Now we take a look back at how May and June 2017 went for us.
Going into May I had won the April Manager of The Month award and we were top of Superettan with 12 points from 5 games and our first opponents of the month would be Karlslund at Tornvallen, unfortunately we lost this game 2-1 which was quite disappointing and dropped us down to 4th in the league but I was confident that we could move back up into the promotion spots.
After the Karlslund loss we travelled to Tunavallen for a game with 9th placed Eskilstuna City which I was quite confident of winning and hence moving back into the promotion spots, it was a much tougher game than I expected but we narrowly won 1-0 thanks to a goal from midfielder Alexander Sakac in the 37th minute to move us back up to 2nd in the league. Following this we hosted league leaders Jonkopings Sodra in what was definitely going to be a very tough match for us, we fought hard but eventually came out of it having lost by two goals to one. I was not too disappointed as I was not expecting victory in this one.
We then had our last game of May at home to mid-table BK Hacken who are a team I have a lot of respect for and always look forward to facing, it was a back and forth match but it ended up finishing 0-0, not the ideal result but one that left us 4th in the league once again.
June started with a visit to last placed Falkenberg FF who have become somewhat of a bogey team for us since we first faced them last season, we were not favourites for this one having been given odds of 11-5 while Falkenberg were at Evens, I was incredibly disappointed following this match as we lost 1-0 sending us down to 6th in Superettan heading into our home game with Skovde.
We were heading into the Skovde game as narrow favourites knowing that if we won the match we could move back into the top 3 in Superettan, like most of our matches we fought very hard but like usual Skovde were just that bit better than us and came out as victors by one goal to nil which moved us down to seventh in the table. Following this we had an away game with recently relegated Kalmar FF whom we had never faced before, If I remember rightly we went into this one playing a 4-5-1 Counter with Pontus Overgaard as the lone Striker for us.
We ended up coming out of that one with a very respectable 0-0 draw but unfortunately moved down to 8th in the league heading into our last game of the month against Trollhattan, as well as now being 8th in the league we were also 5 games without a win which was something I was really hoping would end as of the Trollhattan match, unfortunately I was embarrassed by the team as we lost that one 3-1, a result made even more painful by the fact that the match was a home game for us.
Now we look towards July and August but until then here are some pictures.
Media Report on the Eskilstuna City Game
Post Game against BK Hacken
Post Game against Kalmar FF
Media Report on the Kalmar Game