B36 Tórshavn – HB Tórshavn 1-1 (0-0)
HB Tórshavn was positioned with the back against the wall before today's derby with B36 Tórshavn, because a loss for HB would mean they would go 9 points behind EB/Streymur, if EB/Streymur would overcome B71 Sandoy. – EB/Streymur won, but HB did not, but drew 1-1, and are already 8 points adrift of runaway leaders, EB/Streymur, only 4 matches into the season.
But HB, mysteriously so, never gave the impression that this was a match they had to win, as it appeared that their tactics first and foremost was that they should not lose the match.
From the word go, HB were overrun by B36 who dominated the first 20-25 minutes completely. Especially B36's Ivorian forward, Sylla, created havoc in HB's defense with his brilliant skills and dribbles, as did quick Brazilian left back, Alex dos Santos, whose curling crosses, which sometimes were swerving shots, were always dangerous.
11 minutes into the match, B36 came close when an unmarked Fróði Benjaminsen received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, but his volley was straight on the goalkeeper, when he should have done better.
HB on the other hand created nothing what so ever and were very rare guests on B36's half in the first 25 minutes. But after that, the match evened out. Not because HB improved considerably, but more because B36 eased the pressure.
However, it was HB who came closest to scoring, when Hans á Lag's header from a corner hit the crossbar. Páll Mohr Joensen also had a good opportunity in the first half, when Jákup á Borg, who for once had come to the byline, played the ball in front of goal, but B36 managed to divert the shot from Páll to a corner.
B36 also had a good opportunity in the last minute of the first half when a long ball was played into HB's penalty area, where Allan Mørkøre and goalkeeper Marcin David raced for it. Allan hit the ball, which went just wide of the goal, but at the same time, Allan was injured in the collision with the goalkeeper and was driven to the hospital with an ambulance (broken nose).
In the second half, B36 had the upper hand in the beginning, although they didn't create too many opportunities. But however, they did get the goal about halfway into the second half. After a corner, the loose ball fell to Ove Nysted, who had just come on, and he shot the ball into goal.
HB then finally managed to put some pressure on B36, and about 10-15 minutes from the end, they found an equalizer, after Christian Høgni Jacobsen from the byline had dribbled into the goal area where he lost he ball and the danger seemed to be over at first, but the ball broke to Rógvi Jacobsen who fired the ball into the back of the net.
From then on, it was more HB who were on the attack, and once Christian Høgni Jacobsen was one on one with Jákup Mikkelsen in the B36 goal, but the goalkeeper was quick out of his goal to block the shot.
With 1 point apiece, HB still have the back against the wall, as they now trail leaders EB/Streymur, who still have a 100% record, with 8 points. Although HB also trailed EB/Streymur by 8 points late in last season, but overtook them just 2 minutes from the end of the season, it will be very difficult to win back that margin again this season. Next Sunday HB entertain KÍ Klaksvík, and only 3 points is an option for HB, if they still dream about retaining the title in 2007. B36 play away to leaders EB/Streymur. A win for B36 will cut the difference to only 2 points.
The other matches in round 04:
B71 Sandoy – EB/Streymur 2-3 (1-2)
KÍ Klaksvík – NSÍ Runavík 2-0 (1-0)
Skála – AB Argir 0-2 (0-0)
VB/Sumba – GÍ 0-1 (0-0)
B36 Tórshavn - HB Tórshavn 1-1 (0-0)
B71 Sandoy - EB/Streymur 2-3 (1-2)
KÍ Klaksvík - NSÍ Runavík 2-0 (1-0)
Skála - AB Argir 0-2 (0-0)
VB/Sumba - GÍ Gøta 0-1 (0-0)
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