Match-Day 13: Reports and Reviews
QBIK suffered a possibly fatal defeat in the important relegation match against AIK. AIK's goal was a shot that first hit the cross-bar, then the ground and then bounced out into play. QBIK's hot tempered coach Dave Mosson was shown to the stands when he critizised the ruling.
Värmlands Folkblad: Ny förlust - nu är Qbik farligt nära nedflyttning
Djurgpården/Älvsjö's Benny Persson said his team slowed down the play when they were 3 goals up to save strength for the next game. He had a thin squad already getting into the match - Laura Kalmari and Jane Törnqvist didn't play against KIF Örebro, recovering from minor injuries. Then Linda Fagerström had to leave the match early with a sprained foot. He is not sure who will be back for the next match, which is against QBIK already on tuesday.
"We never got our game working, but we won and that's what's important", said goalscorer Sara Larsson after Linköping's match against Själevad. Själevad followed "to 99 %" coach Yngve Persson's tactical scheme - let's call it a variation of the "everyone behind the ball"-tactics - and it could have been a success if Therese Kapstad's late minutes shot had hit goal instead of the crossbar. Now all that remained of a good effort was an honorable defeat.
Corren: Sara avgjorde för LFC
Örnsköldsviks Allehanda: Nära taktisk triumf för Själevad
Radiosporten: Sara Larsson interview (audio)
"We had a really bad first half", said Sunnanå's coach Kega Israelsson. Another explanation, suggested by his local paper, was that Malmö had a really good one. Good movement, one-touch passes and great players on all parts of the field. "This was probably the best attacking game we have played this year", said Malmö's coach Anders Johansson. But Sunnanå came out to the second half determined not to get out-played and managed to score on two set pieces. "It became a bit nervous towards the end", commented Johansson. In Kega Israelsson's opinion Malmö FF is the best team in Damallsvenskan, even if Umeå has better individual players, but Malmö still refuses to be talked into any championship speculations.
Norra Västerbotten: Sunnanå nära kvittering
Västerbottens Folkblad: Sunnanå blev ingen match för Malmö
Mallbacken's new signing Lindsay Greco seems to be what the doctor ordered. Two matches, two goals and a much improved attack from Mallbacken. Erla Arnardóttir, who earlier this season explained Mallbacken's lack of success with being more afraid to lose than eager to win, now was pleased to say that they are not afraid any longer. "We've moved players a bit in the team since Lindsay arrived and now we are creating a lot more".
Värmlands Folkblad: Greco håller Mallbacken över strecket
Värmlands Folkblad: Erla Arnardottir: Vi är inte rädda att förlora längre
"It didn't work out in the last third of the field", Umeå coach André Jeglertz tries to explain the narrow win against Kopparbergs/Göteborg. "We are using to many touches on the ball and doesn't get any flow in the attacks". Kopparbergs/Göteborg's Martin Pringle was satisfied that they pressured Umeå without having to change their short passing oriented game and was even a bit disappointed that they couldn't go home with at least one point.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Moströms sena mål blev räddningen
Göteborgsposten: Hedersam förlust för Göteborg