DAVID SMITH - Friday, September 26, 2014
Sebastian Ibeagha and Fredericia will try to shake off their midweek Cup defeat while Babajide Ogunbiyi and Viborg started the weekend with a win over Vendsyssel.
FC Fredericia - Brønshøj BK
After experiencing the high of what looked to be a game-saving goal and then giving up the decisive penalty minutes later in Fredericia's cup loss, Sebastian Ibeagha will have the chance to show his fortitude when the team return to league action against Brønshøj on Sunday.
Fredericia had built some momentum heading into Wednesday's Danish Cup second round game, having beaten Roskilde the weekend before, and drawn their previous two.
A crazy end to their match at Aarhus Fremad saw Ibeagha score what looked to be the equalizing goal ten minutes from time, and then give up what would be the decisive penalty barely five minutes later.
The silver lining is that whatever distraction an extended cup run could pose to the Fredericia squad is no longer a factor, and they can look to establish a consistent run as their season reaches its one-third point.
With only a five-point gap separating them from the second promotion spot, they are still more than in contention for making a run, and should be confident of notching a second straight league win against still-winless Brønshoj on Sunday.
Fredericia are missing defenders Søren Jensen and Jacob Thychosen as well as keeper Mads Markfoged all to injury.
Babajide Ogunbiyi and Viborg FF continued their strong run at promotion, notching a 1-0 victory on Friday night that guaranteed them top spot in the league for at least another week. Vendsyssel defender Mayowa Alli did not play in the game.