August 14, 2011: Round 16 of the Vodafone Division:

Víkingur - HB Tórshavn 3-1 (1-1)
0-1 Rógvi Holm
1-1 Sam Jacobsen
2-1 Erling Jacobsen
3-1 Finnur Justinussen

Both teams had good chances in the early minutes; Andrew av Fløtum forcing a save from Víkingur goalkeeper Geza Turi while his colleague at the other end, Teitur Gestsson, had to react quickly to stop a shot from going in following a corner.

The wind was severe throughout the match where HB for the most had it in the back (and some across the pitch) in the first half. With the assist of the wind, it was mostly HB who pressured in the first half an hour and produced a few god scoring attempts. Símun Samuelsen forced Turi into a diving save from long range whiled Andrew av Fløtum was close with a flat free kick later, but again Turid reacted quickly to block the shot.

The pressure did pay dividend midway through the half when centre back Rógvi Holm, who was completely unmarked, poked in from close range from a corner. The wind made the corners a bit unpredictable and was maybe a reason why Holm was forgotten by the Víkingur defence.

Víkingur also had attempts at the other end and Gestsson twice had to be at his very best to deny the home team the equalizer.

But a couple of minutes before half time, Gestsson and a defender miscalculated a high cross from the right which then ended at the feet of Sam Jacobsen who fired the ball into the back of the net. HB’s bench strongly protested to the assistant referee that the ball had crossed the sideline which unfortunately can’t be seen from the stands as the fence around the pitch is too high. The architects should have considered that.

The second half was all owned by Víkingur – except from the last five minutes – and HB weren’t capable of produce anything and rarely visited Víkingur’s half.

Gestson kept Víkingur at bay with fine saves in the first quarter of an hour of the second half, but in the 63rd minute Víkingur defender Erling Jacobsen equalized from the corner as he was completely unmarked in the goal area.

HB had no reply and were lucky not to concede again a few minutes later when the ball smashed off the post.

As Víkingur retreated in the dying minutes, HB had some pressure towards the end and were close to snatching an equalizer with a shot from Hallur Hansson in centre of goal, but Geza Turi was well positioned and blocked the shot.

Instead it was Víkingur who made it 3-1 4 minutes into stoppage time as Finnur Justinussen headed home a cross from Hjartvard Hansen.

B36 Tórshavn – B68 Toftir 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Lukasz Cieslewicz

After both teams had missed a sitter each in the first half, the match looked to be ending with a goalless draw when B36’s Polish talisman Lukasz Cieslewicz scored the winner after 88 minutes.

B68 could have rescued the point again 5 minutes into added time, but goalkeeper Meinhardt Joensen who has been in fine for B36 this season, saved from a clear Dion Splidt.

KÍ Klaksvík – EB/Streymur 1-3 (0-0)
0-1 Arnbjørn Hansen
0-2 Arnbjørn Hansen
1-2 Steffan Kalsø
1-3 Arnbjørn Hansen

Although KÍ were a man in advantage for more than an hour as Daniel Udsen was sent off just before the half-hour mark, it wasn’t evident as it was EB/Streymur who created the better scoring opportunities.

EB/Streymur took the lead five minutes after the break and doubled their lead midway through the second half with both goals coming from Arnbjørn Hansen.

Steffan Kalsø pulled a goal back for KÍ with five minutes to go, but Hansen completed his hat trick to decide matters just before the final whistle.

Hansen’s hat trick today was his 7th in the top league since his first real season in 2006 (he did play two matches in 2005 and a single one in 2004). He has additionally scored a hat trick in the cup in 2006 in the 6-2 quarterfinal win against HB Tórshavn. Only in 2009 hasn’t Hansen scored a hat trick, since his first “real” season in the senior team .

B71 Sandoy - 07 Vestur 2-0 (0-0)
1-0 Owngoal
2-0 Mads Hentze

B71 aren’t giving up without a fight as they recorded their second win in successive matches; this time getting their first points at home this season.

Eighty minutes had elapsed before the deadlock was broken. Gudmund Nielsen made the spadework and fired the shot, but the goal was credited as an owngoal as the ball deflected off 07 Vestur defender Torstein Mýlingstind.

Mads Hentze added a second goal for the home team in added time after a rebound from Nielsen.

Although B71 have added six points to their tally in their last two matches, they are still six points below the relegation line, and with their miserable -35 goal difference, that is in effect 7 points.

ÍF Fuglafjørður - NSÍ Runavík 1-1 (0-0)
0-1 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
1-1 Bartal Eliasen (pen)

With yet another draw for NSÍ, the bronze position seems to be slipping away from them and they seemed to be stock in 4th position – too far off those in front and too far ahead of those below. That could take its toll on their motivation, as the 4th position gives access to next season’s Europa League.

ÍF was the much better team in the first half, but theys just still haven´t solved their scoring problem.

NSÍ improved much in the second half and after 10 minutes they took the lead when Christian Høgni Jacobsen fired the ball through a cluster of players - friends and foes - and into the goal.

ÍF restored parity 10 minutes before the end on a penalty from Bartal Eliasen after Kaj Ennigarð, who had just come on, had been fouled in connection with a corner.

For ÍF the situation is critical as they are just one point above the relegation line.

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