Ben Gilby rounds up all the week’s news from the Damallsvenskan and Elitettan.
Above: Jelena Cankovic, who scored leaders Rosengård‘s second goal against Hammarby. Photo: Aftonbladet.
Djurgården gained an important point courtesy of a 2-2 draw at home to Vittsjö in front of 300 fans. Fernanda da Silva put the visitors ahead after 20 minutes and they remained in the lead until stoppage time at the end of the first half when Fanny Long levelled. Within seven minutes, Hayley Dowd put the hosts ahead, With just over 20 minutes left, Clara Markstedt drew Vittsjö level.
Rosengård gained yet another routine victory as they beat Hammarby 2-1 in Stockholm. Sanne Troelsgaard put the visitors ahead after 26 minutes and Jelena Cankovic made it 2-0 mid way through the second half. Nina Jakobsson’s strike in stoppage time at the end of the game was one positive for the assembled crowd of 473.
Kristianstads ran out 1-0 winners at home to Linköping in front of 297 fans. The only goal of the game came through Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir with 51 minutes played.
Eskilstuna United continued their fine season with a 2-1 win over strugglers Växjö in front of the week’s best crowd of 1,107, but they had to do it the hard way. It was Växjö who took the lead thanks to Emmi Alanen’s 18th minute strike. Two goals in three second half minutes turned the game on its head as Elise Stenevik (64) and Mia Jalkerud (67) earned Eskilstuna the win.
BK Häcken gained what, in the end was another routine win, but it took them a while to finally subdue visitors KIF Örebro. Elin Rubensson (74) and Anna Csiki’s goal with five minutes to go calmed any nerves among the crowd of 624.
AIK were pulled back into the relegation battle after a disappointing loss at home to strugglers Piteå. Jennie Nordin scored the only goal after 71 minutes to the frustration of the 239 fans gathered.
The Damallsvenskan takes a week’s break now due to the international window. Action returns next weekend with the following fixtures.
Round Seventeen Fixtures:
Djurgården v Hammarby
Växjö v BK Häcken
Piteå v Vittsjö
Rosengård v Kristianstads
Linköping v Eskilstuna United
KIF Örebro v AIK
Umeå IK remain six points clear at the top after a 1-0 win at Sundsvalls DFF. An own goal after 22 minutes separated the teams. Second placed IK Uppsala steadied the ship after coming from behind to gain a 2-1 win at IFK Norrköping. Gloria Douglas put the home side ahead on the hour mark before Ellen Toivio levelled nine minute later. Ellen Hansing’s strike in second half stoppage time sealed Uppsala’s recovery. IFK Kalmar moved back up to third after a 3-0 win over Mallbackens IF Sunne. An own goal after five minutes set Kalmar on their way with Minnie Asperot making it 2-0 six minutes before half-time. Tabby Tindell completed the scoring just before the hour mark. IF Brommapojkarna surrendered third spot after they could only draw 0-0 with Lidköpings FK. Morön BK remain fifth despite a 1-0 loss at Alingsås FC United. Alexandra Roholt scored the only goal after 25 minutes.
Latest Results: IFK Kalmar 3-0 Mallbackens IF Sunne, IFK Norrköping 1-2 IK Uppsala, Lidköpings FK 0-0 IF Brommapojkarna, Sundsvalls DFF 0-1 Umeå IK, Bollstanäs SK 0-1 Älvsjö AIK FF, Borgeby FB 2-1 Jitex Mölndal, Alingsås FC United 1-0 Morön BK.
The Elitettan takes a week’s break now due to the international window. Action returns next weekend with the following fixtures.
Next Fixtures: Jitex Mölndal v Älvsjö AIK FF, IK Uppsala v Sundsvalls DFF, Lidköpings FK v Bollstanäs SK, Morön BK v IFK Kalmar, IF Brommapojkarna v Alingsås FC United, Mallbackens IF Sunne v Borgeby FB, Umeå IK v IFK Norrköping.