Match-day 20: Jitex defeats Mallbacken in relegation struggle
Jitex - Mallbacken 1 - 0 (1-0)
Jitex: Kristin Luckenbill - Sophia Lindorsson, Emma Herbring, Amelie Rybeck, Caroline Lindblad - Therese Björk, Malin Normelli, Amelie Olausson, Leah Robinson (88 Kajsa Tornfalk) - Katie Eriksson (85 Therese Bjurenlind), Sara Sjöstedt (74 Sofia Skog)
Goals: 1-0 Amelie Olausson (25)
Both teams knew the match could be decisive in the relegation struggle, and it showed. It was two nervous teams that walked on the pitch and it wasn't really the beautiful game they played. A lot of long balls without any address and missed passes from both teams. Mallbacken still managed to get a grip on the match during the first half, but it was Jitex that scored. Katie Eriksson - Jitex untiring attacker - ran through Mallbacken's defense and fired a shot that Carola Söberg in goal couldn't hold. Jitex midfielder Amelie Olausson got a shot on it that hit both goalposts before it landed in goal. Olausson played only her second match this season. The 30 year old, who is the club's fitness trainer, had decided to quit playing after contributing to Jitex promotion last year but been persuaded by the coaches to return to the field. After the goal the match turned and Jitex had most of the scoring chances, including a penalty kick from Leah Robinson, that goalie Söberg caught.
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Sunnanå - Kif Örebro 0 - 2 (0-2)
Goals: 1-0 Marie Hammarström (63), 2-0 Louise Östman (70)
KIF Örebro has never lost to Sunnanå during the 4 years they've played in Damallsvenskan. Not this time either. Sunnanå, missing Hanna Marklund to a yellow card suspension, played a tough physical game but had problems getting anything done in their offensive third of the field. Örebro's Marie Hammarström and Pavlina Scasna made the difference. Hammarström scored directly from a free-kick and Scasna was instrumental in the fast counter Örebro started after a Sunnanå corner-kick and made it an easy finish for Louise Östman.
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