Norway the stronger team in Nordic derby

12/13/2014 2:03:19 PM -

Slightly more than 700 people, which is the biggest crowd in Lisebergshallen so far, got see a tough and even Nordic fight where Norway finally won with 2-6 (2-3, 0-0, 0-3).

Norway started out as the better team and Thomas Straete first assisted Lars Erik Torp and then Christoffer Nilsson to a goal each and the Norweigans led with 0-2 after just under seven minutes. Niklas Jensen evened the score with a goal in the top corner before Norway's technically skilled player Ole Mossin Olesen later scored 1-3 with a Zorro goal. However, Niklas Jensen evened the score once more before the end of the period.

There were no goals in the second period. This was thanks to the Danes' goal keeper Mike Trolle Wede, who has played all his matches well during the tournament. Norway continued to control the game in the second period, just like in the first period, but Denmark challenged when they could and had one shot at goal, which hit the crossbar.   

Denmark started the third period with power play, but could not make use of being one more player. The game got tougher the longer the match went on and at times the game was really rough. Among other things, this gave Norway a chance during power play, which led to a score at close range to 2-4 by Ole Mossin Olesen. Just under 30 seconds later Willy Fauskanger scored 2-5 and with six minutes left the match was already decided. Fauskanger had time to score another goal before the match ended 2-6.     

Full match statistics here.

Photo: Rasmus Tynander.



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