At Borås Arena, the home team Norrby, without their best goalscorer Nicklas Savolainen, saw Dalkurd visit on Sunday. The game started with a good Dalkurd opportunity after only three minutes, when Rawez Lawan’s header on a corner went just wide. There was a stalemate between the both teams in the initial minutes where Dalkurd as usual had most of the ball possession, and with Norrby focusing on counter attacks. With 26 minutes played, Lawan almost made it through the Norrby defense, when he played a one-two with the midfield colleague Ammar Ahmed. Though, a Norrby-player came between and could clear the ball for a Dalkurd corner. The following corner was fortunate for Dalkurd. Robin Tranberg was in the right place, in the right time, and with the help of his upper body he could direct the ball across the goal line. Dalkurd continued to dominate even after the goal and both Ahmed Awad and Tranberg had an attempt each from distance, in the space of a couple of minutes but the goalkeeper could save. In the end of the first half, Dalkurd almost dubbled their lead. A fantastic short passing play eventually lead to a great scoring opportunity for Henrik Löfkvist. The attempt from the defender however went inches pass the far post and out. Dalkurd had a well-earned 1-0 lead when the referee of the game, Fredrik Klitte, blew his whistle to announce the half time break.

The second half started a little bit tentative and there were no really scoring chances initially. Twelve minutes into the second half, Norrby had their best scoring chance of the game. A cross from the left, directed from a Dalkurd defender and eventually found it’s way to Abdulrahman Saidi at the far post. The Norrby midfielder headed the ball towards goal, from close range, but the ball went over the bar. In the middle of the second half, Norrby got yet closer. Midfielder Nino Osmanagic tried a shot from distance, that went close outside the left post of Frank Pettersson. A couple of minutes later, the ball found it’s way into the net, but it was behind Mergim Krasniqi in the Norrby goal. A really beautiful attack ended with Richard Yarsuvat heading down a cross from Heradi Rashidi, to Lawan who nicely put the ball into the net with a left foot volley. Yarsuvat glimpsed once again, a minute later, when he went onto a long ball in a counter attack. He tried a shot from a tight angle and forced Krasniqi in the Norrby goal to save and direct the ball to a corner. In the 84th minute, Dalkurd would also make it 3-0. Lawan received a pass from Rashidi and thanked Yarsuvat for the assist to the second goal, by finding the top scorer with a great assist. Yarsuvat made no mistakes with the finishing and the goalkeeper had no chance to save the ball. Norrby would get even more unfortunate a couple of minutes later when midfielder Jesper Brandt got his second yellow card of the game and got sent off. In stoppage time, Dalkurd had both one and two chances to enlarge their victory but Krasniqi could save them both. First from Ahmed who tried with a surprising shot and a minute later, Amin with an attempt from distance. The game, however, ended with a 3-0 victory for Dalkurd, who confirm the second place in the table.

Next Dalkurd game in Superettan is on Saturday versus Örgryte on Domnarvsvallen in Borlänge. But before that, Dalkurd will play a game in the Swedish Cup against IFK Aspudden Tellus, at Aspuddens IP in Stockholm, on Wednesday evening.



Goal scorers Norrby: –
Goal scorers Dalkurd: 27′ Tranberg, 77′ Lawan, 84′ Yarsuvat

Lineup Norrby IF (4-4-2): M Krasniqi; Watson, Dresevic, Nilsson, Gashi (13′ Aso); Ståhl, Brandt, Osmanagic, Saidi (79′ S Krasniqi); Översjö, Istrefi (66′ Kasim)

Substitutes: Holmer, Krasnici, Aso, S Krasniqi, Kasim, Gustavsson, Shala

Lineup Dalkurd FF (3-5-2): Pettersson; Löfkvist, Ceesay, Tranberg (68′ De John); Rashidi, Ahmed, Amin, Lawan, Bala; Awad (58′ Sugita), Yarsuvat (85′ Stadler)

Substitutes: Kljajic, De John, Sugita, Stadler, Azizi, Lundin, Moënza

Referee: Fredrik Klitte, Helsingborg
Venue: Borås Arena, Borås
Attendance: 678 people