September 14: Round 21 of the Vodafone Division:
HB Tórshavn - EB/Streymur 3-4 (1-2)
0-1 Alexz dos Santos
1-1 Símun Samuelsen
1-2 Pætur Dam Jacobsen
2-2 Tróndur Jensen
3-2 Hendrik Rubeksen
3-3 Arnbjørn Hansen
3-4 Daniel Udsen
After EB/Streymur had threatened with a corner and some crosses early on, HB then had a fine effort at the other end as Jón Krosslá Poulsen got around his marker and fired a powerful shot on goal from a steep angle, but René Tórgarð in the EB/Streymur goal was up to the task.
After 19 minutes EB/Streymur took the lead after HB(!) had a free kick in a favourable position! HB tried to be smart, doing a freekick-combination, but before HB had fired the shot, EB/Streymur had interfered and had started their counterattack which so often proves to be lethal. And it was again this time. Leif Niclasen on the right flank, who played a very good game for EB/Streymur, raced down the right hand side and worked the ball over to Alex dos Santos on the left who from close range on the left scored at the near post, via the hands of goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson who couldn’t stop the shot.
But HB eqalized within five minutes after good combinations between several of HB’s youngsters let Jógvan Andrias Nolsøe get to the by-line to square the ball for a completely clear Símun Samuelsen for an easy side-foot finish.
However, the joy was short-lived for HB as EB/Streymur regained the lead just three minutes later, when Arnbjørn Hansen headed a cross from the left back across to Pætur Dam Jacobsen, who had a free sight of goal in centre of it, and bombarded the ball into the back of the net.
HB then had a free kick in almost the same position as earlier which had cost the a goal, but this time they didn’t waste the opportunity with a smart-ass combination, as Krosslá Poulsen struck the ball cleanly and powerful – and few hit it harder than him -, but Tórgarð produced an excellent diving save to divert the ball around his post.
The second half was 10 minutes old when Tróndur Jensen equalized for HB once again. Símun Samuelsen dribbled across the face of the penalty are, and left the ball to Jensen who seemed to miss-hit the fine opportunity. But as the home-crowd were about to do their sigh, they suddenly realized that the weak shot had crept between friends and foe and also into the goal as Tórgarð looked to have been caught on the wrong foot.
Although EB/Streymur was the better team both before and after the equalizer, it was HB who went on to take the lead 10 minutes later as left back Hendrik Rubeksen scored with a low hook that crept in at the far post out of reach of goalkeeper Tórgarð, who only concede once against Italy but three times against HB.
But while Tórgarð was on the losing side against Italy, he would in the end be on the winning side against HB.
HB’s lead had lasted for 8 minutes when EB/Streymur talisman Arnbjørn Hansen equalized with an excellent shot into the top left corner from the edge of the penalty area.
The visitors piled on the pressure in quest of the winning goal and created many well worked moves that would produce the goal sooner or later. But when Arnar Dam squandered the golden opportunity when he was played completely clear shortly before the final whistle, it looked like a 3-3 draw which would probably mean that EB/Streymur’s role in the title race would have come to an end.
However, the was one final act to be played deep into injury time when Daniel Udsen was played clear to score a dramatic winner and keep EB/Streymur’s title-hopes alive.
This was the third time in the last four matches that EB/Streymur scored the winner just at the death.
KÍ Klaksvík - B36 Tórshavn 0-3 (0-1)
0-1 Jákup á Borg
0-2 Jákup á Borg (pen)
0-3 Súni Olsen
Yet another comfortable win for B36 who are edging closer and closer to the title as the chasers Víkingur and EB/Streymur are running out of games. Only six are remaining, but B36 could face stiff opposition away to B68 on Sunday before the big game a week later against EB/Streymur who must win to keep their title-hope alive.
B36 took the lead after 20 minutes after a quick free kick from Súni Olsen played Jákup á Borg clear to score.
B36 continued to dominate a and on the hour-mark á Borg netted again – this time from the penalt spot as the Norwegian referee had awarded B36 a penalty after Polish striker Lukasz Cieslewicz had been brought down. This was á Borg’s 10th league goal of the season which is his highest tally since 2006 when he scored 11 and he could well be on his way to his highest tally since 1999 when he scored 17 league goals.
Five minutes from the end of normal time, Súni Olsen made it 3-0 to the visitors after he was set up by his Róaldur Jacobsen.
Víkingur - B68 Toftir 4-1 (3-0)
1-0 Atli Gregersen
2-0 Finnur Justinussen
3-0 Finnur Justinussen
4-0 Finnur Justinussen
4-1 André Olsen
The game was effectively over after 35 minutes as the poor B68 team had conceded three times.
Central defender Atli Gregersen started the scoring after 10 minutes before striker Finnur Justinussen scored twice in the space of five minutes.
Justinussen netted again a quarter of an hour through the second half to complete his hat trick and surge to the top of the top scorer list; two goals ahead of NSÍ’s Klæmint Olsen.
André Olsen scored a consolation goal a couple of minutes before the final whistle.
NSÍ Runavík - 07 Vestur 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Klæmint Olsen
With a 1-0 win over 07 Vestur, NSÍ’s end position is virtually assured to be the 4th spot in the table which will earn them a Europa League spot if EB/Streymur don’t become champions.
Klæmint Olsen scored the only goal of the game from a corner midway through the first half.
10 of 07 Vestur's 21 matches have had a margin of one goal either way - 5 wins and 5 losses in addition to 5 draws.
With the loss, 07 Vestur are now only 1 point above the relegation line and ÍF Fuglafjørður who have a game in hand. But 07 Vestur will fancy their chances of a win against rock bottom B71 Sandoy on Sunday.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - B71 Sandoy 3-2 (2-0)
1-0 Karl Løkin
2-0 Nenad Saric
3-0 Christian Chinedu Muomaife
3-1 Gudmund Nielsen
3-2 Thomas Hans Rubeksen
ÍF bagged their first victory since round 12 on 18 June when they beat the same opponents as today, B71. ÍF’s last win before that was in round 5 when they downed HB Tórshavn 3-0.
But with a draw here and there coupled with today’s win, ÍF are only one point below the relegation line and 07 Vestur, and 3 or 4 points adrift of KÍ, HB and B68 who are all desperate of points.
ÍF took a 2-0 lead with goals from Karl Løkin and Nenad Saric three minutes one either side of the half-hour and made it 3-0 immediately after the break thanks to Nigerian Christian Muomaife who finally returned from injury. He could become the key for ÍF to avoid relegation. He has only appeared in 12 league games for ÍF because of injury, but has scored 7 goals!
- However, B71 pulled a goal back just 3 minutes later, but although they decreased the deficit again with 2 minutes remaining of normal time, ÍF’s points were never really under threat.
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