Aussies Abroad: Butt on the verge of something special in Norway

While there’s a host of Westfield Matildas making their mark in America’s National Women’s Soccer League right now, there’s another Aussie doing big things in Norway.

Midfielder Tameka Butt is on fire for Norwegian Toppserien club Klepp, who are currently sitting second in the league with five games to go.

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While they can’t catch runaway leaders Lillestrom who are 16 points clear at the top, Klepp is on the verge of creating club history should they hold their position for the remainder of the campaign. The men's team play in the fourth tier of Norweigan football and have never come close to such an achievement. 

The club based in the city of Stavenger have never finished higher than fourth in Norway’s top-flight but should better that mark if they can maintain their current form.

And Butt has been a key figure for coach Oli Harder, whose side have four other overseas players. New Zealander Kirsty Yallop and a trip of Americans: McKenzie Berryhill, Lindsay Burke Harris and Zaneta Wyne.

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The 27-year-old, who played for Brisbane Roar during the Westfield W-League 2017-18 season, is one of the best midfielders in the league right now.

She’s shown a great ability to get forward and score goals, bagging five from just 13 starts this season.

Butt is Klepp’s second-highest scorer for the season, behind striker Hege Hansen.

Her last goal came just a fortnight ago, scoring in the final minute to snatch a 1-1 draw against third-placed Sandviken.

The Westfield Matildas star will be hoping to be among the goals again on Sunday morning (AEST) when her side faces Grand Bodo.

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