Umeå and Sunnanå building up for the big derby

The Sunnanå - Umeå match today is a big event for the local competitors. Even if it's many years ago since Sunnanå was swedish champions they still defeated Umeå in a league game as recently as 2003.

The local papers have extensive pre-game coverage of the live televised match. Västerbottens-Kuriren makes the match within the match between Sunnanå's defender Hanna Marklund and Uneå's striker Hanna Ljungberg the key to victory, even if Marklund insists that Umeå are big favourites. Sunnanå's striker Madde Edlund says that playing with Tiffeny Milbrett in the team is like having an extra player and Umeå's goalkeeper Sofia Lundgren talks about how to stay focused an entire match when you almost never get's to touch the ball.

Västerbottens-Kuriren: Hanna ska stoppa Hanna
Västerbottens Folkblad: Umeå IK vinner derbyt – på poäng
Västerbottens Folkblad: Sofia Lundgren om koncentration
Västerbottens Folkblad: Madde vet vad som krävs i dag
Norra Västerbotten: "Marta bjuder på sig själv"

Nice clip from the local TV station on Sunnanå's preparations, including a sponsor event at the racing ground (Real player, 1,5 minutes).


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