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Norway U-19
« on: April 10, 2007, 10:26:55 PM »
10-04-07:  Norway's Under-19 women played Belgium today. 

European Cup qualifying, elite group 4, first round,
Mogosoaia, Romania

Norway – Belgium 0-0
 
Yellow card: Marita S. Lund, Norge.

Norway (4-3-3):
Ingrid S. Thorbjørnsen –
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita S. Lund, Gunhild Herregården –
Nina Stiles, Maren Mjelde, Kathrine Andersen (Eline Johansen from 46 min.) –
Ingvild Isaksen, Ida Elise Enget, Linn Cecilie Burås (Marie Balde from 53 min.).
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 11:18:25 PM »
12-04-07:  Norway's Under-19 women beat Romania by 2-0 today and must now beat Denmark to secure a place in the European Cup final stages in the summer.

"It was a well deserved win.  But we wasted a lot of chances - we hit one or other goalpost three times and altogether made 12 chances to Romania's zero", said Under-19 trainer Jarl Torske.

Denmark will be the opponents on Saturday.  "We feel we have a good chance against them, based on their 1-1 draw against Belgium.  As well as that, Isabell Herlovsen and Elise Thorsnes will be playing against the Danes", said the trainer.  Both 18-year-olds have experience in the senior Norway side.

The finals in Iceland will be on July 15-25.

European Cup qualifying, Under-19, elite group 4, round 2:
Romania – Norway 0-2 (0-1),
Mogosoaia stadium, Bucarest, 250 spectators.

Goals: 0-1 Ida Elise Enget (23), 0-2 Marita Eide (90).

Referee: Efthalia Mitsi, Greece.

Norway (4-3-3): Runa Barli –
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Gunhild Herregården (Eline Johansen 46. min) –
Nina Stiles, Maren Mjelde, Kathrine Andresen –
Ingvild Landvik Isaksen, Ida Elise Enget, Marita Eide.
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 04:49:57 PM »
15-04-07:  Norway's Under-19 team were disappointed today after their draw with Denmark, which means that they will almost certainly not go to Iceland for the European Cup finals in July.

There is a very small chance that they might qualify as the best second-placed team in the groups, but they are not placing too many hopes on it.

Denmark went ahead in the first half, but striker Elise Thorsnes scored an equaliser near full time.

The Norway team are flying home this afternoon and defender Gunhild Herregården told www.askerfk.no that she would be glad to get back.  "Today's draw felt like a defeat, but most of the players are starting to regain their sense of humour again", she said.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 10:16:16 AM »
16-04-07:  Norway's Under-19s have made it to the European Cup finals after all, as the best 2nd-placed team in the group stages.

The eight teams in Iceland will be the six group winners, plus the hosts and the best loser.  In Norway's group, Romania surprised everyone by beating Belgium 1-0 to take third place last week in Bucarest behind Denmark and Norway.  This was vital to Norway, who had only drawn against Belgium. 

In calculating the best loser, only the matches with the top and 3rd-placed teams count, and Norway beat Romaina 2-0.  So, by an unlikely set of chances, they qualify as the best loser from all the groups to take the eighth and last place in the finals.

Trondheim Eagles' player Marita Eide scored Norway's second goal in injury time against Romania so takes the credit for this result, without which Italy would have been the best losers.  But Norway's girls lived dangerously and only equalised against Denmark three minutes from the finish to secure the draw.

Sunday April 15, Bucarest:
Denmark - Norway 1-1
Goals: 1-0 Nanna Christiansen (24), 1-1 Elise Thorsnes (87)

Norway:
Ingrid Thorbjørnsen -
Astrid Grøttå Ree (Linn Cecilie Burås 77), Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Gunhild Herregården -
Nina Stiles, Maren Mjelde, Isabell Herlovsen -
Ingvild Landvik Isaksen, Elise Thorsnes, Ida Elise Enget.

Group result:
Denmark   9-2   5      
Norway   3-1   5      
Romania   1-9   3      
Belgium   1-2   2
   
Group 2nd-places (only matches with the 1st and 3rd teams count):
Norway   3-1   4      
Italy   4-3   4      
Russia   1-1   3      
Ireland   1-2   3      
Ukraine   2-2   2      
Hungary   1-1   1   
 
Teams qualifying for the finals:
Hosts: Iceland,
Group winners: France, Germany, Denmark, England, Poland and Spain,
Best 2nd-place: Norway.

Details from: www.trondheims-orn.no
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 05:53:26 PM »
Norway's Under-19 team impressed today and were near to beating Germany in their last match before the European tournament.  The game ended 1-1.

"We led 1-0 a minute before full time and could have settled the match earlier.  In the end Germany equalised and we cannot complain.  The girls played a tough match and came close to a senior level performance", said the trainer, Jarl Torske.

Isabell Herlovsen gave Norway the lead early in the second half, but Nadine Kessler equalised in the last minute.  With that, the European favourites avoided a setback at the Ulrike Meyfarth stadium. 

Norway took command against the hard-working Germans in the first half but Maren Meinert, the German trainer, was not impressed.  "They thought they could win at half-speed, and that's not nearly enough against a team like Norway", she said on the German Football Federation's web site.

Torske and the A-team trainer Bjarne Berntsen, who was also there, agreed on that.

"The performances were good over the whole field.  We were secure defensively and made many moves forward.  It was a good match against a good opponent", said Torske.

"A very good match with plenty of exciting moves.  It was good that the team did well against a team as good as Germany", said Berntsen, and made it clear that players from both the Under-19 and Under-23 teams would be in the senior squad for for the World Cup.

The trainers both praised central defender Marita Skammelsrud Lund.  Torske also mentioned her central defender partner Caroline Wald, midfielder Maren Mjelde, and forwards Elise Thorsnes and Isabell Herlovsen.

The Under-19 team meet Germany again in the European finals next month.  Their group of four will also include the hosts, Iceland, and Denmark.     
   
http://fotball.aftenbladet.no/kvlandslag/article84486.ece
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 03:50:31 PM »
Norway's Under-19 team for the European Cup in Iceland, July 18-29:

Maren Mjelde, Arna-Bjørnar
Caroline Walde, Arna-Bjørnar
Runa Barli, Trondheims-Ørn
Kari Forthun, Arna-Bjørnar
Ida Elise Enget, Team Strømmen
Marita S. Lund, Team Strømmen
Gunhild Herregården, Asker
Isabell Herlovsen, Kolbotn IL
Ingvild L. Isaksen, Kolbotn IL
Linn C. Burås, Team Strømmen
Marita Eide, Trondheims-Ørn
Ingrid Thorbjørnsen, Medkila
Ingrid Ryland, Arna-Bjørnar
Eline Johansen, Fløya
Tina W. Eikeland, Træff
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Klepp
Maria Arnesen, Manglerud/Star
Elise Thorsnes, Arna-Bjørnar

The competition in Iceland has this timetable for matches involving or possibly involving Norway:

July 18:  Iceland v. Norway, Laugardalsvollur,

July 20:  Norway v. Germany, Fylkisvollur,

July 23:  Norway v. Denmark, Akranesvollur,

July 26:  Semifinal,

July 29:  Final.

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 07:35:25 PM »
A European Cup medal and a possible World-Cup place are possibilities for Gunhild Herregården, but she must win the European Cup to top the achievements of her Asker club colleagues Siri Nordeide Grønli, Lisa-Marie Woods, Reidun Nilsen and Melissa Wiik from 2003, when they took Silver.

The 19-year-old sets off with the Norway Under-19 squad on the plane to Iceland on Monday for the European Cup tournament.

"We have not set ourselves targets, but we want to win and we are ready to get to work", said Herregården to askerfk.no.

A good place in the tournament for the U-19 side will help towards qualifying Norway for the Under-20 World Cup tournament in Chile at Christmas 2008.

But even though targets have not been set, there is no doubt that trainer Jarl Torske has his sights set high with a squad that contains among others Isabell Herlovsen from Kolbotn and Elise Thorsnes from Arna-Bjørnar, who both have national A-team experience.

"We have a really good team, so our chances in the European Cup must be good if we play our best", confirmed Herregården, who is herself a key player for Norway at her left-back position.

After returning from her knee injury in the autumn she has played all eleven U-19 matches.  Ten of them she played from the start, and the one she did not start was when the medical team did not want her to take a chance with a small injury she had.

The tournament in Iceland is played from July 18 to 29.  Norway meet host nation Iceland in the opening match in the national arena Laugardsvollur in Reykjavik, and the other two group matches are with Germany and Denmark.

"They are all teams we can beat.  I hope we can give Germany a shock after they drew with us last time.  That was one of our best games at that level", said Herregården of the 1-1 draw. 

The trainer Jarl Torkse is in charge of the Under-19 and Under-23 teams but will be with the Under-19s next week, while assistant trainer Gøril Kringen looks after the Under-23s in Finland.

Last time Norway were in the Under-19 European Cup was in 2004 in Finland when Norway went out after the group sessions.  This time Norway scraped in as the best second-placed team in the group play.  "It's a dream to be in the Cup, humour is high", said Gunhild Herregården.

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=412&groupId=1

 
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 10:40:45 PM »
Norway Under-19s had an emphatic win over Iceland in the opening match of the European Cup finals.  Norway won 5-0 against the host nation at the Laugardalsvöllur stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Team captain Maren Mjelde gave Norway a 2-0 lead before half time, with one goal from normal play and one penalty.  Ida Elise Enget and Ingvild Isaksen scored in the 66th and 67th minutes, before Elise Thorsnes scored the final goal after 83 minutes.

"It was great for us to get such a good start to the tournament, giving us self-confidence, and at the same time it is something the other teams will notice", said a jubilant Gunhild Herregården to askerfk.no.

In the other game in Norway's group, Germany beat Denmark by "only" 1-0 in their first game.

"We were really happy with the win over Iceland, also that we scored so many goals and showed ourselves what we could achieve", said Gunhild.  "Near the end of the first half I thought it would be good if we could score a goal.  Instead we got two, which was a relief".

The Asker back played the whole match at her usual place of left-back.  "I think I played a good first half, but was not so good afterwards.  We had a lot to do the whole time, but we had good control", said Herregården.

She celebrated the win by jumping straight into the tub after the game, to begin recovery quickly before the next match, against Germany. 

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=417&groupId=1


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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 10:55:18 PM »
Trainer Jarl Torske was really pleased with the Under-19s' 5-0 win over Iceland on Wednesday.  "I am very very happy about it.  Iceland have had strong results lately, including a win over Sweden.  And 5-0 against an aggressive team playing at home; that is definitely a great job that the girls did", said the trainer to fotball.no.

The team are playing Germany, who beat Denmark, in their next match, and Torske is in no doubt that it will be a totally different match.  "Germany are Europe's best team, so it will be a tough match and we will be lucky to come away with points.  But we got a draw against them three weeks ago", he said optimistically.

2007 July 18
Iceland - Norway 0-5 (0-2) at Laugardalsvôllur, Reykjavik.
Referee: Ester Staubli, Switzerland.
Spectators: c. 350.

Goals: 0-1 Maren Mjelde (40. min.). 0-2 Mjelde (45. min, str.). 0-3 Ida Elise Enget (66. min.). 0-4 Ingvild L. Isaksen (67. min.). 0-5 Elise Thorsnes (84. min.).
Cards: none.

Norway (4-3-3):
Runa Barli -
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Gunhild Herregården -
Tina W. Eikeland (Eline Johansen 80. min.), Maren Mjelde, Isabell Herlovsen (Linn C. Burås 74. min.) -
Ingrid Ryland (Ingvild L. Isaksen 57. min.), Ida Elise Enget, Elise Thorsnes.

http://www.oblad.no/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070719/SPORT/707190043/1056/SPORT
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 11:29:31 PM »
Norway started the best against Germany in the Under-19 European Cup on Friday evening, but had to accept a 2-0 defeat.  The team therefore have one win and one loss in their first two matches in group play in the tournament being hosted by Iceland.

"I must admit I'm a bit down now.  It's definitely not good to take a loss when we started so well.  We made a lot of good chances in the first half-hour but Germany scored on their first chance", said Gunhild Herregården to askerfk.no on the phone from iceland.

"Typical Germany.  We play and play, and they score.  It's clear we are disappointed over this loss, because if we were going to win a game against Germany, this was the one", said the team chief, Jarl Torske.

After Norway started brightly, Germany took over the show and scored midway through the first half.  At the beginning of the second half they went 2-0 up, which was the result at the finish.

"Germany were better than us in the second half, but I think we started to get the better of them towards the end.  I had thought we would make a comeback, but it was too late", said Herregården.  Last time the U-19s played Germany they got a good 1-1 draw, three weeks ago.
This time the Germans were too strong.  "They were not a lot better, but to be honest they deserved to win", she said. 

But Norway still have hopes of improving their position with the match against Denmark on Monday.  "We have to beat Denmark to go further, and we shall do", said Gunhild confidently.  She played the whole match at left-back.

"Gunhild did a reasonable job against one of the best German players, and taking that into account she came out well", said Jarl Torske.

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=419&groupId=1

NORWAY - GERMANY 0-2 (0-1).
Pitch: Fylkisvöllur.
Referee: E. Mitsi, Greece.
Spectators: c. 110.
Goals: 0-1 Goddard (22), 0-2 Kessler (58).
Yellow card: Kerschowski, Germany.

Norway (4-3-3):
Runa Barli -
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Gunhild Herregården -
Tina W. Eikeland (Eline Johansen 66.min), Maren Mjelde, Isabell Herlovsen -
Ingvild L. Isaksen, Ida Elise Enget, Elise Thorsnes (Marita Eide 81.min).


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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2007, 08:41:57 PM »
Three minutes into extra time Isabell Herlovsen scored the winning goal in the last group match of the European Cup finals in Iceland today.

"We thought we had it under control when we scored the 1-0 goal 15 minutes before the end, but Denmark came back with an equaliser.  We thought the draw would be the final result, but you never know when it's 1-1.  It was really exciting", said the trainer, Jarl Torske.

Norway dominated the match but could not finish off their chances.  Ingvild Isaksen scored the game's first goal with her left foot in the 75th minute, only to see Denmark equalise five minutes later.  Her Kolbotn colleague Isabell Herlovsen scored in the 93rd minute after some good play between herself and Maren Mjelde.

Norway took second place in Group A with six points, behind Germany who took maximum points.  That means that Norway will meet England in the semifinal on July 26 (Thursday).  England won Group B with seven points, in front of France with three.  In the other semifinal will be between arch-rivals Germany and France.

Not the least important result of reaching the semifinal is that it secures a place for Norway in the Under-20 World Cup in Chile, which will be played in July 2008.

"Yes, at last we got lucky, at the third attempt.  In 2002 in Sweden we were not good enough, and in Finland two years later we were unlucky.  Now we have managed it, and we are going to celebrate with a special meal, and we'll wait until the morning to analyse today's match!", said Jarl Torske.

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=424&groupId=1
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2007, 11:21:35 PM »
With the European Cup semifinal coming up, Gunhild Herregården knows that Norway have got their ticket to the Under-20 World Cup for the first time ever for an age-limited team.

In other words there were double grounds to celebrate for Gunhild and her teamates after the 2-1 win over Denmark on Monday evening.  "It is the biggest achievement that most of us have experienced. It was great - definitely a team win after a battle of a match", said Gunhild on the phone from Iceland.

But there was no huge party being talked about by the young players.  "I don't know, we haven't any plans, but there may well be a little extra singing in the coach on the way back", said the relieved left-back.

There was no doubt about the best part of the win.  "We ran around after the match shouting that we are going to the World Cup, and that is a huge bonus.  But just now it's the semi-final that counts.  We want to get to the final", said Herregården.

Norway had to get a draw against Denmark today, and took a 1-0 lead after 75 minutes and a 2-1 win in extra time over their southern neighbours.  "It was really exciting at the end.  I was a bit nervous, but when Isabell scored we were off the hook.  She lay down and we all piled on to her", said Gunhild of the goal celebrations.

She thinks Norway had control through the match.  "We made a lot of play and Denmark had almost no chances.  It was a match between two sides who were both giving everything to get to the semi final", was how the 18-year-old summed up.

The Asker defender played her third game in a row in the European Cup.  "I think I did well today.  Definitely better than against Germany", said Herregården, and the trainer agreed.  "Gunhild played a good match against Denmark and improved herself from the Germany match.  Definitely her best match of the tournament", said Jarl Torske.

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2007, 02:32:06 PM »
by Peter Sanderson
from Reykjavik

Norway midfielder Isabell Herlovsen is already looking ahead to a possible final rematch with Germany as her side prepare to face England in Reykjavik, after progressing to the last four for the first time since 2003.

'Talent'
After starting their Group A campaign with a resounding 5-0 win against hosts Iceland, Jarl Torske's team were brought down to earth with a 2-0 defeat by the holders in their second outing. Yet they then booked a place in the semi-finals with a dramatic 2-1 triumph against Scandinavian rivals Denmark, and Herlovsen believes Norway are now on the right track. "We are a strong side and we know we have the talent to beat England," said the 19-year-old. "Then, if we meet Germany again we are strong enough to overcome them as we did not play to our full potential against them last time and missed some good chances early on."

Winning goal
They were less profligate against Denmark on Monday, however, and with nerves fraying as the game edged towards the final whistle with the teams locked at 1-1, it was Herlovsen who sealed their passage on the counterattack. "It was great to score the winning goal," said the Kolbotn IL youngster, one of two players in the squad with senior international experience. "I just remember picking up the ball and hitting it as hard as I could. Suddenly all the players were surrounding me and I realised that we were in the last four because Denmark didn't have time to score the two goals they needed. It means everything to me and the team to get to the semi-finals and book a place at the [FIFA Women's U-20] World Cup."

Competition experience
Herlovsen is certainly no stranger to major tournaments. A member of the Norway squad that reached the final of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2005™ (where they lost 3-1 to Germany) she is expected to link up with the senior side again this autumn for the FIFA Women's World Cup in Beijing, though for now she is firmly focussed on Iceland, saying: "We were brilliant on Monday - I think everyone played well and we wanted to win it for our coach Jarl because he has worked hard to get this side playing the way we do." More of the same against England and Norway could set up the Germany rematch Herlovsen craves.

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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2007, 10:31:21 PM »
Norway's Under-19 side are out of the European Cup after a 0-3 defeat against England in the semifinal this evening.

Asker's Gunhild Herregrden had the worst bad luck halfway through the first half when an attempt at a back-pass was snapped up by Ellen White, who rounded the keeper Rune Barli to net the ball, and England were in the driving seat.

The semifinal in Iceland went to half time with the score at 1-0 to England.  In the 60th minute Gunhild had a shot at goal only to see Ellen White take a through pass in the next attack and increase the English girls' lead to 2-0.

While Norway were hunting a goal to reduce England's lead, England scored once again when Elizabeth Edwards outwitted the keeper with a long shot.  The match was finished off by this 3-0 goal in the 78th minute.

http://www.askerfk.no/default.asp?p=articlesShow&id=431&groupId=1
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 06:18:24 PM »
Gunhild Herregården is blaming herself for two of the goals which England scored to beat Norway 3-0 in the semifinal of the European Cup.

Gunhild had the misfortune to send a backpass in the 23rd minute which was snapped up by Ellen White, who rounded keeper Runa Barli and gave England the lead.  In the 60th minute White was again in place to score England's second goal.

"I blame myself for these two goals", said Herregården.  "As well as the backpass, I tried to stop the ball before the second goal.  But I only reduced its speed and the winger took the ball and scored", she sighed.

She is a little hard on herself, because the national trainer Jarl Torske had no complaints about the Asker player in the semifinal in Iceland last night.  "It was a pity about the backpass, otherwise she played a good match.  She contributed a lot at the back and also further up the field, and has had a solid tournament", said Torske to askerfk.no. 

"Apart from those two goals I think we had a good match, perhaps my best here, but I feel a bit deflated just now", said Herregården.  While Norway were searching for a goal to reduce the lead, Elizabeth Edwards scored England's third goal with a long shot which outwitted the keeper.  The game was finally decided by this goal in the 78th minute.

"Just now it feels like my fault.  We battled well but we didn't make more than one goal chance, but maybe that was not my fault", said the 18-year-old left back.

Jarl Torske is sure that he and the players will be pleased with the outcome of the tournament when they have got over their disappointment at losing in the semi.  "It's always a disappointment to lose 3-0 in a semifinal.  But we go home with bronze medals and a berth at the Under-20 World Cup, and maybe that is as much as we could have hoped for from this tournament", he said.

Torske is not worried that he thinks teams like Germany and France are a notch better than Norway just now.  "We were beaten on skill today.  I must scratch my head a bit.  Several of the teams are ahead of us on basic technical skills, so we have to take ourselves home and practise more", said the team chief.

In the final on Sunday England meet archrivals Germany after the latter beat France 4-2 after extra time. 

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2007, 06:02:34 PM »
Norway Under-19 team chief Jarl Torske has selected the following squad for friendly matches against Sweden in the west-coast town of Florø on August 29 and 31:

Ingrid Thorbjørnsen, Medkila
Marte Kvaale, Røa
Caroline Walde, Arna-Bjørnar
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Klepp
Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Team Strømmen
Gunhild Herregården, Asker
Ingrid Mo Vold, Gjøvik
Maren Mjelde, Arna-Bjørnar
Ingrid Ryland, Arna-Bjørnar
Karianne Heggem, Amazon Grimstad
Ingvild Isaksen, Kolbotn
Hege Hansen, Klepp
June Tårnes, Fløya
Line Holter, Asker
Marita Eide, Trondheims-Ørn
Katrine Andresen, Kattem
Eline Johansen, Fløya
Ida Elise Enget, Team Strømmen

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2007, 11:23:38 PM »
Norway Under-19 assistant trainer Hege Riise thinks that the record crowd at Florø stadium this evening were pleased with what they saw.  Over a thousand spectators turned out to see the game against Sweden, a record for the Under-19 team.
 
An exciting game ended in a 1-1 draw and Hege Riise thought that the team played a good match.  "We were good with the variety of our play, got many players forward into the attack, and had good control defensively.  But a draw was all right", she said.

She was full of praise for the arrangements at Florø stadium.  "They did a brilliant job and it was good to see so many.  So it was an extra pleasure to give the crowd a good show", said Riise.

Norway got the match off to a good start.  Only two minutes had been played when the team took the lead.  Ida Elise Enget met a pass from the right, but the Swedish keeper got a hand on to the ball.  Enget then put the retun into goal.  The half-time score was 1-0.  "We had a fine start and drove the match", said Riise.
 
After a while Sweden came into the match more, and halfway throught the second half came the equaliser.  Norway did not close down after a corner, the Swedes found Jakobsen in the back room, and she scored alone with Ingrid Thorbjørnsen.  In the last quarter waves surged to and fro, but neither side managed to find goal.  "Suddenly we were a little tired and the Swedes were able to play between us", said Riise.

The assistant trainer was very pleased with the way the players executed the plans they had agreed.  She says there will be many changes for Friday's game.  "We have with us 18 players, and those who did not start today will start on Friday.  We want to see all the players starting a match before we select the squad for European Cup qualification", said Riise.
 
The Friday match will be at 12.00.

Sweden - Norway 1-1 (0-1)
Arena: Florø Stadium, Florø.
Referee: Marianne Svendsen, Danmark.
Spectators: 1171
Goals: 0-1 Ida Elise Enget (2 min.). 1-1 S. Jakobsson (69 min.).
Cards: none.

Norway (4-3-3):
Ingrid Thorbjørnsen -
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, June Tårnes -
Ingrid Mo Vold, Maren Mjelde, Eline Johansen (Katrine Andresen 82.min.) -
Ingvild L. Isaksen, Ida Elise Enget (Hege Hansen 74.min.), Maritha Eide (Karianne Heggem 74.min).

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2007, 06:03:11 PM »
The Norwegian Under-19 team was too passive against an attacking Swedish team today, and trainer Jarl Torske was disappointed after the match.

"Sweden had an extra gear in this match, were first on many balls and had more mobility.  I am disappointed that we did not perform better and also with the result", said Torske to fotball.no after the match.

Wednesday's match between Norway and Sweden was strongly supported and ended in a 1-1 draw in front of over a thousand spectators at Florø stadium on the West Coast.  Today's event was not so good from either team's point of view.  "Compared with Wednesday's game it was not so good and was not so well supported.  We were stationary and had little movement in our play", said Torske.

Before the match there were some changes, with captain Maren Mjelde moved to central defender and Marita Skammelsrud Lund out to left back.  These positions were not unaccustomed for either player, but perhaps the moves affected the team's formation play.  "I don't think so.  We began the game in a 4-4-2 formation and then changed to our more usual 4-3-3.  It was 0-0 at half time and we were more disappointing in the second half", said the trainer.

In spite of the loss Torske is not worried about the team's European Cup qualification games at the end of September.  "There are plenty of good players at this level and we know we are a good team".

NORWAY v SWEDEN 0-2 (0- 0)
Florø stadion, Florø.
Spectators: 150
Referee: Marianne Svendsen, Denmark.
Yellwo card: Emma Lund, Sweden.
Goals: 0-1 Lindblom (56), 0-2 Dhy (83)

Norway (4-4-2/4-3-3):
Marte Kvaale -
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Maren Mjelde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund -
Ingrid Ryland (Ingvild Isaksen 70 min.), Mari Solstad (June Tårnes 46 min.), Katrine Andresen (Ingrid Mo Vold 78 min.), Oda Fugelsnes (Marita Eide 46 min.) -
Karianne Heggem (Eline Johansen 57 min.), Hege Hansen (Ida Elise Enget 70 min.).
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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2007, 08:34:51 PM »
Norway's Under-19 girls had no problems beating Moldova by 14-0 in the first European Cup qualification match on Thursday.  Even though the girls did not get especially tough opposition in the Sportni park in Slovenia, the national team trainer was very pleased afterwards.

"I am very content with 14 goals.  There was also much fine play and combination in front of goal.  There was a goal from 22 yards that thundered up into the corner", said Jarl Torske to NTB.  There were four goals for 17-year-old June Tårnes of Fløya.

The extreme difference in level between the teams was explained by Torske. "Moldova are a new team only just starting up, that's why you get a result like that", he said.

Even so Norway have had a dream start to qualification.  On Saturday Slovenia are waiting.  They lost 7-0 to the Netherlands on Thursday, while the Norway-Netherlands match is on Tuesday.

Norway have ambitions to go to the top of the group so as to get a favourable position in the next round of qualification.

Under-19: Norway – Moldova 14-0 (4-0),
Sportni Park,
30 spectators,
Goals: 1-0 Ingvild Isaksen (2), 2-0 Ida Elise Enget (5), 3-0 Eline Johansen (24), 4-0 June Tårnes (30), 5-0 Johansen (47), 6-0 Marita Eide (53), 7-0 Enget (57), 8-0 Gunhild Herregården (61), 9-0 Tårnes (63), 10-0 Enget (66), 11-0 Hege Hansen (70), 12-0 Tårnes (78), 13-0 Maren Mjelde (84), 14-0 Tårnes (89).
Referee: Elia Maria Martinez, Spain,
Cards: none.

Norway (4-3-3):
Ingrid Thorbjørnsen –
Astrid Grøttå Ree, Caroline Walde, Marita Skammelsrud Lund (Gunhild Herregården fra 46.), June Tårnes –
Ingrid Mo Wold (Line Holter fra 57. min), Maren Mjelde, Eline Johansen –
Ingvild Isaksen, Ida Elise Enget (Hege Hansen fra 66.), Marita Eide.

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Re: Norway U-19
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2007, 12:28:19 PM »
Gunhild Herregården was with the Norway Under-19 team to turn the match in their favour against the Netherlands on Tuesday.  With a 2-0 win in the last qualification match in Slovenia, Norway finished top of the group with nine points and a goal difference of 19-0.

"It gives us a good chance of being top-seeded before the next qualification round, but there is no guarantee that there are not other teams that will do just as well in the other groups", said the trainer, Jarl Torske, to askerfk.no.

Gunhild played the whole second half of Tuesday's match.  She came in at 0-0 and was there to bring the match round into Norway's favour.  "I think Gunhild was back to her old form today.  When she came in we moved June Tårnes up on to the left wing and that helped to get the win for us.  Gunhild was steady in her play and aggressive when she had to be.  As well as that she got to use her left foot a lot.  That is a good feature of her play", said Torske.

Line Holter, another Asker player, was also carefully matched and came in for the last 20 minutes, with immediate success.  "Yes, she also stood out straight away.  She is very tough in duelling, good at getting past players.  She was there to steer the match home for us", said the trainer.

Norway's goals came from Marita Skammelsrud Lund after 63 minutes and Ingrid Vold after 87 minutes.

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