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Inter go on undefeated, but a defeat today would have been really something because they played KooTeePee. In addition, KooTeePee had Tamas Gruburovics sent off before half-time. Inter went cruising after that and Henri Lehtonen netted twice in the second half to give Inter a 2-0 win.
Honka succumbed to a loss at FC Lahti. Berat Sadik scored the winner and Honka were unable to get an equalizer. They scored during the final seconds of the game, but the assistant had his flag up and Lahti got all three points. Honka have tough times coming up because their next game will be an encounter with HJK.
Haka are dealing with the crisis concerning their European spot. The team is naturally saying that the problem has nothing to do with what is happening on the pitch, but speculation must arise as they have not won in four games now. Despite the fact that Haka had chances, MyPa were not the nicest visitors as the clubs met. The result was a saddening 3-0 for the visitors and Haka now have an awful goal difference, 0-10, from their last two games. Moreover, the people of Valkeakoski are not really giving Haka a helping hand. Tonight they were only backed by a crowd of 1192 people.
VPS won KuPS 2-0 in what was a two-goal night for Jyrki Hietaharju. KuPS did their best after Hietaharju scored his first of the night, but the second goal in the 67th minute was enough to see off the challenge of KuPS.
Newly-promoted RoPS have shown they are no pushovers. Tonight they equalized in the 50th minute after IFK Mariehamn had gone up by one, and the last 15 minutes of the game provided enough time for RoPS to secure a win.
TPS came on top by a surprisingly wide margin as they beat Jaro 4-0. As a TPS supporter I must admit that the scoreline does not reflect the game too much. TPS were not convincing at all in the first half and had all reasons to enjoy getting an undeserved one-goal lead following Sami Rähmönen’s strike. They got their act together to some extent for the second half, but Jaro still had chances and could have drawn on many occasions. That never happened. Instead, Armand One scored his first of the campaign and provided chances for Kasper Hämäläinen and Mikko Paatelainen who finished the job.
HJK-TamU is the remaining game of the sixth round and will take place on Monday. The game is vital for TamU. Even if the silverware is kept hidden in a closet until late October, they only have three or four points after seven games if they lose or draw tomorrow. Besides, they have already played the biggest title candidates, TPS and HJK and are in trouble if they have won neither of the games. It’s only May, but seven games out of twenty-six is quite a lot.