First defeat for ÅFK’s trophy-winning ladies

ÅFK’s girls went down 1-0 halfway through the first period, but struck back within half a minute through Liena Krastina, pouncing on a rebound from a shot from Anne Sofie Thaarup. Close to the first break the Pride of Aarhus went up 2-1, Julie Perto making a clean and clinical finish after a diagonal assist from Cecilia Di Nardo.

One minute into the second period the party seemed to be only beginning with Jasmin “The Machine” Damm making it 3-1, before assisting Cecilia Di Nardo for a fourth goal. AaB reduced the deficit before the end of the second period, but ÅFK still went into the last 20 minutes being 4-2 up.

Jasmin Damm got two minutes on the sidelines early in the third period, and AaB used the numerical advantage to further reduce the deficit with a 3-4 goal. Assisted by Tina Quist, Julie Perto made it 5-3 after eight minutes of the third period, and things were looking honky dory for the trophy winners from the Capital of Jutland.

With seven minutes left, it seemed a delayed hangover from the cup final afterparty kicked in at ÅFK. AaB scored three times in one and a half minute and a sure victory all of a sudden turned into a sour 6-5 defeat, ÅFK’s first of the season.

Player of the match was Ann-Carina Leegaard. The match also marked the return of Nicoline Pihl, getting her season debut after battling a lengthy injury.

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