Ifeanyi Matthew gives Norwegian club hope to escape relegation

Ifeanyi Matthew gives Norwegian club hope to escape relegation
Ifeanyi Matthew

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 31, 2016. 13:10

Ifeanyi Matthew provided the assist for Lillestrom to open scores at bitter local rivals Valerenga and give his Norwegian club hope of escaping relegation.

The Nigeria star laid a low drive for Gary Martin to simply slot home after 32 minutes at the far post.

Sunday’s game was Ifeanyi Matthew’s seventh appearance for Lillestrom and he has also scored two goals.

Hosts Valerenga drew level in the derby for the game to finish 1-1.

Valerenga are 11th place and on 35 points, they are safe.

Lillestrom, on the other hand, are a spot below in 12th position with 31 points.

They host Molde in the final game on Sunday and would need at least a draw to ensure they do not finish at worse below the relegation/promotion playoffs.

Tromso are 13th also on 13 points, but a far inferior goals difference. They are home to third-place Odd.

Bodo/Glimt currently occupy the relegation/promotion bracket. They have 30 points and face a difficult road trip at new champions Rosenborg.

IK Start and Stabaek look doomed to be relegated automatically.



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