The 12000 fans in attendance at balder bk Arena
were roasting in the hot sun. Amir Al-Rasheed
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Bienvenido Chavarri
and Beni Salvel
balder started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
Lineup: Daugaard - Svensson, Dinesen, Skals Jensen, Abu-Abdel - Vadstrup, Skov, Bjerrum, Nyholm - Fredslund, Lamhauge.
Slumcocks decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Ingemann - Paludan, Byskov Holm, Kaster, Bredballe - Smidemann, Kirkholt, Ahrensback, Juhl Nielsen - Baadsgaard, Villumsen.
A questionable penalty 2 minutes in gave the home side the lead, 1 - 0. The visitors' goalie didn't stand a chance as A. Svensson
knocked the ball home.
After 9 minutes, Slumcocks's J. Ahrensback
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
The sun seemed to put A. Svensson
in a great mood, and he showed off his technical skills all match long.
balder's Q. Abu-Abdel
increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 20 minutes.
balder's R. Nyholm
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 21 minutes having been played. K. Odér
was the replacement.
The balder captaincy was handed to A. Svensson
30 minutes in, an amazing pass from the left side resulted in a goal for the visitors, as L. Baadsgaard
anticipated the through ball and scored, reducing the deficit to 2 - 1.
The visitors' equaliser seemed sure to come after 31 minutes, following a one on one situation around the left hand side of the goal area, but M. Daugaard
got the best of it, blocking the shot from J. Smidemann
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 1.
balder had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as Slumcocks's E. Juhl Nielsen
put the ball in the onion bag after 61 minutes to make it 2 - 2.
The home side put themselves ahead 3 - 2 after 68 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from T. Lamhauge
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
balder's K. Bjerrum
got himself booked for a foul.
86 minutes into the match the visitors levelled the score at 3 - 3 as E. Juhl Nielsen
struck home from a rebound off the crossbar, following a shot from the right.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by balder, with 53 percent of the ball.
Most important balder player was U. Fredslund
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Slumcocks's best player was J. Villumsen
However, J. Ahrensback
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 3.