Match-day 14: Goal-fest in Umeå
Qbik - Sunnanå 1 - 3 (0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Rebecca Smith (11), 0-2 Lina Johansson (60), 0-3 Lina Johansson (62), 1-3 Jennifer Meier (89)
Sunnanå were both tougher and quicker and never really threatened after their first goal. Qbik has considerably individual talent, like defender Jenny Hallstenson and forward Anja Mittag, but they were having big problems playing as a team. Sunnanå took an important step away from the relegation zone, where it looks like Qbik will be fighting Jitex and Mallbacken for the last remaining spot above the line.
Värmlands Folkblad: Qbik överkört av Sunnanå
Norra Västerbotten: Äntligen seger för Sunnanå
Umeå IK - Jitex 6 - 3 (3-0)
Umeå: Sofia Lundgren - Anna Paulson, Karolina Westberg, Sanna Valkonen, Maria Bergkvist - Anne Mäkinen (46 Lisa Dahlqvist), Malin Moström, Lise Klaveness - Anna Sjöström, Hanna Ljungberg (80 Johanna Andersson), Marta (70 June Pedersen)
Jitex (starters): Agnes Danielsson - Malin Normelli, Amelie Rybeck, Emma Herbring, Caroline Lindblad - Therese Björk, Kajsa Tornfalk, Leah Robinson, Stacey Stocco - Therese Bjurenlind, Kathy Eriksson
Goals: 1-0 Marta (19), 2-0 Malin Moström (24), 3-0 Anna Sjöström (30), 3-1 Stacey Stocco (48), 4-1 Hanna Ljungberg (67), 5-1 Malin Moström (70 PK), 5-2 Kathy Eriksson (74), 6-2 Hanna Ljungberg (78), 6-3 Sara Sjöstedt (92)
Umeå played better than against Bälinge last week, had more movement and creativity in the attack and also scored a couple of really good-looking goals. Hanna Ljungberg's two goals and 80 minutes on the field without any feelings of injury was also good news. But coach Jeglertz still thinks his team is too complacent, especially in the defense. "When we play the big games in Women's Cup we cannot afford to give away goals like this", he said.
There never was any doubt about the victory, and Jitex hadn't expected anything else; "But we scored three goals on Umeå at their home ground. Of course we feel good", said a pleased Jitex coach. He also had reason to be pleased with his recent reinforcements, both the two goalscorers and Leah Robinson who impressed in midfield. And pleased was probably also the just-turned-17 Sara Sjöstedt, who came on as a late substitute to make her Damallsvenskan debut and scored Jitex' third with a powerfull shot from 20 meters out.
Västerbottenskuriren: Tre mål knäckte inte UIK
Västerbottens Folkblad: Nu är Ljungberg tillbaka på allvar
Göteborgsposten: Hedersamt av Jitex trots förlust
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC - Mallbacken IF 3 - 3 (1-0)
Göteborg: Maria Edman - Maria Nilsson, Sofia Dammström, Frida Höglund, Marlene Sjöberg - Camilla Schelin (72 Rebecca Ljungdahl), Frida Thydén, Sara Lindén, Emmelie Farfa - Lotta Schelin, Salina Olsson
Goals: 1-0 Lotta Schelin (32), 1-1 Kristin Ek (46), 2-1 Sara Lindén (58), 2-2 Maja Johansson (63), 2-3 Linda Ranström (86), 3-3 Lotta Schelin (89)
Mallbacken left Göteborg with one point and mixed feelings, coming back from behind twice to take the lead only to see Lotta Schelin, still in great goal-scoring form and showing how important she is for her team, score an equaliser in the last minutes. But coach Fahlén feels they're in a positive curve and gaining points on their relegation competitors Qbik and Jitex is good.
Göteborg seemed to relax after getting the lead in the first half and were taken aback by Mallbacken's surge forward in the second. Schelin saved the team from a defeat almost as embarrasing as the one against Hammarby last week. But still, coach Pringle pointed out, they created more during the first half today than they did during the entire hammarby match.
Värmlands Folkblad: Mallbackens spel har lossnat: Vi får betalt
Göteborgsposten: Schelin räddade en poäng till Göteborg