Pixbo’s start of the season was, with four victories in a row, a fantastic one. Växjö decided to bring an end to this streak: 9-4.
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After victories against Visby, Helsingborg, Kalmarsund, and Warberg, it was clear Pixbo hda a great start of the season. In their fifth match, they paid Växjö a visit. Växjö too had a good start with three victories in four games. In a match with an even amount of shots (27 each), the goal difference was a clear one.
Växjö was the first to found the net, through the team’s topscorer André Andersson. Andreas Stefansson equalized, but before the period was over, Patrik Gustavsson had already put Växjö back in the lead again.
Manuel Engel, with 3+4 points the runner-up on Växjö’s top scorers’ list, scored 3-1 and after that, Pixbo seemed to have lost their grip on the game. Goals from Philip Fox, Karljohan Ahlroth and Ludwig Persson increased the lead to 6-1, while in between, Pixbo’s starting goalkeeper Kalle Lundgren had been changed in favor of Jon Hedlund.
When Engel scored his second goal in the last period (7-1), Pixbo had to react, and they did. Goals from Adam Persson and Marek Benes brought the goal difference back to four, but in the final two minutes, Växjö’s Jesper Sankell and Simon Zetterling made things worse for Pixbo. The final goal was scored by SSL top scorer Gustav Fritzell, which made the match result 9-4.
Featured image by Per Wiklund