JON VAN WAGENEN - Sunday, May 23, 2010
Nick Noble's shutout streak was snapped at six, however Ljungskile's offense finally got going against league leaders IFK Norrköping.
After scoring two goals in the season's first seven matches, Ljungskile doubled that total in one outing.
The performance demonstrated a renewed confidence after knocking off top division Djurgården in cup action.
Gabriel Altemark-Vanneryr scored after a half hour of play off a pass from Martin Smedberg-Dalene. The forwards linked up via a long, diagonal pass that found the tall 24-year old for a leaping header from the six yard box.
Noble helped hold the lead in the 38th minute when he saved a strong shot from Daniel Bamberg in the penalty box.
With about fifteen minutes left to play, Nörrkoping finally beat Noble when Imad Khalili took a long pass on the counter attack and advanced into the box where he fired into the top near corner, an effort any goalkeeper would struggle to stop.
Smedberg-Dalence had one more trick up his sleeve with five minutes to go. He sent a free kick in that curved toward defender Josemar, who bounced it in from the back post.
Ljungskile announced that Alejandro Bedoya's teammate Erik Nilsson, a U21 Swedish international will join them while the Allsvenskan takes its World Cup pause.
The Örebro prospect may get his chance to shine when Ljungskile head to Assyriska next week.