May 22 & 23, 2011: Round 09 of the Vodafone Division:

May 22

HB Tórshavn - KÍ Klaksvík 1-4 (0-2)
0-1 Kristoffur Jakobsen
0-2 Hjalgrím Elttør
1-2 Símun Samuelsen
1-3 Kristoffur Jakobsen
1-4 Hjalgrím Elttør

Hjalgrím Elttør fired a warning shot from long distance in the early minutes but his low drive went just wide of the post where HB goalkeeper Heðin Stenberg looked beaten.

Although both teams started cautiously, KÍ looked sharper when they attacked and looked more likely to score, while HB still finds it difficult going forward, as they have done all season.

KÍ took the lead midway through the half after a blunder from the goalkeeper as he fumbled a cross. Although he had his gloves on the ball while lying down, he never had the ball really under control, and Kristoffur Jakobsen kept digging and finally knocked the ball into the goal. Also HB’s defenders looked too passive in the situation and should have cleared the ball away. – But maybe a change of goalkeeper would be worth a try now, as Stenberg has made a few errors lately. But reserve goalkeeper Marcin Dawid wasn't even on the bench today. Whether he's injured or not, is unclear.

HB produced little at the other end, but were just a whisker from equalizing 10 minutes before half time with a thunderous shot from Jón Krosslá Poulsen from 25 metres, but the ball bounced off the inside of the upright.

Instead it was KÍ who doubled their lead a couple of minutes later when Jógvan Isaksen played Hjalgrím Elttør, who was in a good position in centre of goal just outside the penalty area. Instead of shooting, Elttør dribbled past the defender to get clear – he made it look so easy – and easily beat the goalkeeper.

KÍ were also close to 3-0before halftime when Kristoffur Jakobsen’s shot from 25 metres hit the upright.

HB then pulled a goal back 12 minutes through the second half, but it wasn’t before KÍ had just missed a glorious opportunity to make it 3-0. It served as a wake up call for HB. The subsequent goalkick went to Símun Samuelsen on the left just in front of the midfield-line. He combined well with Krosslá Poulsen, who played Samuelsen clear to score the equalizer.

Just a minute later, Andrew av Fløtum was played clear in the same position, but av Fløtum's finish went into the side-netting.

HB had pressured KÍ for a few minutes, but shortly after the goal, the pressure wore off again and HB rarely really threatened KÍ’s goal where goalkeeper Gunnar á Steig had a quiet afternoon.

Instead it was KÍ who restored their two-goal cushion with less than 10 minutes remaining and effectively secured the victory after careless HB defending and a special goal by Kristoffur Jakobsen. KÍ got the ball off HB’s left back and Jakobsen dribbled into the penalty area where he was surrounded by several defenders. But somehow he twisted and turned his way out of the obstacles and danced around them once more to get clear near the byline in the goal-area where he fired the ball into the far side of the goal. It was a combination of Messi and Maradona, and maybe sprinkled somewhat with Pelé as well! – And HB’s defence completely humiliated.

And KÍ also made it 4-1 in added time when nobody put pressure on Hjalgrím Elttør, who received the ball outside the penalty area after a corner, and scored with a low shot between friends and foes.

The champions from last October are now in 7th position and could drop to 8th, should ÍF Fuglafjørður beat Víkingur tomorrow.

KÍ rise to 4th spot, and although it can go quickly either way, it would be a major surprise if KÍ would be relegated. They simply looked to good for that.

HB on the other hand? Could they be relegated? Surely not… No, they can’t as they will get the necessary points at home against some of the other of the weaker teams. But they won´t be near the top either, that’s for sure.

NSÍ Runavík - B36 Tórshavn 1-3 (1-1)
1-0 Mamuka Toronjadze
1-1 Lukasz Cieslewicz (pen)
1-2 Súni Olsen
1-3 Lukasz Cieslewicz (pen)

B36 came out victorious in the top of the table clash against NSÍ, after NSÍ had taken the lead midway through the first half through Georgian Mamuka Toronjadze.

NSÍ were the better side for much of the half, but B36 drew level again just five minutes later with a penalty from Lukasz Cieslewicz.

NSÍ went close a couple of times later in the half, but goalkeeper Meinhardt Joensen saved well. At the other hand B36 were close when Cieslewicz rattled the crossbar with a header. B36 improved in the second half and took the lead after 20 minutes directly on freekick that went in off the crossbar from 25 metres. The executer was Súni Olsen – as he so often has done.

Just a couple of minutes later Cieslewicz sent B36 on winning course with yet another penalty after NSÍ goalkeeper Andras Gango clumsily had brought down Heini í Skorini. Jústinus Hansen pulled a goal back for NSÍ in added time, but it was too late to salvage anything from the game.

07 Vestur - B68 Toftir 0-1 (0-0)
0-1 Bjarki Johannesen

Although B68 had a clear majority of possession, it looked like 07 Vestur were going to hold on to the one point they started the match with.

But with less than three minutes remaining of normal time, 18 year old Bjarki Johannesen scored the winning goal in his debut for B68.

07 Vestur had played half of the second half with 10 men as Sjúrður Ellefsen was sent off for a second bookable offence.

May 23

Víkingur - ÍF Fuglafjørður 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Finnur Justinussen

Víkingur moved to within a point of league leaders B36 with a 1-0 win over ÍF Fuglafjørður who are getting sucked into the relegation-abyss where it often is difficult to get out again. At the moment they are equal on points with 07 Vestur in 9th position.

Víkingur scored the winning goal after five minutes of play when Finnur Justinussen headed home.

ÍF improved in the second half which was a more even affair and both goalkeepers made fine saves. ÍF went close 20 minutes through the half when Dánjal á Lakjuni hit the crossbar, but Víkingur survived the scare.

Víkingur visit B36 on Friday!

EB/Streymur - B71 Sandoy 5-1 (3-0)
1-0 Leif Niclasen
2-0 Bárður Olsen
3-0 Arnar Dam
3-1 Allan Tungá
4-1 Egil á Bø
5-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen

EB/Streymur started their scoring midway through the first half and scored 3 goals in 14 minutes to make it 3-0.

Although B71 pulled a goal back early in the second half, there was never going to be any fight back.

Instead EB/Streymur scored two more goals in quick succession midway through the half to make the final result 5-1.

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