For the third consecutive game, Anatole Abang was on the bench for SJK and subbed in during the second half.
SJK vs Ilves tänään OmaSp Stadionilla klo 15.00. SJK:n kivikova kokoonpano kuvassa. Ennakkoliput myynnissä: https://t.co/Sgd1Ev4o3a. #SJK07 pic.twitter.com/YBmJG4rrsh— SJK Seinäjoki (@SJK_Seinajoki) April 15, 2017
In the week since its last match, SJK added two players to the squad: Erfan Zeneli and Obed Malolo. Zeneli was immediately thrown into the starting lineup against Ilves, and got SJK a second-half equalizer after it had fallen behind in the first half.
⚽️ 52' SJK MAALI ZENELI OSUU DEBYYTISSÄÄN 1-1 #SJKlive pic.twitter.com/AYb1WL3R1W— SJK Seinäjoki (@SJK_Seinajoki) April 15, 2017
But Ilves went ahead again in the 63rd minute.
63' Ilves siirtyy 1-2 johtoon #SJKlive— SJK Seinäjoki (@SJK_Seinajoki) April 15, 2017
Abang was subbed in for SJK's in-form goal-scorer Billy Ions with about 20 minutes to play. He had a late chance to salvage a point for his team, but it didn't quite work out for him.
90+' Abang pääsee laukomaan mutta yli! (1-2) #SJKlive— SJK Seinäjoki (@SJK_Seinajoki) April 15, 2017
Ottelu päättyy @IlvesEdustus 1-2 voittoon. #SJK07 #Veikkausliiga pic.twitter.com/BfF96Wc5M3— SJK Seinäjoki (@SJK_Seinajoki) April 15, 2017
Ilves celebrated its win with some enthusiasm.
Hyppää jos sä Ilves oot! Ilvekselle mahtava voitto Seinäjoelta lukemin 1-2! Ipan maalarit Rahimi ja Tuco. #ilves #keltavihreä #veikkausliiga pic.twitter.com/qwmy3T0OnO— Ilves Edustus (@IlvesEdustus) April 15, 2017
SJK has four points from its first three games of the new season in Finland's top flight. Next up, it will play PS Kemi on the road on April 22.
Abang has played 68 minutes in three appearances for SJK to date, and is yet to score.