Kristianstad Arena Cup is Sweden's largest football club for children and youth teams. On Saturday, the cup was decided for girls and boys born in 2005 and the best Österlen team became IFK Simrishamn's 05, which went all the way to the final.
In class P05 over 50 teams participated and by first going undefeated through the group stage, Simrishamn then beat Älmhults IF (round of 1), Onsala BK (round of 2), BK Landora (quarter final) and Wä IF 0 (semi final). In the final, Simrishamn faced Wä IF 0 and it was a close event with two very strong teams. XNUMX-XNUMX after full time and extra time was required to separate the final team. In the second extra time, a Wäspelare managed to tear the ball right in front of Simrishamn's goal and roll in the winning goal, but surely the referees (who before the final were presented as "Skåne's best futsal referee") should have blown a free kick for Simrishamn in the situation that led to the decision? Small margins but Wä won the final fairly and impressed by also playing home the bronze via the association's other teams.
It was a twelve hour Saturday hang in the arena and no less than eight matches for IFK Simrishamn who during regular match time only conceded two goals! All the more forward where Axel Orrenius, together with IS Halmia's Andrej Rajovic, won the cup's shooter on seven goals scored. Österlenlagen Liga IF (P05) and Borrby IF (F05) and Sankt Olofs IF / Kiviks AIF (F05) also took part in the cup, reaching the round of XNUMX.
For IFK Simrishamn and coaches Martin Wrahme and Kalle Blomqvist second place was obviously a big success. This was the first competition appearance for the team with newly-entered Wrahme as head coach.
Congratulations to the coach debut!
- Thanks, it feels great and I'm happy, says Martin Wrahme a short while after the final.
The recipe for success that you took so far?
- I have to pay tribute to our collective. The guys go in with the same attitude in every match. In the final, both teams were really tired and it was small margins that decided. I'm a little upset about the final loss right now but tomorrow we will be happy.
Will there be more futsal cups for the team going forward?
- No, not this season. Now we are refocusing and we will start the pre-season in football in a week. During the spring season we play in Skåneserier A and it will be a good challenge for us, concludes Martin Wrahme.