Saturday, 17 September 2011

Recent round up - Estonia 4-1 Northern Ireland and a win apiece for Flora and Kalju

Estonia 4-1 Northern Ireland

Firstly, apologies for the delay in this update, have been in Bosnia for the last week (amazing country, btw). Estonia kept their Euro 2012 qualification hopes alive with an excellent 4-1 win over Northern Ireland at the A.Le Coq Arena on Tuesday 6th September. The goals came from Martin Vunk, Tarmo Kink, Sergei Zenjov and Kaimar Saag. Serbia's 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands keeps them in second in Group C, a point ahead of Estonia, but they face Italy in Belgrade on 7th October and travel to Slovenia on 11th October while Estonia have one game remaining against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Serbia remain favourites to qualify but stranger things have happened. 

In the Meistriliiga, Flora and Kalju have met twice in the past week as both sides look to push clear in the title race. However, a win a piece hasn't provided much clarity.

Kalju 3-0 Flora

In the first meeting between the sides, in front of nearly 3000 at the Hiiu Staadion, Kalju ran out comfortable 3-0 winners - Alan Garcia Gutierrez and Kristen Viikmae putting them two up before the break and Tarmo Neemelo adding a third with twenty minutes to go. Flora though avenged that defeat with a 1-0 win at the A.Le Coq Arena on Tuesday night. Nikolai Masitsev scored the winner on 22 minutes and that result leaves both teams on 60 points with Flora holding the head to head advantage and a game in hand. Today sees Flora travel to play Tammeka in Tartu and Kalju host Viljandi.

Elsewhere, Levadia scored 13 without reply in two matches against FC Ajax and Trans twice beat Viljandi to stay in touch with the leaders. Sillamae's two wins over Kuressaare cements their fifth place position and Paide did the double over Tammeka to move clear in sixth place. 

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