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Ground: Motorpavallen

Visits: 1

Date: 1st September 2020

Match: Jämshögs IF - AIK Atlas  3-3  (Division 5 Blekinge)

Attendance: 50

With less and less daylight there are few options for midweek games in the local leagues. Not many clubs at this level have floodlights and it is becoming difficult to kick-off in time for the games to finish while there is still some kind of daylight. I managed to find an interesting fixture, Jämshögs IF v AIK Atlas, in Division 5 Blekinge though. Jämshög is situated in western Blekinge and being only around 40 minutes by car for me I could be there in time for the 18.15 kick-off. Jämshög has a population of around 1,200 and the village is famous for being the birthplace of Harry Martinsson. In 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature and that is of course something extraordinary for a place like Jämshög.

From what I had heard the local football ground, Motorpavallen, would be a gem and as I parked my car outside the ground I noticed the rumors were true. The wooden main stand in the north side of the ground is absolutely wonderful and as I spoke to locals they told me the ground was in 2012 given the award “Best ground in Blekinge” by the local paper. The attendance was of course capped to 50 and in Jämshög you had to pre-order your ticket. As I entered my name was on the list and I could proceed to the next step, taking pictures of this lovely ground. Jämshög are aiming for promotion and a home game against AIK Atlas, from Sturkö in Karlskrona, is game they need to win to keep the promotion dream alive. Jämshög was the better team in the first half but due to some goalkeeping heroics by the Atlas keeper it was 0-1 at half-time. With 20 minutes to go Jämshög equalized from the penalty spot and in the same incident Atlas had a player sent off (think Suarez in the 2010 World Cup). A few minutes later Atlas was awarded a penalty spot, 1-2. Jämshög once again equalized but sloppy defending by the home team meant Atlas could make it 2-3 in the 88th minute. In the last minute of stoppage time Jämshög was awarded yet another penalty and the gamed ended 3-3. A very entertaining game for those of us present and I have to admit I am starting to like local football!




Jämshögs IF


North Stand


North Stand


North Stand


North Stand


East End


South side


South side


West End


Players entering






North Stand


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