When the final signal sounded in Sunday's goalless derby between IFK Simrishamn and Tomelilla IF, it became completely silent around Korsavad's IP. Neither team could celebrate victory or shout out their disappointment and the crowd that pocketed home has to wait even longer for their favorite team's first three-pointer in division 3 football.
Simrishamn started the match clearly best with distinct actions and good passing play, which gave the home team the initiative and also a couple of decent positions in the first ten. Tomelilla was forced back but usually looked quite comfortable in that role. In similar match pictures, change modes usually appear. And of course it did in this match as well. After just over half an hour, one of Tomelilla's fast strikers ran free and had a free position, but as shot from a cannon, Simrishamn's defender Lucas Olsson intervened and was able to steer. The best position of the match and the best individual defensive effort of the match.
In the second half, it was Tomelilla's turn to play against the wind. Despite this, the ball possession was evened out, but two stable playing defenses meant that most of the attacking attempts stopped before the offensive third. Goalkeepers Tobias Andersson (IFK Simrishamn) and Filip Malmqvist (Tomelilla IF) could quite easily secure their goal cages this afternoon.
Final result IFK Simrishamn Tomelilla IF 0-0 (0-0).
After five matches played, Simrishamn and Tomelilla have two points each, which places the team at the bottom of the table. In the next round, Tomelilla will receive Högaborgs BK at home at Tomelilla IP and Simrishamn will go to Lomma to take on GIF Nike. Then we can hope that the first victories will come for the Österlen team.