ODD started with a very young team today, butt still they had no problems beating the African side Sillsport Football Academy. A thrashing 4-0 triumph was the result, given by the feets of Frode Johnsen, George White, Herolind Shala and Fredrik Oldrup Jensen.
The first goal came after 19 minutes, with a clinical finish by Herolind “Lindi” Shala. Number two was a simple tap-in for Frode Johnsen, after a rebound from a “Lindi”-shot. The third one came 15 minutes into the second half. George White stood alone on the back post, and when the ball came it was easy to put it into the empty goal. And at last, an probably the finest one, Fredrik Oldrup Jensens goal. “Lindi” got through four men, and gave it to Jensen who himselfs dribbled past two defenders before he let the ball kiss the net.
After the game, a very happy Herolind Shala said that he was pleased to get the chance to play, even though the opponent not was top notch, he told local paper Varden. To TA (the other local paper) He said he enjoyed it. My ambition is to play more on the first team, but there’s great contest. I have to do as good as I can, and take the opportunity when it comes.
Coach Fagermo commented that we must be proud of the aftergrowth that consist in the club. ODD has for many years evolved young players, even for much less money than many other Norwegian top clubs.
Jonassen injury better than feared
In the end a good, or maybe less worse, news for you. Under yesterdays match against Kuban, left back Emil Jonassen had to leave the pitch with what could seem to be a broken leg injury. But ODD Grenland physio Kenneth Marthinsen said today that it most likely a severe ankle sprain, which resulted in a partially torn ligament. Which means no football in a while for Mr. Jonassen, but Marthinsen adds that he is expected to be back before the season start.