June 27; July 18 & 19, 2009: Round 15 of the Vodafone Division:

AB Argir – HB Tórshavn 0-0

27 June:

(The match had been brought forward from 19 July because of HB’s involvement in the Europa League).

The result itself would be a quite describing match report as the game produced almost nothing worth mentioning.

In the first half, HB had a clear majority of possession but found it extremely difficult to create any real scoring opportunities against a very well organized and defensive AB-team.

AB visited the HB penalty area a couple of times and created some anxiety, but didn’t get really close though.

For HB, Fróði Benjaminsen was once in a good position to shoot, but in the end his shot went well wide of the far post, and maybe his shot was meant as a pass instead.

Just before the half time whistle HB had the best effort of the match, but Bjarni Jørgensen’s shot went behind after hitting the topside of the crossbar.

The second half was quite similar to first. HB had the majority of possession, but failed to create clear-cut chances. For HB, striker Andrew av Fløtum entered the pitch about 20 minutes through the second half. He was carrying a shoulder injury from the match against B36 on Wednesday when a reckless B36 challenge had floored him. – He didn’t even get a free kick.

HB had more finishes in the second half than in the first, but they lacked quality however. But maybe it was AB who had the best chance to score midway through the second half when Ivorian Evrard Ble took full advantage of HB’s indecisive defence and got into the penalty area, but his low shot went just wide of the post when he should at least have hit the target – and probably scored.

In the end, the match can only be described as a typical 0-0 match.

We mentioned on Thursday that HB would have less than 48 hours to rest from their match against B36 that evening, while AB had a day more to rest after their match against 07 Vestur on Wednesday. A bad excuse for HB? Maybe. – Or maybe not, as this was the 4th match in 14 days.

Nevertheless, this gives the chasing teams in the places below HB some glimmer of hope of catching up. B68 could cut the gap to 6 points if they win their match away to KÍ Klaksvík on June 19, when the league resumes after the summer break.

18 July:

Víkingur – NSÍ Runavík 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Sølvi Vatnhamar

In an even match where both teams had chances to score Sølvi Vatnhamar finally broke the deadlock for Víkingur with 10 minutes remaining when he scored with an easy tap-in from close range. NSÍ’s best effort had been a free kick from Jann Ingi Petersen which bounced off the crossbar.

As NSÍ have now only earned 1 of a possible 12 points in their last four matches, they have slipped to 4th in the table, two points in front of EB/Streymur who have a match in hand.

19 July:

ÍF Fuglafjørður - 07 Vestur 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Dánjal á Lakjuni
2-0 Andy Olsen (pen)
3-0 Owngoal

ÍF got some much needed breathing space with a comfortable win over 07 Vestur who now have an almost impossible task on their hand in avoiding relegation as they are 7 points below the relegation line.

ÍF took the lead after only a few minutes of play when Dánjal á Lakjuni after a scramble turned a rebound from the goalkeeper into the goal.

07 Vestur then put some pressure on the ÍF goal, but as the match went along, that pressure faded and ÍF took command of the match.

20 minutes from the end ÍF doubled their lead with a penalty from Andy Olsen after striker Rógvi Jacobsen had been brought down. This was Jacobsen’s first match of the season as he has been injured since the end of last season.

10 minutes later the score became 3-0 when Ari Ellingsgaard’s cross was deflected into the goal by a 07 Vestur defender.

07 Vestur’s two new Serbian players were not in the team today as their papers are still not in order.

07 Vestur take on KÍ Klaksvík next Sunday in a clash of the bottom two.

KÍ Klaksvík - B68 Toftir 2-4 (1-2)
0-1 Ahmed Keita
1-1 Todi Jónsson
1-2 Niklas Joensen
1-3 Óli Olsen
1-4 Niklas Joensen
2-4 Páll Klettskarð

The match between KÍ and B68 had received plenty of attention mainly because former KÍ striker, 37 year old Todi Jónsson made a comeback for KÍ whom he left after the 1992 season to accomplish greater things like winning 3 Danish titles with FC Copenhagen.

And 38 minutes into the second half the home crowd got what they had come to see when Todi equalized with an easy tap-in from a corner after Ahmed Keita had headed B68 in front 10 minutes earlier after Øssur Hansen had knocked a long free kick into KÍ’s penalty area.

But B68 regained their lead just before the halftime whistle with a similar goal to their opener. This time Hansen’s free kick found the head of defender Niklas Joensen who headed home.

10 minutes into the second half B68 went further in front when 38 year old Øssur Hansen with his third assist played Óli Hansen clear for an easy finish.

As the match was drawing to a close Niklas Joensen added a fourth goal for B68 before Páll Klettskarð got a consolation for KÍ. Klettskarð has been in Denmark for a few years where he played for FC Amager where Todi Jónsson was boss, but as the club went bankrupt just recently, also Klettskarð has returned home to help his childhood club.

With 12 matches left, KÍ are 4 points adrift of ÍF Fuglafjørður in the crucial 8th place. But KÍ have a great chance to cut that gap to only 1 point as they visit fellow strugglers 07 Vestur next Sunday while ÍF visit leaders HB Tórshavn.

26 August

B36 Tórshavn – EB/Streymur 1-3 (0-1)
0-1 Egil á Bø
0-2 Owngoal
1-2 Brima Koroma
1-3 Hans Pauli Samuelsen

EB/Streymur have broken 3 points clear in the runners up position after their 4th victory in succession after beating B36 3-1 in this evening’s postponed match from mid-July.

Defender Egil á Bø gave the visitors the lead after a corner from Santos late in the first half.

EB/Streymur were well on their way to 3 points a couple of minutes into the second half when B36 defender Magnus Olsen headed a cross behind his own goalkeeper.

B36 pulled a goal back through Brima Koroma with under 10 minutes left of normal time, but the equalizer didn’t come, however, and instead it was EB/Streymur who increased to 3-1 with a goal from Hans Pauli Samuelsen on a counterattack in the dying moments.

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