April 07 & 10, 2013:
Round 05 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
HB Tórshavn – 07 Vestur 0-0
HB's impotent offensive was again exposed as they failed to penetrate the visitors defence who in the ended got a deserved draw, it must be said.
HB had more of the possession in the first half, but without creating scoring opportunities in droves, however. A few half chances sprinkled through the half was about it. 07 Vestur, who played with many men behind the ball, had few attempts, but were close when Tór-Ingar Axelsen’s fine pass released Jovan Panic on the left who got to the byline to make the cross, but failed to connect with Ibrahima Camara who was clear in the penalty area.
HB threatened early in the second half when Símun Samuelsen with a clever through-ball played Christian R. Mouritsen clear, but from the acute angle, it wasn’t too difficult for goalkeeper Tomas Gango to make the save.
Moments later, Camara was close at the other end when he broke into the penalty area and fired a shot across the face of goal.
Also Axelsen went close with a curling shot just wide of the post, and later Camara’s header brought the best out of HB goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson with a diving save.
Midway through the second half, HB should have taken the lead when the best chance of the match fell to Samuelsen who got clear, but misused the opportunity as he slightly miss-hit the ball when he tried to curle it around the goalkeeper.
Also Heini Vatnsdal went close for HB when he lifted the ball over the goalkeeper, but a defender cleared off the line.
HB tried to maintain the pressure on 07 Vestur in the final 10 minutes, but apart from some corners, HB failed to really threaten and haven’t convinced yet why they should be the best bet on a title winner.
HB’s stiffest test so far will be when they in the next round (in a fortnight due to the cup competition) take on Víkingur who have come strong since they were hammered 4-0 by B36 in the second round.
Víkingur – ÍF Fuglafjørður 3-2 (1-2)
0-1 Øssur Dalbúð
1-1 Hanus Jacobsen
1-2 Ari Ellingsgaard
2-2 Bárður Hansen
3-2 Heðin Hansen
Víkingur climbed to the top of the table with a late spectacular winner in a thrilling derby against neighbours ÍF Fuglafjørður who were leading until the 83rd minute.
Clayton Soares set up Øssur Dalbúð who lifted over goalkeeper Geza Turi to give ÍF the lead after 18 minutes, but were cancelled out five minutes later through left back Hanus Jacobsen who in two attempts managed to beat Jákup Mikkelsen in the ÍF goal.
ÍF regained the lead shortly before half-time when Dalbúð set up Ari Ellingsgaard who rifled the ball behind Turi from an acute angle.
Víkingur pressed forward in the second half with much of the play going through Filip Djordjevic, who had come on, and he fired a warning shot on the crossbar following a corner.
The equalizer came in the 83rd minute when Bárður Hansen on the right found Finnur Justinussen who turned it in with his head, and a minute before the end of normal time, Heðin Hansen - who had been on the field for a quarter of an hour – scored the winning goal with a cracker from the edge of the penalty area to send Víkingur to the top of the table where they will stay at least to Wednesday when KÍ Klaksvík take on EB/Streymur in the postponed match from today.
TB Tvøroyri – AB Argir 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Óli Johannesen
2-0 Nicholas Deverdics
TB bagged points for the third time in succession with a 2-0 win over newly promoted AB Argir who are hard hit by injuries to central defenders Morten Overgaard and Rói Danielsen as well as winger Rógvi Poulsen, and without a single point after five rounds, it’s getting serious for AB now as they cannot keep saying it’s still early days.
TB took the lead following a corner after only seven minutes when defender Óli Johannesen, who will turn 41 next month, slotted home.
After an even first half, AB dominated the second half, but without creating many clear-cut scoring opportunities, and instead it was TB’s English player, Nicky Deverdics who made the points safe for TB a quarter of an hour from the end.
Lying isolated in last place in the table, 5 points under the drop-line, AB seem to be really up against it while TB are doing better than the pundits expected, although there is still a long way to go for TB.
NSÍ Runavík – B36 Tórshavn 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Magnus Olsen
NSÍ recorded their first win of the season against a B36-team that can’t cope with the injuries of defender Høgni Eysturoy and forwards Rashid Laval and especially Lukasz Cieslewicz, and also others, and today even the assistant coach Milan Kuljic had to get on the field to replace Jákup á Borg who got injured in the second half.
NSÍ was the better team for most of the match and went close after half an hour when striker Klæmint Olsen hit the crossbar.
B36 looked to be clinging on for a draw when Magnus Olsen clinched victory for NSÍ a couple of minutes into injury time.
(postponed from 7 April due to snow)
KÍ Klaksvík – EB/Streymur 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
1-1 Páll Klettskarð
The wait from Sunday’s postponed match was a well worth one as the match produced top entertainment with bucket-loads of scoring opportunities at both ends and a frantic pace that is rarely seen in Faroese football.
KÍ were superior in the first half and created more opportunities, but goalkeeper Hans Jørgensen - who EB/Streymur have on loan from HB Tórshavn while René Tórgarð is injured - stood in their way.
EB/Streymur also had some opportunities of their own, and shortly before half-time, Hans Pauli Samuelsen put the visitors in front with a trademark free kick from 23 metres.
The second half had end-to-end stuff throughout the 49 minutes, where both teams squandered two or three absolute sitters each, but just as it looked like EB/Streymur had survived everything that KÍ had thrown at them, Páll Klettskarð got clear two minutes into stoppage time to salvage a point for the home team.
KÍ have not beaten EB/Streymur on home soil since 2003 (and remember, since 2005 there have often been wto games in Klaksvík, as all teams play each other three times in a season).
8-minute video of KÍ Klaksvík - EB/Streymur below:
(KÍ in blue - EB/Streymur in green)