Tijan’s SK Brann Good Start in UEFA Qualifiers

Thursday, July 26, 2007

As Sohna’s Sandefjord Struggling

Tijan Jaiteh’s SK Brann Bergen UEFA Cup ambitions have been boosted as they trashed away a welsh side, Carmarthen FC, 8-0 in the first huddle of the 2007 UEFA qualifiers.

In the first leg match played on July 19th, just few days after returning from the FIFA Youth Championship held in Canada, Gambian midfielder watched his team super performance on the bench.

Strikers Robbie Winters and Torstein Helstad shared five goals in the first half, ex-Scotland front man; Robbie Winters bagging a hat trick.

Kristjan Sigurdsson, Jon Solli and Armann Bjornsson completed the rout in the second half at Richmond Park.

The humiliation could have been worse but for a fine display of goalkeeping in adversity from home stopper, Neil Thomas.

The result still equaled the worst-ever performance by a welsh side in Europe.

Carmarthen FC now face a fruitless trip to Norway for the second leg on August 2, 2007.

In another development SK Brann Bergen are now topping the Norwegian league following their 3-0 victory against Stabaek, the then league leaders, last Sunday.

 With the victory, SK Brann are now topping the league with 29 points, one ahead of their Sunday opponents, Stabaek.

Tijan Jaiteh’s SK Brann played 14 matches in the league, winning nine, drawing two and losing three with a clear sheet at home.

Meanwhile Ebrima Sohna’s Sandefjord is struggling in the Norwegian league as they are at the second to last position on the table with 12 points.

They have played 14 matches won three, drew three and lost eight.

Source: The Point