Derby joy for Henrik Larsson's LBoIS


In true Larsson-like fashion Freddy Karlsson popped up with an 88th minute winner to give Landskroner BoIS a 1-0 derby win over Angelhom.

A bigger than usual crowd of 4,370 were in the Landskron Arena but had to wait till almost the end before Karlsson struck to send LboIS into fourth place in the table and very much in the hunt for a play-off spot.

In his first season in management Larsson has watched his side be consistently inconsistent and unable to record back-to-back wins since mid June. Tonight’s win came on the back of a 4-0 defeat away to Falkenberg.

Norrkoping and GIF Sunsvall are seven points clear of third placed Syrianska with just six points seperating third to eleventh place in the Superetten table with the third and fourth placed teams earning a play-off place for promotion.

Speaking after the match Larsson said: “I’m happy with the win, tonight was fantastic and the guys showed great heart and fighting spirit.

“It was important that we managed to win after the loss against Falkenberg, we never turned up for that match but that wasn’t the case tonight.”

Elswhere it was another miserable night for Gordon Strachan as Middlesbrough were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Championship leaders Millwall.

A last minute goal from Scott McDonald provided no consolation in the 2-1 defeat with Stephen McManus and Barry Robson also in the ‘Boro side.

Darren O’Dea was in the Ipswich side that won 1-0 away to Crewe but the loan Celt was substituted after an hour by Roy Keane.

Fellow loanees Graham Carey and Josh Thompson will be in action at Premiership grounds later in the week with Huddersfield travelling to face Everton tomorrow and Rochdale facing Birmingham on Thursday.

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