Toppserien Week 10 round-up: Some daylight appears at the top of the table

Things remain tight for the race to first but some breathing room has appeared.

Toppserien Week 10 round-up: Some daylight appears at the top of the table
Avaldsnes stay on top. | Source:

The Toppserien returned to action this week after the international break and all eyes were at the top of the table where AvaldsnesLSK KvinnerStabæk and Kolbotn continue to scrap it out.

Avaldsnes have the advantage now after winning their match this weekend.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the table, Urædd and Medkila were hoping for a change of fortune, but it was not to be.

Advantage Avaldsnes in the race for first

It what looked like a potential banana-skin for Avaldsnes, the current table toppers carried out a straight forward 3-0 win at home over visiting Arna-Bjørnar.

Cecilie Pedersen opened up the scoring in the eleventh minute of the match to give Avaldsnes the lead. This was the only goal of the half, but Colin Bell's side came out firing in the second half.

Hanna Dahl gave the hosts their second goal of the match 11 minutes after the break before Pedersen popped up again with her second of the match to finish off the tie.

LSK Kvinner continued out their hot pursuit of Avaldsnes as they picked up a 1-0 win away at a tough Sandviken side. In-form striker Isabell Herlovsen grabbed the only goal of the game to bring her total so far in this campaign to 11. LSK are now two points behind Avaldsnes and seem intent on chasing them down right until the very end.

The other two contenders in the race to finish first, Kolbotn and Stabæk, faced off against each other in this round and Kolbotn came out on top. Karina Saevik opened her account for the season with the only goal of the match in the 25th minute. Stabæk tried to rally and get back into the match but Kolbotn's defenders remained strong and kept the visitors out to gain a huge three points.

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LSK Kvinner narrowly edged out Sandviken at the weekend. (Photo: YouTube)

Urædd, Medkila continute to struggle

The unfortunate story of the season continued this weekend as Urædd went down away to Vålerenga. New signing, Silje Blakstad had to wait until the 80th minute to open her account for Vålerenga, but it was well worth the wait. The win pushed her side further away from the bottom two places as they bid to stay in the Toppserien.

Urædd's struggles both in front of goal and at the back leave them bottom of the Toppserien with no points to speak of after ten rounds. Unless things change for them quickly, they will drop out of the first division with barely a whimper.

The other bottom side, Medkila were swept away by Klepp as the home side romped to a 4-1 win. Goals from Susanne Vistnes, who grabbed a brace, Line Smorsgard and Gry Toft Ims ensured a big victory for Klepp while Austrian forward Simona Koren got the only goal for Medkila. Klepp still remain some distance away from the top four teams but this win will boost their confidence and push them closer to a good table placement at the end of the season.

The one remaining match this weekend saw Røa gain a priceless win away to Trondheims-Ørn. The visiting side had not won a game in four matchesm but a goal from Elisabeth Jeppesen ended that run and proved the difference between the two teams. Røa are now one point away from Trondheims-Ørn and are even further away from the relegation spots, which was their aim.

How the standings look after week 10. (Photo: Soccerway)
How the standings look after week 10. (Photo: Soccerway)