Match-day 3: Narrow win for Umeå over Djurgården

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC - Malmö FF  3-3  (1-0)
Göteborg: Maria Edman - Maria Nilsson, Frida Höglund, Sofia Dammström, Camilla Schelin - Marlene Sjöberg, Jessica Julin, Sofie Andersson, Rebecca Ljungdahl (46 Johanna Almgren), Lotta Schelin - Salina Olsson
Malmö:  Caroline Jönsson - Jenny Engwall, Therese Jönsson, Malin Levenstad, Johanna Rosén (Lina Nilsson) - Frida Nordin, Nilla Fischer, Therese Sjögran, Emma Wilhelmsson - Asthildur Helgadottir, Therese Lundin
Goals: 1-0 Salina Olsson (31 PK), 1-1 Therese Sjögran (46), 1-2 Asthildur Helgadottir (53), 1-3 Frida Nordin (77), 2-3 Lotta Schelin (82), 3-3 Lotta Schelin (89)
Attendance: 461
Kopparbergs/Göteborg went into the match with a 12 game losing streak, often conceding 4, 5 or even more goals, so when Lotta Schelin managed to secure a draw in the last minutes of the game, Göteborg celebrated it like a win.
Göteborg started with a 4-5-1 and managed to get hold of the midfield large parts of the first half and creating a lot of problems for Malmö's defense, where Johanna Rosén had big difficulties with Lotta Schelin. Salina Olsson got a penalty kick after recieving an unneccesary hard tackle in then back and scored the penalty kick herself. After the recess Malmö equalised almost  immediately as Therese Sjögran could chip in the ball over Maria Edman and managed to turn the flow of the match. Goals by Helgadottir and Nordin oput them in what seemed like a secure 3-1 lead. But Lotta Schelin, who was moved up to the attack alongside Salina Olsson towards the end of the match, seems to be in her life's best form and beat a Malmö that only was waiting for the whistle to blow twice.
The result in the overall entertaining and exciting game gives Göteborg their first point this season and coach Martin Pringle at least some breating space before he goes on to face Umeå and Djurgården the next two matches. Malmö's Jörgen Petersson was disappointed with the result, but said that he didn't expect this younger version of Malmö FF to be as consistent as last years'.
Äntligen poäng mot Malmö
Sydsvenskan: MFF gav bort segern
Radiosporten: Jörgen Petersson interview (audio)

Djurgården/Älvsjö - Umeå IK 0-1 (0-0)
Djurgården:  Bente Nordby - Kristin Bengtsson, Therese Brogårde, Katrine Pedersen, Sara Thunebro - Anna Hall (66 Jane Törnqvist), Anne-Marie Norlin (81 Mimmi Nordlander-Andersson), Elin Ekblom - Laura Kalmari, Victoria Svensson, Linda Fagerström
Umeå:  Sofia Lundgren - Maria Bergkvist, Sanna Valkonen, Karolina Westberg, Anna Paulson - Anne Mäkinen, Elaine, Malin Moström - Marta, Lise Klaveness, Anna Sjöström
Goals: 0-1 Maria Bergkvist (50)
Attendance: 2,167

Hammarby IF - Qbik 2-2 (0-2)
Goals: 0-1 Jennifer Meier (19), 0-2 Elina Johansson (41), 1-2 Sara Johansson (71), 2-2 Sara Johansson (77)
Attendance: 324

Linköpings FC - Bälinge 0-0 (0-0)
  Maja Åström - Karolina Mats, Fanta Cooper, Lina Andersson, Nera Smajic - Heidi Matinlassi, Linda Sembrant, Julianne Sitch - Minna Mustonen, Emma Lindqvist, Kacey White
Attendance: 707
Goalless draws against the two newcomers is not the opening Linköping had wished for or even expected. Just as in the Jitex match, Linköping dominated and had a big advantage in possession and showed great play the first 20 minutes. But Bälinge had prepared themselves for defense, putting two defensive players in their midfield (Matinlassi and Sembrandt) and pulling back the defense line as far back as possible. They were succesfull in their attempts to keep Linköping from getting into dangerous positions. Linköping showed, like before, that they have problems getting through a tight defense and the longer the match went on the more they opted for a long ball trying to find a forward behind the defense line. Josefine Öqvist tried to rip Bälinge's defense apart with ambitious runs forward, but was to alone. Öqvist commented after the match that she wasn't really worried over the two draws, but not scoring getting a problem for the team.

Radiosporten:  Oavgjort igen för Linköpings FC, Josefine Öqvist interview (audio)

Mallbackens IF - Jitex BK 1-2 (0-1)
Mallbacken:  Carola Söberg - Louise Jonasson, Kathlene Fernström, Therese Stolpe, Helena Nilsson - Erla Arnardottir, Linda Ranström, Linda Nöjd, Therese Persson - Jenny Rådström, Jenny Monsén
Jitex: Anna Rehnlund - Jenny Ringqvist, Amelie Rybeck, Emma Herbring, Caroline Lindblad - Lisa Christensson, Jennie Svensson, Malin Normelli, Therese Björk, Linda Fyhr - Therese Bjurenlind
Goals: 0-1 Therese Bjurenlind (18), 1-1 Jenny Rådström (47), 1-2 Therese Björk (52)
Attendance: 689

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