Haunted ending for Blagojevics Österlen

Haunted ending for Blagojevics Österlen
Written by Joachim Orrenius / 14 October, 2018

Österlen FF's last home game for the season started well when Fabian Karlsson already squeezed a free kick behind the goalkeeper in Hässleholms IF already in the third minute. Otherwise, this was Mladen Blagojevic's second-last match as the team's coach, not much to write home about. Hässleholm painted, scored five goals in the second half and eventually won with the whole 5-1 which brought them up to qualifying spot before the closing round.

The first half was a constant pressure on Österlen's goals. That it was 1-0 to the home team in the half was a mystery. But the guests' dividends would come retroactively directly in the second half. After a precise post from the right, the ball steamed down in front of Anton Henryson's feet which had just poked in 1-1. After the receipt, Österlen got up and had a lot of ball possession during an 15-minute period when he was pressed for a management goal. Hässleholm then took the opportunity to utilize a changeover position up to the off-line 1-2.

Frustrated and hopeless

Two minutes later, it rattled once again behind Matt Silva in the Österlen goal. The frustration turned into despair and Österlen had, despite some prey, no countermeasure to turn the match picture. With the quarter left, Hässleholm's Mattias Andersson threw in 1-4 and ten minutes later Kristian Rafael Brymora set the final score until 1-5.

Österlen FF's chairman Tom Ekström and the team's coach Mladen Blagojevic go separate ways. A couple of well-chosen words from Ekström, a handed flower vest and a formal handshake after the match against Hässleholms IF - then the cooperation between them was over.

Despite the big loss against Hässleholms IF, Österlen FF has secured a new contract for next year's division 2 games. Jonas Stridsberg takes over as head coach after Mladen Blagojevic. Unclear yet, Blagojevic was found next season.

Simrishamns Karate Club appointed as Sports Association of the Year by the Karate Association

March 16, 2020
Patrik Arehov, Simrishamns Karate Club, receives the award of the Sports Association of the Year 2019 by the Swedish Karate Association's chairman Urban Andersson. Photo: Swedish Karate Association.

The Swedish Karate Association has awarded Simrishamn's Karate Club the award of the Sports Association of the Year 2019. In addition to the honorable award, the association receives a stipend of SEK 10.

Justification of the Swedish Karate Association:

- This club, which has been around for more than 30 years, through progressive work and conscious structural changes has aimed for the future and shown that it is watching the development. During 2019, among other things, has invested in marketing of karate and has significantly increased the number of members, trained new instructors, started competitions and joined younger generations of elected representatives and leaders to secure the association's organization. Further efforts have been made on gender equality projects, school collaboration and integration. We believe this is a very good example of good business and therefore want to give the award to Simrishamn's Karate Club, says Secretary General Sarah W Cedercrona.

Cimrishamn's chance to qualify away in crazy match

March 8, 2020
FC Cimrishamn in light blue lost the match against Hofterup's IBF 8-9.

The conditions for Saturday's home game against Hofterup's IBF in Jonebergshallen were clear. It required victory for FC Cimrishamn for the chance of Division 3 qualifying to live on.

A tagged FCC got full speed already in the first attack but it took until the fifth minute before the home team's Andreas Björborn's pass ruled on an opponent and sailed in a wide arc into Hofterup's goal. Hofterup came into play with only four substitutes. Would they be able to withstand FCC for 60 minutes? After eleven minutes came the first reply, a shot from far into his own half in numerical sub-position! and flip it was leveled. Three minutes later, the FCC took the lead 2-1 through Albin Hammargren. FCC controlled most of the game in the first period and also created the most positions, but Hofterup adjusted with fast counter-attacks and sharp shooting from a distance. However, it was a powerful solo performance by the best player of the pitch, Linus Persson, who prayed for Hofterup's second receipt up to 2-2. The time taken in period one had then reached 17.46.

The second period barely started before the FCC again took the lead when Albin Hammargren blasted the ball into the net until 3-2. Could the home team be able to move on to a two-goal lead now? Nope, Hofterup replicated only half a minute later by another lightning fast counter up to 3-3. New home lead after over three minutes through Veton Gashi. Undulating games during this period where the team was alternated with unnecessary ball pins and fine striker combinations. Hofterup received another receipt until 4-4 10.29 into the middle period. Three minutes later Andreas Björnborn showed class when he fell 5-4 to the home team with a backhand.

Andreas Björborn, on one leg, and Tobias Ehrnborn were together behind one of the goals.

But this was it with Hofterup's quick counter-attacks. This time it wasn't even a minute before the away team's fifth receipt was a fact. After 15.14 it was time again. So for a new home lead, when Fredrik Jeppsson duly pressed 6-5. At 17.27, Hofterup was awarded a penalty that was well managed until 6-6 and just over a minute later the guests score their second goal in numerical sub position until 6-7 lead! The crazy second period ended with FCC's receipt through Tobias Johansson. 7-7 after two periods, puh!

Two minutes into the third period, Tobias Ehrnborn released Andreas Björborn who, in numerical terms, again gave his FCC the lead. But another penalty laid the foundation for Hofterup's seventh receipt! 8-8 with half the period left in a match that was completely impossible to predict the outcome of. FCC drew on an expulsion that Hofterup took advantage of after 16.42 until 8-9 lead. Another receipt hunt was started but closer than a post hit the FCC did not come this afternoon. Hofterup held off and FCC's opportunities to reach the positive qualifying spot are thus gone. Two meaningless matches remain for FCC - away against Malmhaug IBF and at home against IBF Svedala.

Victor dropped the giant and won gold

March 3, 2020
Victor Pizarro

The juniors in the Austrian start-up kickboxing club Wellnez Weekend Warriors competed this past weekend in All Style the Future # 3 in the Eriksdalshallen in Stockholm. In the weight class minus 72 kg, Victor Pizarro met Destiny Aibueku. No small challenge if you take a look at the picture.

In All Style, participants from muay thai, kickboxing, MMA, kung fu, karate, shootfighting and taekwondo meet under a unique and common rules system. The score count goes like this: kick to the head gives three points, kick to the body gives two points and hits that hit give one point.

Victor Pizarro actually belongs to the weight class minus 64 kg but this time competed in the class minus 72 kg where he in the final was placed against it, in size, superior Destiny Aibueku. But when the match started, Victor showed that size does not matter.

- Victor took a convincing win in both rounds, says coach Martin Andersson of Wellnez Weekend Warriors.

What did you think when you saw your gigantic big opponent?
- I knew he was slim and tall but not that long. I almost got a sore throat when I looked up at him. I met him with many blows to both the body and the head which scored. But he was so tall that it was impossible to try to kick his head, says Victor Pizarro.

What tactics did you have?
- I wanted to go near him so he didn't get as many kicks from a distance. Hard heavy blows to his body and head, concludes Victor Pizarro.

In the finals of the weight class minus 64 kg, the club mates from Wellnez Weekend Warriors met Måns Åkerfeldt and Ali Mosavo in a friendly match that Måns Åkerfeldt won.

Wellnez Weekend Warriors - coach Martin Andersson, Victor Pizarro, Ali Mosavo and Måns Åkerfeldt.

On April 25, Wellnez Weekend Warriors will head to the Eriksdalshallen in Stockholm to compete again. This time in a much larger competition with both junior and senior classes.

Cimrishamn hangs on the top team

11 th February 2020.
Thomas Stålhammar # 8 played his first home game for FC Cimrishamn when IBK Stanstad were defeated by clear 5-1.

Thanks to this weekend's victory over IBK Stanstad at home in Jonebergshallen, FC Cimrishamn hangs in the top of the floor 4 division south. The team is in third place, two points behind Hofterup's IBK which is currently second and meant the positive qualifying spot. Six rounds remain.

It only took 19 seconds for Cimrishamns point king Andreas Björborn to push 1-0 behind Stanstad's goalkeeper. Cimrishamn's large ball possession and clear goal chances should have resulted in more goals during the first period. But that did not happen. Instead, Stanstad stepped up in several quick adjustments and surprisingly created many goal chances given that it was the home team that sat in the driver's seat. The 1-0 score after the first period could as well have been 3-3 if the team's efficiency in the closing had been better.

After four minutes in the second period Fredrik Jeppsson found a gap in the far left corner where he carefully placed the ball up to 2-0. 8.53 into the middle period, the guests were awarded a penalty resulting from a misunderstanding in Cimrishamn's defense game. The penalty was missed and instead the home team increased to 3-0 in the thirteenth minute through Andreas Björborn. Now Cimrishamn showed why it was 25 points between the teams before the match. 4-0 through Simon Hedqvist and 5-0 through Andreas Björborn announced the scoreboard after two periods played. The match felt in practice decisive.

A-team debut for # 68 Johannes Jeppsson.

In the third period the match quality went down and Stanstad was allowed a lot of ball where they created several sharp positions but it took until the fifteenth minute before the 5-1 reduction came. In the final period, the audience in Jonebergshallen also saw an a-team debut when coach Anders Bäckman replaced 19-year-old Johannes Jeppsson. Also 48-year-old Thomas Stålhammar made his first match for the home crowd (debuted in the last away match).
"It was fun to play," said a satisfied Johanne Jeppsson after his a-team debut, which ended with a 5-1 victory.

FC Cimrishamn-IBK Stanstad 5-1 (1-0,4-0,0-1)
Goalkeepers FCC: Andreas Björborn 3, Fredrik Jeppsson and Simon Hedqvist.

Team Ystad won bowling change over Cimbria

10 th February 2020.
Bowling change in Ystad ended with victory for Team Ystad over Cimbria.

Cimbria BK pressed Team Ystad A BK during the opening in Division 2 Southern Derby at O'Learys on Sunday morning but then it was Team Ystad's home team for the whole slant.

Cimbria started the first series completely without respect for the top team Team Ystad and could win the series by 3-2.

In series two, Team Ystad showed why you are a top team. The strikes and latches were tight and the series ended indisputably 4-1 in home favor. Smoother third series but also it won Team Ystad by 3-2 and lead by a total of 9-6 ahead of the fourth and final series. Cimbria could not match Team Ystad in the fourth series, which was also won by the home team by 4-1.

Red-shirted Team Ystad against red-shirted Cimbria.

Heard from the audience during the match:

- Come on red!
- Which ones are red?
- Everyone!

The home victory was written to clear 13-7. With the victory, Team Ystad joined the divisional series together with BS Olymp. Cimbria shares the last place with BK Hammaren. Seven matches remain.

Best points in Team Ystad:
Jonathan Winhagen - 905 points.
Joakim Mårtensson - 796 points.
Filip Mårtensson - 780 points.
Best points in Cimbria:
Josephine Hermansson - 779 points.
Lars-Inge Strutzenblad - 747 points.
Ingman Grenander - 738 points.

Team Ystad A BK-Cimbria BK 13-7 (2-3,4-1,3-2,4-1)
Match facts - see this link from the Swedish Bowling Association >>

Tomelilla's second team without a chance against Bjärred

8 th February 2020.

The fall meeting in handball division 4 south A ended with a clear victory for home team Bjärreds HK over Tomelilla IF 2. During Friday night's hit in Tomelilla's sports hall, it was Tomelilla's turn to have the advantage of home ground. Could the home advantage be able to turn on the steak?

Before the match we found Tomelilla in eighth place in the table with four points scored. Bear table table with ten points.

Tomelilla took the lead 1-0 and then kept steady, after the first quarter the score was 5-6. Much of Tomelilla's attacking play revolved around Gabriel Andersson coming to an end. Bjärred's young players found more variations in their attacks much thanks to faster passing games and when away team Jakob Nilsson started to find the right with the shots from outside Tomelilla had no cure. The away line was wiped out and the half-time result was written to 11-18.

Tomelilla's attack often stopped in Bjärred's defense.

After the break, Bjärred showed that they were the stronger team this time. The goal difference increased further early in the second half and both teams then helped the match out to keep the difference of around ten goals. End result 25-34.

Saturday in a week Tomelilla IF 2 will play away against Trelleborg HBK Elit2, a team that defeated at home with clear numbers in November. Can we ask for a blue-and-white stripe reprint?

In the second division 4 series (Southern B), Tomelilla's a-team, which currently shares the series lead with IFK Malmö HF with 18 recorded points after nine wins and only one loss, is significantly better. On Friday, February 14, Tomelilla IF has a home game against Eslövs HF 1. Match start 2.

All Tomelilla's matches in the Handball Division 4 series can be found in Österlensport's calendar here >>

Martin Andersson's kickboxing gives kicking

2 th February 2020.
Martin Andersson.
Photo: Jake Ski and Pierre Håkansson.

Already in the late 80's Martin Andersson's interest in martial arts started. In 1990 he started coaching kickboxing at Tomelilla Sports Karate Club. 30 years later he is still passionate about martial arts, and especially kickboxing. Martin and his wife Åsa have been running the Wellnez gym in Simrishamn for five years. To help with the business, they have dozens of hourly instructors and apprentices.

Wellnez currently has close to 600 members. Usually, there is full speed in the premises. We find one of the few empty training rooms and sit down on each other's chair opposite each other for a moment's talk about martial arts.

Åsa and Martin Andersson in the middle row run Wellnez in Simrishamn. Christian Roos, at the front, works at the reception. Qader Akbari, on the right and Mahmoud Jarour, are two of the gym's apprentices. The dog Ludde is of course also included.

- It was very hard training in Tomelilla and it became the gateway to my interest in martial arts. Since then, I'm stuck, Martin Andersson begins.

During these thirty years, Martin has been practicing karate, kung fu, aikido and Thai boxing, but it has always been the kickboxing that he came back to. There have been around 25 matches in various martial arts but he has never competed in the favorite discipline of boxing.

- There was not much competition in kickboxing and I never got the opportunity to compete. Only a few people went to individual matches. We trained and sparred against a club in Ystad. It is still common in martial arts that not many people are interested in competing in the sport itself. Many, on the other hand, want to learn self-defense and get a good and versatile training.

There is no doubt that Martin Andersson has trained for most of his 45-year life and taken care of his body.

Kickboxing is about 70% traditional boxing and 30% kicking. The kicks, however, give higher points than beaten in matches. A kick can give up to three points while a successful hit always gives one point. In other words, it is important to practice a lot of kicks.
What is so fun about just kickboxing?

- It is a modern sport that adopts sports science and through it changes both style and rules. Kickboxing is not a static style, it is constantly evolving.

To be part of that development, Martin started the Wellnez Weekend Warriors association. Between 30-40 people kickboxing actively trains in the association. 15 of these are also interested in competing, in the style All style.
Now you have your own association, should you start competing now?

- No, now I'm too old to start competing. From the year you turn 45 you must have an approved health examination in Sweden and I will not fix it. But it is fantastic joy and community when we compete over the styles in All style.

Together with the well-known Danish fighter Michael "Zen-Dragon" Gottlieb Martin and Wellnez Weekend Warriors organized a competition in Denmark this summer.

- It went amazingly well, Robin Ekström won on points over Dragon. It was also Robin's first match. Robin will be our new head coach now that I take a step back. However, I will continue as assistant coach, proud Martin, who also mentions Mahmoud Jarour (belonging to the national team in karate) as a promising athlete in All style.

The match between Robin Ekström and Michael "Zen-Dragon" Gottlieb can be seen below.

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On February 29, Martin, Robin and some of the club's juniors will go to Stockholm where they compete All Style the Future # 3 where participants from muay thai, kickboxing, MMA, kung fu, karate, shootfighting and taekwondo meet under a unique common rules system.

Wellnez Weekend Warriors practice three days a week, not just weekends as the name suggests. Everyone who comes to the training level is divided and Martin and Åsa certainly have room for more who are curious about kickboxing or other training. Wellnez also houses Strength by Martin, his present-day business if you want a personal trainer. Watch the inspirational film below.

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Age: 45
Length: 177 cm
Weight: 97 kg
Family: Married to Åsa, children Amanda and Elinor and dog Ludde
Lives: Simrishamn
Profession: Gym owner, personal trainer, instructor and initiator to develop martial arts at Österlen

24 medals for Kiviks Simklubb during UGP2 in Eslöv

January 29, 2020
The successful swimmers from Kiviks SK. Oscar Nordström, Thea Brünjes, Olivia Hansson, Elin Lundberg and Julia Olsson.

During the weekend swimming competitions UGP2 in Eslöv, it really flowed really well for the swimmers from Kiviks Simklubb. Or how about 14 gold medals, nine silver and a bronze they brought home to Österlen.

Six of the gold medals stood for Olivia Hansson. Almost as many, four golds, Thea Brünje's home swam. Oscar Nordström was awarded three golds and Julia Olsson took the swimming club's fourteenth gold during the competitions. 24 medals!

Österlen FF impressed in the Nils Holgersson Cup

January 26, 2020
Österlen FF won the Nils Holgersson Cup 2020.

During the weekend, the men's Nils Holgersson Cup was decided in the Nils Holgersson Hall in Skurup. 14 of the cup's 64 teams came from the Österlen area. Three of these, IFK Simrishamn, Tomelilla IF and Österlen FF, had qualified for Sunday's playoffs. Österlen FF went all the way and took both Nils Holgersson Cup trophy and SEK 10 home to Österlen.

First out of the Österlen Act to play the eighth finals was Tomelilla IF, who was immediately respected by a skilled IFK Klagshamn who also had the margins on his side at a couple of crucial moments. Loss for Tomelilla by 1-2. IFK Simrishamn was placed against BK Höllviken in an eighth, where Simrishamn ended up in a 0-2 draw despite dominance on the pitch. However, Simrishamn turned to 4-3 lead with less than a minute left. A dream meeting from a Höllviker from over half the plane meant an extension where it was not long before the western skies decided. Loss for IFK Simrishamn by 4-5.

Österlen FF went undefeated to the final. The recipe was safe ball treatments, constant position changes and extremely few ball pins. The final against physically strong Rydsgårds AIF was no exception. As Furkan Motori thundered 1-0 to the confident Österlen players, the challenge for Rydsgård became even tougher.

With his spring-light and fast playing style, Zoran Jovanovic becomes an attraction at Skillinge IP this season. Jovanovic scored Österlen's 2-0 goal in the final against Rydsgårds AIF.

Two more goals, Zoran Jovanovic for Österlen and Oskar Andersson for Rydsgård, won the final players before the final signal. Rydsgård's reduction came when there were only seconds left, so the victory of the Österlen was never really threatened. Österlen showed class throughout the cup and the victory certainly gives the group additional confidence for the season. Results in the final: Rydsgårds AIF-Österlen FF 1-2.

24-year-old Furkan Motori, who previously belonged to Trelleborgs FF and now most recently Karlslunds IF became ready for Österlen FF in December and thus takes a title with his new team just a few weeks after signing the contract.
There were a lot of finishes and good goals for you during this cup, is it the right or left foot that stands for most finishes?
- The right is perhaps the best foot, but the left is almost as good. We have one level higher in our squad than everyone else and there was only that we would win this weekend, ”says Furkan Motori.

On Saturday, Österlen FF will play its first training match of the season against LB07.
What does the week's preparation look like?
- Tomorrow, I think it will be a really quiet training with a lot of focus on tactics, concludes Furkan Motori before pressing with the teammates for the traditional team image.

Furkan Motori in white made a strong cup for his new team Österlen FF. Several of his hits were fantastic looking goals.

Tomelillas 04: took silver in the Kristianstad Arena Cup

January 20, 2020
Tomelilla IF P04 took silver in the Kristianstad Arena Cup. From left: Leo Björklund, Adam Leufstedt, Wilmer Andersson, Tage Stålhammar, Adam Rönneholm, Jonathan Andersson, Edrin Avdullahu and seated Filip Nilsson.

Kristianstad Arena Cup is Sweden's largest football club for children and youth teams. During the weekend, the class for boys born in 2004 was decided. The best Österlen team was Tomelilla IF's P04, which went all the way to the final.

The final against Kvarnby IK became a smooth story that had to be decided after an extension where eventually Kvarnby won by 3-2. In the P04 class 40 teams participated and among them also Kivik's AIF / Sankt Olofs IF, which did not, however, advanced from the group play.

That the success of the Kristianstad Arena Cup was not a one-off event for Tomelilla IF's P04 is evidenced by this impressive compilation:
2014 - bronze
2015 - gold
2018 - gold
2020 - silver

The silver trophy for Tomelilla IF.

- The guys have done a very good tournament in the Arena cup in Kristianstad. Roger and I are very proud of the game and the behavior on and off the pitch. The future is blue-and-white, Tomelilla's leader Jonas Stålhammar writes on Facebook.

In Tomelilla's team in Kristianstad Arena Cup played: Leo Björklund, Adam Leufstedt, Wilmer Andersson, Tage Stålhammar, Adam Rönneholm, Jonathan Andersson, Edrin Avdullahu and Filip Nilsson. Congratulations guys!

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