April 09, 2012: The Cup Competition - Løgmanssteypið - Round 1:
Undrið FF - B71 Sandoy 8-10 after penalties
Two of the lesser teams played out the most dramatic match of the day where 1st division hopefuls B71 triumphed over the 2nd division outfit Undrið after a penalty shoot-out.
But it was the 2nd division team Undrið who had the half-time lead thanks to Johan Ejvind R. Mouritsen's strike after half an hour.
But 20 minutes through the second half B71 had turned the match around to lead 3-1 with goals from Bogi Hermansen, Thomas Hans Rubeksen, and Allan Tungá.
But midway through the half, a few minutes after the 3-1 goal, Undrið were given a lifeline when B71 had Jónberg á Mýrini sent off after a second bookable offence, and after 80 minutes, Undrið had equalized with two penalties from Christian Vilhelm Jacobsen.
And in the 89th minute, it looked like Erling Fles had won the game for Undrið as he made it 4-3.
- Actually, Undrið means "the wonder"… and Undrið probably though that the wonder was working in their favour, but after 5 minutes of added time, B71 was awarded a penalty which Thomas Hans Rubeksen converted safely to force extra time.
In extra time, it was again Undrið who took the lead when Erling Fles scored his second goal of the match to make it 5-4 on aggregate, but B71 once more found an equalizer when Bakari Bojang equalized in the 113th minute to force the penalty shoot-out.
As B71 scored on all of their 5 penalties, and Undrið struck their fourth on the post, it was B71 who progressed to the quarter finals with 10-8 on aggregate.
KÍ Klaksvík – NSÍ Runavík 4-2 (2-1)
Two halves of 2-1 and 4-2 on aggregate is probably a reasonable accurate reflection of the two teams.
KÍ took an early lead when Filip Djordjevic set up Páll Klettskarð for an easy finish before Kristoffur Jakobsen doubled the score with a header midway through the first half.
It took KÍ only a couple of minutes of the second half to restore their two-goal cushion when Kristoffur Jacobsen took advantage of sloppy defending, but six minutes later, NSÍ once again fought their way back whit a Klæmint Olsen penalty.
For the remaining 35 minutes KÍ were for the most in control of the situation.
FC Suðuroy – Skála 5-0 (2-0)
FC Suðuroy had no problems beating 1st division team Skála who conceded five times.
Jón Krosslá Poulsen got the scoring underway after only five minutes before John T. Poulsen doubled the advantage five minutes before the break.
Krosslá Poulsen scored his second of the day few moments after the restart before Heini Vatnsdal and John T. Poulsen with his second of the afternoon made it 4-0 and 5-0 in quick succession midway through the half.
AB Argir - Giza/Hoyvík 5-2 (3-0)
AB Argir, who together with 07 Vestur are the favourites to win promotion to the top flight, had no problems in beating the table-toppers from the 3rd tier, the merged team of Undrið FF and FC Hoyvík.
Jónas Stenberg started the scoring after 20 minutes before Jobin Drangastein scored a brace midway through the half to make it 3-0 at teatime.
AB went four up with 10 minutes remaining through Tummas Justinussen, before Allan Enghamar on penalty and Jan Jacobsen pulled two goals back to give the score-line a more respectively look. But with an owngoal in the dying moments, AB won 5-2 in the end.
TB Tvøroyri – HB Tórshavn 1-3 (0-2)
For the most, it was HB who were in control, and the lead-goal came after 15 minutes when Símun Samuelsen was released to lob over TB goalkeeper Ivan Stojkovic.
TB had a couple of opportunities, and especially Bojan Timic should have done better than firing over the crossbar when he was in a fine position to score.
Instead it was HB who made it 2-0 on the break before halftime when Samuelsen set up Fróði Benjaminsen.
HB put the result beyond doubt when Christian R. Mouritsen made it 3-0 on penalty with a quarter of an hour remaining after Samuelsen had been brought down.
In added time Poul Ingason scored a consolation for TB.
It's the first time since 2009 that HB – with a record 26 cup titles to their name - have progressed from the first round. The last time HB won the cup title was in 2004.
B68 Toftir – 07 Vestur 2-1 (2-0)
B68 who haven’t managed to score in the league in their first three matches finally have something to celebrate as they are though to the second round of the cup. However, as the played a team from the 1st division, they should have won more easily.
B68 scored their two goals in quick succession around the first quarter of an hour with long range efforts from Remi Langgard and Jústinus R. Hansen where 07 Vestur’s goalkeeper in both incidents was a fault.
As B68’s lead was cut to just a one goal margin through Hans Arni Ellefsen with almost 20 minutes remaining, B68 looked a bit anxious in the closing stages, but managed to hold on, however.
Víkingur – B36 Tórshavn 1-0 (1-0)
2011 league champions B36 crashed out of the cup competition after losing by the sole goal scored by Kaj Leo Í Bartalsstovu after a rebound from B36 goalkeeper Meinhardt Joensen who had parried the initial shot by Danish forward Lasse Qvist.
Víkingur had dominated the first half, but in the second half B36 was the much better team, but without creating too many clear-cut scoring opportunities. But a few chances did arise, but Víkingur’s Hungarian goalkeeper Geza Turi made some crucial saves to keep B36 at bay.
ÍF Fuglafjørður – EB/Streymur 2-4 (1-1)
The match between ÍF and EB/Streymur was a repeat of the last two year’s cup final which again had the same winner.
EB/Streymur took the lead within three minutes after a well worked move where Hans Pauli Samuelsen in the end played Arnbjørn Hansen clear for an easy finish.
After EB/Streymur had dominated the first quarter of an hour, ÍF worked their way back into the game and managed to find an equalizer just before half-time when Jan Ellingsgaard took advantage of a poor clearance in the EB/Streymur defence to fire the ball into the back of the net from just within the penalty area.
EB/Streymur regained the lead midway through the second half through Levi Hanssen who has just returned from his studies in England (it's unclear if he will stay for the rest of the season or not). Hansson had been brought forward to replace goalscorer Arnbjørn Hansen who had limped off with an injury.
But the joy was short-lived – at least at first – as Bartal Eliasen equalized on penalty just four minutes later after the referee had blown for hands.
However, ÍF's joy didn't last long either, as Jónhard Frederiksberg – a former striker turned defender – caught ÍF goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen on the wrong foot five minutes later with a fine strike to pull the visitors in front once again.
And a couple of minutes later Rumanian Sorin Anghel effectively won the game for EB/Streymur when also he caught Mikkelsen off the line with a terrific shot from long range.
Who dares to bet against EB/Streymur taking their 5th cup title since 2007?
The draw for the quarter-finals will be made on Tuesday evening (9 April)
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