Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Kalju edging closer to first title

Goals from week 31 - Saturday 29th September

Kalju have moved into a seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the Meistriliiga, leading second placed Flora by 11 points as they close in on their first Meistriliiga title. Recent thumpings they have handed out to Viljandi (9-1) and Kuressaare (6-1) have helped as Levadia have stumbled with a defeat at home to Sillamäe and Flora have had too much ground to make up following their slow start to the season. Kalju's Tarmo Neemelo had a field day at Viljandi last night with five goals in that 9-1 win and moved to the top of the scoring charts with 20.

Levadia did win the derby against Flora at the weekend with two first half goals from Ingemar Teever (highlights below). Sillamäe have been in great form with four straight wins and look to have secured a European place by finishing fourth. They have been boosted by the arrival of Estonian international Slava Zahovaiko and the recent good form of Aleksandr Bebikh. 

Kalju could win the title this weekend if they win against Trans and Narva and Flora fail to win against Tallinna Kalev. Either way, it doesn't seem as though it will be long before they're confirmed as Meistriliiga champions. At the other end, while Tammeka did manage a 4-0 win over Viljandi at the weekend, they'll need at least two more wins to have any hope of avoiding relegation and, with a crunch game at home to Kuressaare this weekend, it may not be beyond the realms of possibility.

Flora 1-2 Levadia - Saturday 29th September

Goals from week 30 - Saturday 22nd September

Goals from week 29 - Tuesday 18th September