Damallsvenskan Week 12 Round-up: Eskilstuna United return to third

In the final week before the mid-season break, we were treated to goals galore but no real upsets.

Damallsvenskan Week 12 Round-up: Eskilstuna United return to third
Marija Banusic scored twice as Eskilstuna United beat Umeå 2-0. (Photo: http://svenskfotboll.se/damallsvenskan)

In the final full week of fixtures before the mid-season break, the Damallsvenskan went out with a bang for the time being, with week 12 mustering up 21 goals in just six games.

Kristianstads DFF 0-2 Djurgårdens IF

Djurgårdens IF FF beat bottom-placed Kristianstads DFF 2-0 but remain in sixth place for the break.

The two goals came in the opening 11 minutes as Mia Jalkerud scored in the fourth minute before Emilia Appleqvist doubled their advantage.

Kristianstads are still bottom of the table but are just one point off safety.

Kvarnsvedens IK 0-4  FC Rosengård 

FC Rosengård beat Kvarnsvedens IK 4-0 to remain top of the table.

Rosengård were 3-0 up after 15 minutes. Ella Masar opened the scoring before Dutch striker Lieke Martens made it 2-0 in the 11th minute. Brazilian Marta then scored a penalty to put her side, the league leaders, 3-0 ahead.

Marta assisted their fourth late on in the second half too which was scored by Masar, the former Houston Dash player getting her second goal of the day.

Kvarnsvedens remain in ninth place.

Linköpings FC 3-2 Piteå IF

It looked like there was a shock on the cards, but Linköpings FC fought back from 2-0 down to beat Piteå IF 3-2.

Piteå found themselves 2-0 up after ten minutes as Elin Bragnum scored twice. Linköpings, who are unbeaten this season, pulled a goal back through Magdalena Eriksson just before half-time though, giving them some hope.

In the 65th minute, Linköpings then equalised through Fridolina Rolfö's header and five minutes later, they took the lead through the Damallsvenskan's top scorer Pernille Mosegaard Harder, who headed home to save her side's blushes.

Linköpings stay in second place but Piteå drop down one place to fourth.

Linköpings fight back from 2-0 down to beat Piteå 3-2. http://svenskfotboll.se/damallsvenskan
Linköpings fought back from 2-0 down to beat Piteå 3-2. http://svenskfotboll.se/damallsvenskan

KIF Örebro DFF 4-0 Mallbackens IF

In contrast to last week's epic 3-3 draw, this time, KIF Örebro DFF beat Mallbackens IF 4-0.

Lejla Basic scored in the ninth minute as Örebro took the lead, before scoring her second in the 38th minute to make it 2-0.

In the second half, Michelle de Jongh made it 3-0 before Basic completed her hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Neither side moved in the league with Örebro staying in seventh place, while Mallbackens sit in ninth.

Vittsjö GIK 2-2 Göteborg FC

For the second week in a row, Vittsjö GIK played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Göteborg FC. However, unlike last week, it was Göteborg who fought back from 2-0 down.

Linda Sällström assisted Emmi Alanen to put Vittsjö in front in the sixth minute before Sällström got on the scoresheet herself at the half-hour mark.

Just before half-time, Sara Lindén pulled a goal back for Göteborg.

For a while, it looked like Vittsjö were going to win but Lindén scored her second with five minutes remaining to secure a point for Göteborg.

While Vittsjö remain in eighth, Göteborg drops down one spot to fifth.

Eskilstuna United DFF 2-0 Umeå IK FF

Eskilstuna United DFF jumped up two places to third after beating Umeå IK FF 2-0, rounding off the weekend's fixtures with a Monday night clash.

The two goals came late in the first half as Marija Banusic, formerly of Chelsea, scored a brace. The win sees Eskilstuna end a run of two defeats.

On the other hand, Umeå's defeat sees the ending of a run which saw them win twice in a row. They remain in danger in 11th place.