Weekend training matches: Lisa De Vanna scores 4 for AIK
Djurgården: Nadine Angerer - Malin Engdahl (46 Anne-Marie Norlin), Ariane Hingst, Therese Brogårde, Sara Thunebro - Linda Sällström, Marijke Callebaut, Anna Hall, Rebecca Johnson (80 Linda Hybinette) - Mia Jalkerud, Victoria Svensson (88 Malin Engdahl)
Goals: 1-2 Rebecca Johnson, 2-2 Victoria Svensson
Djurgården met their club's 15 year old boys in a well played match. It was a high paced game and the result could have gone either way. Rebecca Johnson scored friom a Linda Sällström assist and Victoria Svensson put a free-kick directly in goal. Djurgården had a few players on the sick-list, among them Linda Forsberg and Jennifer Meier, and had to loan a few players from Älvsjö to fill out the roster.
Djurgården: Uddamålsförlust mot Djurgårdens killar
Kopparbergs/Göteborg - Örgryte P16 1 - 2 (0-0)
Göteborg: Sandra Bjurteg - Amelie Rybäck (72 Maria Nilsson), Jane Törnqvist, Jenny Hallstensson, Sofia Karlsson (66 Marlene Sjöberg) - Johanna Almgren, Catrin Johansson (60 Lisa Ek), Ingvild Stensland, Sofie Andersson - Sara Lindén, Emelie Farfa
Goals: 1-2 Jane Törnqvist (90)
The planned match against 1st division Öster had to be cancelled, as a virus had hit the would-be guests. Instead, local top side Örgryte's 16 year old boys provided the opposition. Örgryte is a much better boy's team than the Jonsered side Göteborg routed two weeks ago. It was a tough and fast match, which gave the Göteborg team a great test.
Newly signed veteran defender Jane Törnqvist was exactly as good as coach Torbjörn Nilsson expects her to be: "She will be important for us, and I hope she will be in competition for a place on the national team to the Olympic Games". "We'll see about that", comments Törnqvist, "but right now I'm focusing on Göteborg and nothing else".
Lotta Schelin, who probably could have turned the game into Göteborg's favour, was in the stands, enjoying her rest after the Cyprus camp with the Sweden team.
Göteborgsposten: Törnqvist trivdes mot killarna
Göteborg: Förlust mot ÖIS P16
Bröndby - Kristianstads DFF 3 - 1 (3-0)
Goals: 1-3 Susanne Moberg
Danish league leaders Brøndby was clearly one size to big for Kristianstad, but coach Ulf Palmquist was happy that they managed to win the second half. "We could see that we were able to keep up with them", but the team was much to careless in the first half, often missing the crucial last pass. Kristianstad used their junior keeper Emelie Karström in goal, since both their other keepers had to rest with minor injuries.
Kristianstadsbladet: Klar förlust för KDFF
KIF Örebro - Jitex 4 - 0 (2-0)
Goals: 1-0 Elin Magnusson (25), 2-0 Marie Hammarström (42), 3-0 Hanna Petersson (85), 4-0 Sanna Valkonen (87)
Örebro hosted 1st division side Jitex, usually considered one of the main candidates for promotion to Damallsvenskan. The match was closer than the scoreline would suggest, but Örebro had the upper hand throughout the entire game. Caroline Näfver impressed at her left wing position.
Nerikes Allehanda: KIF Örebro vann stort i årspremiären, video
Tyresö - Bälinge 0 - 5 (0-2)
Goals: 0-1 Emma Lindqvist, 0-2 Emma Jonsson, 0-3 own goal, 0-4 Emilia Appelqvist, 0-5 Alexandra Höglund
Bälinge's first training match was against 1st division side Tyresö, a very ambitious newcomer that has signed several former Damallsvenskan players. Bälinge played with a midfield mainly made up by 17 year olds (Jenny Jansson, Julia Lyckberg and Emilia Appelqvist), as they are still waiting for their American reinforcements to arrive, and still totally dominated a surprisingly weak Tyresö side.
Bälinge's coach Zaine Söderlund was of course pleased with the performance, not the least with the number of goals, as converting scoring chances usually isn't Bälinge's strongest side.
Damfotboll.com: Tyresö - Bälinge 0-5
Hammarby Damfotboll - Älvsjö AIK 3 - 1 (2-0)
Hammarby: Lisa Mattsson - Therese Dahlberg, Elin Sölveskog, Karin Lissel, Matilda Agné - Jennie Jonsson, Andrea Comaneci - Kicki Bengtsson, Nazanin Vasegpanah, Daniella Chamoun - Lisa Björkvik
Goals: 1-0 Kristin Bengtsson, 2-0 Daniella Chamoun, 3-1 Daniella Chamoun
In spite of their very tired legs from the tough training period, Hammarby's players defeated 1st division top side Älvsjö. Sara Johansson and Hodan Siid-Ahmed are still working on coming back from their injuries and Anna Lindblom rested after being on Cyprus with Sweden, but otherwise Hammarby could field most of their first selection. Kristin Bengtsson was back in a forward position together with Daniella Chamoun and both were successful, backed up by a spirited Nazanin Vaseghpanah in midfield.
Damfotboll.com: Daniella Chamoun tvåmålsskytt för Hammarby
AIK - HJK Helsinki 5 - 0 (2-0)
AIK: Sofia Lundgren - Sofia Simonsson, Frida Höglund, Linda Sembrant, Elin Karlsson (67 Linda Lekander) - Elin Ekblom Bak, Jessica Julin, Emelie Karlsson-Wedin (67 Ingrid Bohlin), Louise Fors (77 Anna Bohlin) - Lisa De Vanna, Annica Sjölund (46 Emma Lundh)
Goals: 1-0 Lisa De Vanna (12), 2-0 Annica Sjölund (34), 3-0 Lisa De Vanna (59), 4-0 Lisa De Vanna (76), 5-0 Lisa De Vanna (86)
After three defeats in a row, this is looking better for AIK. Now, most damallsvenskan sides are better than the Finnish top three side HJK, but this is still a very good result and HJK were outplayed in the first half (8-1 in shots on goal). Elin Ekblom has finally been put in her right place, on the wing, and made two of the assists to De Vanna's goals. And De Vanna! Seems like one of the most impressing debuts for a Damallsvenskan side in a long time. And I'm pleased to see, that she actually played the entire 90 minutes. Maybe it's more coaching than fitness that keeps her on the bench as a super-sub in Australia's national team.
AIK's head coach Benny Persson (who, true to style, got himself expelled to the stands) said that AIK has been trying to keep De Vanna's arrival under wraps and that she arrived in Sweden only last Wednesday. He is very pleased with her signing: "She will bring unique qualities to the team".
AIK: Årets första seger
Damfotboll.com: Världsspelare debuterade i AIK
Linköpings FC - BK Kenty HJ 1 - 2 (1-1)
Goals: 1-1 Caroline Seger (PK)
Josefine Öqvist's come-back was the big attraction when Linköping took on a local junior team (17-18 year old boys). She came on in the second half and looked like her old self, but didn't take any risks against the boys: "they were so damned big". Coach Daniel Pettersson was pleased in spite of the loss: "We focused on the defense and it worked really well.
Corren: En applåd för en efterlängtad comeback
Linköping: Seger målade i tuff match