MATHEW WAGNER - Monday, November 26, 2012
Needing a miracle to come back in the series, Kenneth di Vita Jensen and 10-man Ullensaker/Kisa allowed three-unanswered goals to Sandnes Ulf on Saturday, ending a Cinderella postseason run.
Following a Martin Rosenkilde goal off a corner in the 18th minute, Ullensaker/Kisa thought it might make up the 4-0 difference from the first match, but Sandnes Ulf didn't take long to squash that hope. In the 20th minute, Stein Thor Thorsteinsson flicked a pass to Tommy Høiland, who beat goalkeeper Arnold Origi Otiend.
Things went from bad to worse for the away team in the 30th minute, when Rosenkilde picked up a straight red card for a foul in the 18-yard box on Høiland. Christian Gytkjær converted the penalty, and the match and series was all but over.
Up a man in the second half, Sandnes Ulf controlled the match and added yet another goal in the 68th minute. Gytkjær converted yet another penalty, after Otiend took down Thorsteinsson in the 18-yard box.
After that, Sandnes Ulf cruised to the win. Over the two matches, Sandnes Ulf won 7-1, meaning the team will return to the Tippeligaen next season. Ullensaker/Kisa will play in the Adeccoligaen in 2013, while di Vita Jensen will return to Hønefoss.