August 01 - 03, 2011: Round 15 of the Vodafone Division:

August 01

B68 Toftir – KÍ Klaksvík 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 André Olsen (pen)
2-0 Ahmed Keita
3-0 Óli Olsen

B68 were two goals up after 18 minutes; André Olsen scoring the first from the penalty spot after 7 minutes and Keita doubling the lead after a counter-attack. This was the Senegalese striker's first goal of an injury-plagued season. Keita has been near the top of the top scorer list in the last couple of seasons.

KÍ had little to offer and the missing presence of the more experienced Nenand Stankovic and Høgni Madsen in midfield (through injuries) was evident.

Within the last 10 minutes of the match Óli Olsen made it 3-0 with an easy finish. Olsen is a sailor and only plays occasionally; when he’s not out fishing.

With the 3 points B68 climbed from 9th to 5th in a tight table where only 2 points separate no. 5 from no.9. KÍ, who have been relatively safe until now, are suddenly in real danger and only 2 points clear of 07 Vestur in 9th place.

August 02

NSÍ Runavík - Víkingur 0-1 (0-0)
0-1 Atli Gregersen

With a hard-fought 1-0 win away to NSÍ, Víkingur stay in hot pursuit of B36 Tórshavn who lead by two points.

Central defender Atli Gregersen scored the winning goal from a corner on the hour-mark.

NSÍ played the last 10 minutes with a man in deficit as defender Jens Joensen was given the red card. - It was directly red, although he had a yellow before.

Red cards were maybe to be expected, as the derby is perhaps the fiercest one in the country.

07 Vestur - HB Tórshavn 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Holgar Durhuus

With a 1-0 defeat to 07 Vestur, relegation is looming for current Faroese champions HB Tórshavn. – The Faroes’ most winning club with 21 titles to their name.

07 Vestur took the lead after only five minutes when they hit HB on the break and Holgar Durhuus was played clear to score what proved to be the winning goal.

HB were close with the equalizer shortly before halftime though, when Andrew av Fløtum rattled the crossbar.

In a frantic end to the match both teams saved off the line on two occasions each.

HB now haven’t won in five matches, and in their last 9 matches they have only beaten rock-bottom B71 Sandoy.

B71 Sandoy - B36 Tórshavn 2-3 (0-2)
0-1 Róaldur Jacobsen
0-2 Klæmint Matras
1-2 Gudmund Nielsen (pen)
2-2 Thomas Hans Rubeksen (pen)
2-3 Jákup á Borg

Postponed from Monday because the referee and several of the players of the home team as well as their coach were on board a ferry which broke down!

With goals from midfielders Róaldur Jacobsen and Klæmint Matras inside the first quarter of an hour, table toppers B36 were cruising to victory, but with two penalties for B71 in the second half, the home team were back on level terms with just under a quarter of an hour remaining.

When B71 goalkeeper Símun Rógvi Hansen later saved a penalty from Lukasz Cieslewicz, it looked like a point was going to go B71's way, but all the hard work was in vain as Jákup á Borg grabbed a winning goal for B36 with only two minutes left on the clock.

But all the hard work was in vain as Jákup á Borg grabbed a winning goal for B36 with only two minutes left on the clock.

EB/Streymur - ÍF Fuglafjørður: Postponed

Rescheduled for 29 September:

EB/Streymur - ÍF Fuglafjørður 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Brian Olsen

For a long time, EB/Streymur’s terms have been simple, but tough: To catch table toppers B36 Tórshavn, they need to win every game they play!

So far, they have managed, and today’s win over ÍF was their 9th a row. But EB/Streymur likely have to take that winning streak to 13 (4 matches are remaining of the league), and then hope that B36 drop points in their last 4 matches. If EB/Streymur achieve those 13 wins and B36 draw one match, the title will be decided on goal difference. At the moment they’re equal on that account.

Today’s match was for the most quite even, maybe with a slight upper hand to EB/Streymur at times. After stalemate in the first 45 minutes EB/Streymur took an immediate lead in the second half when midfielder Brian Olsen was left unmarked in the penalty area to slot in after a Alex dos Santos shot/cross from the left.

Towards the end, ÍF rallied, but EB/Streymur held firm to bag the crucial 3 points.

These two meet again already on Sunday where ÍF have the home advantage. Today ÍF played without Nigerian danger-man Chris Muomaife. It’s unclear why. Maybe ÍF rested him so that he will be in a better condition to do the damage at home on Sunday. He has battled injuries for most of the season. If available on Sunday, it could be him who ends EB/Streymur's title hopes.

EB/Streymur played without important central midfielder Pauli G. Hansen, who got injured after a foul tackle against B36 last Sunday. Also Levi Hanssen was unavailable and will be for the rest of the season as he has moved to England to study.

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