Foto: Claus Birch.

FC Helsingør entered Friday’s top-of-the-table clash away to Fredericia with the sole objective of distancing itself from its most direct competitor. Kicking off Matchday 9 in the NordicBet Liga, FC Helsingør did just that and won 4-2 at Monjasa Park, thanks to a come-from-behind onslaught of second-half goals from Daniel Norouzi (59th minute), Elijah Just (65th and 67th minute), and Peter Buch Christiansen (82nd minute).

Goalkeeper Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard was named Man of the Match for his 4-save performance in goal. Daniel Norouzi wore the captain’s armband in the absence of Nikolaj Hansen.

New Zealand internationals Just and Callum McCowatt filled out the scoresheet: Just finished with a brace to climb into a four-way tie for second place in the NordicBet Liga golden boot race with a co-team-high of five goals; and McCowatt assisted on both Norouzi’s goal and Just’s first goal. On the year, McCowatt has four goals and two assists. 

Through nine rounds of league action, FCH (7-2-0, 23 points) remains unbeaten and atop the NordicBet Liga table. Helsingør will next shift into knockout play with a Sydbank Pokalen showdown with top-flight Superliga side Odense at Helsingør Stadion for a 17.45 CET on 21 September..

MATCH INFO
FC Fredericia 2, FC Helsingør 4
Monjasa Park
Fredericia, Denmark.

STATS
Shots: Fredericia 20 – 16 Helsingør
Shots on Target: Fredericia 6 – 8 Helsingør
Corner kicks: Fredericia 4 – 6 Helsingør
Fouls committed: Fredericia 8 – 11 Helsingør
Offside: Fredericia 4 – 0 Helsingør
Possession: Fredericia 57% – 43% Helsingør
Passing Accuracy: Fredericia 80% – 77% Helsingør
Passes: Fredericia 473 – 367 Helsingør

SCORING SUMMARY
FCF – Patrick Egelund (K. Kirkegaard) – 50’
FCH – Daniel Norouzi (Callum McCowatt) – 59’
FCH – Elijah Just (Callum McCowatt) – 65’
FCH – Elijah Just – 67’
FCH – Peter Buch Christiansen (Philip Rejnhold) – 82’
FCF – Alexander Jensen (C.E. Nielsen) – 90+1’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY
FCH – Frederik Bay (caution) – 38’
FCH – Peter Buch Christiansen (caution) – 73’
FCH – Callum McCowatt (caution) – 76’
FCF – Jeppe Gertsen (caution) – 87’

FC HELSINGØR STARTING LINEUP
Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard (GK); Nicklas Mouritsen, Frederik Bay, Kasper Enghardt, Mikkel Knudsen; Callum McCowatt, Daniel Norouzi ©, Frederik Juul Christensen, Elijah Just (Philip Rejnhold – 76’); Oliver Kjærgaard (Peter Buch Christiansen – 57’), Tonni Adamsen (Liam Jordan – 56’)

Substitutes not used: Hjalte Petersen (GK), Alexander Lyng, Sebastian Czajkowski, Oliver Drost, Nando Pijnaker.

Manager: Morten Eskesen 

HVIDOVRE IF STARTING LINEUP
Jungklas Nybo (GK); O. Olsen (C. Ege Nielsen – 72’), J, Gertsen, E. Nissen (T. Pajbjerg Anker – 81’); A. Jensen, C. T. Jensen (M. Basse – 61’), K. Kirkegaard, V. Nambishi, N. Ritter (M. Kristensen – 81’), S. Iyede (A. Holvad – 72’), P. Egelund.

Substitutes not used: J. Brinch, S. Linnet John.

Manager: Michael Hansen