Strong Helsingborg Win Against Degerfors
Helsingborgs IF remain unbeaten in the Superettan this season after beating Degerfors IF 3-0 at Olympia last Monday. The victory left them in 6th place.
Helsingborgs IF kicked off the third and final match of the May Day schedule in Superettan when they played host to Degerfors IF at Olympia. The home team was stronger throughout the match and finally took an impressive 3-0 victory.
Jesper Lange was in a good position to give HIF an lead early in the game, but Oscar Klasson came out to make a fine save. At the same time Klasson was injured and had to leave the pitch on a stretcher to be replaced by Jesse Öst in the Degerfors goal.
Lange opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when he was played through down the left wing, cur back and slid the ball in from close range. It was Lange’s 3rd goal of the season.
Degerfors had a chance themselves when Shpetim Hasani was in a good position to equalise in first half stoppage time, but the ball sailed wide of the goal.
“We are focused and concentrated defensively, and we’re working hard ahead of the games to keep clean sheets. We will continue to work hard and we hope that we can score another goal in the second half.” said Lange at half time to C More.
The Danish striker got what he wanted, although Helsingborg can hardly take any credit for the goal.
On the 53 minute mark a Degerfors defender attempted to clear the ball in his own penalty area only for it to strike the head of a teammate and rebound back into his own net.
Oke Akpoveta was lively in the Helsingborg attack, but the chances he managed to carve out ended up either wide of the goal or straight at Öst in the Degerfors goal. However, Akpoveta, contributed a wonderful pass over the Degerfors defence for 18-year-old Max Svensson to run on to and make it 3-0 in the 71st minute.
Govend Haidar had a great chance to punish Degerford even more in the 92nd minute, but his shot from close range went over the bar.
Just 6,067 people turned up to see Helsingborg’s 3-0 victory, which means that they remain undefeated in Superettan with two wins and three draws. They remain in 6th position, two points off 2nd place and seven points off of 1st placed Brommapojkarna.
Superettan Table – May 7th, 2017.
- Top two teams are promoted.
- Third placed team plays a two legged play-off match with the 3rd from bottom team in Allsvenskan.
- Bottom two teams are relegated.
- Third and fourth from bottom teams play a two legged play-off match with 3rd placed team in Division 1 North and Division 1 South respectively.
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