AMSTERDAM – Josh Gatt set up the opener as Norwegian champs Molde FK advanced to the NM Cupen round of 16 with a 3-2 victory over visiting Ham-Kam on Wednesday night.
The second-year man out of Michigan fed Jo Inge Berget for the first of his two goals at the quarter-hour mark, notching his fourth assist in 10 games across all competitions this term. The American departed in the 64th minute with the hosts up 2-0.
The news was not as good elsewhere, with the Stabæk duo of Ricardo Clark and Sean Cunningham ousted by a 2-1 loss at third-flight mites Asker. The former Houston Dynamo midfielder went into the ref's book after just four minutes.
Meanwhile, Steve Clark missed out as Hønefoss were bounced from the tournament on penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw away to second division Mjøndalen. The netminder had to await the renewal of his Norwegian work permit, but is now clear for a return to action in Tippeligaen play this weekend.