Despite the huge ball possession, several chances – including a missed Pontus Silwer a penalty and Gabriel Gudmundsson and Emil Tot Wikström grief over their ramträffar – it was the first in the 85:th minute as Sadat Karim managed to nod in Jesper Westerberg's post and secure trepoängaren.
"It was a pretty typical premiere match, very kick and run but we tried to play a bit from time to time," says Westerberg to C More and gave his view on the goal.
" I tried to find the gap between the centre backs and he (Karim) came perfectly in the cover and knoppade into it. It was nice.
" Clearly it was hard to lose on a late goal but we must be honest also, it was fair. Halmstad was better than we are, " he says to C More.
For the Halmstad awaits next Örgryte at home on Saturday while Jönköping meets Degerfors away.
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