Two Late Goals Scramble Standings; Football League Sets Attendance Mark
After Nõmme Kalju scored twice in the last five minutes against FC Flora to steal a 2-0 win Saturday, the top of the league table is more in doubt than in many previous years, with only five games to go.
Hidetoshi Wakui opened the scoring in the game at A. Le Coq Arena on the 86th minute, watched by a season record crowd of 2,610. Tarmo Neemelo added a second three minutes later. The match also meant more people came to stadiums this year compared to 2013, with 25 league games still to play.
Kalju's win means only three points separate the top three, with Levadia leading the back with 72 points, followed by Flora on 70 and Kalju at 69. Sillamäe Kalev is still in contention, beating Narva Trans 1-0 to climb to 64 points. In case two or more teams are tied after 36 games with the same number of points an additional game or games will be organized as tiebreakers.
Levadia will host Kalju on October 4, and traveling to Flora on October 18. Kalju will face Sillamäe Kalev on November 1. Sillamäe Kalev will host Flora on the final day of the season, November 8, meaning all four teams will have tough games before the end of the season.
Tallinna Kalev and Jõhvi Lokomotive are in a fight at the bottom of the league, with Kalev last with 12 points, followed closely by Jõhvi on 15. Jõhvi beat Kalev 5-0 over the weekend.