Date: 1st June 2012
Match: Gunnilse - Lindome 1-2 (Division 2 Västra Götaland)
In my bid to visit every ground in the top three divisions in Sweden I decided to visit Tingvalla IP in Karlstad the first weekend of June. Since Karlstad is around 6,5 hours by car from where I live I wanted to visit at least one more match this weekend. Gunnilse are based in Angered, a northern suburb to Gothenburg, and they currently play in Division 2 Västra Götaland. On Friday evening they hosted another Gothenburg club, Lindome. With Gothenburg being the half-way point to Karlstad this was a perfect match for me. It took me around three hours to drive to Hjällbovallen, the home of Gunnilse, and I arrived shortly before 6pm. Hjällbovallen is part of quite a big football complex run by Gunnilse IS. Angered has a huge immigrant population and it was obvious what a great and important work a club like Gunnilse are doing for kids in this area.
A closer look at the seated stand
View of play
View of Hjällbovallen