Rauffos vs Kristiansund by 20Legend
Raufoss has overtaken the rock bottom position from Bryne for some time now, and it looks like relegation is their destiny this season. Raufoss started the season quite well after being newly promoted, but it has all stopped as the season progressed. 3-0-11 is the hard facts since the start of June. The squad is simply not good enough on this level and it has not helped them that Rocky Lekaj got sold in the transfer window either.
They tried to replace him with Magnus Solum on loan from Degerfors, but he has not been able to give them the extra edge with one goal in seven games. It is off course the team’s defensive work that is the main problem though with 46 goals conceded in 24 games.
Kristiansund is still on top of the league as they have been almost the entire season. They have been the most stable team in OBOS-Ligaen with 16-3-5 to show for. That gives them 51 points and a gap of five points down to 2nd placed Sandefjord. They come from another win last weekend against KFUM Oslo (3-2), but it was not as easy as predicted for the league leaders. After trailing 0-1, Kristiansund quickly responded before halftime to make it 1-1 through their top scorer Bamba. The last quarter was filled with drama as Rocky Lekaj made it 2-1 in the 74th minute.
However, KFUM Oslo equalized in the 85th minute and made it very difficult for Kristiansund to take three points. But the striker Bamba showed why he is the second most scoring player in OBOS-Ligaen this season and made it 3-2 only seconds after. It was not great news when Bamba got sent off after receiving his second yellow card. Krisitansund must therefore be without their top scorer with 16 goals in tonight’s game.
It is really the definition of top versus bottom at Nammo Stadion tonight. Raufoss is not going to stay in this league with 10 points up to the safe zone with six games left to play. Kristiansund is without their top scorer which is off course bad news, but they have several offensive players that will open up Rufoss’ defensive line multiple times here.
Rocky Lekaj will face his former teammates which should create some extra energy as well. All in all; Raufoss has nothing to play for even if it is 18 points remaining to be delivered out this season. Kristiansund should be able to score at least two goals on a defense like this even if it is away from home and without Bamba.