Match-Day 4 - Wednesday
Linköping FC - Sunnanå SK 2-3 (2-1)
Linköping FC: Hedvig Lindahl – Sara Larsson, Jenny Möller, Charlotte Rohlin (22 Malin Gustafsson), Emma Claesson – Anna-Kaisa Rantanen, Lotta Runesson (63 Ann Westermark ), Caroline Seger – Josefine Öqvist, Maria Aronsson, Maria Karlsson
Goals: Maria Karlsson 1-0 (11), Josefihe Öqvist 2-0 (26), Carina Holmberg 2-1 (27), Lina Johansson 2-2 (73), Madelaine Edlund 2-3 (80)
Sunnanå's coach "Kega" Isaksson had before the match stated that they had respect for Linköping, but that he was certain that they could pull off a much better game thn they did in their narrow defeat to KIF örebro the last match. And Tiffeny Milbrett had in no uncertain terms told the team that everyone was entitled to the occational bad day, but not fighting was not accepted. In the beginning of the Linköping match you couldn't tell if the pep talk had worked. Linköping opened strong and had 4 corners in the first five minutes. Maria Karlsson scored on a Josefine Öqvist pass and Josefine healed in a goal of her own. Sunnanå's Carina Holmberg kept them in the match with a volley from an unsuccessfull Linköping clearing attempt, but Linköping still looked like the much better team. But in the second half Linköping began to be pressured by the physically stronger Sunnanå, with Tiffeny Milbrett moved down to the midfield, and their 4-3-3 began to look more like 4-4-2. Sunnanå managed to capitalize on their playing advantage to equalise and finally score the winning goal - a ball intercepted by Tiffeny Milbrett, who made an opening pass to Madelaine Edlund who didn't make any mistakes one on one with Hedvig Lindahl. Sunnanå's captain Hanna Marklund had to leave the pitch by the end of the game with a bleedning thigh, but was still happy and convinced she'll be playing again this weekend.
Norra Västerbotten: Tuff kväll väntar Sunnanå (pre-match story)
SVT: Match clip
Umeå IK - AIK 7-0 (3-0)
Umeå IK: Sofia Lundgren - Karolina Weatberg, Anna Paulson, Sanna Valkonen, Maria Bergkvist - Elaine (Frida Östberg), Malin Moström, Anne Mäkinen - Marta (61 Maria Nordbrandt), Hanna Ljungberg, Anna Sjöström (Johanna Andersson)
AIK: Sofie Holmqvist - Lisen Åkerlund (71 Maria Moustakakis), Sara Andersson, Sofia Ström, Anna-Karin Andersson - Hodan Siid-Ahmed (51 Lina Hedkvist), Therese Sandström, Madelene Göras, - Anna Lundin (59 Nazanin Vaseghpanah), Lena Persson, Josefin Wejner
Goals: Marta 1 - 0 (10), Marta 2-0 (22), Elaine 3-0 (45), Anna Sjöström 4-0 (54), Marta 5-0 (59), Hanna Ljungberg 6-0 (84), Anne Mäkinen 7-0 (88)
"We were standing still a bit too much in the first half", Umeå coach Andrée Jeglertz excused himself after the 7-0 win, "but we had a good match and did some good looking goals". Even if there are more competetive teams in Damallsvenskan this year, there is still a big difference between Umeå and a newcomer like AIK. Things are beginning to look dire for AIK, but coach Christer Söderberg says that they were never relying on getting points from the upper half teams they've played so far.
SVT: Match clip
Aftonbladet: Umeås ”superbrassa” bakom storsegern
Mallbacken - Djurgården/Älvsjö 0-2 (0-1)
Djurgården/Älvsjö: Maja Åström - Helene Fagerström, Malin Nykvist, Jane Törnqvist, Sara Thunebro - Ann-Marie Norlin - Linda Fagerström, Elin Ekblom, Kristin Bengtsson - Marijke Callebaut, Laura Kalmari
Goals: Elin Ekblom 1-0 (43), Laura Kalmari 2-0 (90, PK)
Red card: Therese Stolpe, Mallbacken
With three attackers absent (Johansson, Svensson and James) Djurgården/Älvsjö had big problems finding their way through Mallbacken's fighting defense. A long shot be midfielder Ekblom gave them the lead by the end of the first half and a penalty kick that Kalmari converted at the end of the second was probably less than expected by the Women's Cup finalists.
Hammarby - QBIK 3-2 (1-1)
Hammarby: Kattis Wicksell - Hanna Olsson, Jossan Christensen, Annelie Norén, Tanja Meidal - Elin Hären, Jennie Jonsson, Christina Forssell, Linda Forsberg - Salina Olsson (88 Lisa Arnell), Jessica Landström (45 Louise Fors).
Goals: Salina Olsson 1-0 (8), Jenny Hallstenson 1-1 (16), Salina Olsson 2-1 (56), Jenny Hallstenson 2-2 (62), Salina Olsson 3-2 (78)
Jenny Hallstensson's two equlizers almost gave QBIK their first Damallsvenskan point, against the run of the play, while Salina Olsson's hat trick in front of national team assistant coach Thomas Dennerby probably put her back in the running for a spot on the Euro squad.
Dagens Nyheter: Salinas hattrick gav full pott
Match-day sum-up at Svensk Fotboll and Damfotboll.com, stats at Svensk Fotboll