June 05 - 06, 2006: Round 11 of the Formula Division:

EB/Streymur retain their lead with a 2-1 win over B36 Tórshavn.

HB Tórshavn – NSÍ Runavík 2-1 (2-1)
1-0 Jákup á Borg
1-1 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
2-1 Jákup á Borg

HB seemed to be cruising to an easy victory after a 2nd minute goal and totally dominating the next 20 minutes, but in the end HB had to wait anxiously after the referee's final whistle to secure them the 3 points.

Jákup á Borg, who's playing better than he's ever done with HB, put HB ahead 1-0, after only 2 minutes, when he raced into the penalty area after a through-ball on the right and beat Jens Martin Knudsen in the goal with a low diagonal shot into the far side netting.

For the next 20 minutes HB totally dominated the match with attractive attacking play with (sometimes cheeky) and skilful combinations. But although totally dominating the game, HB produced only half chances and their biggest threats came from Rasmus Nolsøe's lethal corners.

NSÍ had nothing to show for and seemed strangely uninspired – as they had lead in the bottoms!

But maybe HB had it too easy, as it seemed like it was only a question of time until they would make it 2-0, and therefore their attacking play maybe became a bit too nonchalant instead of effective.

And this attitude proved costly 22 minutes into the game when NSÍ suddenly equalized out of nothing. A drowsy HB-defense allowed Christian Høgni Jacobsen to get the ball halfway on HB's half on the right hand side, and he raced in to the penalty area as he dribbled and feinted past 3 defenders before put the ball into the goal through the legs of the goalkeeper, Tróndur Vatnhamar, who substituted for injured Bárður Johannesen.

The next 5 minutes HB looked nervous and NSÍ created a couple of good chances and could have taken the lead.

But suddenly HB was back in the lead when a NSÍ defender made a meal of a ball he had under control 5 meters outside NSÍ´s penalty area. Jákup á Borg tackled and won the ball and raced into the penalty area, rounded the out-rushing goalkeeper and shot the ball into the back of the net between the two defenders who desperately tried to save it on the line.

In the second half, HB's quality of play decreased a lot – maybe partially because Jákup á Borg and Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen were substituted.

HB didn't create many scoring opportunities, but once Jens Martin Knudsen had to be at his best when he first saved from Tór-Ingar Akselsen and blocked the riposte from Johan Ejvind R. Mouritsen.

In the other end, NSÍ were just centimeters from the equalizer when HB's goalkeeper Tróndur Vatnhamar punched a ball into the flesh of a team-mate and the ball almost rebounded into the goal, but went just wide of the post.

NSÍ had another two decent opportunities, but HB held out and secured the 3 points and climbed up to 3rd position in the table, still 3 points adrift of leaders EB/Streymur and 2 adrift of GÍ in second.

EB/Streymur – B36 Tórshavn 2-1 (2-0)
EB/Streymur's lead in the Formula Division seems to being challenged every week and this round it was B36's turn to try to knock EB/Streymur off the top. – But so far, EB/Streymur have defended their lead well and did it again today with a 2-1 win over B36. EB/Streymur were deservedly 2 goals up at half time, but in the second half B36 improved a lot and put pressure on EB/Streymur and managed to reduce the score just 10 minutes into the second half. B36 were close to the equalizer but EB/Streymur could also have scored on some of the counter-attacks. But EB/Streymur held on and took the 3 points. But they'll have another tough game next Sunday, when they play away to NSÍ, and if EB/Streymur lose, GÍ and HB will be ready to take 1st spot in the table away from them.

VB/Sumba – KÍ Klaksvík 1-7 (0-4)
VB/Sumba was never going to challenge KÍ Klaksvík, and even less than normal due to injuries to VB/Sumba's foreigners, Evrard Ble and Christian Soelberg. But VB/Sumba have announced that they will strengthen their team with two Serbian players in the near future; one midfielder and one defender. And that is probably VB/Sumba's only realistic chance of avoiding relegation. KÍ could easily get another 6 points over the next 2 rounds with relative easy games against B68 and ÍF. KÍ will probably also have new signing, Christian Lundberg, ready next Sunday.

B68 Toftir – GÍ Gøta 0-1 (0-0)
GÍ Gøta marched on and held on to their second spot in the table with a second half goal from Argentinean Gunnar Nielsen. B68 are sinking deeper and deeper. Last time we wrote that B68's 6th loss in succession could become 7, 8 and 9, and today it became 7 and with games against KÍ and B36 coming up, it could indeed become 9!

June 06:
ÍF Fuglafjørður - Skála 0-2 (0-0)
With 2 second half goals, Skála beat ÍF and took a gigantic leap out of the bottom and now they won't be caught again by ÍF, VB/Sumba or B68. ÍF had their new Hungarian goalkeeper, Andras Gango, in goal today, who is replacing Karstin Joensen, who has called it a day because a busy work schedule (In the Faroes, all players have civilian jobs beside playing soccer)). This was Skála's third victory in a row (the cup quarter final included) and they will be full of confidence when they take on in-form HB on Sunday. HB hasn't won in Skála since 2003. HB will also bee weakened by the absence of Jákup á Borg, who is expected to be out for 3 weeks because of a groin injury. He will also miss HB's Inter Toto Cup matches (unless HB progress).




All the results from round 11:

June 05:

HB Tórshavn – NSÍ Runavík 2-1 (2-1)
1-0 Jákup á Borg
1-1 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
2-1 Jákup á Borg

EB/Streymur - B36 Tórshavn 2-1 (2-0)
1-0 Sorin Anghel
2-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
2-1 Símun Hansen

VB/Sumba - KÍ Klaksvík 1-7 (0-4)
0-1 Paul Clapson
0-2 Sinisa Jovanovic
0-3 Hjalgrím Elttør
0-4 Sinisa Jovanovic
0-5 Atli Danielsen (pen)
0-6 Hjalgrím Elttør
1-6 Birgir Jørgensen
1-7 Símun Joensen

B68 Toftir - Gí Gøta 0-1 (0-0)
0-1 Gunnar Nielsen

June 06:

ÍF Fuglafjørður - Skála 0-2 (0-0)
0-1 Bogi Gregersen
0-2 Jónhard Frederiksberg

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