April 01, 2013:
Round 04 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

ÍF Fuglafjørður – HB Tórshavn 0-2 (0-0)
0-1 Símun Samuelsen (pen)
0-2 Kristin R. Mouritsen

The match between ÍF and HB was an even affair with few scoring opportunities in the first half.

 ÍF had the best opportunity midway through the half when Brazilian forward Clayton Soares connected with a long pass forward, but steered the ball narrowly wide of the goal.

A  minute later Kristin R. Mouritsen lifted the ball over the defender to break into the penalty area a bit to the right, but shot wide of the near post as he went for power only and not precision.

Also the second half was even, but with slightly more attempts from HB who had a couple of opportunities inside the first 20 minutes of the second half where Jákup Mikkelsen kept the ball out with an excellent diving save and where Fróði Benjaminsen fired over from a good position  on the edge of the penalty area.

But after 62 minutes HB were awarded a penalty as Benjaminsen went down in the penalty area after some ping-pong where HB had been close to scoring. Símun Samuelsen, who had been completely anonymous in the match – maybe carrying an injury – converted safely from the penalty spot to bring HB in front.

As ÍF sent more people forward, especially Christian Mouritsen got more space to manoeuvre, and in the 79th minute Heini Vatnsdal – who had replaced Samuelsen – in his debut for HB released Christian R. Mouritsen down the left flank were he made a perfect cross to his younger brother Kristin, who came flying in and scored with a diving header.

Towards the end, HB’s right back Jógvan Rói Davidsen was sent off for a second bookable offence as he made a professional foul when ÍF were countering.

ÍF had were somewhat been hampered by the absence of two of their best players, Bartal Eliasen and Høgni Zachariasen.

AB Argir – KÍ Klaksvík 1-3 (1-0)
1-0 Ahmed Keita
1-1 Álvur Christiansen
1-2 Atli Danielsen (pen)
1-3 Ivan Joensen

KÍ came from behind with a strong second half display where they turned it around in three minutes.

AB had taken the lead in the 8th minute through Senegalese forward Ahmed Keita, and could have been leading more at half-time as they had also missed a couple of sitters.

KÍ’s Icelandic coach Páll Guðlaugsson has probably given his players a volcano -speech at half time as it was a much more eager KÍ-team that entered the second half.

And 20 minutes later that had equalized through Álvur Christiansen who turned in a rebound after a header from a corner had hit the crossbar.
Just two minutes later, KÍ had taken the lead through a penalty from Atli Danielsen after the referee had blown form hands.

Poetic justice or not, but four minutes later, the referee had to be replaced by the 4th official as he had gotten an injury.

KÍ cemented the win a couple of minutes from the end of normal time when Hjalgrím Elttør set up Ivan Joensen for an easy finish. 

Víkingur – EB/Streymur 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu
2-0 Bárður J. Hansen
3-0 Filip Djordjevic

Champions EB/Streymur are a just shadow of last year’s edition, and with another difficult away-match against leaders KÍ Klaksvík next week, the point-harvest could stay at the current three points after the 5th round.

Víkingur took the lead midway through the second half when Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu beat deputy goalkeeper Jákup Andrias Hansen with a long range effort.

It was another shot from the distance that double Víkingur’s lead when Bárður J. Hansen ten minutes after the restart exposed the goalkeeper’s inexperience from 25 metres. 

EB/Streymur then missed two glorious opportunities to get back into the game, and instead it was Filip Djordjevic who killed off the game with his goal 15 minutes from time.

B36 Tórshavn - TB Tvøroyri 1-1 (0-0)
0-1 Poul Ingason
1-1 Jákup á Borg (pen)

TB looked to be escaping the capital city with an unlikely win, but 5 minutes before the end of normal time, Jákup á Borg salvaged a point for B36 from the penalty spot.

B36 have been hard hit by injuries to right back Høgni Eysturoy and front runners Lukasz Cieslewicz and Adeshina Lawal, and aren´t the same force without them.

TB had threatened in the first half with an effort on the crossbar midway through the half before a B36 mistake in defence allowed Poul Ingason to get clear to put the visitors in front after 68 minutes.  

07 Vestur - NSÍ Runavík 1-1 (0-0)
0-1 Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
1-1 Ibrahima Camara

NSÍ had been the better team throughout the match and were set to travel home with 3 points in the bag from Pól Jóhannus Justinussen’s goal in the 69th minute, but almost four minutes into stoppage time, 07 Vestur stole a point with a header from Senegalese forward Ibrahima Camara.

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