The sun shone and the points came home to a very hard working Stripes team. Last Saturday’s match was a vital one for the club and every supporter who witnessed the superb victory over Ängby will agree the match was great entertainment. A lower crowd than normal made their way to Essinge IP, the fact that it was FA Cup final day, the Stockholm Marathon was on and the Elitloppet took place at Solvalla, made sure we had a little to compete against.
Instead of the usual six pack of beers, ice cream was distributed among the fans, well received in blistering conditions. The extra man, the ultras, on the sidelines really helped spur on the team in the last twenty minutes and that support was richly rewarded when Wilhelm Karlsson got the winner, much to the jubilation of nearly everyone in the ground.
We go into Friday’s game full of confidence against a Boo side who come off the back of an away win against Stuvsta last week. The away team were quoted as being one of the favourites for the league, but have yet to show top of the league form. Långholmen will have to be particularly cautious of star man Sadiq Sadiq who is a real threat in front of goal.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see Paul Sullivan and Deri Thomas back to full fitness and wearing the stripes. Paul himself said it is the most frustrating thing in the world watching your team play when you are injured.
Manager Chris Latham said earlier in the week: “It is time we started to show our quality and put pressure on the teams at the top of the table”. He also added: ” The boys are really up for things right now, that’s the mood, they have a real sense of belief.”
Let’s hope it pays dividends and we have another three points in the bag by Saturday morning.
Friday night’s game is at Essinge IP and has an 8pm kick-off.