KENYA BROWN - Monday, December 7, 2020
Haji Wright scored to put himself among the joint top goalscorers as SonderjyskE came away with the win over Nordsjaelland in Danish Superliga action over the weekend.
SonderjyskE 2-1 Nordsjaelland
Goals from Jepp Simonsen and Haji Wright would be enough as SonderjyskE held on for the narrow win over Nordsjaelland at Sydbank Park.
Wright would play 79 minutes in the game, and his seventh goal of the season placed him tied at the top of the goalscorers' list for the season thus far.
It was back and forth in the early minutes of the game as both sides had excellent chances to open the scoring, but some good goalkeeping at both ends kept it scoreless as the proceedings went on. That would change in the 44th minute when Simonsen would be on the spot to steer Stefan Gartenmann's cross from the right into the goal, leaving Nordsjaelland goalkeeper Peter Jensen little time to react.
The host would double their lead within minutes of the second half as Wright would slip his shot past at the near post. However, the referee would disallow it as the linesman raised his flag for offside. That decison was then overruled by the assistant video referee as it was determined that the towering forward was in a good position, thus allowing the goal to stand.
Wright had a chance to add a second on the day just before the hour mark when he was left with a one-on-one with the goalkeeper. But he could not his shot around Jensen as the keeper got a hand on the ball to eliminate the danger.
Abu Francis would make things interesting as he scored for Nordsjaelland in the 52nd minute, but SonderjyskE were able to hold on for the win.
SonderjyskE sits in second place in the standings with 21 points, just two points behind leaders Midtjylland.
Emmanuel Sabbi put in 67 minutes of work for Odense BK in their 2-1 win ove Aalborg. The team currently lies in ninth place in the standings with 14 points, two points away from the Championship group.