Frigg vs Lysekloster by 20Legend
Even though 12th placed Frigg’s relegation has been clear for some time now, the team has not been laying down because of it. With the new regulations in Norwegian football, the seven lowest teams in each group in 2nd Division will be relegated this season. Frigg has never had a real chance of getting above that line with 6-5-13 and 23 points to show for. Their main problem is of course their defensive system with a goal difference of 33-59 to show for. However, their recent two games has showed a team that still tries to win their matches and give their opponents a hard challenge.
They managed to beat 9th placed Lorenskog (1-2) two weeks ago which was a major performance for Frigg. Even though Lorenskog is seven points ahead they are also in the fight for staying in the league at the moment. However, Frigg went out with no respect at all and led 0-2 after just 17 minutes in the first half. After dominating the first 45 minutes, things became much closer in the second half as Lorenskog desperately tried to get back. It therefore became a nervous finish when Lorenskog managed to score after 82 minutes, but Frigg managed to pull it off and make it harder for Lorenskog to stay in the division. However, Frigg is as unstable as a struggling team can be in this division and only got a draw against rock bottom Forde (2-2) in their last game.
It is not possible to understand what Lysekloster is doing at the moment. The club is in 9th place with 30 points with two games left to play. That means that they are still able to reach the golden 7th place which gives them another year in 2nd Division. However, the team has notoriously thrown away every chance of doing that lately with six straight defeats. That makes them the current worst team when looking at the form with 0-0-6 and 7:18 on goal difference from the last six games. The word crisis is not enough to describe the situation and it is obviously nothing else but three points that will be enough today.
Their recent performance against 4th placed Vard Haugesund (0-1) was a step in the right direction at least. Lysekloster managed to make it a close game against a stronger opponent on paper at the moment which is positive. However, the guest’s goal after 32 minutes was the only goal being scored and it keeps Lysekloster down in the red zone.
Frigg has nothing to play for at this moment, but it has led to lower shoulders on the players with their recent performances. Lysekloster is desperate at this stage and they must be frustrated over throwing away one chance after the other to climb above the bottom seven teams. However, this could be their very last chance which must be motivating for the struggling team. All in all, I see another game with at least four goals involved. Frigg has shown that they want to give their best before heading down, while Lysekloster has no choice but going forward either.