We are moving on and we went through May unbeaten!
Norwegian Cup 1st Round
Vindbjart 1 - 4 Viking
The cup adventure has begun! First opponent: Vindbjart.
Vindbjart shocked everyone when Daniel Aase
scored after just nine minutes. It took Viking 23 minutes to equalize with Henri Anier
. Just a few minutes later, Anier scored once again to put Viking in front.
With 15 minutes left of a boring second half, Veton Berisha
scored yet an other goal. Three minutes before full time, Anier got his truly deserved hat-trick to seal the victory for Viking.
With a hat-trick, there were no one who could argue with Anier being named as MotM.
Odd Grenland 1 - 4 Viking
Back in the league, and once again my Estonian showed why he wants to play regulary.
After just five minutes an Odd Grenland player dived himself to a penalty. Skipper Morten Fevang
was safe from the spot. Just three minutes later, Trond Erik Bertelsen
scored a cracker which gave him a Goal of the Week award. In the 20th minute, Henri Anier
sent Viking in the lead after a defensive mistake.
In the 71st minute Anier was at it again and scored from a corner. And Veton Berisha
scored Viking's fourth after a great counter-attack.
With two new goals, Henri Anier once again was named MotM.
Viking 1 - 1 Tromsø
A tough match was up next against Tromsø which currently was on the place on top of me.
28 minutes into the match, Tromsø's Steffen Nystrøm
struck a shot beautifully behind Rune Jarstein
in the Viking goal. 6 minutes later, Viking equalized after a tap-in by Yann-Erik de Lanlay
In the second half there were some chances for both teams, but no one were close to score.
With an assist and being a constant treath, loanee Kerim Frei
was named MotM.
Norwegian Cup 2nd Round
Ålgård 1 - 2 Viking
Viking didn't amaze anyone in the 2nd round of the cup, but did their job.
In the 19th minute, Henri Anier
scored after a great corner from Trond Olsen
. But just five minutes later, Paul Oyuga
put the teams level again.
Viking didn't manage to score until the 82nd minute, when Morten Nielsen
scored on yet an other corner from Olsen.
With two well struck corners, Trond Olsen was named MotM.
Viking 2 - 1 Hønefoss
Because of suspensions and injuries, the two youngsters Mikal Hebsnes Olsen
and Adrian Mathiesen
made their debuts for Viking.
After a boring first half with no great chances for any of the teams, the second half was a bit more interesting.
In the 53rd minute, Trond Olsen
scored a diving header after a cross from centre back (!) Indridi Sigurdsson
. In the 90th minute, Kerim Frei
doubled the after a great run. Three minutes into the injury time, Hebsnes Olsen got unlucky and made an own goal on his debut.
With an assist and great defensive work, Indridi Sigurdsson was named MotM.
Stabæk 0 - 3 Viking
The Viking train kept on going an ran over Stabæk on their own pitch.
After 61 minutes, in-form player Henri Anier
scored from a corner. Twenty minutes later, he was replaced by Patrik Ingelsten
who just returned after an injury. Six minutes later, Ingelsten had scored two great goals and secured Viking's victory.
Johan Lædre Bjørdal
was solid as a rock in defense and was therefore named MotM.
Norwegian Cup 3rd Round
Nybergsund-Trysil 0 - 4 Viking
In the 3rd round, a club legend returned from injury with three bangs!
After 13 minutes, Erik Nevland
cooly placed the ball past the keeper to give Viking a 1-0 lead. 11 minutes later Nevland scored an almost identical goal. 2-0. He secured his hat-trick just three minutes later with a goal in the nearest corner.
scored Viking's fourth goal in the 89th minutes, once again by a corner.
With a hat-trick in his name, Erik Nevland was named MotM.
Viking will face either Vard Haugesund
in the 4th Rond.
Third place means Europa League quialification, so that's brilliant!
Upcoming fixtures in June
Brann - Viking
Aalesund - Viking
Viking - Vard Haugesund/Fredrikstad
Match of the month
When Viking travels up to Bergen and Brann, "The Battle of the West" will take place. It is a very important match. Not only for the supporters, but also for the league. Brann is currently on top of the league, but Viking will be looking to close the gap.
How do you think this month will end up? Can we beat Brann and be crowned as "The Best in the West"?
Please comment :-)