Things are not going as planned down Essinge way this season for Långholmen as the club now face their first relegation in the clubs history (first team). A point at least was required from last weekends match against Tyresö, unfortunately an under par performance meant the Stripes went down 2-0 and now sit under the play-off position and one point behind Mälarhöjden. At this stage Enhörna and Pannelinios are favourites to play in division 4 next year. The scenario pans out like this, Långholmen have to take maximum points from their remaining matches and along with that hope that Mälarhöjden drop at least two points from their remaining fixtures. The latter named have a much easier run in, thus making them favourites for that play- off place.
Spårvägen continue to push Konyaspor all the way and managed to pull back a two goal deficit away to bottom side Pannelinios, only two points seperate the sides. The league leaders once again slipped up against a determined Vagnhärads , Edis Ahmetovic scoring right on the final whistle and with it ensuring Konyaspor dropped another valuable two points. At the bottom Enhörna and Mälarhöjden shared the points, Mattias Larsson scoring for the reds.
Key matches this weekend see Konyaspor chase the title against Enhörna who are desperate for points and of course Långholmens game against Vagnhärads. The team from Trosa have nothing to play for but will be keen to record a better result than the one from the meeting earlier in the season between the two sides when a depleted Långholmen side battled out a 0-0 draw.
Moral is good in the Långholmen squad and according to Stripes midfielder Andrew O’Sullivan there is a real belief that they can win Saturdays match.
A good crowd is anticipated for this game and the club welcome any new faces at Essinge IP, the Långholmen support are normally quite vocal and this has helped the team in the past. Let’s hope the same kind of support can carry the black and white stripes to victory on Saturday afternoon.
LÅNGHOLMEN FC v VAGNHÄRADS SK, ESINGE IP k.o 2 pm Sat 11 Sept 2010
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text Scot James
Photos Per Hägglund