August 10 & 11, 2013:
Round 19 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

August 10

KÍ Klaksvík - ÍF Fuglafjørður 2-2 (0-0)
0-1 Fritleif í Lambanum
1-1 Álvur Christiansen
1-2 Øssur Dalbúð
2-2 Páll Klettskarð

ÍF’s goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen was the busier of the two keepers during an eventful first half and had to produce a super save in the early minutes to deny a clear Heðin Klakstein.

Mikkelsen again had to be at his best after 20 minutes when he saved from Páll Klettskarð, but needed some luck later in the half when Sørmundur Kalsø headed on the crossbar.

ÍF then went on to take the lead just two minutes into the second half when Ari Ellingsgaard set up Fritleif í Lambanum for an easy finish.

But KÍ were back on level terms on the hour-mark when Hjalgrím Eltør found Álvur Christiansen to score the equalizer.

With some ten minutes remaining, Øssur Dalbúð’s direct free kick deserved better when he hit the joint of post and crossbar, but Dalbúð wasn’t to be robbed for a goal as he put ÍF back in front four minutes before the end of normal time with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.

However, Dalbúð and ÍF were to be robbed for the victory when Klettskarð four minutes into added time salvaged KÍ’s first point in six matches with a cracking shot into the top corner. – A point that will keep KÍ clear of TB Tvøroyri and the relegation line for at least another round.

August 11

HB Tórshavn - Víkingur 1-3 (0-0)
0-1 Finnur Justinussen
1-1 Páll Mohr Joensen
1-2 Finnur Justinussen
1-3 Filip Djordjevic

Goals change football games, the saying is, and who knows what would have happened had Símun Samuelsen not wasted the opportunity to put HB ahead in the first minute of the game.

But ifs and buts don’t win you football games, however – only goals do, and the long story short tells that Víkingur scored three times and HB only once and thereby lost their first home game of the season.

Víkingur coach Sigfríður Clementsen’s tactics worked fully as they put emphasis on organisation which held HB from creating clear-cut scoring opportunities during the first half, although HB had the majority of possession.

Víkingur went close early in the second half with a long range effort from Filip Djordjevic, but Teitur Gestsson pulled of a wonderful save to deny Víkingur the lead.

But it was still HB who had majority of possession, but the hardworking Víkingur-team were happy to soak up the pressure as HB failed to really threaten; failing to break into the penalty area.  Christian Mouritsen had a couple of tries that could have given bonus, but otherwise the efforts were crosses that Víkingur goalkeeper Geza Turi still chose to punch away instead of collecting them.

Maybe HB paid the price for sacrificing Heini Vatnsdal in midfield to instead place him in central defence to replace the injured Gunnar Haraldsen, as the midfield could use some more power and tempo . At right back Tróndur Jensen had replaced Jógvan Rói Davidsen who is out for the rest of the season with a broken foot.

On 69 minutes Víkingur took the lead as they attacked down the right hand side and the back player Bárður Hansen found Finnur Justinussen who sneaked it in at the near post.

However, HB seemed to have rescued a point on 85 minutes when Páll Mohr Joensen in his first game for HB in several years, five minutes after coming off the bench, steered a  cross from Andrew av Fløtum into the back of the net.

However, joy was short-lived as Víkingur restored their lead within a minute as Justinussen broke clear of HB’s defence to make it 2-1.

HB then had a glorious chance to grab another equalizer as they got a free-kick a metre inside the  Víkingur penalty area as Turi had been penalized for time-wasting. Fróði Benjaminsen tried to take the free-kick quickly, but Atli Gregersen used his routine to hider it. Símun Samuelsen then hit the shot straight into the wall.

A short moment later Víkingur had increased the score to 3-1 as Djordjevic got clear on goal to finish past Gestsson.

No real worries for HB though, as they stay nine points clear at the top of the table with eight matches remaining.  But for HB to tangent B36s’ record of 67 points in 2011, HB will have to win the rest of their games. That’s unlikely to happen.

07 Vestur - B36 Tórshavn 1-4 (0-3)
0-1 Evrard Blé
0-2 Súni Olsen
0-3 Róaldur Jacobsen
1-3 Ibrahima Camara
1-4 Lukasz Cieslewicz

For 07 Vestur, their existence in the top flight is becoming more and more mathematical only after dropping nine points below the relegation line after today’s defeat to B36.

Ivorian midfielder Evrard Blé, who switched from 07 Vestur in the summer, scored the opener against his former team-mates from a corner after 12 minutes.

On 28 minutes Súni Olsen scored directly from a free kick before he ten minutes later played Róaldur Jakobsen through to make it 3-0.

Senegalese forward Ibrahima Camara brought some hope back for 07 Vestur in the first minute of the second half, however, a real fight back was never on the cards and instead it was Polish forward Lukasz Cieslewicz who wrapped up the games when he made it 4-1 to B36 in the 78th minute.

EB/Streymur - TB Tvøroyri 3-0 (2-0)
1-0  Leif Niclasen
2-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
3-0 Arnbjørn Hansen

Although it wasn’t away to EB/Streymur that TB were expected go get points, the 3-0 defeat indicate that TB will find it extremely difficult to overtake KÍ Klaksvík four points ahead and above the line. TB’s faith might get sealed in round 22 when they visit KÍ.

Leif Niclasen put EB/Streymur in front after 22 minutes, and four minutes later, the match seemed all but decided, when Arnbjørn Hansen doubled the score.

TB improved somewhat in the second half, but when EB/Streymur goalkeeper saved a penalty from Englishman Nicky Deverdics after 70 minutes, it was the end of any imaginable comeback.

Instead it was Hansen who scored his second goal of the day, making it 3-0 six minutes from the end.

Hansen hasn’t scored a hat trick yet this season, and could become his only second season without a hat trick since he made the brake-through in 2006. In 2009 that hat trick eluted him.

NSÍ Runavík - AB Argir 1-1 (1-0)
1-0 Magnus Olsen
1-1 Rói Danielsen

Eight match in a row without a loss for AB who with today’s point moved six points away from the relegation line.

NSÍ took the lead through Magnus Olsen after seven minutes, but central defender Rói Danielsen headed home an equalizer from a corner three minutes through the second half.

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