Euro 2014

Golden League: Norway defeats France with slight advantage

Golden League: Norway defeats France with slight advantage
photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Golden League (Möbelringen-Cu19p) in minute

Arena Larvik, Norway

Second Day

Result: Norway B –  Denmark B 30 – 27 ( 16 – 10)

Topscorers: Jenny Ossnes Graesholt (NOR B) 7 goals and Anne Sophie Okkels (DEN B) 7 goals

Denmark –  Serbia 32  – 20 (18 – 13)

Topscorers: Kristina Kristiansen (DEN) 7 goals and Biljana Bandelier (SRB) 5 goals

Norway –  France 21 – 20 (11 – 14)


NOR: Grimsbö, Si.Solberg (GK) –  B. Riegelhuth, Arntzen, Kristiansen 4, Alstad, Löke 2, Breivang, Mörk 3,Oftedal, Solberg 3, Sulland, Riegelhuth-Koren 7, Jakobsen 2, Herrem, Wibe

FRA: Leynaud, Gluaser (GK) –  Kamto 2, Cissø, Pineau 5, Landre 2, Baudouin, Zaadi, Lawson, Dembele 4, Kamdop, Francois, Nze Minko 1, Gnabouyou, Niombla 1, Lacrabere 3

The first half started with Norwegian lead and an outstanding Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren, 3-2 lead for Norway. France overturned the result, 3-4, 6 -8,7-10.7-12,8-13. Hosts made a lot of mistakes, only the right side with Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren and Nora Mörk has worked. France was led by Allison Pineau and Siraba Dembele,  good performance in defense and goal by Glauser, Result after the first thirty minutes 11 -14.

The second half has brought a balanced start, with fast play, both teams has scored and missed a lot passes. After fifteen minutes of play, Norway managed to reduce the gap to 16-18, after beeing led by four at 13-17. veronica Kristiansen, Riegelhuth-Koren and Sanna Solberg netted fro hosts, Dembele and Lacrabére for guests.

Tensed match, with close result, 19-19 in minute 50,  with first goal of Maja Jakobsen, and also she put Norway in lead, 20-19. RiegelhuthKoren cant miss from seven meter 21 -19, then 21-20 by Pineau. Alain Porter takes timeout four minutes before the end to try to change the course of the game. France is unable to do some big change, Norway win the match.

Final result: 21-20.


Best players of the match:

(NOR) – Kari Aalvik Grimsbö

(FRA) -Allison Pineau


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Euro 2014

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