RECAP: WEEKEND SWEDISH ACTION
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Ryan Miller and Halmstad were blanked at Mjällby while Michael Thomas and Nick Noble bid adieu to the home fans in Ljungskile with a shutout win over Vasby United.

Mjällby 2 - 0 Halmstad

Ryan Miller and Halmstad were dragged back into the fight to avoid relegation after succumbing to Mjällby on Saturday at Strandvallen Stadion in Hällevik.

Miller started at his customary defensive position and went the distance in defeat.

It would be two second half goals that did in the visitors in a loss that now puts them just four points above the relegation playoff spot.

Halmstad were actually the better team in the first half creating more chances but were unable to break through.

Moestafa El Kabir made them pay for their lack of finishing when he tallied first in the 67th minute with a header off of Jesper Westerberg's cross.

The hosts closed out the match with another goal in the 90th when David Löfquist rocketed a shot into the top right corner.

Halmstad now sit in 12th place with 32 points and four points ahead of 14th place, the relegation playoff position currently occupied by Åtvidaberg.

With just three matches remaining in the Allsvenskan, Miller and company next face AIK.

Ljungskile 1 - 0 Vasby United

Michael Thomas and Nick Noble closed out Ljungskile's home schedule with a shutout win over relegation bound Vasby United on Sunday at Starke Arvid Arena.

Noble started in goal yet again and recorded his 13th shutout of the season.

It was also his third one in just four matches and stretched Ljungskile's unbeaten streak to five.

Thomas started at midfield and also went the distance in the victory.

Ljungskile's goal came early with Johan Patriksson doing the honors in just the seventh minute of play.

Martin Smedberg streaked down the right side and fed Patriksson who nodded the shot home for the game's lone goal.

In their Superettan finale, the American duo will travel to Degerfors on Saturday.
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