NEWS SUMMARY WEEK 37
2 wins in a row
After an uncertain start to the season, Randers FC showed signs of getting into their stride in the home game against Hobro on 4 September. Although the scoreline was convincing - 2-0 - Hobro gave Randers FC a run for their money in a game which could easily have gone either way. This was the first time the two clubs had met in league match, and there were a number of ex-Randers players on the opposite side on this occasion.
In the 68th minute, Hobro finally yielded to the unwavering Randers pressure when Kian Christensen accidentally headed backwards into his own net for an own goal. Hobro were not prepared to give up, and returned fire almost resulting in a goal in the 80th minute when David Ousted pulled off a miraculous save at close range from Danila Arieta.
As play drew to a close, Ronnie Schwartz pounced on an Oliver Feldballe cross to score in decisive style, but the goal was disallowed for offside. Feldballe was not discouraged however, and returned to score in the dying minutes to put the outcome of the game beyond doubt.
While focus was on the ball during the Hobro match, Randers FC player Remco van der Schaaf committed a foul on Hobro's Mads Justesen, elbowing him in the head without the referee seeing. The incident was caught on TV however, and van der Schaaf was subsequently given a two-match quarantine order by DBU's Disciplinary Committee, and misses the next two games against Blokhus (away) and Viborg (home).
Blokhus blocked out
Randers FC's 2011/12 campaign rolled on to the seaside town of Blokhus, newly-promoted and keen to show what they could do against the former Superliga team from Randers. New signing Ronnie Schwatrz started a match for the first time, replacing Frank Kristensen as the target man up front.
Right from the start, Randers FC laid siege to the Blokhus goal, resulting in a goal in the 12th minute by non other than Ronnie Schwartz,