August 29, 2012:
Round 21 of the premier league "effodeildin":
HB Tórshavn - B36 Tórshavn 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Christian R. Mouritsen
After an even 20 minutes, B36 went close on two occasions; first with a powerful shot on the goalkeeper after a corner, and moments later when Lukasz Cieslewicz cut through the HB defence, a bit to the right, but Teitur Gestsson covered the angle well to block the shot.
Shortly after, HB took the lead when Rókur av Fløtum Jespersen with a terrific pass played Christian R. Mouritsen completely clear to put HB in front.
Just before the half time whistle, the game was stopped for almost 20 minutes because of HB defender Vagnur Mohr Mortensen who got injured in a tackle, and went to hospital in an ambulance with a suspected broken leg. (Update: HB's website now says he has suffered a broken tibia).
HB fired on all cylinders from the start of the second half with good combinations, pace and flair, which paid dividend just before the hour-mark, although with some luck and help from B36, when B36 defender Bárður Olsen turned a cross from av Fløtum Jespersen behind his own goalkeeper to give HB a two-goal cushion lead.
B36 then started to push more forward at the same time as HB retreated, but HB’s victory never really seem to be I jeopardy, although B36 had some decent attempt however; the best a long range effort from Símin Hansen that at first seemed harmless, but which almost beat goalkeeper Gestsson who just managed to tip the ball onto the crossbar and out for a corner.
With a couple of minutes left, B36 had midfielder Súni Olsen sent off for a high elbow.
With the win, HB have now earned 13 points from their last 5 games and are now 7 points adrift of leaders EB/Streymur. If HB had won the match against NSÍ Runavík in the first match after the summer break – where HB dominated but still lost 4-1! - they would now only be trailing by 4 points and have the chance to decrease it to a single point in the match against EB/Streynur on Sunday…
ÍF Fuglafjørður - EB/Streymur 1-1 (0-0)
0-1 Marni Djurhuus
1-1 Dánjal á Lakjuni
After a goalless first half, EB/Streymur took an early lead in the second half when defender Marni Djurhuus poked home from close range from a free kick.
EB/Streymur then squandered two or three sitters which they were to pay for dearly as Dánjal á Lakjuni snatched a last gasp equalizer with a shot from 20 metres following a corner.
How costly will those two lost points be for EB/Streymur at the end of the season?
EB/Streymur have yet another difficult match on Sunday when they take on a HB-team that seems to have rediscovered its fine play from earlier in the season. ÍF will visit relegation-threatened TB Tvøroyri who have only picked up a single point in their six matches after the summer-break.
NSÍ Runavík - Víkingur 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Andrias á Líknagøtu
Newly crowned cup winners Víkingur were dealt a blow in the title race with as they were beaten by NSÍ who virtually booked their ticked for next season’s top flight. Many strange things will have to happen if B68 and TB, 7 and 8 points adrift and a inferior goal difference, are going to overtake NSÍ with only 6 games remaining.
In today’s match NSÍ took the lead 8 minutes from time through Andreas á Líknagøtu.
Víkingur are now 5 points adrift of EB/Streymur in first place.
B68 Toftir - KÍ Klaksvík 1-3 (1-2)
1-0 André Olsen
1-1 Páll Klettskarð
1-2 Kristoffur Jakobsen
1-3 Ivan Joensen
KÍ finally won again after 5 matches with only 1 point.
But it was B68 who took the lead after some 30 minutes with an André Olsen header from a cross. However, the lead was short-lived as KÍ equalized through Páll Klettskarð 5 minutes later before KÍ took the lead just before half time when Kristoffur Jakobsen scored from close range.
Around the hour-mark KÍ made the points secure with a goal from Ivan Joensen.
FC Suðuroy - TB Tvøroyri 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 John Tordar Poulsen
In the first Suðuroy derby in the top division since 2005, FC Suðuroy recorded their first win of the season against a tame TB team.
John Tordar Poulsen became FC Suðuroy’s first match-winner this season when he headed in the only goal of the game midway through the second half, after TB carelessly had given away the ball with a sloppy back-pass.
It were points TB can hardly afford to lose if they are to stay above B68 Toftir at the end of the season. B68 visit FC Suðuroy in round 23. In the last match of the season, on 6 October, TB Tvøroyri take on B68 in what could turn out to be a winner-avoids-relegation match.