After a surprisingly good season in 1975, ODD reached qualifications for the top division. Vard Haugesund was the opponent, and the match was held at Vards place.
To avoid any noise, the club chosed to hide themselves 80 (!) kilometers from town. They pretended to be a ordinary company visitting, and the Vard fans was fooled. Hundreds of fanatic fans waited outside the usual players hotel with chants and flags, but no ODD players faced the crowd.
Unfortunately the smart move didn’t work on the pitch. Three balls had hit the net after 12 minutes, and ODD was turned into spectators. 3-0 was the final result.
-We should have been up 2-0, said ODD coach Kjell Erhardt Johannesen.
– Poor things, and especially as things got better, said a depressed and injured attacker Kjell Magne Holthe.