Tough return awaits Ystad in the European qualifiers
Written by Joachim Orrenius / 28 October, 2019
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.
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.
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 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.
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 >>
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
Österlen FF has built a squad for the season, which largely consists of locally anchored players. This year's squad is also seasoned with a couple of players from Trelleborgs FF in the form of Zoran Jovanovic and Furkan Motori. Österlensport met head coach Jonas Stridsberg and assistant coach Jonas Mårtensson and talked about the squad and the upcoming season in division 2. This article is the first in a reporting series where Österlensport follows Österlen FF during the 2020 season.
It is in early January. Six degrees plus. Beech black and rainy. Inside the small club room at Skillinge IP, however, it is bright and warm. The players drop in, greet the leaders and prepare for the second training session of the year.
Already during the fall, Österlen FF called in what types of players are needed for this year's season. Personalities and characteristics and not least that there is some kind of relationship with someone else in the squad have been important pieces when the squad is put together. And that the players are connected to Österlen. 14 of the team's 19 players actually have some form of Österlen connection. Many of them have grown up in Österlen, or have moved here.
- We started working with the squad as early as August and it has been ready for a long time. We said we would have 18 players including two goalkeepers. Today we are 19 players and are very pleased with the look of the squad, says Jonas Mårtensson.
- There are players who contact us and want to play. We have rejected no to about ten players. It should be very safe cards if we are to bet on players who are not from the countryside. Players who can help and teach the younger players and reinforce what we want to build, Jonas Stridsberg adds, citing Zoran Jovanovic and Furkan Motori as two examples of this.
The squad is nailed, but by those who knocked at you, is there anyone or anyone you have been forced to refuse to whom you really wanted to put in the squad? - Yes, one or two, but no names, says Jonas Stridsberg secretly.
But can't it be solved anyway, it's only one or maybe two players? - No, it's not relevant at this time. We have built the squad clearly and are careful to keep our budget. Now we have built a good squad and then it is also important that we give these guys the confidence but also that we can manage the season budget-wise. There are some clubs that build a squad without funding, says Jonas Mårtensson.
Isn't the squad relatively small in terms of the number of players? - Yes, but it was even smaller last year. Then we had 15 outside players and a goalkeeper. It may be a problem to build a squad that is too large. It is also about giving the players playing time and using the whole squad correctly, says Jonas Mårtensson.
The Eastern season has started, but really started the preseason right after last year's season finale.
- We had a fantastic end to the training season last year when we trained about a month after the series ended. The intensity, morale and will during these trainings were at a very high level. And now that we have started, there is not much rust to grind away. We notice that the group wants something, that something is going on. The whole feeling is extremely good, says Stridsberg.
Three workouts per week are scheduled and during the first training of the year there will be a lot of games with ball. The thing about going down into the "mine" and running heavy weight training is not something that Österlen FF prioritizes. However, each player has an individual responsibility for his or her own physique. - We have players who are motivated and who work out at the gym themselves. They have good control over their own bodies. If we run strength training, it is football-related strength training. I think many players are too much in the gym compared to how much they train on football, says Jonas Stridsberg.
What kind of game system that Österlen FF should launch we have to wait to see. Stridsberg is still aware of certain criteria that must be fulfilled in the game model.
- We will try to own the game by being skilled with ball possession and in the transition to attack play, and when we should attack and not attack. That's what we're training the players for right now. When we have the ball it should lead to something that makes us knock out the opponent. We should not play around the ball unnecessarily. The purpose of the ball possession is to come to the attack and finish, says Jonas Stridsberg.
In conclusion, what does today's workout look like? - We will warm up and then play. I will press to be early in the starting positions no matter where on the pitch we have the ball. Being able to turn the game early and be in the top position on the court is important so that the opponents have to work harder when attacking. We should not wait for players when we have the ball, concludes Jonas Stridsberg.
In the wake of Kamratcupen's foot salt tournament, IFK organized Simrishamn Junior on Saturday Kamratcupen Junior for children born in 2009 in Jonebergshallen in Simrishamn.
Little Jonebergshallen is filled to the limit. Parents and leaders are helped to keep up with the tight schedule. 30 pieces of 13-minute matches are scheduled during the day. And then it will also be possible to buy burgers and sweets, tie someone's laces, present the players, comfort someone who has done badly and so on.
- It is a very packed schedule until 16.30:XNUMX this afternoon. There are matches all the time with a two-minute break between the matches, says Fredrik Strömberg, one of many leaders and parents who arrange the cup together.
The fact that the cup is arranged for children born in 2009 is because the organizers club has no less than 27 boys in that particular age group and who therefore set up with four teams. The other eight teams were divided into the following associations: BSH Österlen, FC Rosengård (two teams), Tomelilla IF (two teams), Kivik / Sankt Olofs IF, Brösarps IF and LEV 06.
The teams were divided into two groups and the cup was played with margins for faster and more intense games. The new regulations say that you must not count results in this age class. But of course, the children have control over who wins and loses, and who scores. A lot of parents and leaders are also watching it.
- It is fun to see when the children realize how they can use the coffin and weigh in, concludes Fredrik Strömberg, who hopes for next year more participating teams.
The best women's team in football, Hammenhögs IF, is coached this season by Tony Ard and Anders Palmér. Two experienced coaches hoping for a top position in division 1 also in 2020. Österlensport caught a coach duo in the Färsingahallen in Sjöbo during Blentarpscupen where we crawled into a room basement and let them tell how the top in one should be reached.
This article is the first in a series of articles where Österlensport follows Hammenhög's ladies during the 2020 season.
Ard and Palmér don't care much about the result in the Blentarp Cup. However, they are glad that there were no injuries during the cup, which was unfortunately the case at the end of last football season and which then partially eliminated the opportunity to advance to the Elite.
This year's squad, what do you have to say about it? - We have lost many good players from last year, some with serious injuries. But we also got a lot of good girls. Then we have managed to retain many, so we are a squad of nearly 25, including three goalkeepers. Eight of these 25 are new acquisitions. In addition, two players will probably come back soon after becoming mothers, which will be a bonus, says Anders Palmér, who during three seasons with Hammenhög has collected the same number of third places.
- This year we try to get the maximum out of the squad by sharing the responsibility of the coach. Tony and I have different qualities and we have no prestige in who does what. It will be a boost, we think, continues Anders Palmér and hands over to Tony Ard.
- We think this is a good mix and honestly I think a top three placement is possible. But each season has its own story. Anders and I think the same way and when a player gets an opportunity, it is up to the player to take that opportunity, and when you take the opportunity you have more chances to develop. We want to develop the players at the same time as we want to market Hammenhög as an association and promote the football at Österlen. Hammenhög is a small village in a small village and I want us to become a gathering club for young talented players, says Tony Ard.
Some young talents have already had the chance to train with Hammenhögs IF. It is a good school with two experienced coaches and a large group that contains many good players. - Hammenhög must be a good alternative for girls who want to play Division 1 football. Some of them may even want to invest in going all the way up to Damallsvenskan, Anders says.
Last summer, Hammenhögs IF organized a successful summer camp. Around 40 young players participated. It was a good opportunity for new players to get interested and get into the sport. Ard and Palmér hope that the camp can be arranged also this coming summer.
In the past there were a lot of long balls that applied to Hammenhög's ladies. Now the team is practicing a lot of ball possession where the players should, and dare, hold the ball. Twice a week the girls practice soccer which is less than many of the series competitors. Both Tony and Anders want the number of training sessions to increase in the future. However, some of the younger ones get additional training opportunities thanks to the football academies.
- The girls who also train at school will be good players. We definitely want to increase the number of training opportunities, but some of the older players are unfortunately difficult to get along with. We focus on making the workout very effective and well-planned and are often at the sports field 90 minutes before the training begins, says Anders Palmér.
What kind of football will the audience see on Hammondavallen this season? - There are two goals on a football pitch, one at each end. We do not want the players to send the ball away 30 meters towards the other goal. We want the players to be comfortable and confident with the ball. Then you can develop as a player, says Tony Ard.
- Hammenhög has always been good backwards. Last season we scored 60 goals and conceded 26 I think so we are on the right track even when it comes to the offensive, Andes Palmér tabs.
The Blentarp Cup in Futsal this past weekend was a disappointment for the girls from Hammenhög. Two 0-1 losses and one draw were not enough for advances from the group play. Julia Mellberg scored Hammenhög's only goal in the Blentarp Cup.
How's the feeling for the season? - It feels good. We have got a lot of good players and on Friday we will play paddle to get to know each other even more, says Julia Mellberg.
On the association's website, Julia Mellberg is listed as a midfielder but has also played in other positions. What is your role in the team? - I can play a bit everywhere but especially strikers. I started as an outside back and have progressed in positions via the edge but now it is the most offensive game that applies. I also try to spread energy on and off the pitch. It should be a little lattjo too, says Jula Mellberg.
Already on February 1, Hammenhög's girls will compete against Kristianstad's DFF's Swedish team in a training match in Kristianstad. - The same night we play the Nils Holgersson Cup. A small crash but we would like to play the game against Kristianstad. It will be a real challenge and value meter, and a fun match for the girls to play, ”concludes Anders Palmér.
Not many athletes from Österlen can boast of gold. Even fewer have NM gold in the price cabinet. Österlensport met 20-year-old Simrishamnstjee Nelly Hörberger, who is one of the Swedish elite in squad gymnastics and has had her most successful sporting year so far this year.
Nelly was 6 years old when she started gymnastics in the Ystad club GK Split. After a few years commuting to Helsingborg and Teamgym Helsingborg she now trains and competes for the Malmö club Motus Salto.
During the Helsingborg era, there were many car journeys for Nelly's parents and, above all, the trainer from Skurup, whom she often took a car with to the trainings in Helsingborg. - Then I went to school in Ystad so after school I took the train to Skurup where the coach picked me up by car. Then we went to Helsingborg for training and home again via Skurup to Simrishamn to sleep for a couple of hours. Then back up. Four times a week.
Talk about wanting to develop in their sport!
Congratulations to last year's both gold by the way, how have you and your teammates celebrated? - Not very much actually. It was of course banquet after the NM that went in Norway and then we have celebrated a little at home in Malmö on a workout.
Check out the movie clip below when Nelly and her friends in Motus Salto take the SM gold at home in Malmö.
In addition to the successes in 2019 with gold at NM and SM, Nelly has five more championship medals in the prize cabinet.
What are the team's success factors, why are you doing so well? - Our cohesion, that we know each other so well and that we have so much fun together. We trust each other. It is a very vulnerable sport, you know you know that the whole team is pulled down but no one would get angry or take it badly for it.
If someone falls during a lap, how is it received by the teammates? - We take care of each other and do not make such a big deal when someone makes mistakes. When we won the gold medal, one of our girls tripped but we bet and managed it anyway. If you roll on one step, think about it and focus on the next step instead. It has to be strong.
What's so much fun with squad gymnastics? - It's the variation with three different branches. There is always something you can get better at and it becomes very clear when you can do something.
In the Hörberger family there is otherwise a lot of football that applies and also Nelly has played football right up to the age of 10. There was also some dance before the investment in gymnastics took over.
In squad gymnastics you compete in ladies, men and mixed and the parts are mat, trumpet and freestanding. Troop gymnastics is not the most well-known sport in Sweden, but the fact is that it is Sweden's largest gymnastics form. In Sweden there are 20 gymnasts competing in squad gymnastics!
In the Motus Salto team, around 20 girls practice gymnastics, but not everyone is allowed to participate in competitions. - You can have a maximum of twelve people at competitions. We usually have ten plus two reserves. Then when we compete at the "yards" you are six people and then four are next to it. We select the six best ones for each lap. And in the standalone, all ten of the team must join. But since there are only one to two competitions a year, there is fierce competition for the places. Some may not compete at all, but everyone knows the conditions that apply and we are a team where we cheer for each other.
Which is your strongest branch? - In trumpet we drive three laps and on the third lap you have a table to help with the volts and that is perhaps my best branch.
Individual gymnastics then, has it never attracted you? - No, when I started in GK Split there were only squad gymnastics so it fell naturally. It's almost like two different sports and I have never tested on individual gymnastics. I think more people should try out for gymnastics. You get strength, fitness and agility.
More film from Motos Salto's NM gold below.
You and your team belong to the elite in Sweden, what does it take to reach where you have reached? - It's that you choose the gymnastics before anything else. I've always thought it's so fun. I've always been to all the workouts and never felt like I wanted to skip. On the other hand, I have many times skipped to be with my friends at home in Simrishamn.
It is enough to see Nelly and her friends for a few seconds to understand that squad gymnastics is not something for cowards. What tips can you give to all young gymnasts doing squad gymnastics? - Listening to your body is important. Set clear goals for what you want to accomplish, such as a new volt or a jump, and fight the goals, then it will be much more fun. Then you should think that there will always be new opportunities and new opportunities and always try to do better next time.
Good and positive tips that can be applied to all sports, or in the professional world, or really anywhere in life.
When you were a kid, did you see yourself as a racing gymnast or was it just fun to hang out? - When I saw the older girls and the guys working out, I thought "how can they do that" and then I thought that someday I want to be able to do it too.
Do you have any individual goals for the coming season? - To compete on a harder lap during the Championship and to raise me one more level.
Team goals with Motus Salto? - Defending our SM gold would have been great fun.
Age: 20 years Family: mother Ulrika, father Johan and brother Hannes Lives: raised in Simrishamn but recently moved to Malmö Occupation / studies: economist who is currently working full time at a middle school in Malmö Exercises: four times a week (three hours each) Length: XNUM Merit: 2 NM gold (one in women and one in mix), 1 SM gold, 3 SM bronze and 1 JSM silver. Parent club: GK Split in Ystad Current club: Motus Salto in Malmö
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 participated over 50 teams and by first going undefeated through the group play Simrishamn then beat Älmhults IF (sixth final), Onsala BK (eighth final), BK Landora (quarterfinal) and Wä IF 1 (semifinal). In the final, Simrishamn was pitted against Wä IF 2 and it became a close event with two very defensive teams. 0-0 after full time and an extension was required to separate the final team. In the second extension, a Wäspelare managed to tear the ball in front of Simrishamn's goal and roll in the victory goal, but probably the referees (who were presented as "Skåne's best futsal umpire") in the situation that led to the decision? Small margins but Wä won the finals fairly and impressed by also playing home the bronze through the association's other teams.
There were twelve hours of Saturday hangings in the arena and no less than eight matches for IFK Simrishamn who during the regular match time only allowed two goals! The more ahead where Axel Orrenius, along with IS Halmias Andrej Rajovic, won the cup's shuttling on seven goals scored. Also in the cup were the Österlenlagen Liga IF (P05) and Borrby IF (F05) as well as Sankt Olofs IF / Kiviks AIF (F05) who reached the eighth final.
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.