Timbi scored his first Floorball World Championship goal for Australia in the 2nd game against Canada, however Canada were able to make the most of their opportunities and ran away with a 7-1 victory. The third and final group game was against Denmark, who won 9-5. The earlier victory against Russia threw Australia into a play-off against Japan this afternoon (Wednesday) which Australia won 4-2 in a tight contest. This was Australia’s 2nd victory at a World Championships and now sees Australia once again meet the Russians to decide who will take overall 13th place in Australia’s final game for the tournament.
Congratulations to the Aussie team (ranked 17th) featuring former Söder player Timbi Poon, who opened their account at the Floorball (Innebandy) World Championships by upsetting the 9th ranked Russians in a thriller, the final score Australia 11 – Russia 9.
Highlights are below – look out for Timbi #9:
Next game is against Canada on Sunday night.
Södermalm winning the SAFF Grand final seem to be as hard as trying to invade Russia in the winter..
The fourth straight GF loss for Södermalm (second in a row to Solna Axemen) came after hard fought, but sloppy, effort. Even though never trailing by much more than to goals and even leading at halftime the Södermalm mistakes were too costly in the end.
Focusing on the positive side of things it was great to see a Södermalm squad of 21 players (we started the season with 17 registered players) how all gave it their best and played both hard and disciplined.
Even though we come up short when it really counts, we have shown that we are the best TEAM in Stockholm over the last four years. Now lets make every year the year of the Blues!
Final Scores: Solna Axemen 69 (10.9) – Södermalm Blues 55 (8.7)
…and full focus on the social season (where no one will ever beat us)!
After the SAFF Grand Final it was time for the decider in this year’s junior competition. In perfect conditions and in front of the biggest crowd yet the Bromma and Södermalm juniors stepped onto the oval. The quick free flowing game we’ve come to know from the young footballers was combined with long penetrating kicks and several impressive marks. All in all a great game to finish the season. Big thanks to all the players, coaches, parents and supporters. See yas all next season!
As a curtain raiser for the SAFF semi final the Söder and Bromma juniors took to the field for their 2nd game of the season.
The day started with a combined training session headed by Gills, Rappa and Jonas. Some of the senior players figured they could pick up a thing or two and joined in as well.
The juniors impressed everyone in the first game by showing that they could put into practice what they’ve learned at training. Today was no difference. Straight from the first ruck the spectators were treated with a display of kicks, marks and tackles. The team work that was so effective in the first game continued so rather than seeing a large pack running after the ball there were leads, quick hand balls and a lot of talk. Again, the young footballers showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future, going into every contest with determination and always with eyes on the ball.
In the end Söder got the better of Bromma so both teams are now on one win each.
After the continuation of the SAFF season following the summer break, Söder has finished as SAFF Minor Premier earning automatic qualification to the Grand Final which will be played from 12.00 on 20th September at the JCG (Skarpnäcks sportfält).
After completing the 1st half of the season undefeated, Söder lost the first game after the summer break against Solna (41-61) before finishing strongly with victories over Norrtälje (8-138), Årsta (59-37), and Bromma (102-33).
With an almost completely fit and firing line-up for the 20th September, Söder is fired up to win our 2nd SAFF Premiership against either Solna or Bromma, the two teams playing in the semi-final this Saturday 13th September.
We hope to see as many supporters, friends, and family of Söder supporting us at the JCG for the Grand Final on 20th September with kick-off at 12.00.