Österlen shadows the top in the second

Österlen shadows the top in the second
Written by Joachim Orrenius / 1 July, 2019

In the spring season's last home match, Österlen FF cleaned up on Saturday by the last Råslätts SK with 4-2-. But there were no easily cleaned points that were salvaged at Skillinge IP.

The first half of the marked game acquisition resulted in a stable 2-0 lead. In the second half, guests were speeded up and were able to reduce to 2-XNUM Abdulahi Hussein and then had a good period in the match. But the minute after the 2-1 reduction, Robin Jacobsson appeared on a corner and could encounter 3-1. However, raw plains did not give up Abdulahi Hussein could reduce once more before Robin Jakobsson set the final score to 4-2 in the 84 minute.

Adam Barchan, Robin Jacobsson and ?? entertained

Nerds in Borrby keep the Naked tradition alive

December 18nd, 2019
Stock Photography. The audience was invited to several technical dribbles that surely "Nacka" Skoglund had liked.

Every Christmas evening at 12.00 noon, Söderbor, hammerbyers and Nackavänder meet at the Nackastatyn on Söder in Stockholm to honor Lennart Nacka Skoglund and to wish each other Merry Christmas before Kalle Anka and other Christmas celebrations take place. Christmas Eve is Nacka's birthday and this year he would have turned 90. Since 2010, the tradition has been copied to the country's second Nack statue, the one outside Borrby on Österlen, where Stefan Magnusson's traditional Christmas Eve speech about one of Swedish football's greatest teachers is read while Magnusson himself gives the speech at the statue in Stockholm.

And just like in Stockholm, visitors are also offered in Borrby for mulled wine and gingerbread, and in fact also a short film from the showcase that Nacka leased at Borrby IP 1960 and which is the main reason why there is a statue of him in Skåne as well.

The statue of Lennart Nacka Skoglund was inaugurated in 2010. Bajen legends Ronnie Hellström, Kenta Ohlsson and Ya Skoglund (Nacka's brother) were in place at the inauguration.

The Christmas Eve celebration at Nacka's statue in Österlen is a collaboration between Bajen Fans Österlen and Borrby IF and is supported by Ronnie Hellström - the official ambassador of the event.

- Skåningen and Malmö FF's boys team players came to Stockholm and Hammarby as a teenager. In the Bajen, Ronnie developed into a world goalkeeper and for many years was a professional in the Bundesliga league Kaiserslautern and given in the Swedish national team. Ronnie was in Borrby in 2010 when the statue was inaugurated so it feels like a perfect ambassador for this fine Christmas tradition. I met Ronnie recently and he said he would show up this year. Has also invited Zlatan Ibrahimović, who realized that he also likes Bajen, but has not yet received an answer, says Joachim Orrenius, one of the initiators.

As a tribute to football and the good cooperation between Bajen Fans Österlen and Borrby IF, this year there is also playing ball in Borrby's sports hall. Two teams of Hammarby supporters with a connection to southeastern Skåne meet Borrby IF's oldboys. If you want to watch football live on Christmas Eve, then it is to Borrby you should go.

Full speed in Borrby sports hall on Christmas Eve.

09:30 - The sports hall in Borrby opens.
10:00 - match 1 - Bajen Fans Österlen team 1 meets Borrby IF's oldboys.
10:25 - match 2 - Bajen Fans Österlen team 1 meets Bajen Fans Österlen team 2.
10:50 - match 3 - Borrby IF's oldboys meet Bajen Fans Österlen team 2.
11:30 am - Mulled wine, gingerbread and Christmas cake in Borrby IF's clubhouse. Film screening.
12:00 - collection at Nacka Skoglund's statue next to the clubhouse on Borrby IP. Tribute to Lennart Nacka Skoglund.

- Fantastic that the interest is so great that this year we have two teams. I joked with Björn Månsson, Borrby IF's chairman, that this may grow into a whole cup in the future. In that case, the cup can be called Nackas Minne, after the previously so popular indoor tournament at Hovet and Globe, says Joachim Orrenius.

The judge Ingemar Jönsson usually has full control over the events between Borrby IF's oldboys and Bajen Fans Österlen.

Time for the Kamrat Cup in Simrishamn

December 18nd, 2019

The draw for the 2020 Comrades Cup in Futsal is ready. 20 teams make up five groups in the Korsavadshallen in Simrishamn. Arranging IFK Simrishamn sets up with two teams in the men's class, a senior team and a youth team consisting of a bunch of 14-year-olds. Kthe women and youth lasses are canceled due to the few notified teams.

Grupp games on January 3 and 4 and final games on January 6. The two best teams in each group go to the playoffs. The best 2nd in each group goes straight to the quarterfinals. The other four 4s meet in two qualifying matches, where the victories also go to the quarterfinals.

FC Plisat, Gärsnäs AIS 1, Gärsnäs AIS 2, Lövestads IF, Wollsjö AIF, Sankt Olofs IF, IFK Simrishamn, Österlen FF, Baskemölla IF, Futsal Deluxe, Torna Hällestad IF, Rydsgårds AIF, Blentarps BK 1, Blentarps BK 2 , Borrby IF, Tomelilla IF, Sjöbo IF, Liga 06 IF and IFK Simrishamn U.

Eastern Lenders followed Rosenberg's final

December 14nd, 2019
Hopeful supporters for the Europa League match between FC Copenhagen and Malmö FF at Parken Stadium.

Markus Rosenberg's last European adventure with Malmö FF was a short trip across the Öresund Bridge to the Park where FC Copenhagen was defeated by 1-0. Österlensport took a back seat to some sailors who did not want to miss Rosenberg's very last match.

Early in the afternoon the journey to the Danish capital began. This time by car. The risk of a train being delayed or canceled was not worth taking. Some meetings just have to be on time. The meeting with the Danish arch rival FCK and Rosenberg's final match was one. Together with a dozen other Skåne football fans, the collection was decided on the pub PA Bar a few long throws from the arena. By the way, the pub's outdoor seating sat FCK's star player Nicklas Bendtner (injured and this time outside the match squad) and enjoyed the big city pulse.

Between the burger bites, the talk was about which minute the match would be decided, not who would decide. That it was Markus Rosenberg who would do it was one such oblivion of course. And given Rosenberg's magical decision at home against Dynamo Kiev a perfectly reasonable discussion.

- It will be 1-0 for us, Mackan decides in the 86, says Martin Andersson!
- No, it takes until the 90 minute, says Gustav Andersson!

After dinner, the gang walked to the Park where they found places far out on one long side surrounded by Copenhageners.

FC Copenhagen supporters offered a blue and white flag sea covering the entire one short side.

The capital city residents started with a well-directed typhoon and a strong match start for the first 20 minutes. But as so many times before in this European game, Malmö gradually grew into the match and in the second half MFF grabbed the clock stick. The frustration of the Copenhagen supporters grew and the fierce atmosphere towards Swedish-speaking supporters also increased. Swedes were pointed out, guards lifted them away from their stands with the motivation that "it is best for your own sake". The pacifier hung in the air and the gang from Simrishamn did not dare to cheer loudly at their MFF with the risk of being forced to leave the arena, or end up in a crowd of Danes.

With less than a quarter of the match remaining, Rosenberg was close to scoring the goal that all Malmöfans dreamed of. Instead, it was Traustasson who in the 77 minute via a FCK defender nodded Malmö's lead goal. 0-1 stood out the match and the buoyant joy of the seafarers gradually released the closer the return journey to Malmö they came. Rosenberg went on to win from his last match and both Malmö FF and FC Copenhagen were ready for the 16 semi-finals in the Europa League.

The MFF heels fought bravely and heard more and more as the match went on.

Nowadays, not many cultural carriers remain in Swedish elite football. Players who are loyal to their associations and who continue the tradition and colors. Kalmar's Rasmus Elm is one, Hammarby's Kennedy Bakircioglu another, Mjällby's David Löfquist a third. And so Markus Rosenberg of course, as now at the age of 37 puts football shoes on the shoe shelf.

- He has a magical aura that spreads to his teammates. I am ready to give up friendship with a friend and instead become friends with Markus, says John Johnsson, one of the guys from Simrishamn.

The question is which of the friends should he choose?

Although Mackan's official termination has now been made, there are players, leaders and MFF supporters who want to see an extension. The future gives us the answer to that desire. Christmas present from Markus Rosenberg to Malmö's supporters on Christmas Eve?

The match is over and MFF has defeated FCK. Markus Rosenberg ties the victory fist for the very last time. FCK's Swedish national team back Pierre Bengtsson on the right does not have to face Mackan in the future, something he is probably happy about.

Jesper Modig to Allsvenskan with Varberg

24th November 2019
Jesper Brave.
Photo: Varbergs BoIS - boisfc.nu

It has now been a few weeks since the boys in Varberg's BoIS for the first time took the step up to the finals of Swedish football. Via 1-1 at home against Mjällby in the last round of the Superettan, Varberg became the 66 team to reach all Swedish status. We had a chat with Jesper Modig, Varberg's team captain, about the success season and the future.

We settle down in a pair of comfortable armchairs at one of Simrishamn's central avenues. Coffee in the cups. The interview can start.

Have you finished celebrating at home in Varberg now?
- Yes, it has become some celebration and we were well worth it. After the last match, we were at our sponsor place down town with all the sponsors and fans, says Jesper Modig, who at his home in Simrishamn this time has girlfriend Johanna Persson by her side.

Jesper Modig and Johanna Persson.

- I was at the banquet the day after the event together with the players' loved ones. I think we were 170 people at the banquet, says Johanna Persson.

Easter Mountain Valley was sold out in the last match, near the 4500 spectators paid tribute to the heroes, did you stand in the Varbergsklacken?
- Haha, no, but I was standing in some kind of heel, a private variant. We were quite many indeed, Johanna continues.

Jesper, it must have been a fantastic feeling when the advancement was a fact?
- Yes. Between minute 86 to 90 it felt like two days, it did not want to end. Then when the judge blew it was completely empty, an incredible relief. You did not understand what had happened and I do not really remember. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, or how to behave. Dad told me I had reached my boy's dream, and what do you say.

Yes, now that the boy's dream is fulfilled maybe new dreams will be created for you?
- Of course, this is just a small step on the road. Now we set new goals.

Jesper is currently negotiating with Varberg's BoIS for a new contract. Nothing is clear, but since Jesper is doing very well in Varberg, where his girlfriend also comes from, it is no wild guess that Modig will be smack in the middle of Varberg's BoIS next season.

You were the team captain this year, do you like responsibility?
- Yes, I am a team player myself and it is fun to help the slightly younger players get into the team. Then, of course, it is also an honor to be the team captain.

Jesper scored a goal in this year's Superettan. A strange match against GAIS where he was first substituted after a short period of injury, then goal scorer and then expelled and where Varberg still managed to win despite having only nine men on the plane the last 20 minutes.

Do you enjoy your life as an elite athlete?
- Yes, it has become my life and I love football. It is a lifestyle where I have to think about what I put in my breakfast every day to be able to exercise. But there are some days that you do not want to do with football. I am often forced to say no to parties in Simrishamn because I have a match in front of me in a few days

Johanna fills in:
- We talk and watch a lot of football here at home too. For me, football is also a huge interest, I come from a football family and spend a lot of time on my football interest, says Johanna, who also has played football, in Tvååkers IF, but who is now drawn with knee problems so the continued football career is unclear.

Jesper do you have a nickname at home in Varberg?
- In Varberg I am sometimes called the "horse". They think I shoot hard but maybe not so well aimed at all times, Jesper laughs.

Your friend Alex Blomqvist from adolescence unfortunately left the Allsvenskan with Gif Sundsvall.
Do you have contact with each other?
- We have contact almost every day. We have the same affiliate company and there is a lot of talk about football, of course, but also about life in general. Alex has recently become a dad which is great fun. I joked with him that he would come to us in Varberg. It would have been fun but there is a lot to do with family and everything.

Otherwise, you can form a center back pair IFK Simrishamn?
- Yes, Alex and I have said that we will try to play some years together in Simrishamn later in our careers. We'll see how it goes, a lot will happen along the way.

Do you have any individual goals for the coming season?
- I want to stay healthy so that I can play as much as possible. Health is a priority.

What does the schedule look like in the future - training camps, cups, matches?
- We are doing freezing tests now. Almost half of those who have done the tests have vomited and tomorrow it is my turn, haha. We work out a week to late, we have a break until the beginning of January. Then there will probably be training camp. And later this winter we play the Swedish Cup where we were drawn in the same group as Hammarby, BP and Gif Sundsvall.

Will you run with the same game system in Allsvenskan that was so successful in the Superetta?
- I hope so, but of course we have to adapt to the resistance. I think we should stick to our hard-working 3-5-2 system that we did so well this year.

What are you good at, what are Varberg's strengths?
- We work hard and want a lot. We are ready to take the fight. During the training camp earlier this year we got into a fight when we played against a bunch of Belarusians. The match degenerated and every now and then we showed each other that we stand up for each other and want to help each other. It became clear to us that we have a good team cohesion. Then we have good players who have scored many points and others who are good at covering shots.

Who is the best midfielder you have ever met?
- Technically it's Bajens Maumer Tankovic. He has the ball near his feet, goes both ways and is a sick smart player - a terribly capable football player simply. Then I also have to mention Edward Ofere who was in Malmö FF before. He had muscles I didn't know existed. It was totally insane what physique he had, a monster, then maybe he wasn't a very good football player.

We are now broadening the interview by weaving in comments and questions from Kalle Blomqvist who, together with Jesper's father, trained Jesper, and Alex Blomqvist, during childhood and adolescence in IFK Simrishamn.

Kalle, how was Jesper a youth player?
- I trained Jesper from the age of 6 up to thirteen fourteen years. He was one that I call the winning skull, he always gave everything on matches, cups and workouts. Jeppe never lost a match, or cup without always doing his best, says Kalle Blomqvist.

Any particular memory or event you would like to share?
- There are an incredible number of memories from that time, all cups, to always find Jeppe and my son Alex down on the green when it was time to go in for the evening. And his Barcelona shirt with Stoichkov's name on his back, which he always wore as a kid, continues Kalle.

Kalle, what would you like to ask Jesper for next year's season?
Ask him what game he thinks will be the most fun to play.
- Malmö gone. Sweden's best supporters and a great arena. It is such a winning culture in Malmö among players, leaders and fans. So trying to silence them would have been fun, Jesper answers.

Then I would like to know which match he thinks will be toughest sporting next year?
- Djurgården away will be a challenge. They have quality players and play fast soccer on the artificial turf, Jesper answers.

Is the next question called about Varberg's goals for next year?
- It is to stay in Allsvenskan. It will be tough next year, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize. We were tipped last in this year's superetta and there may not be many people who believe in us next year but we are happy to tip last and we will see what happens. Leave us at the bottom and we'll get to the top, Jesper answers.

Kalle also wonders when he will be invited to Varberg?
- Hahaha, yes it is actually a bit bad that he has not been to Varberg yet. He knows that both he and his family are welcome whenever they want. I get to sleep on the couch and he gets the bed.

Finally, Kalle Jesper gives a tip for next year's season.
- Just enjoy, Kalle Blomqvist concludes.

Age: 25 years
Height: 1,80 m
Weight: 78 kg
Position: center back
Foot: right
Shirt number: 4
Mother club: IFK Simrishamn
Current club: Varberg's BoIS
Former clubs: LB07, Valdres FK (Norway), Lunds BK, Kristianstads FC

High drama series finale ended 7-7

24th November 2019
Simon Hedqvist #21 scored three goals and also contributed a sacrificial defense game.

The big and loud crowd in Jonebergshallen was invited during Saturday afternoon for fantastic floor entertainment when the top teams in division 4 FC Cimrishamn and IBK Genarp came together. When the nosebleeds stopped, the adrenaline dropped and the pulses went down a bit we could read seven equally on the scoreboard.

FC Cimrishamn and IBK Genarp shared the points ahead of Jonebergshallen's well-stocked stands.

In the pot was a series lead and three points lead down to today's competitor. This was noticed immediately when the match was started. The guests began with something more similar to a final run on an 400 meter race and forced an early FCC deportation. In the sixth minute came logical 0-1. Cimrishamn also stepped on his feet and was able to accept both Dennis Hedqvist and take the lead through Simon Hedqvist and Anton Blohmé in a first period characterized by will, very high tempo and sometimes hot play. Pause 3-1.

Six minutes into the second period, Genarp reduced to 3-2 and the match now stood and weighed. Continued pace strong and many goal chances in both directions but it was late in the match minute sixteen before the next goal came through the home team's Andreas Björborn dotted 4-2 in front of a cheering home crowd. When Cimrishamn then utilized a power play to 5-2, Simon Hedqvist, barely a minute later, it looked reassuring for the home team. But Genarp did not give in, a backside shot in behind talented home-keeper Henrik Dahlström and gave the guests a hang for the final period.

Just over seven minutes into the final period, Cimrishamn again acquired a three-goal over when Simon Hedqvist reached the right from his back position and elegantly served the home team's goalie Albin Hammargren who pressed 6-3. Homecoming was short. Guest team captain Jesper Björkquist, who along with Genarp's trollgirl Ebbe Nordbäck was Genarp's best, took captain responsibility by bombing the ball in the home cage's right cross - what a hit! The goal ignited the jump for Genarp, who again launched a race where 400-meters sprinted. And now Genarp received a dividend. 6-4 became 6-5, 6-6 and 6-7 in just four minutes and Cimrishamn was rocking. During another power play for the home team, Simon Hedqvist scored his third goal until 7-7.

Back Simon Hedqvist, #21 to the left in blue jersey, scored three goals and also contributed a sacrificial defense game.

The game with extra everything - nosebleeds, class goals, nerves, a lot of expulsions and great entertainment - would get another ingredient. When only 26 seconds remained, the referee inflicted a penalty for Genarp. However, the shooter was hit by a rubber arm and shot off Dahlström's right post. Final result 7-7, a fair result that the third top team of the series, Hofteruds IBF, is certainly pleased.

FC Cimrishamns, Simrishamn's public team all categories, the next home game has rejection 14.00 Sunday, 8 December when Malmhaug IBF comes to visit.

13-year-old Hannes coached Ale for the derby win

19th November 2019
13 year-old Hannes Lidén Isaksson on the right coaches teammate Anders Andersson to victory in the series match against Tomelilla AIS.

In the weekend's 4 division in table tennis between IF Ale and Tomelilla AIS, the home team was coached by 13-year-old Hannes Lidén Isaksson. With his calm and clear leadership, he contributed to a stable 8-2 victory for Ale.

Hannes has played table tennis since he was 6 years and has played both the Riks peak 12 and the youth SM. But now he had the role of coach. Ales player Anders Andersson went an even match against Tomelilla's Mensur Avdullahu.
- Good job, think of the server, Hannes calls from one corner of the small hall in Kåseberga where two table tennis tables are set up.

The windows in the hall are covered to remove reflections from the sunlight and the worn parquet floor creaks and fails as the players' quick feet move around the tables. Avdullahu was picking up a lead when Hannes took a tactical time out to get Andersson in balance.
"Take it easy now and no carelessness," Hannes said, turning his eyes to his considerably older teammate!

Andersson held off and was able to win the match against Mensur Avdullahu after three straight sets.

IF Ale finally won the match in division 4 south with reassuring 8-2. Tomelilla's two wins took Stefan Hallgren, who played a lot of table tennis as a youngster. But at the age of 22 he made a break. In 25 years!

Stefan Hallgren took Tomelilla's two wins in the match against Ale.

- When my son Nils became interested I started playing again. We train together two times a week in Tomelilla, says Stefan Hallgren, who is currently ranked in level 4 of the total 7 levels in which the Swedish table tennis players are divided into.

Nils Hallgren plays series games for Tomelilla AIS together with his father Stefan Hallgren.

After four rounds, Tomelilla is in fifth place and Ale has a series lead with her third place. The results from Saturday's match (source Swedish Table Tennis Association).

IF Ale C Tomelilla AIS A 1 September 2 September 3 September 4 September 5 September match score
S1 A1

Hansson, Göran

B3

Hallgren, Stefan

11 - 9

9 - 11

8 - 11

11 - 9

10 - 12

0-1

S2 A3

Isaksson, Jens

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

8 - 11

11 - 9

11 - 8

11 - 8

-

1-1

S3 A2

Andersson, Anders

B4

Nilsson, Markus

11 - 5

11 - 7

11 - 8

-

-

2-1

S4 A4

Persson, Bengt-Åke

B2

Hallgren, Nils

11 - 7

11 - 8

7 - 11

11 - 6

-

3-1

S5 A1

Hansson, Göran

B2

Hallgren, Nils

11 - 3

11 - 5

11 - 3

-

-

4-1

S6 A2

Andersson, Anders

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

11 - 8

11 - 9

11 - 9

-

-

5-1

S7 A3

Isaksson, Jens

B4

Nilsson, Markus

11 - 3

14 - 12

3 - 11

11 - 4

-

6-1

S8 A4

Persson, Bengt-Åke

B3

Hallgren, Stefan

7 - 11

9 - 11

12 - 10

11 - 8

10 - 12

6-2

D1 Dbl.

Hansson, Göran

Dbl.

Hallgren, Stefan

6 - 11

11 - 2

11 - 9

12 - 10

-

7-2

Isaksson, Jens

Nilsson, Markus

D2 Dbl.

Andersson, Anders

Dbl.

Hallgren, Nils

11 - 6

11 - 2

11 - 8

-

-

8-2

Persson, Bengt-Åke

Avdullahu, Mensur

S9 A1

Hansson, Göran

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

-

-

-

-

-

Cimrishamn hangs in the top

15th November 2019
FC Cimrishamn up in series lead after the 6-3 victory over Skurups IBK.

FC Cimrishamn are still undefeated after Thursday night's 6-3 victory over Skurup's IBK H4. However, it started swaying in Jonebergshallen before the Simrish harbors stepped on in period two.

The opening of the match was characterized by rolling and snappy play with many individual breakthrough attempts and it was felt 50 / 50 for which of the teams would make the first goal. In the eighth minute, Skurup made 0-1 after a chilly backhand lift. Cimrishamn created a lot of shooting positions, but the base was up to the first break.

In the second period, the home team stepped up - significantly better mobility and sharpness in the passing game and 4.28 into the middle period drew Björn Kronkvist on a shot against Skurups' obscure goalkeeper. The ball slims in until 1-1. Five minutes later, Cimrishamn utilized a power play when Andreas Björborn, in a tricky position behind goal, served Albin Hammargren who controlled 2-1. Two minutes later, it was the guests' turn to paint in the power play. Cimrishamn took over the match but still 2-2 on the scoreboard. Dennis Hedqvist wanted to change that when, after 13 minutes, he made a powerful back-break and advanced towards goal and punctured 3-2 behind a scoreless away goalkeeper. With only two seconds! remaining of the period Andreas Björborn served a new pass behind Skurup's goal cage. This time it was Dennis Hedqvist who managed the pass and scored his second straight goal up to 4-2 ahead of the end period. A so-called psychological goal.

Albin Hammargren with the ball, score best so far in FC Cimrishamn with 17 points (11 goals and 6 assists).

When home team Anton Blohmé barely four minutes into the third period made the 5-2 the victory felt clear. Admittedly, Skurup created several reduction situations, but when it was needed at best, Cimrishamn's goalkeeper Philip Olsson stood in the way, which made the away team's reduction hunt thinner one by one. 6-2 did Anton Areskoug when there were six minutes remaining and the rest of the match became a flamboyant story.

FC Cimrishamn-Skurups IBK H4 6-3 (0-1, 3-1, 3-1).
Goalkeepers FCC: Dennis Hedqvist 2, Anton Blohmé, Björn Kronkvist, Albin Hammargren and Anton Areskoug.

FC Cimrishamn now leads division 4 south of Skåne with a match more played compared to the other two top teams Hofteruds IBF and IBK Genarp. Cimrishamn will receive Genarp in the next round at home in Jonebergshallen on November 23.

World Cup qualifier in footgolf at Tomelilla GK

13th November 2019
On November 23 Tomelilla Golf Club will host a World Cup qualifier in Footgolf.

On Saturday, 23 November, the World Cup qualifier in footgolf - Tomelilla Open Fifg100. The competition is played like a traditional golf competition: 36 holes, and with as few kicks on the football as possible to get it in holes.

A little over a week before the start on the Tomelilla golf course, we checked the situation with organizer duo Tobias Beijer and Joacim Lindholm who have both played SM for the past two years.

Junior player Harry Esbjörnsson with close play on the 16 hole.

How come you are hosting a World Cup qualifier here in Österlen?
- We have
got my eyes on the sport a lot and would like to bring it forward in Sweden so we thought it would have been fun to host a competition at home. Having said that, we started a page on Facebook and invited everyone we know. We checked the interest in organizing a competition and there was interest. Then we were contacted by Tommy Svensson and Erik Lundin (two of Sweden's foremost and most experienced football golfers) who asked if we were interested in arranging a World Cup qualifier for next year's World Cup in Japan, says Joacim Lindholm.

Kristian Hägglund, club manager at Tomelilla GK, checks in when junior Axel Orrenius makes a kick-out.

The competition in Tomelilla is one of six qualifying competitions for the World Cup. The qualification goes like a traditional golf game, 18 holes in the morning and 18 in the afternoon, where the leader ball goes out last. Minimum number of kicks wins. The top three in the men's and women's class are awarded with the World Cup qualification points.

How many participants are in the competition at Tomelilla Golf Club?

- At the time of writing there are about 25 registered, but we expect between 35 and 40 starting. There are many old football players competing, but far from everyone, it is not always an advantage to have a football background, you have to play with your head too, says Tobias Beijer.

If the ball ends up in the bunker, it is important to chip it up.

Are you going to participate yourself?
- Yes, both Tobias and I are in the starting list, continues Joacim Lindholm.

Is there any advance favorite?

- We will get several really good players here, but the advance favorite is clear: the reigning Swedish champion and ex-Swedish player Nahir Oyal. He is extremely skilled and has a cruel attitude. Also Tommy Svensson, Erik Lundin, Niklas Karlsson and Tobias Eriksson learn to be cheated at the top for important qualifying points, concludes Joacim Lindholm.

The Tomelilla World Cup qualifier is open to everyone and you can register until the 22 November. Maybe there is a future World Cup player here at Österlen? If not, it will be an exciting competition to follow on site at the Tomelilla golf course.

Tough return awaits Ystad in the European qualifiers

28 October 2019
Carl Persson put the visitors' defensive players into the job throughout.

0-4 at home at Sandskogens IP in the double meet against division 3 team Hestrafors IF in qualifying for the amateur cup UEFA Regions Cup. The coming weekend's return on away plan will be a tough task for Ystads IF.

Already in the fourth minute, the visitors created their first goal chance on a windy Sand Forest's IP. Minutes later, it was YIF's turn when Edin Sarhatlic finished off from a narrow angle. Hestrafors had some more ball possession in the swinging first half where Ystad occasionally threatened with balls out to left-hander Carl Persson, who did not, however, get away from his guards. Halfway into the half, Ystad washed out a bunch of corners that created some disorder in the visitors' penalty area.

Ystad was close several times but Hestrafors goalkeeper kept zero.

A few minutes later it was Hestrafors who created pressure towards the home goal with several open positions. In the 35 minute the visitors' pressure resulted in Chris Makindu's close range. In the extra time of the first 45, Ystad got another corner where the ball danced just above Hestrafors goal line, or was the ball clean off the line? The referee did not think so, half time 0-1.

The second half started with Ystad being forced into a center-back exchange, Gustav Göransson out and Jonathan Jensen in. The same course of events as in the beginning of the first half when Emil Svensson replaced Alexander Bernhoff in the midfield.

Ystads Emil Svensson was replaced early in the match and made a good day job in the midfield.

Carl Persson continued his runs, now from the right, and had a couple of runs to the right of Hestrafor's goalkeeper. The visitors were clearly the better team in the second half and after Emil Pettersson's 0-2 goal there was no snack. Ystad tried to push forward but Hestrafors showed both speed in the conversion game and efficiency in the closing, which punished the home team two more times, Sajad Mohammadi and Emil Pettersson. Final result 0-4 which of course becomes difficult to turn over on Saturday when the return game is played. But how would the match picture have been if the receipt ball had been approved at the end of the first half?

The UEFA Regions Cup is an amateur tournament where teams between division 2 and 7 can register. Ystads IF and Hestrafors IF were the only teams in Sweden to register. Conquering teams in the double meet will therefore also become Sweden's representative in the continuing qualification that will be played this summer.

The football at Österlen moves forward the positions

13 October 2019
Jacob Blixt advances in Österlen FF's series finale against FK Karlskrona.

With this weekend's qualifying matches in football, the season's competition games ended. Apart from Spjutstorps IF as the next weekend has the chance to qualify for division 4. Regardless of the result of Spjutstorp's evening drama, we can already say that it was a good year for the team from the southeast - Österlen is on the move and advances the positions in the series system.

We start at the top of the series system where Hammenhögs IF's ladies had long been in first place but ended in a stable third place in division 1 south Götaland. Österlen FF finished fifth in the men's division 2 Östra Götaland with a new points record for the team in second place.

In the third, Tomelilla IF already plays, which next year will be joined by IFK Simrishamn. Simrishamn moves up after going through its division 4 series unbeaten - check out the impressive final table below. 19 wins, three draws and not a single loss!

Gärsnäs AIS puts a very strong season behind it. The five-man series victory means Division 4 games next season.

Gröstorps IF's season also impresses. After qualifying, the team takes the step up to division 5. The same misery up to five makes Öja FF.

The six will be a real wasp nest next season where the following teams settle on which is southeast Skåne's best division 6 team: Kiviks AIF, Rörums SK, Borrby IF, Svenstorps IF, Baskemölla IF and Lövestads IF.

In division 7 we find from Österlen Glemmingebro IF, Onslunda IF, Smedstorps IF and Sövestads IF. Which of these teams is investing in moving up the series system next year?

Now the beginning is another part of what makes football interesting - the silly season. A fox game between clubs, leaders and players - who recruits who?

Senior football in south-eastern Skåne is clearly on the rise and the higher up the series system the best teams reach, the more elite players are attracted to these clubs, which in turn means that player quality flows down the food chain to the teams in the divisions below. Quality is increased at all levels, Österlen is on the way!

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