March 28, 2013:
Round 03 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
ÍF Fuglafjørður – 07 Vestur 3-1 (1-0)
1-0 Clayton Soares
2-0 Jan Ellingsgaard
3-0 Jákup Johansen
3-1 Ibrahima Camara
ÍF took the lead within 20 minutes through last season’s joint top scorer Clayton Soares who played his first match of the season, as he finally has gotten his work permit.
07 Vestur were close to an equalizer when Tór-Ingar Axelsen hit the crossbar, but when they had Evrard Blé was send off on the hour-mark, it got increasingly more difficult, and ten minutes later, Jan Ellingsgaard had doubled the home-teams advatage.
Jákup Johansen made it 3-0 five minutes from the end before Ibrahima Camara scored a consolation goal in added time.
Although last season’s runners up look to be in a good position on the table and doing another asult on the title this year, it should be noted that two of their opening games have been at home against the two newly promoted teams, and thast their other win came when EB/Streymur were reduced to 10 men in the last round.
HB Tórshavn – EB/Streymur 2-0 (0-0)
1-0 Gunnar Haraldsen
2-0 Fróði Benjaminsen
Since EB/Streymur became a force to be reckoned with in 2006, today’s game was arguably the most dull match between these two sides since then.
HB had the majority of possession in the first half, but found it hard to get any flow in their attacking game, but had a couple of scoring opportunities however, and especially Andrew av Fløtum should have scored when he had the goal at his mercy, but shot wide. Also Christian R. Mouritsen was close, but a last gasp block denied HB the lead after an excellent attack with quick combinations.
HB came out stronger in the second half and took the lead after four minutes following a corner were defender Gunnar Haraldsen stretched to get a foot on the ball that went in off an EB/Streymur defender.
HB went 2-0 up 10 minutes later when Fróði Benjaminsen connected with a low pass on the edge of the penalty area and fired it low just inside the upright. If René Tórgarð would have reacted quicker than his 19-year old deputy who replaced the senior after just a quarter of an hour because of injury, will remain unanswered.
EB/Streymur had no reply and seldom has forward Arnbjørn Hansen been as anonymous as he was today.
As far as HB goes, it’s still difficult to judge what potential they have, but they might find it difficult on away soil against teams hat defend well, because again today their attacking formations looked un-sharp.
KÍ Klaksvík – B36 Tórshavn 1-1 (1-1)
1-0 Lukasz Cieslewicz
1-1 Álvur Christiansen
B36 took the lead after 25 minutes through Lukasz Cieslewicz who scored from an acute angle, but got injured at the same time and had to be substituted. This – injuries to key players - is B36’s Achille’s heel as they don’t have the strongest bench to make up for it. And especially Cieslewicz is vital for B36.
KÍ managed to mount a fight back and equalized just before half time with a headed goal from Álvur Christiansen who should in fact also have put KÍ in front moments later with a glorious opportunity.
KÍ had the upper hand in the second half, but B36 managed to hold on to the draw.
Víkingur – AB Argir 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Hanus Jacobsen
AB were close to their first point of the season as they were holding tight against Víkingur, but a goalkeeping error from Símun Rógvi Hansen allowed a shot from left back Hanus Jacobsen go in from the distance.
Víkingur does not look like a team capable of challenging for the league title this season.
TB Tvøroyri – NSÍ Runavík 0-0
Few incidents and a typical stalemate is the short summary from the cradle of Faroese football, as TB like to call their home base, although it last year was moved from Sevmýri to their new pitch at Stórá.
The second half was slightly more eventful, where NSÍ created more, but both teams finally make their mark on the table however, with a point each.