Allsvenskan on Sunday: A draw propelled Örebro to the top

Örebro coach Tomas Dunder. Photo: Petter Arvidson, Bildbyran.

After three rounds of rookie year last year, IFK Örebro struggled to break the deadlock. Looking at the 2023/24 rankings puts Närkelaget on top, not to mention an extra match played. Ystads IF overshadows after completely dismantling Skånela IF, 37-22.

Örebro’s battle against OV Helsingborg ended in 25 draws. As is often the case with shared points, there were sequences that both teams would have liked to see differently. Helsingborg felt momentum after mach, but there were attacks where the away team stood up and stomped and invited a more even game.

Örebro led 25-22 with 100 seconds remaining without being able to score both points. Alice Hirsch and Alexandra Larsson made the important cuts, Hirsch also had the composure to score 25-25 on the penalty line after the offensive that gave IFK’s Johanna Westin Sjölund a red card.

Tove Lindberg spearheaded the series leader’s offense with seven goals, while OV collected three sticks in two games.

Ystad crushed Skånela and exited the starting pit early. Maja Persson scored the first four goals for the visitors, after 4-7 and in the first quarter there was another surge where Sally Sivertsson faked her way to several full hits. In reality, the second half only needed to be Ystad’s play as Ystad connected from double-digit distance.

Sarah Baudeneau took advantage of the left wing’s pace and built on the goal haul with seven goals, and Vilma Wiberg gave the home side some stability from nine yards out with as many complete strikes.

Skånela IF – Ystads IF 22-37 (9-20)
IFK Örebro-OV Helsingborg 25-25 (12-13)

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