May 10 & 12, 2013:
Round 09 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
Víkingur - KÍ Klaksvík 1-1 (1-0)
1-0 Filip Djordjevic
1-1 Páll Klettskarð
Víkingur and KÍ Klaksvík draw which could see HB Tórshavn go 7 points clear at the summit with a win against TB Tvøroyri on Sunday.
After Víkingur dominated the early minutes, the game evened out and Páll Klettskarð went close for KÍ with an header on the post midway through the first half.
But a few minutes before the break, Filip Djordjevic – a former KÍ player – gave Víkingur the lead with a shot from long range following a mistake in the KÍ defence.
The situation worsened even more for KÍ just five minutes into the second half when midfielder Ivan Joensen was sent of for a second bookable offence – having received the first yellow just a couple of minutes before the break and a minute after Víkingur had scored.
However, a quarter of an hour through the second half 10-men KÍ drew level when top scorer Klettskarð – who played for Víkingur in 2010 and 2011 - slotted home from close range with his 7th league goal this season.
The happiest team for the result is surely HB Tórshavn who will have the chance to go 7 points clear at the top of the table on Sunday when they take on TB Tvøroyri. This is the 9th round of the league and on Sunday all teams will have played each other once in the 27-round Effodeildin.
May 12, 2013
HB Tórshavn – TB Tvøroyri 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 Andrew av Fløtum
2-0 Christian R. Mouritsen
3-0 Kristin R. Mouritsen
HB Tórshavn beat TB Tvøroyri to go seven points clear at the summit. The comeback kids from ÍF Fuglafjørður once again fight back from three goals down to draw against NSÍ Runavík. Champions EB/Streymur climb three places with a 4-1 over B36 Tórshavn. A point each for 07 Vestur and AB Argir in the clash of the bottom.
HB comfortably beat TB Tvøroyri to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table, now the first third of the league has been completed.
However, TB were not completely out of it - and far from it, you could argue – but when HB took the lead after only some 40 seconds, it was always going to be difficult for the visitors. Símun Samuelsen on the left had set Andrew af Fløtum up for an easy finish.
TB had started the game in an attacking formation, but whether that was the reason for the early Wgoal can always be discussed in hindsight.
When HB doubled their lead after 10 minutes, TB’s chances to get anything from the game looked dim. This time it was again Samuelsen’s assist that played Christian R. Mouritsen clear to make it 2-0.
However, TB were also unlucky not to get a goal in the early stages, where HB saved off the line and were saved by the post twice, also.
And when HB made it 3-0 within 10 minutes of the second half with a “show-room” goal, the match was in effect decided. Samuelsen had gotten clear on the left and served the ball for Mouritsen, who miss-kicked when he should have scored, but the forwards kept their cool - and the ball - and outplayed the defence with first-touch passes before they set up Kristin Mouritsen to fire past Ivan Stojkovic in the TB goal.
TB had several scoring opportunities through the second half, but when the shots were not wide, then Teitur Gestsson was in place to keep TB at bay.
HB also had some glorious opportunities to increase their lead, but sloppiness prevented from adding to the tally. HB now have 6 clean sheets from 9 league games this season.
TB are three points above the relegation line, and judging from their display against HB today, they seemed to be a much better team than bottom-teams 07 Vestur and AB Argir, at least in forward play. At times the defence was exposed, however, but they have in other games also proven that they can defend, skippered by 41 year old Óli Johannesen. Funny that you can tell from his boots that he’s a bit older than the rest as he was the only player on the field with black boots. The rest is using all sort of neon-colours from the rainbow.
In the next round, which will be played on Whit Monday (except AB-ÍF on Saturday) HB face B36 Tórshavn who so far is the only team that has been superior to HB (the match ended 1-1). But that lasted only for one game, as B36 is now languishing in 7th place in the table.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - NSÍ Runavík 3-3 (0-1)
0-1 Andy Olsen
0-2 Andy Olsen
0-3 Árni Frederiksberg
1-3 Høgni Madsen
2-3 Bartal Eliasen
3-3 Clayton Nascimento
ÍF Fuglafjørður looked dead an buried when Andy Olsen with a brace – on goal in each half – and Árni Frederiksberg directly on a free kick made it 3-0 for NSÍ midway through the second half.
Only problem for NSÍ was they were playing ÍF who in the last three rounds have come back from 3-0 down against KÍ Klaksvík and also 2-0 down against TB Tvøroyri. And again today ÍF managed to salvage a draw in the last quarter of an hour.
Midfielder Høgni Madsen pulled a goal back in the 74th minute before central defender Bartal Eliasen two minutes later reduced the deficit even more to set up a grand stand finale.
And in stoppage time’s third minute, Clayton Soares grabbed the incredible equalizer.
EB/Streymur - B36 4-1 (1-1)
0-1 Owngoal (Marni Djurhuus)
1-1 Leif Niclasen
2-1 Leif Niclasen
3-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
4-1 Levi Hanssen
Champions EB/Streymur are climbing and now have set their sight on a European spot which at the moment is a close battle between all teams except the bottom two.
But it was B36 who took the lead within five minutes of today’s match when defender Marni Djurhuus turned a cross behind his own goalkeeper.
However, seven minutes before, and seven minutes after the break, Leif Niclasen had turned the match upside down.
B36 were close to getting an equalizer, but when Hans Pauli Samuelsen with half an hour remaining made it 3-1 directly on free kick, the points seemed secure for the home team, although they had luck on their side when Súni Olsen hit the post from a free kick.
In the dying minutes Levi Hanssen added a 4th goal for EB/Streymur.
07 Vestur - AB Argir 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Rógvi Poulsen
1-1 Gunleif Poulsen
Whether AB can use the one point for anything is doubtful as they trail TB Tvøroyri in 8th position by 8 points and who also have a superior goal difference.
AB took the lead shortly before halftime through Rógvi Poulsen but were up against it when they had Jobin Drangastein sent off for a second bookable offence five minutes after the break.
Following that free kick, Gunleif Olsen equalized for 07 Vestur with a spectacular shot into the top scorner when he let fly from 20 metres.