BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Monday, April 30, 2012
Ryan Miller went the distance for Halmstad as they triumphed over Trelleborg at home.
Halmstad Captain Johnny Lundberg was the first to find the net on the afternoon. Johan Blomberg delivered an in swinging left footed corner which Lundberg rose up to meet and rocketed a header past Fredrik Persson to make the score 1-0 Halmstad.
Halmstad would strike again off a corner in the 51st minute. This time Kristinn Steindorsson delivered the corner from the right and it was Mikael Boman who headed home. Unlike Lundberg whose header came from close range, Boman sent a long range header from ten meters out into the top left corner.
Trelleborg fought back in the 60th minute through Kristian Haynes. Haynes scored his third goal of the season off a free kick from just outside the box. Haynes curled the ball over Halmstads wall and it proceeded to slam off the inside of the left post but it ricochet over the goal line and into the net.
Trelleborgs hope of a comeback was short lived however as Gudjon Baldvinsson scored the games lone goal from the run of play in the 71st minute. Blomberg sent a through ball towards Boman who crossed from the right wing. The ball bounced once before it reached Baldvinsson who did a nice job to one time the ball into the upper right corner from five meters out.
The victory moved Halmstad to sixth in the table while Trelleborg now sits 14th, far below where many saw them at the beginning of the season. Halmstad face a challenge next week when they travel to Osters while Trelleborg hope to break their three game losing streak when they host Umea.