Paide 1-3 Kalju
Kalju recovered from a slow start to beat Paide 3-1 in an ill-tempered match on Tuesday night. Kalju made two changes from their win over Tallinna Kalev on Saturday - Italian winger Damiano Quintieri made his first start for the club and Alo Bärengrub also came back in. Kristen Viikmäe and Andres Koogas dropped out. Paide made three changes from their defeat to Viljandi at the weekend; Aiko Orgla, Mait Nõmme and Lauri Varendi all came back into the side.
Paide started well and took an early lead after eight minutes through Andre Mägi. Vitali Teleš in the Kalju goal had received a yellow card a minute earlier for scything down a Paide player on the edge of the box - the card could have been red had the ball not been headed for the corner flag. The resulting free kick was fairly tame, but Teleš couldn't hold it and Mägi tapped home from close range. Not a great couple of minutes for Teleš.
Kalju grew as the half went on and were helped back into the game after Mait Nõmme headed into his own net following a long throw from the right. Kalju were in front before half time when Eino Puri headed home expertly from a corner. The second half slowed in pace, but became ugly in the closing stages. Paide substitute Ervin Kõll was shown a straight red card on 77 minutes, having only been on the pitch a few minutes, before Eerik Reinsoo was shown a second yellow card for a bad tackle. Quintieri then sealed the win with his first Kalju goal, a nice strike from the edge of the box. And there was still time for Tiik Tikenberg to receive his marching orders in injury time, leaving Paide with eight men.
Kalju host Viljandi on Saturday while Paide's match with Trans has been rescheduled for 17th July.