DAVID SMITH - Thursday, June 10, 2010
Babajide and Viborg battled to a scoreless draw on their trip to Vejle on Wednesday evening, while injured Euan Holden watched the proceedings from the sidelines.
With Vejle entering the game needing a nearly-impossible turn of events over the final two weeks of the season to fall into the relegation places and Viborg resigned to a finish in the middle of the standings, neither team had any real fire to turn out a result, as was evidenced by the overall dour play throughout the 90 minutes.
Viborg keeper Robert Veselovsky was called into action in the 12th minute after a quick combo by the Reds, but was up to the task to keep their hosts off the scoreboard.
The rest of the half saw little in the way of crisp attacking play from either team, with a promising three-on-one breakaway by Vejle ruined by a poor final pass by Nigerian youngster Chidi Omeje.
After the hosts came out of intermission with a few minutes of increased pressure, Viborg's defense took over the game, limiting their opponents to the occasional long-ball attempt towards goal.
Despite generally controlling matters for the duration, Viborg's continued lack of firepower continued to haunt them, with the majority of play limited to the midfield, and the final whistle confirming the golden goose-egg for the teams.
The point effectively puts Vejle clear of any potential relegation threat for their final two games of the season. They will next host second-from-bottom Frem on Sunday afternoon.
Viborg remain in eighth place with the draw, and will host promotion-hunting AB Copenhagen over the weekend before taking on last-place Brabrand three days later in a game they should fully expect to win.