return to his home in Finnmark, was lavish in his praise.  "It's good to be standing here with someone who has shown herself to be the world's best keeper", he said.

"Roger's words, but very good to hear anyway", said Hjelmseth.  "I moved a little for Siri Nordby's penalty.  I felt she would shoot where she normally does, and I was right.  Apart from that one I relied on my reactions".  She saved Nordby's penalty and Guro Knutsen Mienna's.  

In the match itself only Emilie Haavi's goal and an own goal from Toril Akerhaugen after a return from a great save got past her.  She cancelled the clear difference in class between the two teams in the first half, and without her fantastic save from Stine Andreassen's long shot, perfectly aimed to dip in below the crossbar, the match could have been over by half time.  She had already won the Cup three times with Trondheims-Ørn, and on Saturday she was the leading light for Stabæk's first cup triumph.

The equaliser came in stoppage time after Hjelmseth had stopped play after a blow to the knee.  "I kicked the ball at the same time as Elise (Thorsnes).  It was very painful for a bit, but I was in no doubt about continuing.  When the adrenaline is running you can ignore a lot", said the keeper.  "A barrier had to be broken today for Røa.  Either they would beat us for the first time or they would lose a cup final for the first time.  Luckily it was their statistic that went.  This team never gives up", said Ingrid Hjelmseth.

HANS HENRIK LØKEN, MADS HÅBY
Article and highlights with Ingrid Hjelmseth: http://www.nrk.no/sport/fotball/nm/1.7864517
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« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2011, 10:07:53 AM »
After suffering every footballer's nightmare, Guro Knutsen Mienna got some comforting words from an unexpected quarter.

At Saturday's Cup Final at Telenor Arena the match went to penalties.  Knutsen Mienna took Røa's sixth spot kick, and it was saved, allowing Siri Nordeide Grønli to claim the trophy for Stabæk with the next kick.  "Things aren't too good just now, I must admit", said the midfielder.

Sitting watching in the stadium was UEFA President Michel Platini, several times voted the world's best player.  He had a clear message for Knutsen Mienna when he presented her with her silver medal.  "He gave me a good hug and told me that he had bombed on a very important penalty in a World Cup match", she said.  Platini was referring to his miss in the World Cup quarter-final against Brazil in 1986.  France won the match.

"He told me he was devastated after it happened, but he got over it.  He said I should not be upset.  When it's him saying it, I have to believe it", smiled the Trondheim girl.

Even though the match went to Røa's arch-rivals, she was determined that the evening should be spent on celebrating a long and good season.  "Really we played a very good match and it was terribly annoying to lose that way to Stabæk.  But I will try not to think about that later on", she said.          

Yasmin Sunde Hoel http://fotball.adressa.no/kvinner/article214316.ece

The entire Cup Final programme can be seen again on line: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/801171/
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« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2011, 06:31:48 AM »
If anyone noticed Kristy Moore was warming up by herself. She couldn't train last week, and when she was warming up she felt she couldn't play. Well she did play all the 120 minutes and scored an important goal. Luckily Grønli scored on her penalty, because Moore was the next, and she hates to take penalties.

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« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2011, 09:28:38 AM »
Just before for the penalty kick that decided Saturday's Cup Final, Siri Nordeide Grønli exchanged greetings with the two keepers.  As she walked up to win the match for Stabæk, she blew a kiss to Røa's Caroline Knutsen - and received one in return.

The match ended 2-2 after extra time, and went to penalties.  After misses by Siri Nordby and Caroline Graham Hansen, all the penalties in the shootout went perfectly - until Guro Knutsen Mienna took Røa's fifth kick.  Player of the match Ingrid Hjelmseth in the Stabæk goal saved the shot, setting the scene for Grønli to decide the Final.  Grønli's story of the dramatic end to the match is exceptional.

"I was nervous because I have never scored with a penalty against Caro.  But Ingrid (Hjelmseth) said that she loved me whatever happens, and the nerves disappeared.  Then I sent Caro a kiss, and she sent one back", she said.

"It's an unusual way to prepare for a decisive penalty, isn't it?" - "Caro and I are old friends, so it was fine", smiled Grønli before she went to the locker room, from which the players would not emerge for a long time.  

Røa star Lene Mykjåland was disappointed but accepted the result afterwards.  "I felt it was not my day.  It would have gone better if I had been able to do more", she said.  "I am very proud of Røa today, it must have been a good match to watch", she said.  She knew there had been enough drama to make the trip to Telenor Arena worth while.

In extra time when most of the players were exhausted, three players stood out.  Lene Mykjåland, Elise Thorsnes and Kristy Moore kept the drama going right to the end.  With nine minutes to go, Stabæk's centre-back Toril Akerhaugen got her name on to the scoring list in quite the wrong way after Thorsnes sent in a powerful shot that Hjelmseth could only parry.  The ball shot up in the air and Akerhaugen knew she must play it, but then watched it roll over the line.  Stabæk did not give up, and in the 116th minute Kristy Moore popped up to take a loose ball in Røa's penalty area and boot it into goal for 2-2.

Røa were definitely the most creative team right through the match.  The dangerous trio of Elise Thorsnes, Lene Mykjåland and Emilie Haavi tested Ingrid Hjelmseth repeatedly in the first half.  In the 33rd minute Thorsnes won the ball out on the left side.  She advanced, and found Haavi speeding into the box from her place on the right wing.  The young winger won her duel with Hjelmseth and only had to tap the ball into an open goal.  It was Haavi's 19th goal in 25 matches in 2011.

After a second half with few chances everyone was looking at the clock and preparing to celebrate another Røa cup win.  But then Stabæk won a free kick in Røa's half.  Caroline Graham Hansen's kick went to Katrine Pedersen's head at the far post and with the scores even at 1-1 the match went to extra time.

The two teams were determined to give nothing away but Stabæk had a good chance in the 23rd minute when Trine Rønning's shot went over, leaving the score at 1-1 and the scene set for the dramatic final stages.                

Mikal Aaserud, Christine Bergby http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/artikkel.php?artid=10031344
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