Helsingborg's Andreas Landgren during the Superettan match between Helsingborg och Brommapojkarna

HIF began the day in second position with the league leaders coming to Olympia for a real 6-pointer. Could HIF make it 12 unbeaten in a row?

Preamble

With an unbeaten start to the season, HIF could be forgiven for thinking they had the form and the momentum to get a victory against their visitors.

However, though Brommapojkarna have already lost once this season they were 5 points ahead of the home side in second place.

HIF’s problem is that they are drawing too many games, which is fine if you draw from a losing position but mostly HIF draw from a winning position. With form like that you don’t win the league and you’ll struggle for promotion.

This game could be viewed as HIF’s first real test of the season, at home to the league leaders who were looking like they were about to run away with the lead of the division.

Round 12: Helsingborgs IF v Brommapojkarna

First against second. The league leaders against the league’s only undefeated team. Should HIF beat BP? It was undoubtedly a real test that awaited Olympia’s visitors but it became a tough encounter.

With three corners inside the first six minutes, Superettan’s highest scoring team set about attacking the home side who were unable to do anything else but defend in the early stages.

In the ninth minute the away team got its fourth corner and from it Carl Starfelt made it 0-1 to the visitors.

HIF have had a problem with conceding goals in the first or last 10 minutes of game and that run seems to have continues.

The goal kicked the home team into action with HIF attacking in waves without success. It seemed that Brommapojkarna were content to sit back and absorb some of the HIF pressure.

In the 42th minute Calle Johansson missed a low cross from Brommapojkarna’s Janosevic which led to the away team doubling their lead to 0-2. when Gyökeres rolled in the ball into the net beyond Matt Pyzdrowski.

HIF completely lost the grip on the game and two minutes later Gyökeres scored again to make it 0-3 and seemingly already have the match beyond HIF.

This year’s worst defensive performance was confirmed and the fans hoped that the players will get a few home truths drummed into them during the half time team talk.

HIF started the second half much stronger and after two minutes, Gyimah had a rocket of a shot at goal. Soon after, Jesper Lange nodded over from close range. Not just one but twice.

Unfortunately, the match dropped quickly in both intensity and goal chances. HIF swapped threw on both Max Svensson and Monday Samuel to try to get a goal but it seemed liek ti wasn’t going to be HIF’s day.

With six minutes left, Brommapojkarna put the final nail in HIF’s coffin when Christoffer Brandeborn made 0-4 from a narrow angle and the game decided.

HIF not only conceded a goal in the first 10 minutes but also in the final 10 minutes. It could be called a #MiseryCompiler for boys in red and blue.

The game was HIF’s first loss this year so on the one hand, maybe they should not be too disheartened however on the other hand, the scoreline would suggest the should be ashamed. No team should lose 0-4 at home and be anything other than embarrassed.

It’s going to be a big collapse if Brommapojkarna does not win the division or indeed get promoted to Allsvenskan next season.

For the home team, it is important to put the defeat behind them and start again against Dalkurd, who took over second spot from HIF as a result of this round of games.

Final Score: 0:4
Goals:
0-1 Starfelt (9 min) 0-2 Gyökeres (42) 0-3 Gyökeres (44) 0-4 Brandeborn (84)
Attendance: 7,683

Next up is an away fixture against Dalkurd who took over second position from Helsingborg following the defeat against Brommapojkarna.

Superettan Table – 2017-06-18

# Team Pld W D L F:A Pts
1. Brommapojkarna 13 11 1 1 31:8 34
2. Dalkurd 12 7 2 3 19:8 23
3. Helsingborg 12 6 5 1 21:16 23
4. Orgryte 12 6 3 3 13:17 21
5. Östers 13 5 3 5 18:20 18
6. Degerfors 13 5 3 5 15:17 18
7. Trelleborgs 12 4 5 3 21:12 17
8. Varbergs 13 4 5 4 24:18 17
9. Falkenbergs 13 4 5 4 21:20 17
10. Värnamo 13 5 2 6 19:18 17
11. Syrianska 13 4 3 6 19:20 15
12. Atvidabergs 13 4 3 6 14:21 15
13. GAIS 13 4 3 6 11:18 15
14. Norrby 12 3 3 6 13:20 12
15. IK Frej 13 2 4 7 15:25 10
16. Gefle 12 1 2 9 12:28 5
  • Thirty game season.
  • Top two teams are promoted.
  • Third placed team plays a two legged play-off match with the third 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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Results: 1st Half Remaining fixtures: 2nd Half
01/04 – Trelleborgs FF (h)
09/04 – Varbergs BoIS (a)
17/04 – Gefle IF (h)
22/04 – GAIS Göteborg (a)
01/05 – Degerfors IF (h)
08/05 – Atvidabergs FF (a)
13/05 – IK Frej (h)
18/05 – Norrby IF (h)
22/05 – Östers IF (a)
27/05 – Syrianska FC (h)
03/06 – Falkenbergs FF (a)
10/06 – IF Brommapojkarna (h)
17/06 – Dalkurd FF (a)
24/06 – IFK Värnamo (a)—– Summer Break —–
1:0 W
3:3 D
1:1 D
0:0 D
3:0 W
1:2 W
2:2 D
3:2 W
1:2 W
3:1 W
1:1 D
0:4 L
22/07 – Örgryte IS (h)
29/07 – Syrianska FC (a)
05/08 – Norrby IF (a)
08/08 – Åtvidabergs FF (h)
12/08 – IK Frej (a)
19/08 – GAIS Göteborg (h)
26/08 – Trelleborgs FF (a)
02/09 – Dalkurd FF (h)
09/09 – IF Brommapojkarna (a)
16/09 – Varbergs BoIS (h)
23/09 – Falkenbergs FF (h)
30/09 – Gefle IF (a)
14/10 – IFK Värnamo (h)
21/10 – Degerfors IF (a)
28/10 – Örgryte IS (a)
03/11 – Östers IF (h)

Squad Statistics:

# Name Age  Pld Gls Yc Rc
Goalkeepers
30 Joelsson Kalle 19 0 0 0 0
1 Pyzdrowski Matt 30 12 0 1 0
Defenders
11 Eriksson Adam 26 12 0 2 0
3 Helstrup Frederik 24 7 0 0 0
2 Johansson Carl 23 5 0 1 0
26 Larsson Peter 33 7 0 0 0
7 Ljung Viktor 26 4 0 0 0
4 Olsson Jonatan 24 2 0 0 0
37 Thulin Carl 17 0 0 0 0
36 Weberg Charlie 19 9 0 0 0
Midfielders
8 Christensen Martin 29 11 1 0 0
33 Gyimah Edwin 26 11 1 4 0
13 Jonsson Alexander Borje 21 7 0 3 0
6 Landgren Andreas 28 12 1 1 0
14 Ralani Bradley 29 11 2 2 1
21 Samuel Monday 23 8 1 0 0
35 Seger Casper 17 0 0 0 0
10 Wede Anton 27 7 0 0 0
Forwards
18 Akpoveta Oke 25 10 4 4 0
22 Lange Jesper 31 12 6 2 0
15 Svensson Max 18 9 2 0 0
9 Zeidan Moustafa 19 1 0 1 0