Swedish Cup: Expected wins with unexpected line-ups

The premier division teams join the Swedish Cup in the fourth round to play teams that have survived the three initial rounds. Since they are playing second, third and even fourth rate teams, the damallsvenskan sides often take the opportunity to field domething else than "their best side", that the rules of the cup expects them to do.

Bollstanäs - Hammarby 0 - 3 (0-0)
Goals: 0-1 Josefin Christensen (59), 0-2 Marijke Callebaut (62), 0-3 Sara Johansson (85)
Hammarby guested Bollstanäs, currently 10th place (1-2-2) in the 1st division north. They had some problems in the first half with the northern Stockholm team, where Linda Fagerström (former Hammarby, Djurgården and Sweden midfielder) now plays retirement football, but shifted to a higher gear in the second.

Glanshammar - Qbik 0 - 4 (0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Jennifer Meier (33), 0-2 Anna Nilsson (53), 0-3 Julia Spetzmark (75), 0-4 Rebecca Jonsson (86)
It was play against one goal when Qbik met 2nd division side Glanshammar. Coach Jansson took the opportunity to test some players that haven't got that much time so far this year, among them defender Lovisa Eriksson and young forward Julia Spetsmark.
Värmlands Folklblad:
Qbik körde över Glanshammar: Spel mot ett mål

BK Vången - LDB FC Malmö 0 - 6 (0-3)
Goals: 0-1 Dora Stefansdottir (6), 0-2 Lina Nilsson (17), 0-3 Emelie Öhlander (34), 0-4 Emma Stålhammar (68), 0-5 Cecilia Kotte (73), 0-6 Dora Stefansdottir (79)
A very experimental Malmö team had no problems with local 2nd division BK Vången. Midfielders Therese Sjögran and Nanna Johansen played in the attack while they fielded a completely new midfield (Cecilia Kotte, Dóra Stefánsdóttir, Emma Herbring and Lina Nilsson). Reports talks about "a very relaxed pace" from the Malmö side, but at least they got to show off their (infamous) new away kits.
Malmö: report , pictures, more pictures

Team Hudik - Bälinge 0 - 3 (0-2)
Goals: 0-1 Emma Lindqvist (31), 0-2 Lisa Lantz (44), 0-3 Emma Lindqvist (57)
Bälinge left 7 starters at home when they travelled north to face 2nd division club Team Hudik, but did still not impress their coach Ali Amini. "We were challenged through almost the entire match", he says, but still defends the decision to use mostly back-up players.
Upsala Nya Tidning: Bälinge slog Hudik i cupen

IK Tun - Kif Örebro 0 - 8 (0-4)
Goals: 0-1 Hanna Pettersson (6), 0-2 Caroline Näfver (12), 0-3 Emelia Erixon (16), 0-4 Hanna Pettersson (35), 0-5 Emelia Erixon (46), 0-6 Emelia Erixon (65), 0-7 Hanna Pettersson (78), 0-8 Hanna Pettersson (87)
Örebro was an exception as they went to IK Tun (3rd division) with their best squad. This was also new coach Rikard Holmlund's first on the sideline, so he probably wanted to get to know his team.

Rågsved - Djurgården 0 - 10 (0-2)
Goals: 0-1 Elin Ekblom (6), 0-2 Elin Ekblom (24), 0-3 Anna Lagerberth (50), 0-4 Victoria Svensson (59), 0-5 Maria Järkeryd (72), 0-6 Ariane Hingst (75), 0-7 Maria Järkeryd (78), 0-8 Ariane Hingst (87), 0-9 Victoria Svensson (90), 0-10 Kristin Bengtsson (91 PK)
Djurgården gave back-up keeper Sofia Åhman the chance and rested couple of starters who had minor injuries (Dalum, Lundh and Engdahl), but were still very superior to 2nd division hosts Rågsved, the more as the match lasted and the difference in strenghth and stamina became clear.
Djurgården: report

Åtvidaberg - Linköping 0 - 7 (0-3)
Goals: 0-1 Sandra Landberg Carlzon (9), 0-2 Maja Krantz (17), 0-3 Maria Karlsson (38), 0-4 Maja Krantz (47), 0-5 Kosovare Asllani (50), 0-6 Maria Karlsson (52), 0-7 Maria Karlsson (59)
Reigning Cup champions Linköping rested some of their stars against 3rd division Åtvidaberg, but could still show internationals like Tiffeny Milbrett, Maria Karlsson, Maureen Mmadu and Faith Ikidi on the field. A pitifull first half, according to coach Daniel Pettersson, changed to a much better second, when they scored 4 in less than 15 minutes.
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Brommapojkarna - AIK 0 - 1 (0-0)
Goals: 0-1 Sofia Simonsson (48)
AIK rested three of their national team players and tried an unusual 4-2-3-1 set-up. They encountered unexpected problems from hosting Brommapojkarna (2nd division), that defended fiercly but lacked edge in their attack. And the edge in the attack seems to be also AIK's problem, in Damallsvenskan as well as against 2nd division teams.
AIK: report

Alvik - Umeå IK 0 - 3 (0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Ma Xiaoxu (24), 0-2 Ma Xiaoxu (62), 0-3 Lise Klaveness (86)
Umeå's squad isn't big enough to give room for much changes in the line-up, so they went north with the usual suspects to face Alvik (2nd divison). There were never any problems for the team, but they were surprisingly inefficiant in front of goal. When goalie carola Söberg late in the game had to leave with a foot injury, 159 centimeters tall Hanna Ljungberg was the only one left on the bench and had to put on the goal-keeper gloves. Bit her defense is good and she was only tested once.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Ljungberg en riktig nolla
SVT: Match clip

Falkenberg - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 0 - 2 (0-0)
Goals: 0-1 Sara Lindén (63), 0-2 Lotta Schelin (90)
Göteborg showed up with all of their starters, but had problems breaking down 2nd division side Falkenberg.

Notviken - Sunnanå 1 - 4 (0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Emma Jonsson (18), 0-2 Emma Jonsson (51), 0-3 Johanna Lindahl (58), 1-4 Jenny Marklund (80)
Sunnanå gained a confident 4-1 win against 3rd division Notviken with a team, that was entirely made up by reserves.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Reserver gav Sunanå segern


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