Levadia wins Estonian Premier League

  • 2004-11-01
  • By Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - Tallinn's FC Levadia won the Estonian Premiere League with an impressive 2-0 victory over FC Flora on Oct. 31. FC TVMK finished the season in second place with a dramatic 3-2 victory over JK Trans Narva.

Levadia had already secured the title before beating Flora by gaining a six-point lead at the top of the table. But Flora's players nevertheless seemed unwilling to fight for the three points and the second place spot.

The first goal came just some 20 minutes into the game from Levadia's Ats Purje. Several minutes later the score was 2-0 thanks to a perfectly taken penalty kick.

According to the Soccernet.ee sports information portal, only some 500 spectators came to see the final match between Levadia and Flora, which are the two leading teams in Estonian club soccer. This dismal lack of spectator interest should be a matter of grave concern for the Estonian Football Association.

Levadia certainly deserved to win the title, having scored an impressive tally of 82 goals in 28 games while only conceding 14 goals. Levadia lost only once all season to Narva Trans. But FC Flora's Vjatseslav Zahovaiko was the top scorer in the championship with 28 goals.