- Levadia’s winning streak record within reach for Kalju Nõmme
- Listmann’s development is obvious with every game he plays
- Narva’s lack of discipline can prove very costly for them
By Deni Delev
The rain in the capital stopped just before the beginning of the match and it might be the main reason for the small amount of people that showed up at Hiiu Kunstmurustaadion as Kalju was chasing their record 9th win in a row, while Narva came in search for a turnaround of their miserable start of the season.
The match started with a minor initiative by the hosts to open result as early as possible, however , the guests from Narva showed that they didn’t come to Tallinn to defend themselves. In the 5th minute world-class move by Lindpere to get rid of his defender, sent a nice ball inside the box, but the bar was Smiško’s ally in this case. In the 12th minute first chance for Trans, but Andrejev’s header went past the goal. However, we didn’t have to wait long for the first goal. In the 14th minute Reginald nicely found Kimbaloula at the edge of the box. The French received the ball and with an excellent half-volley brought his team the lead. Already in the next attack the guests could equalise the score, but Kilikevych wasted a golden chance for his team when his shot from 5-6 meters went over the goal. In the 18th minute Narva got another chance, this time from free kick from some 18 meters. The shot, however, was very poor. We had to wait about 10 minutes for the next chance and it was a big one. Lindpere sent an excellent through ball towards Listmann and when everyone thought that he would double his team’s lead, his shot was blocked into corner. In the 32nd minute massive mistake from Rodrigues who gifted the ball to Kilikevych in a very dangerous position, but the attacker of Trans couldn’t go past Bärengrub and wasted another nice chance for his team. In the 35th minute new freekick from a dangerous position for Narva, yet again they failed to hit the target. On the other side, Dmitrijev nicely put the ball down for Wakui, but he failed to set his aim right. In the 41st minute Lindpere with a huge chance to double his team’s lead, but Smiško came out as a winner in their duel.
Both coaches can be happy with the game their players showed in the first half, however, Yagudin could argue his team’s poor finishing.
The second half started with Narva bravely pushing Kalju on their side. In the 49th shock for the home side when Andrejev used the misunderstanding between Bärengrub and Teleš and equalized the score. 1-1 that promised lot of interesting moments to follow. In the 54th minute Lindpere received a ball outside the box, but his shot hit Nesterovski in the hand. The referee didn’t hesitate to show on the white spot. Wakui bravely shot under the bar to bring Kalju the lead for the second time in the match. Three minutes later Erik Listmann made a nice breakthrough down the right flank, passed the ball to Lindpere who didn’t have problem to score his second goal of the season. In the 66th and 69th minute, the visitors decided the match themselves after Zils and Nesterovski were shown their second yellow cards and left their team with only 9 players on the pitch. From that moment on there was only one team on the field and even though they created numerous chances, the final fourth goal came in the 89th minute when Neemelo tapped the ball into the empty net of Smiško after the great assist from Dmitrijev. 4-1 and extension of their winning streak to 9 games now. Narva is bound for difficult days ahead of them as they managed to collect only 7 points in the first 9 games of Premium Liiga.