Tampere United 2 IFK Mariehamn 1
|TamU||–||IFK Mariehamn||2||– 1|
|FC Viikingit||–||FF Jaro||1||– 2|
|MyPa||–||FC Lahti||1||– 0|
Nwoke scores his first goal and Myynti came on upfront, an unexpected return for the big man. A big crowd at Ratina and MIFK’s customary TV audience saw Tampere get the winner with 15 minutes to go, and hopefully this will get the Tampere public excited about their team.
There was a smallish crowd for the eastern sort-of-derby in Myllykoski, where MyPa won 1-0. They play Tampere on Sunday and it already looks like they’ll be scrapping for the European places rather than making a title challenge.
Viikingit kept in touch with the bottom of the table by losing at home to Jaro, and the poor standard down there makes it look a good deal more exciting than the championship. 4 points seperate the bottom 6, so MIFK are still in with a shout. They looked solid and resilient, and have some pace going forward. I can’t see them staying in their current position. Hopefully that isn’t another FiF curse.