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Jonas Birgén pushing towards goal

Match Report Rd 2

The focus before Saturday’s top of the table clash was on building team spirit, and wow did the Swans come out firing! It took Bromma some time to find an answer to the onslaught of passion and goals as the Swans came out dominating. With the return of club legend Hammar it was a special day for Årsta along with 4 debut players, it seemed that we were unstoppable, but Bromma slowly found the answers to calm the storm and went into the first break with Årsta just a couple of goals in the lead.

A tough second quarter saw scores fairly close at half time Bromma going into the third with a small advantage. The third and arguably one of the most heated quarters seen in Saff footy in a couple of years saw the vikings linking well and showing that they are a threat this year, but to Årsta’s credit they pulled back the vikings domination and kicked 3 quick goals in succession towards the end of the break.

The final term was just too much for Swans to hold on to and Bromma with an absolute onslaught of missed goals not seen since the 2009 grand final, mostly due to the unrelenting pressure of the boys in Red and White saw the Vikings kick 12-21-93 to the Swans very accurate 11-4-70.

Pete L kicking 2 goals in his debut match and Oskar booting one, Tommi and Jon both with solid performances made the coaches player a tough one to decide, especially after Jonas showed some amazing talent to get his second goal of the season, and probably the best so far this year if not the best I have seen in Stockholm footy. The legend himself The Mighty Hammar after a slow start in the first half found some form and composure to go on and show he can play both forward and back grabbed the coach’s attention and went on to win the award.

Highest Goal Scorers Pete L 2 Boots 2

The Årsta huddle

Round One Match Report

Huge Win!!!

What a fantastic effort from both teams, both showing signs of a promising 2011.

The far more experienced Årsta took control of the game from the start, and as expected went on to take the game quite easily    145 -22.

The undermanned Swans under the joint coaching effort of 1st time coaches Damo and Pär showed that we are looking like being a genuine contender for the 2011 premiership. With solid performances from  our experienced players Boots, Rob, Thor, Josh and Mats, Falun were set a task that was just too high, as most of their guys were first time players. The talk of the town after the match was how promising the Falun team looked and that most were surprised at the massive score. All the swans guys were really impressed with the Diggers fighting hard to the last quarter.

The Årsta Swans would like to officially like to say congratulations to Cameron and the team, you are a team of guys who showed they have the spirit and the courage needed, and with a bit more experience will no doubt have success in the coming months. Keep at it! Take at look at the Gold Coast win over Port. Really inspiring.

The other encouraging signs for the Swans this year were Jonas and Axl both first gamers and showing incredible signs of their potential. Jonas even booted a goal!! Very rare for a player on debut. Also big Robert showing signs that he is a player maturing into a guy that soon will be taking best and fairest points.

Highest goal scorers were Boots 6, Mats 4 and Josh 3.

With the big percentage for us we are sitting in 1st place. Somewhere we would like to stay. Next weeks match against Bromma will be a huge test and a good chance too see where we are at in the SAFF this year. So lets all get to training on Thursday and give it our best shot on Saturday.

Get down to the ground at the latest 11 so we can prepare for the top of the table clash with Bromma.