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Söderberg seals Öster success

Published: Thursday 29 July 2004, 22.30CET
Total Network Solutions FC 1-2 Östers IF (agg: 1-4) Swedish second division side Öster win in Wales.

Match statistics

TNSÖster

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 July 2004, 22.30CET

Söderberg seals Öster success

Total Network Solutions FC 1-2 Östers IF (agg: 1-4) Swedish second division side Öster win in Wales.

By Jonathan Caswell at the Racecourse Ground

Swedish second division side Östers IS are through to the UEFA Cup second qualifying round after beating Total Network Solutions FC in Wales with a late Freddy Söderberg goal.

Early goal
Öster, who despite relegation last season won a place in the UEFA Cup via the Fair Play rankings, held a 2-0 lead from their home leg. And they kept their nerve to ensure TNS's seventh European campaign ends, like the others, at the first hurdle after their eighth defeat in eight mathces in this competition.

Tough home task
The tie was never really in doubt after Öster's new signing Pär Cederqvist coolly converted a Peter Wibrån cross in the eleventh minute as the TNS defence appealed that the ball had gone out of play. Öster now led 3-0 overall, and with the away goals rule it left the home side needing to score four times to claim the tie, which never looked likely.

Green saves
Ken McKenna's side did show heart though and after their initial malaise they began to make inroads into the Swedish sides defence, forcing goalkeeper Claes Green into a number of saves. But Öster, who unlike TNS are well into their domestic season, looked sharp and the versatile Wibrån was instrumental in much of their play.

TNS rally
Indeed, after TNS had fleetingly threatened with Barry Hogan, James McGuire and Nicholas Ward all going close, the visitors began to control the game. The home team’s goalkeeper Gerard Doherty kept them in the match with a string of excellent saves, most notably from Johan Svensson and visiting captain Fredrik Gustafson. But as the second half wore on, TNS found frsh momentum and began pressing, particularly on the flanks through Simon Davies and Scott Ruscoe.

Late goals
On 79 minutes, the lively Michael Wilde grabbed a consolation when his speculative shot bounced over Green to make it 1-1 on the night. However, as they pushed for the winner TNS were left exposed at the back and with a minute remaining Söderberg stole into the box, jinked past two defenders and shot in from 18 metres to confirm his side's place in Friday's draw.

Last updated: 30/07/04 1.51CET

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Lineups

tns

TNS

öster

Öster

1
DohertyGerard Doherty (GK)
1
GreenClaes Green (GK)
7
RuscoeScott Ruscoe
2
JonssonMarkus Jonsson
11
WardNicholas Ward
Substitution46
5
PetterssonDaniel Pettersson
Substitution88
2
HolmesTommy Holmes
6
ThorChrister Thor
5
TaylorChris Taylor (C)
Substitution78
9
WibrånPeter Wibrån
6
AggreyJimmy Aggrey
10
GustafsonFredrik Gustafson (C)
Yellow Card31
Substitution77
14
McguireJames Mcguire
Substitution60
12
SöderbergFreddy Söderberg
Goal88
4
HoganBarry Hogan
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs
8
LeahJohn Leah
15
SvenssonJohan Svensson
9
WoodJamie Wood
17
KarlssonJoakim Karlsson
17
WildeMichael Wilde
Goal79
18
CederquistRär Cederquist
Goal11
Substitution75

Substitutes

21
GibsonPaul Richard Gibson (GK)
31
MalmkvistRobin Malmkvist (GK)
12
TonerJohn Toner
Substitution46
3
BildFredrik Bild
15
BeckSteven Beck
4
MattssonJohan Mattsson
Substitution77
16
ConnollyMark Connolly
7
OttossenAndreas Ottossen
Substitution75
18
KingChris King
11
VelicDennis Velic
10
DaviesSimon Davies
Substitution60
19
NouriEmin Nouri
Substitution88
3
AlcideColin James Alcide
Substitution78
20
SallhagJohn Sallhag

Coach

Kenneth Michael Mckenna (WAL) Leif Widén (SWE)

Referee

Kostadin Kostadinov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL), Nikolay Angelov (BUL)

Fourth official

Galin Moskalev (BUL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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