Helsingborg lost for the first time this season but held onto first place while Elfsborg fell from second to fifth in the standings.
AIK 2, Helsingborg 1 SOLNA – A depleted AIK handed Helsingborg its first loss of the season, knocking off the league leaders 2-1 May 16 at Råsunda Stadium. Kristoffer Andersson staked Helsingborg to a lead after 19 minutes. Ibrahim Teteh Bangura tied the game five minutes later. Robert Åhman Persson put AIK in front at the 39-minute mark and the Gnaget made the lead stand up. AIK played a man down for 62 minutes after Nils-Erik Johansson picked up his second yellow card of the game and was sent off in the 28th minute.
Trelleborg 3, Elfsborg 0 TRELLEBORG – Elfsborg tumbled from second to fifth in the standings after losing 3-0 May 16 to Trelleborg at Vångavallen. Fredrik Jensen continued his torrid play, scoring once and assisting on a goal by Kristian Haynes. Marcus Pode scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season for Trelleborg. The win was the fourth in the row for TFF.
Malmö 2, Örebro 1 MALMÖ – Guillermo Molins and Daniel Larsson helped Malmö climb to second place as they led MFF to a 2-1 win over slumping Örebro May 15 at Swedbank Arena. Molins scored both Malmö goals off assists from Larsson. Valdet Rama put ÖSK in the lead in the 37th minute. Örebro is now winless in its last five matches.
Kalmar 2, BK Häcken 0 KALMAR – Ricardo Santos and Matthias Johansson scored first-half goals to lead Kalmar to a 2-0 win over BK Hacken May 14 at Guldfageln Stadium. Santos struck at the 17-minute mark, his team-leading third goal of the year. Johansson scored one minute before the interval.
GAIS 1, Syrianska 0 GÖTEBORG – GAIS earned its fourth win of the season, beating Syrianska 1-0 May 15 at Gamla Ullevi Stadium. Republic of Ireland defender Calum Angus scored the lone in the 87th minute off a pass from Wanderson do Carmo. Syrianska has yet to win a match on the field this season. Its lone victory came thanks to the forfeit win over AIK.
Halmstad 1, Mjällby 0 HALMSTAD – An own goal gave Halmstad its win of the season, a 1-0 nail-biter over Mjällby May 14 at Örjans vall. Patrik Rosengren stuck his foot in front of a cross from Anel Raskaj, tipping the ball past Mjällby net minder Mattias Asper. Despite the win, Halmstad remained mired in last place.
Norrköping 2, IFK Göteborg 2
NORRKÖPING – Gunnaer Heidar Thorvaldsson had a pair of goals and Stefan Selakovic had two assists as IFK Norrkoping and IFK Göteborg battled to a 2-2 draw May 14 at Nya Parken. Thoravaldsson twice fired Peking in front but first Tobias Hysén then Ragnar Sigurdsson scored off Selakovic passes to equalize for Göteborg.
Gefle 0, Djurgården 0 GÄVLE – Magnus Pehrsson remained unbeaten as Djurgården manager after DIF settled for a scoreless draw May 15 with Gefle at Strömvallen. DIF played the final eight minutes a man down after defender Joel Riddez was sent off after picking up his second yellow card of the match.
by Chipp Reid
Robert Åhman Persson, AIK and May Mahlangu, Helsingborg. Bildbyrån photo