May 19, 2011: The Cup Competition, Semi-finals, 1st leg:

ÍF Fuglafjørður – 07 Vestur 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Owngoal

Although ÍF had a majority of possession, they found it very difficult to create clear-cut scoring opportunities.

However, it was 07 Vestur who were close to taking an immediate lead when Jense Erik Rasmussen was released, but 40-year old Jákup Mikkelsen in the ÍF goal saved from the clear 42 year old 07 Vestur veteran. – Hey, was this the old boys league…?

Time was ebbing out and it looked like a goalless draw when 07 Vestur gave the ball away close to their own corner in the 90th minute. Dánjal á Lakjuni played Karl Løkin who tried from long range and, with a wicked deflection off Rógvi Egilstoft Nielsen, 18-year old Kristian Joensen in the ÍF goal (on loan from NSÍ Runavík) didn’t stand a chance to save it.

B68 Toftir – EB/Streymur 0-0

Not much separated the two teams in what was described as a tactical affair, where neither team wanted to concede a goal.

But EB/Streymur should have taken the lead on the hour-mark when Daniel Udsen had an open goal, but missed when it looked easier to score, after Leif Niclasen’s initial shot on the post.

With 15 minutes left, B68’s central defender Jóhan Dávur Højgaard was sent off after a second bookable offence.

In the dying minutes, Ibrahima Camara went close for B68, but René Tórgarð made an excellent save to deny the Senegalese forward.

June 14, 2011: The Cup Competition, Semi-finals, 2nd leg:

07 Vestur - ÍF Fuglafjørður 2-1 (0-0)
0-1 Nenad Saric
1-1 Tamba Yarjah
2-1 Clayton Soares

Last year’s losing cup finalists ÍF Fuglafjørður will get another chance to go one better this season as they go through to this year’s final on away goals after losing 2-1 against 07 Vestur.

After deadlock in 88 minutes ÍF went on cup final-course when Nenad Saric pounced on the rebound off the goalkeeper after Chris Muomaife’s initial attempt had been saved.

With the away goal-rule, 07 Vestur now had to score three times.

- They managed one a couple of minutes later through Tamba Yarjah, and as ÍF’s central defender Bartal Eliasen was sent off for a second bookable offence and with 7 minutes of added time, 07 Vestur sensed they could stage a dramatic fight back.

Three minutes later Clayton Soares pulled yet another goal back for 07 Vestur to set up some dramatic last 4 minutes of the game. It wasn’t for the fainthearted! – Especially when 07 Vestur thought they had scored again, but the referee blew for off side.

EB/Streymur - B68 Toftir 3-2 (3-2)
1-0 Arnar Dam
1-1 Ibrahima Camara
2-1 Egil á Bø
2-2 Eli Simonsen
3-2 Owngoal

EB/Streymur have qualified for their fifth final in succession after today’s 5-goal thriller against B68 Toftir.

The defending cup winners made the best possible start when Arnar Dam netted after only two minutes.

But Ibrahima Camara levelled the match after 20 minutes which would send B68 to the final on away goals after the stalemate in the first leg.

However, the joy for B68 was short-lived as EB/Streymur captain Egil á Bø restored their lead only 4 minutes later.

But if the joy had been was short-lived for B68 before, it was even shorter for EB/Streymur as Eli Simonsen levelled for B68 just a couple of minutes later. – Again, a draw would take B68 through to the final on the away goals rule.

However, that final spot for B68 disappeared with an owngoal when Jóhan Petur Poulsen 3 minutes before halftime turned Arnbjørn Hansen’s attempted pass past his own goalkeeper to make it 3-2 to EB/Streymur which proved to be the final result.

Nevertheless, B68 had their opportunities at the death in the second half; fist with a header from Stig-Roar Søbstad which René Tórgarð masterfully saved from going straight into the top corner.

Few moments later Tórgarð could have gone from here to zero as he was penalized for holding on to the ball too long, and B68 were awarded an indirect freekick inside EB/Streymur’s penalty area. But the shot went straight into the wall.

The final will therefore be a repeat of last year’s final between EB/Streymur and ÍF Fuglafjørður. It will be played on 5 August in Klaksvík.

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