RECAP: WEEKEND SWEDISH ACTION
Alejandro Bedoya's golazo powered Orebro to a win over pesky Syrianska while the American goalkeepers in the Superettan had mixed results in their 2011 debuts.
Orebro 1 - 0 Syrianska
Alejandro Bedoya was the hero for Orebro scoring the team's lone goal in a victory over Syrianska on Friday night.
Bedoya started at his customary midfielding position and went the full 90.
Orebro have now started the 2011 Allsvenskan with two straight wins putting them in second place.
Bedoya's strike came in the 62nd minute of play when an Orebro corner kick glanced off a Syrianska defender and eventually to Bedoya who scissor-kicked a volley that went screaming into the right side of the goal.
The Orebro defense managed to hold off any further attacks from the newly-promoted squad sending the Behrn Arena faithful home with smiles on their faces.
Orebro next welcome in Gefle on Monday the 18th.
Qviding 0 - 1 Degerfors
Brian Edwards secured a shutout in his Superettan debut as Degerfors went on the road and defeated Qviding on Sunday at Valhalla IP in Goteborg.
Edwards started in net for the guests who won despite a rather clumsy and inconsistent performance.
The same could be said for Qviding who also looked rusty as both teams failed to control possession throughout the match.
The game's lone goal came in the 19th minute when Christophe Lallet scored off a pass from Niklas Klingberg.
Edwards and the Degerfors defense did the rest denying Qviding of any major scoring threats.
Up next for Degerfors is a Saturday contest with Osters.
Ljungskile 0 - 1 Falkenberg
Nick Noble and Michael Thomas each went the distance but it was not enough for Ljungskile who fell at home to Falkenberg.
Noble started in goal while Thomas was in the midfield for the hosts during Sunday's match at Starke Arvid Arena in Ljungskile.
Ljungskile looked all out of sorts and failed to muster much of an attack.
Meanwhile Falkenberg were the aggressor from the outset and Noble was tested early on an Erik Johansson effort that missed wide.
But in the 26th minute there was no mistake from Falkenberg as Mikail Boman set up Marcus Översjö who stroked in a shot past Noble from close range.
Ljungskile will try to regroup next week at Varnamo.
Brage 1 - 4 Angelholm
Matt Pyzdrowski earned his first win in the Superettan as Anglehom took care of business on the road at Brage on Monday.
Pyzdrowski started in goal for the guests only allowing an own goal while watching his teammates dominate a weak Brage squad at Domnarvsvallen in Borlange.
Defender Marcus Lindberg put Angelholm on the board first with a 12th minute goal on a rebound.
Martin Andersen then added a second right before the hour mark.
An own goal past Pyzdrowski fifteen minutes from time helped Brage get back into the match only to see Andersen hit for his second of the game just a minute later.
Andersen then capped off his fine evening playing a ball into Omid Nazari who scored the fourth and final goal in the 84th minute.
Pyzdrowski and Angelholm will make their home debut on Sunday when the welcome in Brommapojkarna.
Ryan Miller did not see any action for Halmstad who fell 3-1 at Malmo.
Gale Agbossoumonde watched on from the bench as Djurgarden were brushed away 3-2 by Kalmar.
Sam Petrone did not feature in Mjallby's 3-0 loss at AIK.