March 15 & 16, 2014:
Round 01 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
EB/Streymur - HB Tórshavn 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Fróði Benjaminsen
1-1 Leif Niclasen
In atrocious weather conditions – where mainly the strong wind made it virtually impossible to play any real football – last years champions HB were held to a 1-1 draw by EB/Streymur who could have taken all in the closing stages.
EB/Streymur was the better team in the first quarter of an hour – with the wind in their back – and gave HB a scare when goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson had problems with a high ball that could have proved fatal.
HB went close at the other end around the half-hour where Fróði Benjaminsen managed to get a foot on a cross, but just wide of goal.
HB improved much in the last 15 minutes before half-time and frequented around EB/Streymur penalty box, and their superiority paid dividend five minutes before the half-time whistle when Andrew av Fløtum combined well with Benjaminsen who got clear and scored in two attempts after René Tórgarð had made the initial save.
With the assist of the wind, HB had the upper hand from the start of the second half and forced Tórgarð to make a couple of saves from long range efforts.
EB/Streymur went close at the other end when Hans Pauli Samuelsen played Gunnar Zachariansen clear through the middle, but somehow Gestsson managed to save.
Apart from that, HB seemed to be in full control as EB/Streymur found it very difficult to play in the strong headwind, but 25 minutes through the half they struck like lightning – it fitted well to the weather – when Samuelsen found Niclasen to fire home the equalizer.
HB had several corners that gave the EB/Streymur defence and especially goalkeeper some problems because of the wind, but EB/Streymru went closest towards the end when Zachariasen’s effort went just wide of the post.
Fortunately - or unfortunately maybe – the was no penalty awarded, because it would have been difficult to putt the ball still, and if it wouldn’t, the referee would have to call the match off and a new game would have been played – from the start with the score at 0-0. Whatever the score was at that time when the original match was called off.
Víkingur - AB Argir 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Jóan Símun Edmundsson
Víkingur haven’t shied away from saying straight out that their clear ambition is to win the championship – and that they think they have the qualities for that. However, against AB those qualities came short today.
AB took the lead midway through the first half where Jóan Símun Edmundsson slotted home from Jónas Stenberg’s free kick.
It went from bad to worse just four minutes later for Víkingur when Hans Jørgen Djurhuus was sent off directly for a vicious tackle. In his previous six years for Víkingur, Djurhuus has gotten 55 yellow cards and another 5 red. After two games this season (the Super Cup is included), he’s already on one yellow and one red.
Although a man deficit, Víkingur was the better team and went close with an effort on the crossbar 20 minutes through the second half, but it all ended in vain when AB made the points secure a couple of minutes before the end of normal time with a goal from Hørður Mohr after a corner.
B36 Tórshavn - Skála 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Hanus Thorleifsson
2-0 Klæmint Matras
B36 comfortably beat newcomer Skála and took the lead after some 30 minutes when right back Høgni Eysturoy made a cross to Hanus Thorleifsson to head home against his former team-mates.
B36 made it 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining with a fine strike in off the crossbar from Klæmint Matras.
Skála were without their newly signed Russian goalkeeper Mark Ryuitin who hasn't gotten his work permit yet.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - KÍ Klaksvík 1-3 (0-1)
0-1 Atli Danielsen
0-2 Páll Klettskarð
0-3 Sørmundur Kalsø
1-3 Karl Løkin
Runners up in the last two seasons ÍF don’t seem to have quite the same qualities this year as they were well beaten by KÍ who on the other hand are unlikely to struggle near the relegation zone as they did last year.
Although ÍF started as the better team, they never really threatened, and after half an hour KÍ improved and got the opening goal shortly before half-time when they where hit on the break and Atli Danielsen scored an easy goal after a cross from Hjalgrím Elttør.
The visitors doubled their lead 10 minutes through the second half when Páll Klettskarð was played completely clear to open his scoring account.
A quarter of an hour later Sørmundur Kalsø virtually sealed the match for KÍ as he headed home from a corner.
Karl Løkin scored a late consolation for ÍF directly on free kick.
NSÍ Runavík - B68 Toftir 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Klæmint Olsen (pen)
NSÍ got off to a winning start thanks to a 28th minute penalty from last season’s top scorer Klæmint Olsen which they were awarded as a cross hit the arm of the B68 defender.
The wind decided much of the action where the team with the tailwind had the edge, but B68 didn’t quite have the offensive means however, to force an equalizer.