G17 – Gustafs GoIF (SWE) – Bele Barkaby (SWE) 1-2 p (0-1)
After winning all their games exept one drawn, Gustafs GoIF is is this final against Bele Barkaby, who has a record of winning all their games except one loss against Piteå. Gustafs GoIF is a very young team, with most of their players born 1996. But that hasn’t been a problem during the tournament – so far.
The girls are playing a very narrow game in the first haft. The pitch is wide and big, but they only use a strip in the middle and they barely use the sides. There isn’t a real chance for either team until the 12th minute, and it’s Hannah Backman for Bele Barkaby who is working hard in that situation. 16:58 comes the first goal of the game, and it’s Daniella Famili who scores for Bele Barkaby, who is the better team in this half. Hannah Backman runs a lot and creates some good chances. In Gustafs, Tyra Kajgård is the one who fights the most, but her red team don’t have very many attacks.
Gustafs GoIF really do catch up in the other half, and Tyra Kajgård is still the real fighter. She gets a chance too good to be true: the ball lands right next to her foot just outside the penalty area, she dribbles past two defenders, shoots – and scores a goal in the 41th minute. 1-1. Gustafs has the lead in the last minutes of the final, but all of the players don’t dare to step up in the pitch with Tyra Kajgård. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s really hot outside and the players are tired. The game ends 1-1 and penaltys are to come, as in so many other finals today.
Bele Barkaby wins the penalty shoot-out and. Moa Jennersjö shoots the last one – a penalty that is a dream coming true, landing right in the left corner. Bele Barkaby, already finalists in plenty of Gothia Cup tournaments, wins the G17 class of 2012.
Most valuable player: #9 Daniela Famili, Bele Barkaby