TAHARKA TAYLOR - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Ryan Miller helped Halmstad hold out for a point on the road against Syrianska while Gale Agbossoumonde was unable to get off the bench for Djurgarden's big win.
Syrianska FC 0 – 0 Halmstads BK
Ryan Miller went the distance for Halmstads BK in their 0-0 draw on the road against Syrianska FC on Saturday.
Halmstads BK came dangerously close to scoring in the first minute of play when attacking midfielder Marcus Olsson hit a half-volley off the post from 25-yards out with the outside of his foot.
Syrianska's best chance came moments after the start of the second half when Abgar Barsom combined with a teammate to get in on goal, and despite finding himself one-on-one with Halmstads goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, the Swedish midfiedler managed to fire a shot over the crossbar from eight yards out.
Syrianska won the possession battle but both teams were aggressive offensively throughout the match however neither managed to capitalize on one of many scoring opportunities.
Barsom and Ivan Ristic received yellow cards for Syrianska while Halmstads saw Mikkael Rosén and Raul Ruiz cautioned.
The draw ends a three game losing streak for Halmstads who take on Örebro at home next Saturday.
Västerås SK 0 – 1 Ljungskile
Nick Noble and Michael Thomas both went the full 90 minutes for Ljungskile on Saturday in a 1-0 win on the road over Västerås SK.
The positive result provided Noble with his first shutout since mid May.
The away team already got off to a great start in the seventh minute when Josemar nodded in a header off a corner from Brazilian compatriot Genalvo, and held the lead throughout the remaining 83 minutes to earn a valuable three points.
The win bumps Ljungskile up the Superettan standings to ninth place, a position they'll have a good chance of improving upon when they host last place Qviding FIF at home on Saturday.
Ängelholm 1 – 1 GIF Sundsvall
Matt Pyzdrowski and Ängelholm narrowly escaped with a point on Saturday drawing to GIF Sundsvall at home.
Frederick Holster put the visitors ahead when he beat Pyzdrowski from the penalty spot in the 30th minute.
Visiting Sundsvall dominated for long portions of the match but were not able to break down the Ängelholm defense nor were they able to beat Pyzdrowski a second time.
Ängelholm narrowly escaped defeat in the 90th minute when second half substitute Jörgen Nilsson equalized on a rebound fallowing a long range effort from Sebastian Anderson that Sundsvall goalkeeper Niklas Larrson wasn't able to handle.
Ängelholm next travel to Östers on Saturday.
Gale Agbossoumonde made the match day eighteen but did not see action in Djurgården's impressive 4-0 victory over IFK Göteborg on Monday.
Samuel Petrone made the bench but did not see action as Mjällby AIF lost 4-0 on the road to Elfsburg.
Degerfors IF managed a positive result wtih 0-0 draw on the road against Värnamo without starting goalkeeper Brian Edwards who missed the match due to suspension.
Örebro won 4-2 at home over Trelleborg FF without Alejandro Bedoya who's still on international duty with the US Men's nationl team. The win is Örebro's fourth straight and propels the club into fourth place in the Allsvenskan standings.