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Norway round-up: Business as usual for Rosenborg

Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 23.10CET
The Tippeligaen went to form over the weekend as leaders Rosenborg BK beat Moss FK.

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Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 23.10CET

Norway round-up: Business as usual for Rosenborg

The Tippeligaen went to form over the weekend as leaders Rosenborg BK beat Moss FK.

The Tippeligaen went to form over the weekend as leaders Rosenborg BK continued their merciless march towards an eleventh successive Norwegian title with a 2-0 victory over Moss FK.

Johnsen on target
Rosenborg moved three points clear at the summit after claiming their sixth successive win. The Trondheimers left it late though, Frode Johnsen finally breaking the deadlock three minutes before the end. Roar Strand wrapped the victory up a minute from time.

Molde in touch
Molde FK remain five points adrift of the leaders after beating Bryne FK 2-1 thanks to goals in each half from Daniel Berg Hestad and Magne Hoseth who fired home the winner from the penalty spot. Geir Atle Undheim had earlier grabbed a 42nd-minute equaliser for Bryne.

Lillestrøm hit seven
At the other end of the table, things have gone from bad to worse for bottom club IK Start, who conceded seven times in the final 51 minutes of their match away at Lillestrøm SK. Icelandic international Rikhardur Dadason opened the floodgates in the 39th minute before his countryman Gylfi Einarsson put Lillestrøm 2-0 ahead at the break.

Rout completed
Within six minutes of the restart Dadason had completed his hat-trick as Lillestrøm put their lowly guests to the sword. Gunnar Halle added another in the 74th minute before Frode Birkeland completed the 7-0 scoreline with a late double.

Gudmundsson the saviour
Stabæk IF needed an 89th-minute equaliser from Tryggvi Gudmundsson to claim a point from their match against Odds BK. The home side had taken the lead just after the hour mark through Espen Hoff following a defensive mistake from Petter Sand.

Five-goal thriller
The Sunday's remaining fixture, Sogndal IL edged out SK Brann in a five-goal thriller. Rune Buer Johansen opened the scoring for Sogndal a minute before half-time and Dag Christian Sorum put the visitors two up in the 58th minute. And although Alonso Solis halved the deficit almost immediately, Sogndal restored their two-goal lead through Tommy Oren's 83rd-minute strike. Brann came back once again when Petter Furuseth Olsen netted a minute from time but it was not enough to grab the home side a share of the spoils.

Lyn maintain pressure
In Saturday's only match, SFK Lyn kept the pressure on Rosenborg with a priceless 1-0 home victory against Vålerenga Fotball. Helgi Sigurdsson was the hero for the hosts with a 60th-minute winner that moved his side level on points with the leaders, but having played a game more.

Last updated: 26/08/02 1.20CET

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