The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 12000 had shown up at Stadium of G'z
for the match. Herbert Frick
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Momir Varajić
and Richárd Sallay
Tha decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
They fielded: Damsted Petersen - Sandholm, Tackmann, Morris, Fenger - Carlstål, Pagh, Fogh Andersen, From - Carstensen, Andersen.
Roskilde started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Klausen - Lind, Handberg, Bisgaard Jensen, Lyngaa - Spenner, San, Iversen, Carstensen - Bach Lauritsen, Thøgersen.
Tha's C. Carlstål
was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - B. Carstensen
managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 1 - 0 after 19 minutes.
could have put Tha up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 30 minutes.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave O. Handberg
from Roskilde a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 38 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
Tha had most of the ball, with 70 percent of possession.
With 73 minutes played, Tha put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to T. Fenger
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
The players of Tha now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
74 minutes in, an amazing pass from the left side resulted in a goal for the visitors, as T. Bisgaard Jensen
anticipated the through ball and scored, reducing the deficit to 2 - 1.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
After 76 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by C. Carlstål
might have resulted in another goal for Tha. However, B. Klausen
made a spectacular save.
Roskilde's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 77 minutes gone, but E. Carstensen
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
79 minutes in, Tha's L. From
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Roskilde had to make a substitution after 80 minutes. B. Lyngaa
limped off the field and was replaced by R. Jensen
Tha enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 70 percent of possession.
Tha's best player was H. Pagh
On the other hand, J. Damsted Petersen
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating Roskilde player was without a doubt K. Spenner
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 1.