Weekend training matches: AIK defeats Linköping, Sunnanå draws Djurgården
Sunnanå - Djurgården 2 - 2 (0-0)
Djurgården: Nadine Angerer - Anne-Marie Norlin (60 Malin Engdahl), Ariane Hingst, Therese Brogårde, Sara Thunebro - Linda Sällström, Marijke Callebaut, Anna Hall, Rebecca Johnson - Mia Jalkerud (45 Jennifer Meier), Victoria Svensson
Goals: 0-1 Linda Sällström, 1-1 Kicki Wiklund, 2-1 Lina Johansson, 2-2 Rebecca Jonsson.
Both Djurgården and Sunnanå are at camp in Algarve, Portugal, and had arranged a training match. Sunnanå played a high pressure defense and Djurgården never got the expected grip over the match. The Damallsvenskan runners-up had problems connecting their passes and also squandered a plethora of scoring chances.
Djurgården: Kryss i Algarve
Norra Västerbotten: Oavgjort gav mersmak
LDB FC Malmö - BK Skjold 3 - 0 (1-0)
Malmö: Stephanie Öhrström - Therese Jönsson, Lina Rehov, Emma Wilhelmsson, Emelie Ölander - Dafina Memedov, Dora Stefansdottir, Aylin Yaren, Antonia Göransson - Emma Stålhammar, Jenny Nellbert
Goals: 1-0 Jenny Mellbert, 2-0 own goal, 3-0 Dora Stefansdottir
With eight players in Stockholm for the national team fitness tests, Malmö showed up with a really young team. It was still enough to convincingly defeat Danish premier side BK Skjold.
LDB FC Malmö: Anfallsglada juniorer visade upp sig på Heleneholm
Kopparbergs/Göteborg - Frölunda P16 1 - 4 (1-0)
Göteborg: Jenny Olsson - Marlene Sjöberg, Maria Nilsson (60 Frida Svensson), Jane Törnqvist (46 Jenny Hallstensson), Amelie Rybäck (70 Elin Dahl-Örn) - Lisa Ek (70 Sofia Karlsson), Ingvild Stensland, Maria Karlsson - Emmelie Farfa (60 Sofie Andersson), Sara Lindén (70 Catrin Johansson), Johanna Almgren
Goals: 1-0 Sara Lindén (20)
Once again Göteborgs proposed opposition, this time ex-Damallsvenskan side Falköping, had to cancel as they were unable to field a full team due to injuries and sickness. Just as last time, Göteborg managed to rustle up a boy's team. Göteborg held their ground well against the much bigger players on the Frölunda side and Jenny olsson, making her first appearence for Göteborg since her signing, did well in goal. Not until late in the second half, when Göteborg had substituted half their team, did Frölunda manage to get the upper hand. All their four goals (one Göteborg own goal and one PK) came in the last 13 minutes.
Lotta Schelin didn't play as she was at the national team fitness tests in Stockholm and Jane Törnqvist had to leave at halftime with a contusion.
Göteborg: Förlust mot Frölunda P16
Alvik - Umeå Södra FF 1 - 4 (0-3)
Umeå Södra: Minna Meriluoto - Anna Rehn, Moa Westermark (50 Kristin Åberg), Petra Vaelma, Ragna Lestander (65 Vanessa Mångsén) - Maria Lundqvist (65 Victoria Forsmark), Hanna Folkesson (74 Ellinor Andersson), Emma Sundberg (65 Elina Sormunen), Anna Forss - Terese Andersson, Linda Fransson
Goals: 0-1 Linda Fransson (13), 0-2 Linda Fransson (20), 0-3 Terese Andersson (25), 1-4 Anna Rehn (73 PK)
Umeå Södra FF: Alviks IK - USFF 1-4
Hammarby - Bälinge 2 - 1 (0-1)
Hammarby: Kathrin Lehmann - Therese Dahlberg, Elin Sölveskog, Karin Lissel, Matilda Agné - Jennie Jonsson, Madeleine Tegström - Kicki Bengtsson, Nazanin Vasegphana, Daniella Chamoun - Hope
Goals: 0-1 Emilia Appelqvist, 1-1 Erin Morrison, 2-1 Kristin Bengtsson
Bälinge's young midfielder Appelqvist and Lyckberg continues to impress, even if it wasn't enough against hosting Hammarby. Veteran Kristin Bengtsson, now in a forward position, and Nazanin Vaseghpanah in midfield worked hard and to give Hammarby the win.
A small contingent of Americans are currently trying out for Hammarby, goalscorer Erin Morrison is one of those.
Hammarby: Offensiv glädje gav seger mot Bälinge
AIK - Linköpings FC 1 - 0 (0-0)
AIK: Sofia Lundgren - Sofia Simonsson, Frida Höglund (62 Ingrid Bohlin), Linda Sembrant, Linda Lekander - Elin Ekblom Bak, Jessica Julin (62 Emelie Karlsson-Wedin), Anne Mäkinen (62 Elin Karlsson), Louise Fors - Annica Sjölund (73 Freja Egebrant), Emma Lundh
Linköping: Hedvig Lindahl - Anna-Kaisa Rantanen (46 Daniela Di Luca), Maria Svensson, Petronella Ekroth, Marie-Louise Skålberg - Maja Krantz, Petra Larsson, Daniela, Maria Karlsson (46 Josefine Öqvist) - Tilda Heimersson (46 Jessica Landström), Kosovare Asllani.
Goals: 1-0 Linda Sembrant (56)
AIK showed that they might have a really good team growing. Anne Mäkinen played her first for her new club and meant a lot when AIK measured up well to the expected top side Linköping. AIK got the winner as Anne Mäkinen shot a free-kick to the far post, where defender Linda Sembrant came rushing to score.
Brazilian midfielder Daniela made her first appearence for Linköping and "showed that she has great qualities as a player", as her coach Daniel Pettersson commented. Linköping's national team players Caroline Seger, Sara Larsson and Charlotte Rohlin rested.
Linköping: Daniela debuterade mot AIK
AIK: Segermål av Sembrant
Kif Örebro - Älvsjö AIK 6 - 0
Goals: Maria Nordbrandt (2), Maria Hammarström, Elin Magnusson, Lena Pettersson, Lena Puranen
A step up compared to the 4-1 win over Jitex was midfielder Maria Nordbrant's opinion, good pace and variation was coach Holmlund's verdict and the local paper even called the performance "a little bit impressing".
Nerikes Allehanda: Bättre och bättre för KIF Örebro
And an old midweek scrimmage:
Åhus P16 - Kristianstad 3 - 1 (1-1)
Kristianstad: Sandra Wahldén - Johanna Jönsson (46 Carolin Ericsson), Ulrika Severin (46 Maria Åhlund), Johanna Rosén (46 Vlora Bajraktaraj), Victoria Falk (46 Marie Åstedt) - Pernilla Falk (46 Therese Björck), Sofie Persson (46 Madeleine Andersson), Erla Arnardóttir, Angelique Sandberg (46 Maria Nilsson) - Veronica Persson, Susanne Moberg (46 Elin Bjerre)
Goals: 1-1 Susanne Moberg
Kristianstad played a local boy's team. They opened slow and got behind early, but worked themselves back in the match and had the better chances getting the lead. At halftime there were extensive substitutions and Åhus got two fast goals before Kristianstad could stabilize their play.