BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Brian Edwards and Degerfors continue their improved play while Billy Schuler scored his first ever professional goal for Hammarby.
Degerfors IF 2 - 0 Landskrona BoIS
Brian Edwards kept a clean sheet as Degerfors proved too much for Landskrona, coninuing their hot run of form.
After losing their first four, Degerfors have only lost one in their last five.
Erik Nilsson was the first to score when he nodded home a Christopher Brandeborn cross in the 69th minute to give Degerfors the 1-0 lead. Daniel Sundgren led Brandeborn down the right edge of the penalty box. Brandeborn pulled the ball back onto his left foot and lofted a cross for Nilsson who came charging into the center of the box and sent a powerful header into the upper 90.
Kwame Karikari sealed the victory for Degerfors in the 92nd minute. Karikari received a long ball at the top of the penalty box, dribbled right and faked a shot. After getting his defender on the ground, Karikari then curled the ball with his left foot past the outstretched hands of the goalie.
Degerfors look to stay hot next week when they travel to Falkenberg while Landskrona host Ljungskile.
Ljunskile SK 3 - 1 Assyriska FF
Patrick Hopkins started and played 90 minutes while Steffen Vroom had to leave the game with a possible concussion after only eight minutes as Ljungskile used a Kenny Pavey hat-trick to take down Assyriska.
Pavey got on the score sheet in just the seventh minute when he toe poked home an Andreas Eriksson cross. Assyriska struggled to clear the ball and paid for it when Eriksson sent in a low cross which a few Assyriska defenders bungled around the goal line before Pavey swooped in and poached his first goal.
Pavey and Eriksson connected agin in the 13th minute. Eriksson sent a long ball in towards Pavey who ran free of his marker. Pavey then used one touch to pass by the Keeper and then slid the ball home into the open net from close range.
Assyriska cut the lead in half in the 26th on a beautiful goal by Fuad Hyseni. Admir Catovic received a pass from the left wing which he one touched into the path of Hyseni. Hyseni unleashed a left footed screamer from 20 meters out into the top right corner.
Steffen Vroom entered the match for Bruno Santos in the 61st minute, but left in the 69th minute after sustaining what may have been a concussion after contesting for a header. Robin Iglicar came on for the American.
Pavey put the game away in the 85th minute however. Rikard Nilsson caught Pavey breaking loose from the Assyriska backline once again and played a nice ball from the half line over the defense. Pavey headed the ball down and finished with the outside of his right foot from 16 meters out to complete his hat-trick.
Ljungskile look to continue their ascent up the Supperetan standings next week when they take on Landskrona who currently sit directly above them at seventh place on goal differential. Assyriska sit sixth now and face Osters next, who are clear at the top of the table by eight points.
Umea FC 1 - 3 Angelholm FF
Matt Pyzdrowski and Angelholm were able to grab a valuable three points on the road against Umea. Pyzdrowski started in net for Umea as can be expected.
Robin Staaf scored for Angelholm in the tenth minute. Vladimir Sudar made a terrible mistake, first throwing the ball directly to and Angelholm player, and then diving to his left on Staafs shot which was actually directly at the Keeper to make it 1-0.
Erik Lundstrom equalized for Umea in the 22nd minute. Matt Pyzdrowski came out to challenge an onrushing Umea attacker, but the official ruled the challenge to be too much and gave Pyzdrowski a yellow card. Lundstrom stepped to the spot for the ensuing penalty kick and buried it into the net, going left when Pyzdrowski went right.
Despite Umea dominating the possession and flow of the match, Martin Andersen was able to give Angelhom the lead in the 52nd minute. Andersen dribbled into the box and fired a left footed shot from 15 meters out towards the right post which Sudar got down to parry, but it bounced right over his hands and wound up in the net.
Johan Eiswold solidified the win for Angelholm in the 80th minute. Bjorn Westerblad laid off a pass to an unmarked Eiswold running into the middle of the penalty box. Eiswold was free to slot the ball past the goalie from twelve meters out.
Angelholm host Hammarby next week in a game in which they could jump to second in the Superettan standings while Umea hope to crawl out of last place when they travel to play Brommapojkarna.
Hammarby IF 2 - 2 Falkenberg FF
Billy Schuler and Baggio Husidic both played the whole game for Hammarby as they drew Falkenberg at home.
Christophe Lallet scored in the 16th minute to put Hammarby on top. Andreas Dahl played a long set piece from the left into the box. With no one able to put a head on the ball, it fell to Lallets left foot, which he used to steer it home from three meters out.
Falkenberg were able to tie the score at 1-1 in the 52nd minute through Victor Skold. Anton Wede rushed down the left flank, a played a left footed cross into Skold. Skold was able to extend his right foot out to the ball and send a shot right over the head of Hammarby Kepper Johannes Hopf to tie the game.
Schuler scored his first ever professional goal to take the lead a minute later with a stunning, curler over the head of Stojan Lukic in Falkenbergs net. Schuler received a nice chip from Sebastian Castro-Tello on the left flank. Schuler then cut inside onto his right foot. About 20 meters from net Schuler performed a step over which got his defender off balance and then touched the ball to his right after which a sent a sloping shot towards net which curled over the Keepers head and into the net.
Falkenberg equalized in the 80th minute when Christoffer Carlsson played a nice pass over the defense to Zlatan Krizanoivc who did very well to one touch the ball over the head of Johannes Hopf into Hammarbys net.
After jumping out to the hottest start in the Superettan this year, Hammarby hope to remedy their bad form of late, one point in three games, when they take on Angelholm next week while Falkenberg host a much improved Degerfors side.