NEWS SUMMARY WEEK 46
Randers FC still without a win
After 15 matches in the SAS League, Randers FC are still awaiting their first win, but came close to a dramatic victory away to FC Midtjylland on Sunday.
For a full 70 minutes of the match, Randers FC were playing at their best, and went into half time 1-0 up after Marc Nygaard headed down to Mikkel Bergmann who coolly scored in the 21st minute. FCM went into hyperdrive, and were determined not to go down on their home turf. They laid siege to the Randers goal and were only kept a bay by a brilliant performance from Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard.
A stunning free kick by Mikkel Thygesen - from 25 metres out - finally brought FCM back into the game in the 70th minute and only seven minutes later, Thygesen had a hand in FCM's second goal by Ken Ilsø.
Randers FC were not in the mood to give up and piled on the pressure, bringing six pairs of fresh legs on in the form of Kasper Lorentzen, Tidiane Sane and José Junior as substitutes, but to no avail, as the match ended with a 2-1 win to FC Midtjylland.
Randers FC's fight for survival is still on in earnest, but there were definite signs of improvement from a team that played well and showed lots of fighting spirit.
The new building dramatically towering over Essex Park and which will house the Randers Elite Sports College is now almost complete, and is holding Open House on 18 November, to give guests a chance to see the fantastic new facilities. The college offers specialist sports courses for youngsters in 10th grade (16-17 years old) in football, handball and basketball.
New defender with flair in the air
A player credited with being one of the reasons SønderjyskE have enjoyed the run of success they have has joined Randers FC on a 3½ year contract.
Anders Egholm is a defender with good heading skills in defence and attack, and is expected to bring the right competitive spirits and tactical interplay to the back 4. He has been at SønderjyskE siden January 2007 playing just under 100 first team matches.
"Despite its current position, this is a really good club with lots of potential. I look forward to getting started here even though Randers FC faces a tough challenge - survival in the SAS League. But even if we don't make it, I know that Randers FC has a great future which fits in well with my desire for a long-term contract, which is why I think Randers FC was the right choice," says Egholm.