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Växjö Norra

Ground: Åbo Idrottsplats

Visits: 1

Date: 4th July 2021

Match: Växjö Norra - Saxemara  1-1  (Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland)

Attendance: 112

I was not planning a game on Sunday afternoon but when my partner gave me the green light I looked at possible fixtures. Växjö Norra were hosting Saxemara in Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland and missing five grounds I still have some work to do to complete the league. Växjö Norra play at Åbo IP, in the northeastern outskirts of Växjö, and the drive took me 1h 40 minutes. It was forecasted to be yet another hot day in southern Sweden but thankfully the sun went into hiding for most of the 90 minutes. Åbo IP is a nice and cosy ground to visit and as I arrived there were plenty of activities like youth games etc. To make sure fans kept the distance the club had plenty of chairs to lend out (for free). Växjö Norra and Saxemara have both had a poor start to the season and both were in need of a victory this afternoon. I estimated the attendance to be around 130 and later on it was announced as 112, not too bad for this level.

It was a tight and even game and at half-time it was 0-0. In the 63rd minute Växjö Norra took the lead but the visitors protested heavily and claimed it was handball. After a lengthy discussion with the assistant the referee gave the goal, 1-0 to Växjö Norra. As is so often the case the goal really opened up the game and with 5 minutes to go Saxemara equalized. When the final whistle was blown at Åbo IP the score-board said 1-1 and in my opinion that was a fair result.

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Match!

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Club badge

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Players and officials entering

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Kick-off

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View of Åbo IP

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North End

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East side

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East side

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East side

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East side

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South End

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View of Åbo IP

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View of play

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West side

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Pano