October 27, 2007: Round 27 of the Formula Division:
HB deny neighbors B36 the silver medals
B36 Tórshavn - HB Tórshavn 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Rasmus Nolsøe
0-2 Rógvi Jacobsen
The first half was evenly balanced from the start, but midway through it, Rasmus Nolsøe caused B36 some worries with a couple of long range efforts from the left hand side. - But he was just warming up!
Because just before the half hour mark, Rasmus Nolsøe unleashed a free kick from 30 meters with his lethal left foot and it went straight over the wall and into the back of the net. - Nolsøe's 4th goal this season and they have all come from free kicks. But although the shot was powerful, Jákup Mikkelsen in the B36-goal cannot be satisfied with his action, because the shot wasn't that well placed that it should beat the national goalkeeper from that distance (however, if there was any deflection, the goalkeeper is forgiven).
B36 had one or two chances in the first half also, but Sylla's downwards header was saved comfortable by Polish goalkeeper Marcind David, who was in goal again after having lost the place to Tróndur Vatnhamar earlier in the season. Ingi Højsted also had an opportunity for B36, but his shot from close range was straight on the goalkeeper.
As B36 were trailing HB, and EB/Streymur were leading against B71, B36 had to score twice in order to save the silver medals. Fróði Benjaminsen was therefore moved from defense to attack, where Sylla hadn't received much support in the first half. This seemed to be a vice decision, as the B36-attack got a sharper attacking-tooth, but when the chances fell for Benjaminsen, he squandered them both.
First, he blasted a shot high over the goal from close range when the goal stood gaping, just waiting to be choked by the ball, and later he squandered another fine opportunity when his free header was straight on goalkeeper Marcin David.
Before that, Sylla went close with a long range shot destined into the top corner, but Marcin David made a fine reaction save and tipped the ball over the crossbar.
But HB also had chances to increase the lead. Rógvi Jacoben hit the side-netting from a tight angle, and in another incident, goalkeeper Mikkelsen was quick off his line to block Rógvi Jacobsen just outside the goal area. Andrew a Fløtum drilled a low shot towards the left post from way out, but the keeper dived and pushed the shot around the upright.
At the death, HB killed the game with a goal from Rógvi Jacobsen. - Milan Kuljic went towards goal alongside the byline, and he was given both space and time to make the simple pass to a free Rógvi Jacobsen on the edge of the goal area, and Jacobsen had the easiest of tap-in to make it 2-0 to HB.
In the end, it was a deserved victory for HB. They created a few more chances than B36, and for the most, they looked secure in defense. But then again, if B36 had taken advantage of some of their good opportunities, the action of the game could have changed.
It is also doubtful if B36 gave their all and how much they really care for those 2nd place medals. Since they lost the chance to win the championship, they have looked like a dejected side. And it seems that, in the two Tórshavn clubs, the attitude is it that silver looks more like rubbish among all the gold…
But, when status is made for the two capital clubs, the verdict can only be fiasco. B36 no. 3 in the league and HB no. 4. In the cup HB lost the final to EB/Streymur, and B36 were knocked out by relegated AB Argir early in the tournament.
B71 Sandoy - EB/Streymur 1-4 (0-2)
0-1 Arnbjørn Hansen
0-2 Egil á Bø (Pen)
0-3 Sorin Anghel
0-4 Egil á Bø
1-4 Magnus Olsen
EB/Streymur needed a helping hand from HB in order to rob the 2nd place away from B36. And they got it, as HB beat B36. At the same time, EB/Streymur needed to beat B71, and that they did without problems. The 2-0 lead at half time was doubled in the 2nd half before B71 got a late consolation. Arnbjørn Hansen scored again for EB/Streymur which makes him joint 2nd with Paul Clapson on the top scorer list. And take into account that he was out injured with at broken foot from before the league started and therefore didn't play his first league match until round 13!
NSÍ Runavík - KÍ Klaksvík 2-2 (1-1)
1-0 Meinhard Joensen (Pen)
1-1 Andy Olsen
2-1 Denni Conteh (Pen)
2-2 Hjalgrím Elttør (Pen)
As NSÍ had already secured the title, today's match for them was mostly a celebration with their supporters and a party. But if NSÍ have partied too much ahead of today's match shall be left unsaid, but it was KÍ who had the better start to the match and also took the lead with a penalty after 15 minutes. End of season meant that KÍ goalkeeper Meinhardt Joensen was given the chance to score from the spot. - He did that without problems. But NSÍ then rallied end equalized 30 minutes into the match. KÍ took the lead again in the 2nd half with another penalty, but that penalty was cancelled out when NSÍ were also awarded one 5 minutes from time. Hjalgrím Elttør, originally a KÍ player, was the lucky player to equalize against his former players.
VB/Sumba - GÍ Gøta 2-4 (2-0)
1-0 Dan Djurhuus
2-0 Dimitrije Jankovic
2-2 Christian Lundberg (Pen)
2-4 Christian Lundberg
VB/Sumba – GÍ Gøta
GÍ gøta came from 2 goals down to beat relegated VB/Sumba 4-2. Christian Lundberg scored 2 of GÍ's goals which take his tally to 13 in 11 matches for GÍ. The other 2 of GÍ's goal were owngoals. – No wonder they're going down :-) VB/Sumba also got no less than 2 red cards.
Skála - AB Argir 2-0 (2-0)
1-0 Levi Hansen
2-0 Debus Danielsen
AB ended their first year in the top flight with a 2-0 loss to Skála, but they have high hopes that they will make a speedy return. Their main rivals will be VB/Sumba, TB Tvøroyri and FS Vágar 2004.
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