Saturday, 31 March 2012

Shock of the day: Flora 0-1 Kuressaare

Flora 0-1 Kuressaare

Kuressaare pulled off  a huge shock this afternoon by defeating reigning champions Flora 1-0 in Tallinn. Odds of around 25/1 were available on a Kuressaare win, which gives an idea of how unlikely a win was for the islanders who finished second bottom in the Meistriliiga last season. 

To add insult to injury, the solitary goal was scored by defender Märten Pajunurm who is currently on loan to Kuressaare from Flora. Gert Kams's defensive header was poor and fell to Pajunurm who took a touch before finishing with a well placed left foot shot from 15 yards out. As expected Flora had the better of the possession and chances (22 attempts at goal to Kuressaare's four) but couldn't find a way through. 

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as Kuressaare players and staff celebrated the historic win. It wasn't Kuressaare's first win over Flora since they first appeared in the Meistriliiga in 2000 - they also won 1-0 in April 2009 - but the majority of meetings between the two have been comfortable wins for Flora, including a 17-0 win in October 2003.

Reports on the day's other matches to follow. The results were:

Kalju 4-0 Viljandi
Tammeka 0-1 Levadia
Sillamäe 4-1 Tallinna Kalev

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