SWEDISH LEAGUE

Kalmar win first Swedish title after Halmstad draw

November 9, 2008

Kalmar won Sweden's premiership for the first time on Sunday, securing the title after a 2-2 draw with Halmstad.

Kalmar, from Sweden's south east, had built up a lead going into the final rounds before runners-up IF Elfsborg mounted a late challenge.

Elfsborg beat Gefle 2-1 to move to 63 points, but the draw meant Kalmar won the title by a point.

Daniel Sobralense gave Kalmar an early 1-0 lead before Halmstad roared back with two goals by Emir Kujovic and Andreas Johansson. Kalmar's Patrik Ingelsten scored the equaliser with minutes remaining.