Training matches: In the shadow of Algarve Cup

In spite of the on-going Algarve Cup, a lot of training matches was played last week. Most of the teams were handicaped, having to release players to their national teams and often loaned in players from local lower division clubs to fill out the rosters.

Umeå Södra FF - Piteå IF 4 - 3 (3-3)

Umeå Södra: Sara Bjöörns (46 Lisa Eklund) - Anna Rehn, Moa Westermark, Emma Sundberg, Ragna Lestander (75 Maria Lundqvist) - Victoria Forsmark (58 Patricia Hägglund), Hanna Folkesson, Elina Sormunen (58 Maria Wictorsson), Anna Forss - Vanessa Mångsén, Linda Fransson
Goals: 1-2 Anna Rehn, 2-3 Victoria Forsmark, 3-3 Linda Fransson, 4-3 Patricia Hägglund
Umeå Södra were 1-3 behind to 1st division Piteå in the first half, but finally managed to turn it around. The match was played in falling snow and neither team made the on-lookers happy in a match were Södra seemed to lack both game-plan and structured play. Umeå Södra's goalkeeper Minna Meriluoto was with Finland in Algarve (as well as defender Petra Vaelma) and back-ups Sara Björns and Lisa Eklund (loan from Umedalen) filled in. Västerbottens Folkblad:
Södra-seger i snöyran

Kif Örebro - Västerås BK 30 2 - 0 (0-0)
Goals: 1-0 Elin Magnusson, 2-0 Lena Andersson
Örebro hosted 1st division newcomers Västerås and had initially problems exploiting their playing advantage. In the second half it paid off, even if a bigger score could have been expected against a team like Västerås. In the absence of Kristin Hammarström (with the national team in Algarve together with Stina Segerström and Finland's Leena Puranen), Örebro had Finnish goalkeeper Minna Kallio trying out. I can't imagine she will be competing with Hammarström, but the club is as far as I know missing a second keeper.
Nerikes Allehanda: Hanna skadad när KIF Örebro vann

AIK - Tyresö 2 - 0 (1-0)
AIK: Jenny de Agé - Elin Karlsson (68 Linda Lekander), Jessica Julin, Linda Sembrant, Linda Lekander (46 Frida Höglund) - Elin Ekblom Bak, Emelie Karlsson-Wedin (46 Sofia Simonsson), Anne Mäkinen, Ingrid Bohlin (58 Anna Bohlin) - Annica Sjölund (58 Freje Egebrant), Emma Lundh
Goals: 1-0 Anne Mäkinen (36), 2-0 Emma Lundh (67)
AIK had a slow and unfocused first half aganist the 1st division team Tyresö, but still got the lead from an Elin Ekblom right wing cross that reached Anne Mäkinen at the far post. In the second half AIK showed a much better attitude, dominated on the field and out-shoot Tyresö 18-2. Still, Aik's accuracy in front of goal still leaves something to wish for, as they only managed to convert one of the many scoring opportunities, Emma Lundh breaking through the defense from the right side. I haven't seen this confirmed by the club, but from other sources it seems like Australia's Lisa De Vanna has agreed to sign and will show up at AIK's camp in Germany later this month. Goalkeeper Jenny de Agé, filling in during Sofia Lundgren's stay in Algarve, is on loan from Brommapojkarna. The club is still looking for a permanent second goalie.
AIK: Ny seger för damlaget

Jitex - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 1 - 1 (0-1)
Göteborg: Jenny Olsson - Marlene Sjöberg, Jane Törnqvist, Jenny Hallstensson (65 Elin Dahl-Örn, Maria Nilsson (65 Sofia Karlsson) - Maria Karlsson, Lisa Ek, Amelie Rybäck - Sofie Andersson, Frida Svensson (55 Catrin Johansson), Emmelie Farfa
Goals: 0-1 Frida Svensson (37)
A really bad match, commented coach Torbjörn Nilsson, nothing worked as planned, no energy in the team. A forget and move on-match. Göteborg had three players in Algarve (Lotta Schelin, Johanna Almgren and Ingvild Stensland) and Jitex is one of the top sides in the 1st division, but they really should have done better anyway. Göteborg: Oavgjort mot Jitex BK

Sunnanå - Åkullsjön 10 - 0 (6-0)

Goals: 1-0 Erika Karlsson, 2-0 Linn Lundmark, 3-0 Matilda Forslund, 4-0 Matilda Forslund, 5-0 Carina Holmberg, 6-0 Carina Holmberg, 7-0 Matilda Forslund, 8-0 Linn Lundmark, 9-0 Johanna Lindahl, 10-0 Johanna Lindahl
Sunnanå had a field day against the 2nd division team Åkullsjön and had 18-0 in shots at goal already after the first half. They used the match to try out different formations. Defender Rebacca Smith is still in rehab training and forward Perpetua Nkwocha (playing lympic qualifications with Nigeria) will not arrive in Sweden until the league starts in April.
Norra Västerbotten: Sunnanå krossade Åkullsjön

Hammarby - Eskilstuna 3 - 2 (1-2)
Hammarby: Kathrin Lehmann - Malin Broberg, Elin Sölveskog, Karin Lissel, Therese Dahlberg - Jennie Jonsson, Andrea Comaneci - Kicki Bengtsson, Nazanin Vasegphanah, Emma Wall - Lisa Björkvik
Goals: 1-1 Nazanin Vaseghpanah (PK), 2-2 Nazanin Vaseghpanah, 3-2 Hanna Jonasson
Hammarby were pressed hard by 1st division side Eskilstuna United and scored the winner only minutes fom the end.
Hammarby: Hammarby slog Eskilstuna

Stattena - Kristianstad 0 - 4 (0-2)
Goals: 1-0 Therese Björck, 2-0 Johanna Jönsson, 3-0 Frida Pettersson, 4-0 Elin Bjerre
Stattena was one of Kristianstad's division 1 competitors last season and, just like they did in their meetings last season, Kristianstad owned this match. Coach Ulf Palmquist was particulary satisfied with his side's speedy attacks. With the exception for Icelandic midfielder Erla Arnadottir (in Algarve), it seems like they could field their full side.
Norra Skåne: KDFF kom igen efter bottennappet

Djurgården - Tyresö 3 - 1 (3-0)
Djurgården: Sofia Åhman - Ann-Marie Norlin, Malin Engdahl, Therese Brogårde, Madelene Göras (72 Freja Hellenberg) - Marijke Callebaut, Linda Forsberg (62 Anna Lagerberth), Anna Hall, Rebecca Johnson - Mia Jalkerud (75 Malin Eriksson), Jennifer Meier
Goals: 1-0 Linda Forsberg, 2-0 Linda forsberg, 3-0 Mia Jalkerud
A fairly crippled Djurgården (five players at Algarve Cup) managed to defeat a hard working Tyresö (1st division), but often lacked power and intensity in the play. Marijke Callebaut looked good in midfield and assisted two of the goals and Linda Forsberg was back from injury, scoroing twice during her sixty minutes on the pitch.
Djurgården: Vinst mot Tyresö


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