Sports Round-Up: Two Kinds of Football (1)
FC Levadia took another step closer to the Estonian football league title, beating Jõhvi Lokomotiv 9-0 to move two points clear with one game left to go.
Igor Subbotin scored four goals in the game. He opened the scoring for Levadia on the eighth minute, adding a second on the 43rd, third on the 50th, and got his last in the 70th minute. Ingemar Teever (20th minute), Dmitri Kruglov (22nd), Toni Tipuric (72nd), Ilja Antonov (81st) and Rasmus Peetson (84th) also scored. Watch a recap of the match here.
FC Flora kept up the pressure, beating Tallinna Kalev 2-0 to condemn Kalev to certain relegation. The most important game of the weekend was between third-place Nõmme Kalju and fourth Sillamäe Kalev, with Kalev winning 2-0 and leapfrogging Kalju in the standings.
Flora travels to Sillamäe on Saturday for the season's last league match, with Flora needing a win to catch up with Levadia, but a loss could put them on level terms with Sillamäe. Levadia will also travel to the northeast, playing against Narva Trans.
If Levadia wins, the title is theirs. If they lose and Flora wins, Flora will claim the title. If Levadia draws and Flora wins, a play-off for the title will be held. If Sillamäe beats Flora it will claim silver, as it has more wins during the season than Flora.
The last round will begin at 13:00 local time on November 8.
Estonian US National Football League player Margus Hunt recorded one sack in garbage time as his Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1) got a 33-23 home victory over Jacksonville (1-8) Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Hopes were high for Hunt, the first Estonian who is not a US citizen to play in the NFL, based on a stellar preseason. However, the defensive tackle has seen limited playing time this year.
Hunt was only on the field for 15 plays Sunday, and has had difficulty applying pressure on the quarterback - his main task - in his second year in the NFL. He has only five tackles so far this season.