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Ronneby

Ground: Brunnsvallen

Vists: 1

Date: 1st October 2016

Match: Ronneby BK - IFK Karlshamn  2-1  (Divison 4 Blekinge)

Attendance: 865

 

In Sweden the Swedish FA are administrating the top five levels (Allsvenskan, Superettan and Division 1-3) of the league pyramid. Normally I don´t go to games below Division 3 but a last round promotion decider in Division 4 Blekinge was of course a game I had to visit. IFK Karlshamn have been top of the table for most of the season but with one game to go Ronneby BK were only two points behind. The winners of Division 4 Blekinge are promoted to Division 3 and the runners-up will enter the play-offs, where one of four teams are promoted. My day started quite early as I had a 07.51 starting time at the golf course. At 11.30 the golf was over and I headed back home for a quick lunch. Kick-off at Brunnsvallen in Ronneby was at 15.00 and 80 minutes before that I parked my car outside the ground, which is situated in central Ronneby. As I took a few exterior pictures the away coach arrived. From Karlshamn it is only 30 km to Ronneby so a promotion decider as well as a local derby this afternoon. The turnstiles opened at 14.00 and I was (once again!) the first person to enter the ground. Brunnsvallen has running tracks but with stands on two sides it is still an ok ground for this level in Sweden.

 

I was hoping for 7-800 to show up for this promotion decider and the official attendance was later given as 865 (although I have to say I doubt that number). Ronneby needed to win and in the 25th minute they took the lead. Karlshamn equalized a few minutes later and when the away team was awarded a penalty in the 35th minute I thought it would be game over for Ronneby. The penalty was saved though and two minutes later Ronneby made it 2-1. A very dramatic first half and I was looking forward to the last 45 minutes of the season. The second half was of course nervous and full of tension. A Ronneby player was sent off after twice kicking the ball away after the referee´s whistle. The home manager was not impressed but his team managed to hold on and Ronneby BK will play in Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland next year. IFK Karlshamn have another month of football looking forward to but with only one team being promoted from the play-offs it won´t be easy.

 

brunnsvallen, vy
Brunnsvallen

 

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Brunnsvallen, entrance

 

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Match!

 

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East side

 

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East side

 

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East Stand

 

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A closer look at the East Stand

 

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South End

 

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West side

 

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West Stand

 

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West Stand

 

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Banner

 

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North End

 

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Teams and officials entering the field

 

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Kick-off

 

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View of play

 

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East side

 

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East Stand

 

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East Stand

 

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East side

 

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View of play

 

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View of Brunnsvallen

 

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West Stand

 

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West Stand

 

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Banner

 

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View of play

 

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Penalty, IFK Karlshamn (saved)

 

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North End

 

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Promotion!

 

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Promotion!

 

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Disappointed IFK Karlshamn players

 

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Pano

 

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Pano