JON VAN WAGENEN - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Alejandro Bedoya notched his first goal of the season, while Ryan Miller helped Halmstad get by the reeling defending champs.
Brommapojkarna 0 – 1 Örebro
Alejandro Bedoya's stunning header was the difference maker as Örebro took three points from the Bromma Boys.
The goal came in the 40th minute. Patrik Anttonen sprinted out wide of the box and sent a cross in to Bedoya at the far post.
The 5'10" Bedoya beat the defender with a lunging leap and his header got to the near post before Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
The match was roughly evenly played, both teams having 14 shots and eight on target. The possession was roughly equal as well.
Bedoya came off for Erik Nilsson in the 82nd minute.
Örebro next play at Gefle on Monday and Yanks Abroad will cover from the press box.
AIK 0 - 1 Halmstad
Ryan Miller played stout defense to help Halmstad get a win in Solna.
Halmstad played an effective defensive style. They allowed AIK to have 60% of possession, but managed to get eight shots on goal compared to AIK's three.
As AIK pushed forward late in the game and Halmstad were able to get even more chances.
In the last regulation minute, Christian Järdler's free kick was punched clear by AIK keeper Tomi Maanoja. Jonas Gudni Saevarsson blasted the rebound from outside the penalty box.
The Icelander's side kick ricocheted off a defender, leaving Maanoja helpless.
The result keeps AIK stuck at one goal in six matches. Halmstad climed to ninth place, where they sit one point behind Örebro.
Micheal Thomas was available but did not play.
Halmstad will be back in action Sunday hosting Wanderson and GAIS. AIK travels to Kalmar.
Johann Smith was inactive in Kalmar's scoreless draw with Mjällby.