The Swedish Scene

This week saw the transfer window close and the second tier Elitettan return along with some friendly matches between Damallsvenskan sides. @DandalBs rounds up all the action.

Photo: Julia Olsson, newly signed by AIK. Photo: Jesper Zerman/Bildbyrån 

NEWS ROUND-UP:

AIK have continued their signing spree with the arrival of 24 year-old defender Julia Olsson, who graduated at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida this spring and then returned to IF Brommapojkarna. She has joined the Solna based side for the rest of this season.

The club have announced that their 19 year-old defender Clara Härdling has left to study and continue her footballing development at the University of California, Los Angeles and UCLA Bruins. She has 26 caps for Sweden from U15 to U19.

Mia Jalkerud, formerly a prolific forward with Djurgården has joined Eskilstuna United. The 31 year-old most recently played in for Arna-Björnar in Norway where she scored five goals in nine matches.

Above: Mia Jalkerud (left) in action for Djurgården. Photo: Maxim Thoré/Bildbyrån

Eskilstuna United have taken a second person from Arna-Björnar with the arrival of 36 year-old Gudbjörg “Gugga” Gunnarsdóttir, who was also previously at Djurgården player, as a new goalkeeper coach.

Following Melina Loeck’s hand injury, Kristianstad has decided to bring back goalkeeper Moa Olsson who was on loan at third tier side Lörby IF.

Synne Skinnes Hansen, who left Linköping last week, has signed a two year deal with top Norwegian side Rosenborg.

Hammarby have loaned out Jonna Ståhl to Elitettan side IF Brommapojkarna. The 26 year-old is coming back from injury and needs playing time.

Vittsjö‘s promising 20 year-old forward Pauline Nyström has gone out on loan to Eskilstuna United for more playing time.

DAMALLSVENSKAN:   

Whilst the Damallsvenskan is still on a break until 20th August, several friendly matches have been played in recent days.

Last Friday, hosts Hammarby lost 2-1 to Rosengård despite going ahead thanks to Nina Jakobsson’s goal after nine minutes and the home side kept the lead until Stefanie Sanders equalised on 64 minutes and grabbed the winner in injury time.

Above: Stefanie Sanders, who scored for Rosengård in their win over Hammarby in a friendly. Photo: Rosengård

AIK draw 1-1 at home with KIF Örebro last Sunday. Newly signed Kaisa Collin scored the opener for AIK in the first half, with Elli Pikkusjämsä levelling for Örebro in the second period.

On Tuesday, Djurgården went down 1-0 at home to Eskilstuna United thanks to goal by Elise Stenevik after just six minutes.

Also on Tuesday, Vittsjö went down 3-0 at home to BK Häcken. The goals came from Julia Zigiotti Olme, Stine Larsen and Julia Karlernäs. Michella de Jongh played her first game for Vittsjö since returning from France with Tove Almqvist and Ebba Wieder also back for the home side.

Table From: Svensk Fotboll.

The Damallsvenskan is presently on a break for the Olympic Games and returns on 20th August with the set of fixtures below:

Round Thirteen Fixtures:

Växjö v Vittsjö

Hammarby v Eskilstuna United

AIK v Djurgården

Piteå v Linköping

Rosengård v KIF Örebro

Kristianstads v BK Häcken

ELITETTAN

Above: Umeå’s Monica Jusu Bah, scorer of two goals in their 5-1 win over Borgeby FK. Photo: Pelle Börjesson /Bildbyrån

The Elitettan returned from its short break last weekend. Leaders Umeå IK are four points clear at the top after a comprehensive 5-1 win over Borgeby FK in front of 245 fans. Monica Jusu Bah hit two goals with Lisa Björk, Alma Uvell and Alexandra Sandström all on target. Borgeby’s effort came via an own goal. Morön BK are second following their 3-0 win at Sundsvalls DFF. The three goals came in a sixteen minute spell from the 67th minute onwards thanks to strikes from Carla Portillo, Villemo Dahlqvist and Michaela Kovacs. IK Uppsala edged out fellow challengers Älvsjö AIK FF 3-2 in a real rollercoaster of a match watched by 272 supporters. Uppsala were 2-0 up after just 18 minutes thanks to goals from Maria Poli and Angelina Thoreson. Yet midway through the second half, Älvsjö were level thanks to two goals from Alice Ahlberg. It only stayed 2-2 for five minutes as Ellen Toivio hit Uppsala’s winner. The consequences of that defeat for Älvsjö are that they are now highly unlikely to maintain their promotion challenge as they are now six points outside the top three. IFK Kalmar lost a chance to go second when they could only draw 1-1 at home to Alingsås FC United. The visitors took the lead on 25 minutes when Rebecca Cameras netted. An own goal on 56 minutes earned Kalmar a point.

Latest Results: IF Brommapojkarna 2-0 IFK Norrköping, Bollstanäs SK 0-0 Jitex Mölndal, IFK Kalmar 1-1 Alingsås FC United, IK Uppsala 3-2 Älvsjö AIK FF, Mallbackens IF Sunne 1-1 Lidköpings FK, Sundsvalls DFF 0-3 Morön BK, Umeå IK 5-1 Borgeby FK.

Next Fixtures: Morön BK v IF Brommapojkarna, Borgeby FB v Sundsvalls DFF, Alingsås FC United v Mallbackens IF Sunne, Älvsjö AIK FF v Umeå IK, Bollstanäs SK v IK Uppsala, Lidköpings FK v IFK Kalmar, IFK Norrköping v Jitex Mölndal.

Table from: Svensk Fotboll.

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