May 28 - 30, 2010: Round 10 of the Vodafone Division:

May 28

ÍF Fuglafjørður - NSÍ Runavík 3-5 (2-1)
1-0 Nenad Saric
1-1 Einar Hansen
2-1 Øssur Hansen
3-1 Dánjal á Lakjuni
3-2 Debes Danielsen
3-3 Jústinus R. Hansen
3-4 Jan Ingi Petersen
3-5 Karoly Potemkin

NSÍ seem unstoppable at the moment and with their 6th win in succession, they have taken a provisional lead at the top of the table, a point above HB Tórshavn who visit FC Suðuroy on Saturday.

But NSÍ looked like a beaten team when they went 3-1 behind 10 minutes through the second half, but with an incredible comeback, they managed to turn it around in the space of only 12 minutes.

However, it was ÍF who took the lead less than two minutes from the kick off with a fine long range effort from Nenad Saric.

NSÍ were back on level terms midway through the half thanks to left back Einar Hansen, but just before halftime Saric set up former NSÍ forward Øssur Dalbúð to score against his former team-mates to put ÍF back in front. Saric went off injured right after the goal and didn’t return.

ÍF pulled further away 10 minutes into the second half when Dalbúð turned provider with a cheeky backheel to Dánjal á Lakjuni to make it 3-1.

But the joy was for ÍF proved to be short-lived as Debes Danielsen, who had just been on the field for a few minutes, pulled one back for NSÍ 12 minutes later before Jústinus Hansen’s shot in off both of the posts levelled the match further five minutes later .

And 7 minutes later, NSÍ’s comeback was real when midfielder Jann Ingi Petersen was played clear by Karoly Potemkin. The Hungarian, who hasn’t played much this season, also got on the score sheet in added time after Christian Høgni Jacobsen had done the heavy lifting.

After the final whistle no less than 3 men were given the red card. First ÍF’s Kaj Ennigarð was given red after a second yellow, and then his brother Paul was given a direct red card. Also Potemkin boiled over as he was first given a yellow card and a few seconds later a direct red.

NSÍ will be leading the table at least until tomorrow when HB visit Suðuroy. Pretty amazing when you think of the fact that NSÍ were last in the table after round 4 with only 1 point.

May 29

FC Suðuroy - HB Tórshavn 0-3 (0-0)
0-1 Rógvi Poulsen
0-2 Símun Samuelsen (pen)
0-3 Tór-Ingar Akselsen

HB regained the lead in the table after a comfortable 3-0 win away to Suðuroy.

The strong wind made it difficult to play, but with the wind in their back in the first half, HB forced Suðuroy back against their goal in the first quarter of an hour, but although Suðuroy gave away a number of corners, it never became really dangerous. Having weathered the early storm, Suðuroy improved, and the rest of the half was a much more even affair.

HB found it easier to play against the wind and it took them only 7 minutes from the start of the second half to break the deadlock when Rógvi Poulsen fired the ball into the back of the net after a quickly taken corner.

Suðuroy then had a couple of opportunities to level the match, and especially Jón Krosslá Pulsen’s, opportunity when he was played clear, should have resulted in a goal, but goalkeeper Marcin Dawid made an incredible save to deny the striker. The website has a photo from the incident here, which deserves a closer look as it looks unbelievable that the ball does not go in here (and then in is also revealed who the source is for today’s match report – we say thank you:-)

With 15 minutes remaining, HB were awarded a penalty when Tór-Ingar Akselsen was brought down. Símun Samuelsen made no mistake from the spot.

10 minutes later Akselsen was played clear for an easy finish to make the points secure for HB.

AB Argir - Víkingur 1-1 (0-0)
1-0 Stig-Roar Søbstad
1-1 Áslakur Petersen

With their 5th point in 3 matches, it could look like AB’s worst crisis are over and that they will slowly start to drift away from the other two in the bottom, FC Suðuroy and B71 Sandoy.

AB took the lead 5 minutes through the second half when Norwegian striker Stig-Roar Søbstad broke into the penalty area to score his 6th goal of the season.

But the lead lasted for less than two minutes as Áslakur Petersen equalized for Víkingur as he got to the end of Súni Olsen’s cross from a free kick.

However, should B71 beat B68 tomorrow, AB will back below the relegation line. In the next round (which isn't before 13 June) AB visit B71 in a massive game regarding relegation.

May 30
B71 Sandoy - B68 Toftir 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Símin Hansen

Stubborn B71 earned 3 massive points with an added time goal from Símin Hansen to lift them 2 points above the relegation line and AB Argir in 9th place.

B68 lost for the 5th time away from home in as many games and are now only a point ahead of B71. But surely B68 will get their act together again and aren’t going to be sucked into the relegation battle for real…

In the next round B71 take on AB, and although the relegation battle will of course not be settled already, the game will still have mammoth proportions.

B36 Tórshavn - EB/Streymur 1-1 (0-0)
1-0 Jákup á Borg
1-1 Gudmund Nielsen

In a dull match in Gundadalur B36 finally opened the scoring 7 minutes after the break when Christian Mouritsen showed some of his great skills when he set up Jákup á Borg to score the goal, but Gudmund Nielsen equalized a quarter of an hour later to salvage a point for the visitors.

With the draw, both teams are in contention for a European place and maybe the runners up spot, but the 6 and 7 points gap to leaders HB might be to big to make up.

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