“Forget Marta. This is the new Umeå” wrote the local paper Västerbottenskuriren after Umeå’s 8-0 defeat of local Damallsvenskan rivals Sunnanå. Madeleine Edlund, prolific goalscorer who relied a lot on her cooperation with Marta last year, scored four goals and Danish winger Johanna Rasmussen were involved in six of Umeå’s goals against a humiliated Sunnanå.
Coach Mika Sankala was really satisfied with his team: “When you score eight goals, you can’t complain” he said and told that he had focused on defence in the early pre-season, but has now started to work with the attack. Umeå without Marta looks more active with more players taking part and the one-touch football they showed against Sunnanå looks promising.
Umeå IK – Sunnanå SK 8 – 0 (4-0)
Goals: 1–0 Madelaine Edlund (7), 2–0 Madelaine Edlund (11), 3–0 Hanna Ljungberg (24), 4–0 Ramona Bachmann (40), 5–0 Madelaine Edlund (59), 6–0 Madelaine Edlund (69), 7–0 Emmelie Konradsson (72), 8–0 Johanna Rasmussen (74).
Västerbottens Folkblad: Umeå IK imponerar utan Marta
Västerbottenskuriren: Enkel seger för UIK
LDB FC Malmö played Brøndby again, in a match inaugurating a new artificial turf field in Eslöv 30 kilometres outside Malmö. This time Brøndby got revenge for the defeat in LDB Sports Cup last weekend. Malmö coach Jörgen Petterson was disappointed in his team, as players who got a lot of time didn’t take the opportunity to convince him.
LDB FC Malmö – Brøndby IF 0 – 1 (0-1)
Malmö: Tine Lundqvist – Malin Levenstad (45 Lina Nilsson), Christin Öyangen Örntoft, Emma Wilhelmsson, Nera Smajic (80 Elena Sakidu) – Dora Stefansdottir, Nilla Fischer (45 Michaela Jonsson), Emelie Erlandsson, Maria Aronsson, Aylin Yaren (45 Pavlina Scasná) – Manon Melis (65 Leyla Güngör).
Sydsvenskan: Tunga ben i LDB FC Malmö
Kristianstads DFF tested themselves yet again against a boy’s team, this time against Nosaby. This time the team found much better opposition in a team that were faster and stronger and didn’t allow Kristianstad to succeed with the long-ball counters they much too often allowed themselves.
Hammarby played and defeated two local 1st division sides, Tyresö and Älvsjö.
Tyresö FF – Hammarby IF 1 – 3
Hammarby: Emelie Ekman – Matilda Agné, Annica Svensson, Elin Sölveskog, Anna Lindblom – Lena Andersson, Madeleine Tegström – Leena Puranen, Naza, Kicki Bengtsson – Johanna Andersson
Goals: Kicki Bengtsson 2, Leena Puranen
Kif Örebro hosted 1st division favourites Jitex and continued to impress after their successful matches against Djurgården and Norwegian top sides.
Kif Örebro – Jitex 3 – 0 (3-0)
Goals: 1-0 Susanna Lehtinen (22), 2-0 Sanna Talonen (35), 3-0 Hanna Ågren (42)
Nerikes Allehanda: Kif Örebro vann mot Jitex
Also Linköping took on a 1st division side, Öster. The Damallsvenskan top side dominated but had problems breaking through Öster’s hard fighting defence. Both goals came from set pieces. Josefine Öqvist got her first 45 minutes this season while both Caroline Seger and Kosovare Asslani rested.
Linköping FC – Östers IF 2 – 0 (1-0)
Goals: 1-0 Charlotte Rohlin, 2-0 Tilda Heimersson
Linköping FC: LFC-vinst mot Öster
AIK played their 1st division cooperation club Vasalund and in this case the big difference between 1st and 2nd tier really showed with six AIK goals in the first half. In the second half AIK made numerous substitutions – they used 18 players in all – and also seemed satisfied with what they had achieved already.
Vasalunds IF – AIK 1 – 7 (1-6)
AIK: Maja Åström – Frida Höglund (46 Emelie Ölander), Linda Sembrant, Sofia Simonsson (46 Elin Karlsson) – Laura Kalmari (71 Heléne Holmgren), Emma Lindqvist (46 Anne Mäkinen), Hanna Folkesson (46 Kimberly Gustafsson), Emilia Appelquist (85 Petra Andersson), Emelie Karlsson-Wedin (46 Emma Lundh, 85 Andrea Hansson) – 9 Annica Sjölund, 10 Louise Fors.
Goals: 0-1 Linda Sembrant (9), 0-2 Annica Sjölund (12), 0-3 Louise Fors (20), 1-4 Annica Sjölund (31), 1-5 Emelie Karlsson-Wedin (42), 1-6 Linda Sembrant (44), 1-7 Laura Kalmari (71)
Finally, two clubs has been on training camps in a more agreeable climate. Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC spent a week on Gran Canaria outside Africa’s west coast and played a friendly against a local team, Universidad de Las Palmas CF. Even if the Göteborg players were tired from the daily double training sessions, they won convincingly and if not for a good goalkeeper the scoreline would have been bigger.
Universidad de Las Palmas CF – Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 1 – 3 (1-3)
Göteborg: Susanne Nilsson – Amelie Rybäck, Jane Törnqvist, Stina Segerström, Caroline Näfver (46 Marlene Sjöberg) – Lisa Ek, Anna Ahlstrand, Jenny Hallstensson, Catrin Johansson (65 Carin Berling) – Linnea Liljegärd (65 Valeri Obita), Johanna Almgren
Goals: 0-1 Linnea Liljegärd (16), 0-2 Jenny Hallstensson (26), 1-3 Linnea Liljegärd (39)
Göteborg FC: Seger mot Universidad de Las Palmas CF
Djuirgården had their spring camp, traditionally you might say now, at Algarve. A convenient solution for the players who have national team duties in the Algarve Cup – they just change hotels after Djurgården’s camp are finished. Djurgården’s training match was a 3 x 30 minutes scrimmage against no less than USA’s national team. Djurgården’s coach Anders Johansson was satisfied with the first two thirds, where the team managed keep positions in defence, forcing USA to take long distance shots. A match against the Olympic champions is a great experience, and a rare one. All Djurgården players were fielded and the team also tried out three different set-ups with players trying out different positions.
Djurgården – USA 1 – 5 (0-1, 0-1, 1-3)
Goals: 1-3 Victoria Svensson
Djurgården: Förlust 1-5 mot USA