1979 Norwegian Football Cup

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Viking won the Norwegian Cup after beating Haugar 2–1 on 21 October . The goal scorers for Viking were Bjarne Berntsen who scored a penalty in the 55th minute and Jens Egil Vikanes(own goal) who scored in the 62nd minute. For Haugar, Dean Mooney scored in the 25th minute. This was the first time two teams from Rogaland met in a national final. Viking's official report stated that Haugar were the best team for large parts of the match. However, once Svein Kvia send a probing ball to give Jens Vikanes a goal, the game was secured for Viking.
25 000 spectators watched the game at Ullevål stadion in Oslo. The referee was Ivar Fredriksen. This was the third time Viking won a Norwegian Cup. This was the first final between two teams from Rogaland.

Viking's winning team: Erik Johannessen, Bjarne Berntsen, Tor Reidar Brekke, Per Henriksen, Tonning Hammer, Inge Valen, Svein Fjælberg, Svein Kvia, Finn Einar Krogh, Trygve Johannessen, Isak Arne Refvik, Trond Ekholdt, Torbjørn Svendsen and Magnus Flatestøl.

Haugar's team: Steven Hopson, Rune Larsen, Leif Birkeland, Jens Vikanes, Terje Solberg, Dennis Burnett, Harald Undahl, Eivind Hovland, Tor Nilsen, Dean Mooney, and Dag P. Christophersen

Viking's route to the final[edit]

Round Home team Away team Result
1st round Viking Mosterøy 5-0
2nd round Viking Sola 4-0
3rd round Klepp Viking 0-1 (e.e.t)
4th round Viking Raufoss 1-0 (e.e.t)
Quarter final Rosenborg Viking 0-1
Semi final Viking Brann 2-1

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