DAVID SMITH - Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Jonathan Borrajo and Ham-Kam will look to move into one of the Adeccoligaen's two automatic promotion spots on Wednesday when they host struggling Alta IF.
After enduring a short mid-season dry spell, Ham-Kam have come on strongly as the season enters its final weeks, winning five of their last six to put even the league championship within reach.
While boasting neither a particularly transcendent attack or defense, they have proven to be the most difficult team to beat in the division, with their league-low five losses being only matched by second-place Hønefoss.
They find themselves currently in fourth place, however Wednesday's game against relegation candidates Alta is making up their one game in hand over all other teams around them in the standings.
A win would pull them even on points with leaders Sandnes Ulf, although they would likely still trail by goal differential, while a draw would push them ahead of Sandefjord into third place, still on the edge of an automatic promotion spot awaiting the top two finishers in league play.
Both Ham-Kam and Alta are coming off of weekend wins, the former a 2-1 home win over Asker, and the latter a crucial 2-0 victory over relegation-dound Nybergsund which barely kept them out of the drop zone.
Alta will be without defender Børge Josefsen who is still recovering from a fractured bone in his hand, and while Ham-Kam are not reporting any injuries or suspensions.