The home win over Fredrikstad proved to be just an oasis in their mediocrity, as in the very next game against Stabaek, Raufoss was beaten by 2:0. They proved to be below the expectations, and counted a total of 4 defeats in the last 5 matches, and in these 4 defeats they didn’t score a single goal and dropped to 8th place. Start continued the upward trend with their third straight victory, this time at home against Stjordals Blink (3:1). Striker Joacim Holtan made an ideal debut (on loan from Haugesund), scoring the third goal. They remained 6th and the difference from 2nd place is only 5 points. Only absence is right back Sander Sjokvist (19/2 out of the squad in the last two games). Raufoss doesn’t seem to believe it in entering in the playoffs, and this can be seen in their recent course with many defeats and heartbreaking performances. On the contrary, the one that seems to be furiously chasing direct promotion is Start and have enough quality in their ranks to achieve it.