Jul 18, 2013, 12:04 PM
Gambian pair Dawda Leigh and Kristian Brix Sunday 5-2 heavy win over Haugesund was enough to lift Valerenga to 3rd with 25 points in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.
Vålerenga’s Mohammed Abdellaoue scored the first goal against Haugesund, scoring his seventh goal in the Premier League this season. This means that he takes the World Cup break as top scorer in the league with Rosenborg Steffen Iversen and Aalesunds Tor Hogne Aarøy.
The victory has lessened the gap with leaders Rosenborg and 2nd placed Tromso, who are each at 30 points with Rosenborg, edging out on goal difference in 14 fixtures.
Tijan Jaiteh’s Brann made a comeback this weekend in their 2-1 win over Aalesund, to end a series of winless matches after recording 2 defeats at home and 5 away.
The side now climbed to 13 points and 13 positions in the standings, which has left Abdou Darboe’ s Honefoss and Ebrima Sohna’s Sandefjords rooted at the bottom of the table.
Darboe’s side lost 2-1 to Odd Grenland, while Sohna's and Sandefjord laid a 1-1 with Stabæk, which has now left them on 11 and 6 points and 15 and 16 positions, respectively.