Match-day 13 - Boring Umeå wins again
Bälinge - Umeå IK 0 - 3 (0-3)
Bälinge: Maja Åström - Karolina Mats, Fanta Cooper, Lina Andersson, Nera Smajic - Mona Najib (60 Emma Lindqvist), Julianne Sitch (82 Madelene Hagberg), Linda Sembrant, Maria Thuré (65 Mikaela Björklund) - Amy Vermeulen, Minna Mustonen
Umeå: Sofia Lundgren - Anna Paulson, Karolina Westberg, Sanna Valkonen, Maria Bergkvist (81 Johanna Frisk) - Anne Mäkinen, Malin Moström, Lise Klaveness (74 Johanna Andersson) - Anna Sjöström, Hanna Ljungberg (35 Erika Karlsson), Marta
Goals: 0-1 Own goal (19), 0-2 Malin Moström (28 PK), 0-3 Marta (45 PK)
Umeå did what they had to do, but not more. They didn't score a single goal from the run of the play and Bälinge managed to hold their own during the second half. Umeå coach Jeglertz thought his players were a bit "to comfortable", prefering safe play on the midfield instead of challenging Bälinge's defense. Hanna Ljungberg felt her thigh injury and decided to step out after half an hour, mostly as precaution. This match was the match they picked for the Saturday afternoon football show on TV4, but I seriously believe that any other match would have provided better entertainment.
Upsala Nya Tidning: Bälinge hade inte en chans
Västerbottens Folkblad: Umeå IK vinner på rutin
Jitex BK - Djurgården/Älvsjö 0 - 6 (0-3)
Jitex: Agnes Danielsson - Jenny Ringquist (57 Therese Andersson), Sophia Lindorsson, Emma Herbring, Caroline Lindblad - Therese Björk (80 Sofia Skog), Kajsa Tornfalk, Malin Normelli
(64 Linda Fyhr), Amelie Rybeck - Therese Bjurenlind, Kathryn Eriksson
Djurgården: Bente Nordby - Kristin Bengtsson, Jane Törnqvist, Therese Brogårde, Sara Thunebro - Katrine Pedersen, Anna Hall (69 Sofia Simonsson), Linda Fagerström - Elin Ekblom, Laura Kalmari, Victoria Svensson
Goals: 0-1 Laura Kalmari (7), 0-2 Sara Thunebro (9), 0-3 Elin Eklom (30), 0-4 Victoria Svensson (52), 0-5 Own goal (58), 0-6 Laura Kalmari (68)
When the top team is playing like it can, this is how big the difference between top and bottom is in Damallsvenskan. Djurgården showed a great attacking play and could have scored even more. In spite of having to retrieve the ball from the net 6 times, Jitex 19 year old debutant goalkeeper Agnes Danielsson did good.
Hammarby IF - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 4 - 1 (3-1)
Hammarby: Katarina Wicksell - Annica Svensson, Elin Sölveskog, Karolina Rinman, Josefin Christensen - Louise Fors (81 Jessica Landström), Therese Sandström, Linda Forsberg, Jennie Jonsson, Marijke Callebaut (73 Emma Lundh) - Sara Johansson
Göteborg: Maria Edman - Marlene Sjöberg, Frida Höglund, Sofia Dammström, Maria Nilsson - Camilla Schelin - Rebecca Ljungdahl, Jessica Julin, Sara Lindén, Emmelie Farfa - Salina Olsson
Goals: 1-0 Sara Johansson (17), 2-0 Sara Johansson (24), 2-1 Salina Olsson (30), 3-1 Sara Johansson (41), 4-1 Sara Johansson (60)
Wise from the 4-0 trashing they recieved at Göteborg, Hammarby started with a defensive 4-1-4-1 formation, Sara Johansson as the lone striker. It took them 15 minutes to realise that Göteborg wasn't really that dangerous. Missing Johanna Almgren and Lotta Schelin is a problem for Göteborg, but that can't fully explain their dismal effort. Hammarby played with growing conficence and Sara Johansson was hot, hot, hot. All four goals had the Sara Johansson trademark - a pass from midfield, Sara runs away from her defenders and scores with a powerfull shot.
Göteborgsposten: Göteborg hade behövt skadade Schelin
Mallbackens IF - KIF Örebro 2 - 3 (1-1)
Örebro: Kristin Hammarström - Ingrid Ericson, Stina Segerström, Keeley Dowling, Lena Andersson - Marie Hammarström, Hodan Siid-Ahmed, Elin Magnusson, Marina Pettersson - Kelly Schmedes, Pavlina Scasna
Goals: 0-1 Pavlina Scasna (25), 1-1 Therese Stolpe (36), 2-1 Kristie Swaving (55), 2-2 Kristin Hammarström (88), 2-3 Louise Östman (89)
In the second half it looked pretty much like Mallbacken would get the longed-for win, that would get them out of the relegation zone. But then Örebro's coach Pia Sundhage decided to throw in everything forward. At an Örebro corner-shot, keeper Kristin Hammarström joined her 10 outfield players in front of Mallbacken's goal and headed in the equaliser. And Örebro wasn't satisfied with that, but kept pushing forward and Lolla Östman decided tha game a minute later.
Värmlands Folkblad: Här slutar det i tårar för Mallbacken...
Nerikes Allehanda: Målvakts-Kristins mål gav KIF segern
Sunnanå SK - Malmö FF 2 - 2 (1-1)
Malmö: Caroline Jönsson - Johanna Rosén, Emma Wilhelmsson, Therese Jönsson, Jenny Engwall - Nanna Johansen, Nilla Fischer, Therese Sjögran, Frida Nordin - Ásthildur Helgadóttir (44 Emma Stålhammar), Therese Lundin
Goals: 1-0 Carina Holmberg (37), 1-1 Nanna Johansen (45), 1-2 Therese Lundin (57), 2-2 Magdalena Esseryd (90)
Malmö, with important defenders Malin Levenstad and Dora Stefansdottir on the injury list, were pressed back in the first half and if not for Caroline Jönsson in goal Sunnanå would have had a comfortable lead. Back from the recess, Malmö played better with Danish international Nanna Johansen really dangerous on the right flank, controled the match and seemed to take home 3 points. But in extra-time Sunnanå got a free-kick, that Magdalena Esseryd managed to get straight into goal. Asthildur Helgadottir recieved a black eye from the Sunnanå defense and had to leave the pitch, but will be able to play next week.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Kryss mot serietrean
Sydsvenskan: MFF Dam tappade till toppen
Norra Västerbotten: Sunnanåpoäng i slutminut
Linköpings FC - QBIK 3 - 0 (2-0)
Linköping: Hedvig Lindahl - Marie-Louise Skålberg, Sara Larsson, Charlotte Rohlin, Maria Lindström - Josefine Öqvist, Caroline Seger, Frida Östberg, Maria Karlsson (74 Petra Larsson) - Ann Westermark (17 Tiffeny Milbrett, 89 Lotta Runesson), Maria Aronsson
Goals: 1-0 Charlotte Rohlin (19), 2-0 Tiffeny Milbrett (29), 3-0 Maria Aronsson (86)
Tiffeny Milbrett, who arrived from Vancouver only two days earlier, was only supposed to play a few minutes towards the end of the match, but Ann Westermark felt an old thigh injury and left the pitch already after 17 minutes. Milbrett showed her class from the minute she stepped on the field. Qbik were to slow and to static to be any threat to Linköping. They were missing two of their key players, defender Faith Ikidi (playing for Nigeria in the U-20 World Championships) and midfielder Maureen Mmadu (suspension), but that probably wouln't have changed the outcome.
Värmlands Folkblad: Qbik utan chans
Radiosporten: Drömmål av Milbrett när Linköping vann, Milbrett and Rohlin interviews (audio)