Sunday Oct 23, 2016. 20:36
William Troost-Ekong scored for Norwegian club Haugesund to win at home and do a big favour to Ifeanyi Matthew’s relegation-troubled club Lillestrom today.
Nigeria defender Troost-Ekong, who is on loan from Belgian club Gent, opened scoring after 35 minutes before relegation-troubled Bodo-Glimt drew level just before the interval.
Haugesund then grabbed the match winner late in the second half.
At Lillestrom, Ifeanyi Matthew and fellow Nigerian Innocent Bonke started for the home team, but struggled to beat bottom team IK Start.
A home win would have put Lillestrom clear of the relegation bracket, but the draw added to the Bodo-Glimt losing at Haugesund still the trick for them.
They have now shot to 12th
place on the table ahead of Bodo-Glimt after having scored more goals as both teams have 30 points each.
Tromso are now in the relegation playoff spot also on 30 points with Stabaek and IK Start occupying the automatic relegation spots with two rounds of matches to the end of the season.