May 24 & 26, 2013:
Round 11 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
ÍF Fuglafjørður – EB/Streymur 2-2 (0-1)
0-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
1-1 Clayton Soares
1-2 Niels Pauli Danielsen
2-2 Bartal Eliasen
EB/Streymur took the lead after half an hour directly on free kick from Hans Pauli Samuelsen, but ÍF drew level five minutes after the break when Clayton Soares headed in a rebound off the crossbar from Øssur Dalbúð’s initial header.
ÍF were close to taking the lead just a few minutes later when Dalbúð headed on the crossbar again, but instead it was EB/Streymur who regained the lead after 70 minutes when Niels Pauli slotted home a rebound from goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen after Samuelsen’s free kick.
But again, ÍF’s “never say die”-attitude rescued them a point; an attitude epitomized especially by Bartal Eliasen who headed home an equalizer from a corner ten minutes from time.
HB Tórshavn - AB Argir 5-1 (2-0)
1-0 Heini Vatnsdal
2-0 Heini Vatnsdal
3-0 Andrew av Fløtum
4-0 Fróði Benjaminsen
4-1 Ahmed Keita
5-1 Gunnar Haraldsen
Although AB had the upper hand in the opening minutes, they never really threatened up front, and eventually HB took over and won a comfortable 5-1 victory which lifts HB 9 points clear at the top of the table as second place KÍ Klaksvík only managed a draw against NSÍ Runavík. As AB now need 12 points to climb above the relegation line, their days seem to be numbered.
HB led 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from midfielder Heini Vatnsdal who got clear after 19 minutes where he got past the goalkeeper to make 1-0 before he a quarter of an hour later was played clear again to fire past Símun Rógvi Hansen in the AB goal to double the lead.
HB could have added to their tally in the first half, but waited until ten minutes after the break with a fine move that in the end left Andrew av Fløtum clear to make it 3-0 with a side-foot finish from close range.
Fróði Benjaminsen then made it 4-0 on the hour-mark on a rebound after after a counterattack where Sínun Samuelsen’s initial effort had been blocked by the goalkeeper.
Being four goals up, HB then took a breather an allowed AB to create some scoring opportunities where for example Sotin Anghel had a header on the crossbar before Ahmed Keita finally made one count with some ten minutes remaining.
In the 90th minute central defender Gunnar Haraldsen again proved his lethal capabilities in the air when he headed home from a corner to make it 5-1 with his 4th goal of the season.
KÍ Klaksvík - NSÍ Runavík 1-1 (1-1)
0-1 Árni Frederiksberg
1-1 Álvur Christiansen
With only one win in their last eight games, KÍ haven’t been able to keep pace with HB Tórshavn, and as the difference has now grown to nine points, KÍ looks to be out of the title race, although they still are in second place in the table.
NSÍ made the better start to the game and took the lead after half an hour when Árni Frederiksberg scored on a rebound from his initial shot on the post.
KÍ improved after the goal and managed to equalize a few minutes before the break with an easy finish from Álvur Christiansen from close range.
KÍ continued to dominate in the second half, but in the end were lucky that NSÍ didn’t steal the three points as they wasted a couple of glorious opportunities right at the end.
Víkingur - B36 Tórshavn 1-1 (0-0)
0-1 Símun Joensen
1-1 Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu
After a goalless first half with very few scoring opportunities, B36 took the lead midway through the second half with a header from Símun Joensen after a pinpoint accurate cross from Súni Olsen.
It looked to be enough for the three points, but in stoppage time, Kaj Leo Í Bartalsstovu rescued a point for Víkingur.
B36 are now just one place above the relegation line, but should not be in any relegation danger however, as they have a six-point margin and a superior goal difference compared to 07 Vestur in 9th place. On the other hand, there are only five points up to KÍ in second place in a very tight table from 2nd to 8th place.
TB Tvøroyri - 07 Vestur 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Ndende Adama Guéye
2-0 Poul Ingason
After a 2-0 win over 07 Vestur, TB Tvøroyri looks safe for another year in the top division as 07 Vestur will need eight points to surpass them, which nothing suggests they will.
TB dominated the match from start to finish and took the lead with a fine shot from Senegalese midfielder Ndende Adama Guéye within ten minutes from the start of the match.
17-year old Poul Ingason made the points safe a quarter of an hour through the second half with his 5th goal of the season and was today rewarded with a selection for the Faroese U21 team.