Norway: Division 1 Women handball – Glassverket upsets Oppsal team
Posted by African Press International on September 5, 2010
The game started at 16.00 hours at Glassverket hall, Drammen – Norway.
Referees: Svein Beruld Andersen and Arnfinn Larsen
The two teams met today Sunday the 5th of september: Oppsal team represented by:
- Marie S. Tømmerbakke, Iriana Krasniqi, Maiken Sønsterud, Nerma Pandza, Charlotte Askeland,Hanne Birkelund,Stine Ørebø A., Kristin Tofteland, Tuva Marstein, Senka Buljan, Anette Huseby, Victoria Korir, Karoline Engmann and Tiril Kristine Marstein.
- Leader A: Djordje Teodorovic, Leader B: Sorina Teodorovic, Leader C: Christina Bøttger and Leader D: Vibeke Brenden
- Total goals for Oppsal: 22
- Top scorer: Nerma Pandza with 9 goals
Glassverket team represented by:
- Marianne Bolsønes, Nina Nystuen, Trine Olsen, Susanne Marcussen, Jeanett Kristiansen, Mina Gustavsen, Maren Saastad, Marthe Brøtane, Susann Vøgen, Silje Christin Mathisen, Charlotte Aasbø, Monica Iversen and Marit Arnesen
- Leader A: Geir Oustorp, Leader B: Glenn Ruud-Andersen and Leader C: Vibeke Thoresen
- Total goals for Glassverket: 30
- Top scorer: Mina Gustavsen with 7 goals.
Some of the members of the winning team: From left to right on Nr 8. Susanne Marcussen, Nr 19. Charlotte Kristiansen, Nr 66. Charlotte Aasbø, Nr 30. Marthe Brøtane, Nr 24. Mina Gustavsen and Nr 7. Trine Olsen.
Photo by API.
The sunday match was very interesting from the start to the end with Oppsal women team meeting Glassverket on their home ground.
After a ten minute play Oppsal took the lead with the scores 5 to 2. Oppsal kept Glassverket down only to allow them to get a third score at the 11th minute. It surprised many when Glassverket, a team that is new in division one, started to get more organised and gave it all in the fight to get goals. From the 12th minute the drama gained momentum minute by minute with each team getting goals.
Glassverket came up strong, speedy and scored their 4th goal in the 14th minute, but Oppsal did not give up at this point, they made their move and scored their 7th goal in the 16th minute.
The 17th minute gave Glassverket another goal, their sixth having come from being the weakest at the first minutes of the game. At this point though, Oppsal managed to score their 8th goal.
At this point the drama started. Glassverket gave another shot and made their 8th goal on the 20th minute, equalising, good for them after having been a weaker one at the start having 2 points to Oppsals 4.
The teams took time-out to chart the way forward.
After time-out Oppsal immediately scored their 9th goal, but their opponent got geared up making a score as well at the 22nd minute. Oppsal scored another goal on the 23rd minute.
Oppsal was on the lead all the time but now their opponent were on their neck all the way.
The 25th minute came and Glassverket scored their 11th goal taking the lead for the first time in the game. At this point the teams took another time-out to chart the way forward again. After time out, Oppsal got their next goal at the 29th minute to lead again before the break after a 30 minute play that saw Oppsal basket 12 goals to Glasverkets 11.
When the break was over, time came that saw Glassverket group showing might, strength and speed much more than Oppsal team. Oppsal team at this point and time moved more slow in comparison to their opponent who ran more distinctly like lightning whenever they got the ball rolling it in easily.
Glassverket managed to climb to the 16th goal after the 30 minutes break, only 6 minutes into the play. A minute later Oppsal got their 13th goal, moving from the 12th point mark. While the game gained momentum, Oppsal was blessed when they were given a penalty and they scored, a move that earned them the 14th goal, while their opponents stood at 17.
On the 43rd minute, Glassverket had a good lead by 4 goals, 19 to 15.
Glassverket’s 20th goal came on the 44th minute mark leaving Oppsal behind with their 15 goals, now a lead of 5 goals. Shortly after, Oppsal managed to score that moved them to 16 goals. On the 47th minute, Oppsal gave it a shot again earning their 17th goal, but in the seconds that followed Glassverket scored one more, forcing Oppsal to revenge making their 18th goal, now seeing the goals at 21 to 18 in favour of the home team Glassverket.
Oppsal started gearing up making another 2 goals bringing the total goals 19 while Glassverket stood at 21 for some minutes, only 2 points ahead. But as the game progressed Glassverket showed greater strength leaving Oppsal behind and creating a huge gap that became difficult for Oppsal to close.
On the 56th minute it became clear that Oppsal was going to lose. At this time Oppsal scored their 22nd goal while Glassverket got their 28th, bringing a gap to 6 goals.
Oppsal players seemed to retire strength-wise from the 26th minute, moving slowly and passing the ball in very uncalculated manner. That alone gave the opponent enough room to do their job. The opponent started putting on a new gear and spirited play scoring 2 more goals taking them to 30 goals to 22, pinning down Oppsal by a 8 goal marign.
Oppsal squandered the chance they got at the 28th minute, losing the ball that gave Glassverket a chance to progress scoring their 29th and 30th goal.
All in all, both teams put on a spirited show at their best giving the members of the public who turned up in a sizeable number a very good entertainment.
By Chief editor Korir/ African Press International