It couldn’t be any more exciting in the closing weeks of the 2010 season in Division 3. Rivals Mälarhöjden and Långholmen are both locked on 16 points and chasing that all important play-off place. The club in second bottom place Enhörna are only 3 points behind those two, so it looks like it will go down to the wire. Mälarhöjden are undoubtedly favourites to make that fourth bottom spot due to the fact they have an easier run in. The Stripes have to go to Tyresö this weekend and come back with a win, then they have tough games against Assyriska and title challengers Konyaspor.
A win last Saturday was imperative and the Långholmen team responded well to the pressure facing them before the match by recording a first home victory of the season. Two late goals by Colm Kenny and Sammba Sowe sealed the points.
Unbelievably Mälarhöjden went to the team who top the table and recorded a one nil win to keep their hopes of playing in this division next year very much alive. Good wins against Konyaspor , Spårvägen and Assyriska have ensured they are keeping up with Långholmen.
Many of the sides have nothing to play for and this can be of benifit to the clubs scrapping for points.
Panellinios are more or less out of the equation with 8 points to make up to play-off place and with games against second place Älvsjö, who are still in the title race and Mälarhöjden, it looks like a lost cause for the Greek flavoured side.
Enhörna against Mälarhöjden is the key match at the bottom of the table this weekend, a classic six pointer. At the top both Konyaspor and Spårvägen should see off their respective opponents.
Långholmens next home match is on Sat 11th Sept at Essinge against Vagnhärads with a 2pm kick-off.
Club info and match reports can be found at www.langholmenfootball.com
Text Scot James
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