Match Report & Statistics | Game Two: Great Britain vs Sweden

Team Sweden upset the stakes with a surprise underdog victory over hosts, Great Britain, in their opening fixture of the IFAF Women’s Euros 2019.

An early score on a blown coverage by Wide Receiver and all-round weapon, Karin Ullen – breaking to the outside and outpacing the entire GB defence for an 88yd score – gave the visitors a surprise early lead.

The Lions looked to bite back, and while they were able to regularly move the stakes, driving into the Swedish red zone on a number of occasions, they had to wait until the second half before standout playmaker Ruth Matta bust a massive rush right through the heart of the Swedish defence for a 74yd rushing touchdown.

Into the fourth and Karin Ullen split the uprights to retake the lead, kicking from 26yds out having missed from further out at the start of the quarter.

Great Britain’s final drive of the game looked set to see the hosts retake the lead, driving down to the 2yd line, before intense pressure from the Swedish line saw Green forced to scramble and an errant pass was picked off by Matilda Svensson Duric, sealing the deal on a Swedish victory.

Scoring Summary

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FT
Great Britain 0 0 6 0 6
Sweden 6 0 0 3 9

1st Quarter

  • SWE Pass: Linda Johansson #10 SWE to Karin Ullen #84 SWE. 87yd.

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

  • GB Rush: Ruth Matta #21 GB 74yd TD.

4th Quarter

  • SWE FG: Karin Ullen #84 SWE 26yd Field Goal.

Offensive Statistics

Passing

Great Britain
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Green, S. 11 14 3 41 0/0/2
TOTAL 14 3 41 0/0/2
Sweden
Player # att comp yd TD/2XP/int
Johansson, L. 10 15 7 142 1/0/1
Fraiche, M. 7 1 0 0 0/0/0
TOTAL 16 7 142 1/0/1

Rushing

Great Britain
Player # car yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Green, S. 11 7 31 4.4 0/0/0
Matta, R. 21 29 207 7.1 1/0/0
Morgan, A. 26 2 16 8.0 0/0/0
Walker, S. 27 1 2 2.0 0/0/0
TOTAL 39 256 6.6 1/0/0
Sweden
Player # car yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Hedstrom, A. 8 4 -1 -0.25 0/0/0
Johansson, L. 10 4 5 1.25 0/0/0
11 1 -2 -2.0 0/0/0
Palocci, H. 12 1 2 2.0 0/0/0
Zhao, M. 22 8 35 4.1 0/0/0
Karlsson, H. 81 1 9 9.0 0/0/0
Sansjo, E. 82 2 40 20.0 0/0/0
Ullen, K. 84 3 -1 -0.33 0/0/0
TOTAL 24 85 3.5 0/0/0

Receiving

Great Britain
Player # rec yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Taylor, E. 2 1 10 10 0/0/0
Morgan, A. 16 1 19 19 0/0/0
Walker, S. 27 1 12 12 0/0/0
TOTAL 3 41 13.7 0/0/0
Player # rec yd avg TD/2XP/fum
Lidner, S. 5 1 5 5.0 0/0/0
Hedstrom, A. 8 1 20 20.0 0/0/0
Karlsson, H. 81 1 12 12.0 0/0/0
Sandsjo, E. 82 1 7 7.0 0/0/0
Ullen, K. 84 3 98 32.7 1/0/0
TOTAL 7 142 20 1/0/0

TOTAL OFFENCE

Great Britain:
  • 53 Plays
  • 297 yds
  • 5.6 yds/play avg
  • 1Touchdown 
  • 4 Turnovers
Sweden
  • 40 Plays
  • 227yds
  • 5.7 yds/play avg
  • 1 Touchdown
  • 1 Field Goal
  • 2 Turnovers

Defensive Statistics

GREAT BRITAIN
Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Walsh, E. 1 1
Martin, B. 5 2 5
Davies, C. 7 1
Humphrey, A. 12 7
Parnell, C. 13 4 1
Schecter, P. 16 9 2 (-4) 1 (-10) 1
Henry, S. 33 1
Law, A. 34 2 1
Peaty, L. 36 1
Steward, B. 48 1
Lewinska, M. 53 1
Meadows, J 54 1 1
Moody, R. 55 1
Cottingham, A. 64 2 2 (-7)
Npuna, D. 67 3
Young, A. 80 1
SWEDEN
Player # T A TFL SK FF FR PD INT TD S
Svensson Duric, M. 2 5 1 1 (-2) 1
Lidner, S. 5 5 1 (-1)
Hedstrom, A. 8 4 1 (-1)
Palocci, H. 12 6
17 1
Persson, E. 24 3 1
Bronnegard, G. 30 3
Hedman, J. 34 2 1
Svensson Duric, H. 39 1
42 1
El-Messaoudi, Y. 44 2 1 (-3)
45 2
Hedengren, T. 46 2 1
48 2
Mardirossian, M. 91 1
Tornebladh, M 92 1
Aspenberg, J. 95 4 3 (-7)
97 1

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