Step right this way ladies and gentlemen, at least if you need further proof that the Adeccoliga is a weird and wildly unpredictable competition..
Yes, because in the result of the round, if not the season, everyone’s favorite Northern minnows Alta shrugged off their 7-0 televised tonking at the hands of HamKam last week and went away to much-fancied Moss and gave them, to quote the man, “one hell of a beating” (the utter lack of famous people hailing from Moss makes it impossible to copy the rest of Lillelien’s legendary rant) . 0-5 was the score there, a scoreline that baffled an entire nation.
And in another terribly interesting result.. NIL-Trysil baby! The artists formerly known as Nybergsund hosted Haugesund, another team fancied to have a go at promotion this year, and sent them back to the West coast with a 2-1 defeat in the bag. NIL-Trysil, who NFN for no discernable reason backed for success this season, are now top of the league. Just sayin’.
Skeid were somewhat perplexingly top of the league before the weekend, but they’ve were pipped off their perch by drawing 0-0 with Sarpsborg 08. It was a big day for Northern minnows overall, as Tromsdalen also secured three points, beating Stavanger 2-0 at home to take them to a magnificent third in the table.
Tom Nordlie’s Kongsvinger had no trouble getting past Løv-Ham, the tiny team from Bergen has had a disappointing start to the season and lost again there, 3-1. Like last season, Bryne find themselves in the relegation-zone early on after drawing 1-1 with Hønefoss. Lastly, Notodden were helt to a 1-1 draw by Mjøndalen.