Part 14 - End of the Season

    The Norwegian Football season has come to and end. All the League matches have been played and for most teams it is time for a well deserved break. Some times still need to play some games in the playoffs, either relegation or promotion. Will Valdres FK be one of those teams? Enjoy the read!


Lets refresh our minds a bit: in the last update we were in fourth place, trailing Hauerseter on three points with three games to go and knowing the final game would be away at Hauerseter.


Well that gap was closed to one point after we won 4-0 on our field against Jevnaker, whilst Hauerseter drew 2-2 away t Kongsvinger. Our next game would be a Friendly game because we had a week off in the League. We played against Fart (how funny is that) and gained some extra morale by beating them 7-1. Dan Mönell was in superb form, grabbing four goals. With the 7-1 victory in the bag, we were full of confidence for the match against Kongsvinger 2. Despite them getting the lead after 14 minutes, we played a very strong game and getting a solid 4-1 victory at the end. The win against Kongsvinger brought us third place too! Hauerseter lost away at Ardal, who kept their title hopes alive with the win.


So, one game to go in the season, we are in third place and we play away at Hauerseter for the decisive match of the season.





Everything would be decided in the last game of the season. Hauerseter played at home, so they were considered the favorite for the day. We knew up front that a point would be enough for us to hold on to third place, Hauerseter needed a win.


I expected Hauerseter to be on full force, trying to give the game that extra edge. Well, none of that happened.... They played an awful game and we should have won that game by a 3 or even 4 goal margin. We dominated the game from start to finish, not giving up any chances and getting the desired result. Despite the fact we should have won, we hung on to a 0-0 draw, which gave us the point we needed. Valdres has secured third place and has earned a spot in the Promotion Playoffs!! 





So this is the final table of the season. Skedsmo are the champions and Ardal finish in second place, earning promotion to the 2.Divisjon. We sit in third place, 5 points behind the top teams, whilst Hauerseter keep fourth place, despite not winning a single game in October.


On the bottom of the table we find Hallingdal, we picked up one win in the entire season. They can count themselves lucky that there is no relegation from the 3.Divisjon...





Some days after the season ended we were part of the Playoff Semi Final draw. They finished in fourth place in one of the other 3.Divisjons. I have no idea how good they are, but they didn't pick up 47 points for no reason. Good thing is that we are the home team, although the game will be played on neutral ground. 





1099.png| Valdres Board delighted with overall leadership Speed

1099.png| Financial Report: Valdres losses announced (18.729

1099.png| Board rewards Speed for good Wage-management and increase Transfer Revenue.



Well, what a finish to the season we had! We expected to finish around 10th place, but we at the end we have qualified for the Promotion Playoffs. What a unexpected success! And now that we earned ourselves a chance for promotion, we might as well try to win promotion. In the next update I will discuss the outcome of the playoffs. So lets hope I have something positive to show you!



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