Strømsgodset - Rosenborg 0-1
By Endre Bakken, 15 July 2009, 01:47
Rosenborg had to struggle, but the match ended in victory.
DRAMMEN (rosenborg.info): Rade Prica made the difference. After having wasted an early chance where he failed to send the ball over Lars Ivar Moldskred, the Swede scored after fifteen minutes:
Mikael Dorsin sent the ball to Steffen Iversen, who flicked it on to Alexander Tettey. Another more pass and Prica had the ball - he shot it in from 15 metres.
"Steffen sends it to Tettey, who passes it to me. I strike on a volley. It was probably the hardest opportunity to score on I had, but it was sweet seeing it go in," Prica said with a smile.
The top scorer was active in the first half hour, and should have scored his tenth league goal. Two situations in the box ended with low shots: He first shot far wide of the post and after that a goal was saved on the line by Alexander Aas.
After that Rosenborg fell asleep. The home team, who thus far had accomplished nothing more than forcing Vadim Demidov to give away some corners, started creating proper chances and continued into the second half. Ola Kamara got closest to an equalizer, when he, alone with Rune Jarstein shot the ball too high.
"It got nerve-wrecking towards the end. That happens with a 1-0 lead. We should have decided the game in the second half - I should have scored three or four goals," Prica said critically of himself.
PS! Prica is out against Lillestrøm due to three yellow cards.
PPS! The club record is eight wins in a row in the league. RBK has seven.