Groundhopping.se
 
Home Grounds Grounds - Google Maps Planned matches Matches 2021 Matches 2020 Matches 2019 Matches 2018 Matches 2017 Matches 2016 Matches 2015 Matches 2014 Matches 2013 Matches 2012 Matches 2011 Matches 2010 Matches 2009 Matches 2008 Matches 2007 About Contact Twitter Links Guestbook

Högsby

Ground: Arena Ulf Davidson (Frövi IP)

Visits: 1

Date: 2nd October 2021

Match: Högsby - Växjö Norra  2-2  (Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland)

Attendance: 130

Having completed Division 3 Södra Götaland earlier in the season I am now looking at completing Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland as well. Looking at the fixture list I compiled a schedule when I could visit my remaining three grounds. The first weekend in October Högsby hosted Växjö Norra and when the weather forecast ruled out rain I decided to go to Högsby for this fixture. Högsby is 2.5 hours by car for me but there was not at all as much traffic as expected. An hour prior to kick-off I parked my car outside Arena Ulf Davidson, as Frövi IP is called nowadays. As I entered the ground I asked a local, who turned out to be the chairman of Högsby IK, who Ulf Davidson is/was. He explained to me Ulf Davidson is a local businessman who has helped the club and local community with quite a lot of money over the years. As a thank you the club decided to rename the ground “Arena Ulf Davidson – Frövi IP”. A nice gesture by the club and I am sure no-one in Högsby opposed to renaming the ground. The ground is quite nice with a hill on one side giving spectators a good view of the action. Emån (a creek) is right next to the ground and from time to time the ball must end up in the water. That didn´t happen today though.

With a win today Högsby would have gone top of the table and in the first half the hosts scored twice to lead 2-0 at half-time. With Växjö Norra being in the relegation zone, six points from safety, I expected several more goals from Högsby in the 2nd half. I was to be proven wrong, Växjö Norra pulled a goal back and their fighting spirit resulted in an equalizer in the last minute of stoppage time. Högsby had several good chances to make it 3-1 but the visitors from Växjö should have a lot of credit for the commitment and attitude in this game. A surprising point for them and two dropped points for Högsby was the story this afternoon. The top of the table is now really tight with five clubs separated by only three points and it will be an interesting climax to the season.

Emaan.JPG

 Next to Emån

Entrance.JPG

Entrance

Clubhouse.JPGClubhouse

South-End.JPG

South End

West-side.JPG

West side

Emaan2.JPG

Emån

Dug-out.JPG

Dug-out

North-End.JPG

North End

East-side.JPG

East side

East-side1.JPG

East side

East-side2.JPG

East side

Players-entering.JPG

Players entering

Avspark.JPG

Kick-off

South-End1.JPG

View of play

Spelbild.JPG

View of play

West-side2.JPG

West side

West-side3.JPG

West side

Spelbild2.JPG

View of play

East-side3.JPG

East side

East-side4.JPG

East side

East-side5.JPG

East side