Monday, 7 May 2012

Meistriliiga week 11: Flora hit back

Flora 1-0 Kalju

Flora scored an important victory at the top of the Meistriliiga table as they defeated Kalju 1-0 at the A.Le Coq Arena on Saturday. A single goal just after half time from Rauno Alliku was enough to secure the points and ensure that Kalju did not increase the gap between the two sides. It was Kalju's first defeat of the season and they will feel aggrieved after Oliver Konsa had an equalising goal ruled for a soft foul by Hidetoshi Wakui. Kalju striker Tarmo Neemelo felt they missed new signing Damiano Quinteri who has made a great start at Kalju: "We cannot hide that we missed Quinteri, he is fast and technical and created the goal in the previous game." Flora now join Kalju and Levadia at the top of the table on 25 points, with Flora and Levadia meeting tomorrow night at Maarjamäe. Levadia drew 0-0 at home to Tallinna Kalev in a match that saw three red cards. Levadia's hat trick hero from last week, Artur Rättel, was shown a straight red card just before half time while Risto Kägo and Rasmus Tomson were both dismissed for Kalev in the second half for second yellow cards.

Trans 1-0 Sillamäe

Trans recorded a much needed first win of the season over Sillamäe in the Ida-Viru derby to move off the bottom of the table. The tense match was goalless until the 87th minute when a Trans corner wasn't properly cleared and the ball fell to Sergei Leontovitš who fired home from eight yards. Cue jubilant celebrations from the team who finished third in the Meistriliiga last season and they will hope this win kick starts their season.

Tammeka 1-2 Paide

Elsewhere, Paide were 2-0 up within twenty minutes against Tammeka in Tartu through goals from Teet Allas and Sander Rõivassepp. Tammeka pulled one back before half time through a nice half volley from Martin Hurt but couldn't find an equaliser in the second half and slide to the bottom of the table following Trans's win over Sillamäe. Kuressaare and Viljandi played out a goalless draw with Marten Mütt seeing red for Viljandi on 64 minutes.

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