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Season ends in Norway, Leigh & Brix clinch silver wear

Nov 9, 2010, 12:47 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambian internationals Dawda Leigh's and Kristian Brix's Valerenga cerebrated this year's Norwegian Eliteserien end of season with a silver wear.

The topflight team finished on second spot with 61 points and are seven points behind leaders Rosenborg.

Vålerenga are the highest scoring team in the Norwegian Premier League. They scored 66 goals ten goals ahead of champions Rosenborg and also won a Europa League berth for next season.

The team, which has gone through a revolution according club's site, laid a very strong performance this season.

Vålerenga beat Tromsø 3-0 on Sunday to wrap up a well-contested season but the side is looking ahead for a step up next year.

Ebrima Sohna's Sandefjord ended the season with a fantastic and convincing 6-1 win over Honefoss in the last season match on Sunday.

The bottom place strugglers, whose poor run seem to have no ending and sure of relegating, surprised fellow droppers to climb 3 points up on the table.

The end game, which was marred by a great atmosphere in the cold autumn weather, was simply a fantastic end to a season that has otherwise been dominated by negative sporting results for Sandefjord.

"After Sunday's season we can really look forward and think positively. Hønefoss, however, got a lot to think about before the qualifying matches - 6 goals, a lot of good games and great entertainment," said a Sandefjord team official on club's site.

Injury threatened Tijan Jaiteh's Brann 1-1 draw with Odd Grenland gave the side a 13th place finish with 34 points.


Pa Dembo Touray's and Kebba Ceesay's Djurgården finished on 10th place and 40 points on the Allsvenkan, following a 2-0 defeat by Halmstad on Sunday.

Gambian compatriot Amadou Jawo's Elfsborg enjoyed a 1-0  score line against GAIS on Sunday to secure 4th place with 46 points.

Brother Omar Jawo who plays for Gefle secured a 2-2 draw with IFK Göteborg. The Allsvenkan side who narrowly escape relegation due to a better goal difference to Åtvidaberg after sharing 29 points eachare set for a play-off game with Aziz Corr's and Alieu Jagne's GIF Sundsvall on Wednesday to secure spot at the top league.

Sundsvall who finished 3rd at the lower league, Suprettan, are fighting for promotion play off following the promotion of Syrianska FC and Norrköping from  the Suprettan to the Allsvenkan.