JON VAN WAGENEN - Monday, October 19, 2009
Etchu Tabe was a 90 minute man as Ljungskile ensured they will be in the Supperettan again next year.
Sundsvall 0 - 3 Ljunskile
Ljungskile put a dent in Sundsvall's hopes for promotion with a decisive victory with a win that also ensures that Ljungskile will be in the Superettan to play them next season.
With Ryan Miller injured, Etchu Tabe shifted to central defense.
The game was very defensive in the opening 26 minutes, but that all changed when when Johan Patriksson headed a corner in to give the guests the lead.
Just 55 seconds later Niklas Löfgren doubled the advantage with a strike into the corner.
Ljungskile continued to create chances and Sundsvall was lucky to make it to the Norrporten Arean changing room without being down more.
In the 72nd minute Sundsvall got a penalty when Edwin Phiri took down Ari Skulason in the penalty area. The Iceland under-21 international did his best Carlos Pavon impression, though, and blasted over the bar.
Löfgren punctuated the match eight minutes later with a strike from the edge of the box.
Ljungskile finish the season with a home match against Ängelholms FF.
Alejandro Bedoya was listed as injured for Örebro's defeat to Brommapojkarna. Örebro will host Hälmsted on the 23rd.