March 09 & 10, 2013:
Round 01 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

March 09:

KÍ Klaksvík – TB Tvøroyri 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Hjalgrím Elttør
2-0 Páll Klettskarð
3-0 Álvur Christiansen

How much the results says about KÍ, is early to say, but it’s already clear that TB are going to struggle and will find it extremely difficult to avoid relegation.

However, TB could have taken the lead in the first half when Poul Ingason squandered an golden opportunity with the goal at his mercy, but ten minutes before the break, Hjalgrím Elttør rounded the keeper to put KÍ ahead.

Goalscorer turned provider 20 minutes after the break when he played Páll Klettskarð  - last season’s joint top scorer - clear to round the goalkeeper once more to double the lead.

Ten minutes later, Elttør set up Álvur Christiansen to make it 3-0 to the home side.

ÍF Fuglafjørður – AB Argir 2-1 (0-0)
1-0 Ari Ellingsgaard
1-1 Bjartur kjærbo
2-1 Bartal Eliasen

After deadlock in the first half, ÍF took the lead within five minutes of the second half through Ari Ellingsgaard, but Bjartur Kjærbo equalized for the newly promoted AB who almost held out for a draw, but, but five minutes from the end, MR ÍF, Bartal Eliasen, who had just been on the pitch for a minute, took full advantage of a defensive mistake to grab the winner for last season’s runners up.

EB/Streymur – 07 Vestur 4-0 (1-0)
1-0 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
2-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
3-0 Gunnar Zachariasen
4-0 Arnbjørn Hansen

Champions EB/Streymur opened their campaign with an easy win over newly promoted 07 Vestur who could make another short stay in the top flight.

Hans Pauli Samuelsen sent EB/Streymur on winning course after only a couple of minutes with an assist from Arnbjørn Hansen.

Hansen himself then doubled EB/Streymur’s advantage early in the second half. Midway through the half, Gunnar Zachariasen was played clear to make it 3-0 before Hansen scored his second goal of the match to make it 4-0 to EB/Streumur and position himself in the pole position for a third golden boot.

March 10

HB Tórshavn – B36 Tórshavn 1-1 (1-1)
0-1 Súni Olsen
1-1 Owngoal

B36 had the edge from early on and had most of the finishing attempts, but it was HB who were closest when Símun Samuelsen stretched to get a leg on the ball, but B36 were saved by the upright.

HB’s defenders had big problems with the quick B36 forwards, and especially Nigerian Adeshina Abayomi Lawal had a superior pace.

But it was from a free kick that B36 took the lead after 24 minutes when free kick king Súni Olsen blasted the ball over the wall and into the top left corner of the goal from 25 metres.

As B36 retreated somewhat, HB visited more frequently on the B36-half towards the end of the half, but it took an owngoal to get the equalizer when B36 defender Símun Joensen headed a corner cleanly behind his own goalkeeper. 

B36 dominated again in the second half while HB, who by many, based on the results from the training matches, have been named odds-on favourites to win the title, had nothing to show for it and were extremely fortunate not to lose the match.

Only an exceptionally good reflexive save from goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson – who had been preferred to Hans Jørgensen - kept out the shot from Róaldur Jakobsen, and later Jákup á Borg, who had come on late in the second half, had an open goal at his mercy, but somehow managed to sidefoot the ball wide of the post after tremendous foreplay by Lukasz Cieslevicz.

HB almost stole it in the dying moments, however, when Tórður Thomsen in the B36 goal lost the aerial duel with Fróði Benjaminsen who headed just centimetres wide of the empty goal.

Víkingur - NSÍ Runavík 2-1 (0-1)
0-1 Árni Frederiksberg
1-1 Finnur Justinussen
2-1 Finnur Justinussen

Víkingur came from behind to beat NSÍ with goals from returned top scorer from 2009 and 2011, Finnur Justinussen.

NSÍ took the lead midway through the first half when Víkingur goalkeeper Gezza Turi failed to collect a corner from Árni Frederiksberg.
Víkingur seemed more eager in the second half and managed to equalize after ten minutes and forced the winning goal ten minutes from time when Filip Djordjevic set up Justinussen for his second goal of the match.

NSÍ defender Pól Jóhannus Justinussen, who has been expected to move to Icelandic football, played the full 90 minutes today. It’s unclear whether the move will be realised or not. 

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