JOHN KRETLOW - Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mason Trafford and Josh Wicks featured in a losing effort as IFK Mariehamn went down to TPS while Jeremy Vuolo and AC Oulu got a big win in the Ykkönen.
IFK Mariehamn 0-3 TPS
Mason Trafford and Josh Wicks both featured in IFK Mariehamn's loss to TPS.
Trafford and Wicks both started and went the distance.
The opening goal came in the 43rd minute when Toni Kolehmainen set up Roope Riski who split the Mariehamn defense and scored on Wicks.
In the 82nd minute, Kolehmainen set up Riski again for TPS' second goal of the game, while Juho Lähde assisted in Riski's third goal of the game in the 84th minute, putting TPS in the winning column.
Wicks, Lucas Bellisomo, and Toni Lehtinen were booked for Mareihamn, while Santeri Mäkinen was cautioned for TPS.
TPS now trails JJK by goal differential for the last Europa League spot in the Veikkausliiga. Mariehamn stay in seventh place with 30 points.
Mariehamn next takes on KuPS while TPS hosts JJK in a match that could decide the last Europa League spot in the Veikkausliiga.
AC Oulu 6-2 OPS
Jeremy Vuolo and AC Oulu got a huge win over promotion rivals OPS in midweek Ykkönen action.
Vuolo started and went the distance for Oulu.
Red-hot Randy Edwini-Bonsu netted a hatrick that headlined Oulu's big day against their cross-town rivals. Jani Kauppila, Juuso Majava, and Mika Lähderinne also found the back of the net for Oulu.
OPS got on the board twice in the second half, with goals from Adriano Muñoz and Luis Vanderlei.
Mika Nurmela, Edwini-Bonsu, and Juho Meriläinen were booked for Oulu while Alex Arinze and Muñoz were cautioned for OPS.
Oulu are now two points from the Ykkönen lead while OPS is still just three points from league leaders FC Lahti.
PS Kemi Kings 3-0 PK-35
Daniel Stevens and Kyle Luetkehans both featured in PS Kemi Kings big win over PK-35.
Stevens started and played 73 minutes while Luetkehans came on in the 83rd minute for Kemi.
Kemi's Emenike Mbachu scored the opening two goals of the game in the 13th and 55th minutes respectively, while Tuomas Tyystala notched in an insurance goal in the 69th minute.
Timi Tapio Lahti received a red card for Kemi while Valtter Laaksonen received the only yellow card for PK-35.
The loss is a crucial one for PK-35 as a win could have bolstered them to the top of the Ykkönen standings.
The win gives Kemi hope to catch HIFK, who is above them by six points, and get out of the relegation zone.
Kemi next takes on Viikingit while PK-35 hosts KPV.
Giuseppe Funicello is still injured and did not feature in VPS' loss to HJK.