September 12 & 13, 2009: Round 23 of the Vodafone Division:

September 12

ÍF Fuglafjørður - KÍ Klaksvík 5-0 (3-0)
1-0 Rógvi Jacobsen
2-0 Rógvi Jacobsen
3-0 Øssur Dalbúð
4-0 Nenad Saric
5-0 Andy Olsen

With a 5-0 thumping of KÍ Klaksvík, ÍF look to have booked their place for another season in the top flight. But for KÍ, the situation is the exact opposite as they are running out of options with only 4 matches remaining.

The first half an hour of the match was quite even, but when ÍF then took the lead around the half hour mark, KÍ fell to pieces. It was former KÍ player Rógvi Jacobsen who headed the ball into the back of the net after a perfect cross from Andy Olsen.

Ten minutes later Jacobsen made it 2-0 when he tapped in from a low cross from Alexandar Jovevic.

On the stroke of half time Øssur Dalbúð headed home for a 3-0 lead.

Ten minutes after the break Rógvi Jacobsne found Nenad Saric to make it 4-0 before Andy Olsen finished the rout in the final stages with a superb hook.

ÍF could have scored a handful more – for example they hit the post twice.

The strange thing is that even if KÍ are in great danger of relegation, they don´t seem interested in fighting for their survival as they put on a lacklustre performance today. And it’s strange that they don’t at least try to minimize their defeat as the goal differnce could become a decisive factor in the end.

September 13

B36 Tórshavn - HB Tórshavn 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Christian Restorff Mouritsen

Generally it was B36 who was the better team although it was HB who got closer to taking the lead in the first half. But B36 had the first opportunity after 15 minutes when forward Brima Koroma raced clear of central defender Svend Jacobsen (who has released Rasmus Nolsøe who has moved to Denmark to study), but Marcin Dawid in the HB goal was quick out of his goal to block the shot with his legs. In addition to this, B36 had some other half chances also.

Some 30 minutes through the match, HB appeared to be rubbed for a clear penalty when Andrew av Fløtum went down, but the referee remained silence and waved play on. Rógvi Poulsen played on and bombarded the ball on the underside of the crossbar, but the ball stayed out.

As the first half was drawing to a close, HB hit the crossbar again, this time with a free kick from Milan Kuljic, but again the ball struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced on the line.

In the second half it was still B36 who sought more at HB’s goal while HB never really threatened at the other end. And midway through the second half the deadlock was finally broken. HB had a corner, but B36 countered at lightning speed to play Christian Restorff Mouritsen clear for an easy goal against his former team mates whom he left to join B36 in the Summer break.

HB had no reply and instead it was Mouritsen who almost doubled the lead 10 minutes later, but goalkeeper Marcin Dawid made an outstanding diving save to deny B36.

For HB the defeat doesn’t mean that much, other than some lost pride as they are still 9 points clear at the top of the table and it just is a question of time until they have secured their title.

But for B36 the 3 points are invaluable as it means they move 6 points clear of the relegation line with 4 matches remaining. That should be enough for B36.

B36 is the only team HB have not beaten this season. Somehow, HB seem to bring the best out of B36. But it also proves that B36 have been underperforming throughout the season, because with the players B36 have and with the play they have showed against HB, B36 should never have been in relegation troubles.

NSÍ Runavík – B68 Toftir 0-1 (0-0)
0-1 Óli Olsen

After a goalless first half, Óli Olsen gave B68 the lead in the second minute of the first half which was enough for the 3 points to lift B68 up to the runners up position in the table.

Víkingur – EB/Streymur 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 Zoltan Bukszeki
2-0 Andreas Lava Olsen
3-0 Finnur Justinussen (Maybe changes to owngoal)

The Hungarian put Víkingur ahead after only 2 minutes and midway through the half Nadreas Lava Olsen doubled Víkingur’s lead.

Some 70 minutes through the second half Víkingur cemented the win with a goal from Finnur Justinussen (which might be changed to an owngoal later).

EB/Streymur now lead Víkingur by goaldifference only, as both teams have 38 points in 3rd and 4th place.

AB Argir – 07 Vestur 2-1 (0-0)
1-0 Stig-Roar Søbstad
2-0 Nikolai L. Eriksen
2-1 Milan Pejcic (pen)

This match was played at 13:00 on Sunday, which is now becoming a bad habit, as it’s not a very supporter-friendly time to watch football. – Especially for visiting supporters. And this could also become a tactic in the future to make sure that not too many visiting fans come to support their team.

Having bagged 10 points in their last 5 matches before today’s match, 07 Vestur hoped to continue with this fine run, but in front of them was a team with an even better run of points as AB had earned 11 in their last 5 matches.

After a goalless first half where 07 Vestur had been the better team, AB took the lead against the run of play 10 minutes through the second half when the Dane Nikolai L. Eriksen set up the Norwegian striker Stig-Roar Søbstad with an easy finish.

Around the hour-mark Søbstad turned provider for Eriksen to give AB a two-goal cushion.

5 minutes later 07 Vestur got some hope to salvage something from the game when Milan Pejcic reduced the deficit from a penalty.

However, AB’s win was never at threat for the remaining 25 minutes of the match.

As B36 won against HB, the situation looks real dim for 07 Vestur to avoid relegation as they are now 6 points adrift of B36 in 8th place with only 4 matches remaining.

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