Seven goals to score and a clear favorite. But Aranäs managed to shake up the dual meet and won 32-28 in the return – but it wasn’t enough and Amo ultimately managed to secure the fourth and final Final Four spot.
Amo impressed in the first cup quarter-final against Aranäs, where they won 35-28. Andreas Stockenbergs therefore had a stable lead before Monday’s return to the Kungsbacka Sporthall.
But Aranäs isn’t known for giving up on the first try, and that showed again Tuesday night.
The home players held on well and had an odd goal lead going into the second half and were therefore at a total disadvantage with six balls. But after a strong second act, the home side finally managed to come close and with three minutes remaining, Jonas Hausgjerd scored to make it 32-26 for Aranäs.
But even though there was a bit of nervousness during the event, the visitor Amo was able to show composure and after two final goals from Samuel Lindberg and Jonas Jensen, Smålands managed to hold on and win. only losing by four goals – which was enough to advance.
Amo now joins Ystad, Önnered and Hammarby in the Final Four, which will take place in Halmstad after the end of the year.
HK Aranäs – Amo Handball 32-28 (15-14) (Amo qualifies for the Final Four)
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