September 20 & 22, 2013:
Round 23 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
B36 Tórshavn - KÍ Klaksvík 2-1 (0-0)
0-1 Álvur Christiansen
1-1 Súni Olsen
2-1 Rasmus Dan Sørensen
After a goalless first half, where B36 for the most had had the upper hand, but where maybe KÍ had the best scoring opportunity, the visitors took the lead just after the hour-mark when Álvur Christiansen fired the ball into the back of the net.
KÍ dominated in the moments after the goal but were hit by a sucker punch on 70 minutes when Súni Olsen equalized for B36 directly on a free kick from 30 metres.
Six minutes later, striker Rasmus Dan Sørensen - who had come off the bench - scored the winning goal for B36 from the edge of the penalty area.
KÍ now haven’t won a league match since 28 April – that’s 145 days ago!
However, KÍ still float above the relegation line; two points ahead of TB Tvøroyri who on Sunday take on NSÍ Runavík.
HB Tórshavn - EB/Streymur 4-0 (2-0)
1-0 Andrew av Fløtum
2-0 Fróði Benjaminsen
3-0 Andrew av Fløtum
4-0 Christian R. Mouritsen
The first half an hour was quite an even affair, where Leif Niclasen was close for EB/Streymur after 20 minutes with a thunderous strike on the post. The minute after, Fróðin Benjaminsen was in a good position at the other end but fired over. Benjaminsen had also been close earlier from the edge of the penalty area, but fired right on EB/Streymur goalkeeper René Tórgarð, and so had Christian R. Mouritsen from a similar position. At the other end EB/Streymur threatened a couple of times from corners.
But with two goals in two minutes on each side of the 40 minute-mark HB decided effectively decided the match. The first goal came after Kristin R. Mouritsen on the left got to the by-line inside the penalty area and made the cutback to Andrew av Fløtum who fired low diagonally past Tórgarð. A couple of minutes later, Páll Mohr Joensen on the right found Benjaminsen just inside the penalty area where he finished clinically low in off the far post.
EB/Streymur didn´t seen to have the faith in the second half and HB were in full control of the game and could - and should - have scored more than the two goals they got.
HB made it 3-0 after 58 minutes where EB/Streymur were careless at the back which allowed Benjaminsen to set up Andrew av Fløtum break into the penalty area and shoot under Tórgarð.
HB made it 4-0 after 71 minutes when Kristin R. Mouritsen on the left wriggled his way past the EB/Streymur defenders – which he did countless times during the match – to get to the by-line to make the pass across the face of goal from where his brother Christian R. Mouritsen slotted home.
EB/Streymur had little to offer in the second half, and just once was Teitur Gestsson called into action when he made an excellent foot parade.
HB play their postponed match away to AB Argir on Wednesday, and should HB win, they will go eight points clear of ÍF Fuglafjørður with four matches remaining of the league. But if HB lose, then there is still everything to play for as HB still have an away match against ÍF in the 25th round.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - 07 Vestur 3-2 (1-1)
0-1 Tór-Ingar Akselsen
1-1 Clayton Soares
2-1 Øssur Dalbúð (pen)
2-2 Gunleif Olsen
3-2 Nenad Saric
ÍF looked to be surrendering the title to HB Tórshavn as they were being held at 2-2 against button team 07 Vestur who had a man in advantage in the last 12 minutes of the game, but substitute-goalkeeper Hallgrím Gregersen, who replaced injured Jákup Mikkelsen after 85 minutes, made a couple of crucial saves to keep ÍF in the match, and then three minutes into added time Serbian midfielder Nenad Saric grabbed a dramatic winner for ÍF from long range to keep them in the title race.
It was Tór-Ingar Akselsen who had given the visitors the lead in the 13th minute, but striker Clayton Soares equalized for ÍF ten minutes before the break.
Øssur Dalbúð then put ÍF ahead with a penalty 25 minutes through the second half before Gunleif Olsen equalized just two minutes later. – But it was all in vain, as ÍF snatched that late winner through Saric.
ÍF’s next game next Sunday will be extremely difficult as they visit neighbours Víkingur. And it will be without suspended right back Jan Ellingsgaard who was sent of in the 78th minute of today’ s match after two yellow cards in four minutes.
TB Tvøroyri - NSÍ Runavík 1-4 (0-1)
0-1 Klæmint Olsen
0-2 Andy Olsen
1-2 Ndende Adama Guéye
1-3 Klæmint Olsen (pen)
1-4 Owngoal (Martin Tausen)
As TB failed to win today, TB’s next game against AB Argir will be crucial, and anything but a win will see TB run out of options as their remaining three matches after that are against B36 (a), HB (a) and Víkingur (h).
NSÍ took the lead five minutes from the break with a header from Klæmint Olsen and eight minutes after the restart, Olsen turned provider for Andy Olsen who made it 2-0 after hitting TB on the break.
Midway through the second half, Senegalese midfielder Ndende, who had started on the bench because of injury, pulled a goal back for TB with a header.
TB managed to sustain the pressure on NSÍ during the next minutes, but were hit by a sucker punch three minutes later, however, when NSÍ were awarded a penalty which Klæmint Olsen converted safely to go second in the top scorer list, equal with KÍ Klaksvík’s Páll Klettskarð and one behind EB/Streymur’s Leif Niclasen with 16 goals.
Ten minutes from the end, all hope was out for TB when Martin Tausen scored an owngoal to make it 4-1 to NSÍ who are in a fierce battle with B36 Tórsahavn and EB/Streymur for the third European spot next summer.
Víkingur - AB Argir 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Dmitrije Jankovic
0-2 Rógvi Poulsen
With their first away-win of the season, much will now have to go wrong for AB for them to be relegated now as they lead TB under the line by six points and have a much healthier goal difference.
AB Took the lead from a corner after 13 minutes through Serbian defender Dmitrije Jankovic and sealed their victory in the 80th minute with a shot from the edge of the penalty area from Rógvi Poulsen. A few minutes later Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu was sent off for the home-team with a straight red card.