March 28 & 30, 2014:
Round 03 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
B36 Tórshavn - Víkingur 2-2 (1-2)
1-0 Adeshina Lawal
1-1 Owngoal (Símun Joensen)
1-2 Súni Olsen (pen)
2-2 Jákup á Borg (pen)
Víkingur’s title-declaration before the start of the season suffered another blow as they were robbed of victory on a controversial penalty deep into stoppage-time.
Víkingur had come from behind, as Adeshina Lawal had headed B36 in front from Alex Mellemgaard’s free kick after 12 minutes, but with an almost replica goal Víkingur restored parity the minute after – the difference though being that it was defender Símun Joensen who stretched to touch the ball past his own goaklkeeper under pressure from Súni Olsen’s powerful cross from the free kick.
On 18 minutes, Víkingur went on to take the lead from a Súni Olsen penalty after Róaldur Jakobsen had been penalized for a handball.
Víkingur were counting down for the three points when the referee three minutes into stoppage-time from a long throw-in awarded B36 what looked to be a harsh penalty as it was difficult to see any contact from the Víkingur-defenders. Anyway, Jákup á Borg converted safely from the spot to salvage a point in an entertaining and dramatic affair.
HB Tórshavn - KÍ Klaksvík 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Fróði Benjaminsen
2-0 Rógvi Holm
HB had a clear majority of possession from the start of the match and went close a couple of times with through-balls down the middle, but KÍ didn’t learn and when HB tried that recipe for the third time after a quarter of an hour, Fróði Benjaminsen was played clear and finished clinically under Meinhardt Joensen who got a touch on the ball, but couldn’t stop it from going in.
HB seemed to retread after the goal and the match evened out, but KÍ failed to produce qualified scoring opportunities.
KÍ went close ten minutes through the second half, but only a masterful diving save from Teitur Gestsson kept Páll Klettskarð’s hook from just inside the penalty area out.
With a quarter of an hour remaining, HB virtually sealed their victory when central defender Rógvi Holm headed home from Christian R. Mouritsen’s powerful inswinging corner.
With 10 minutes remaining, HB goalkeeper Gestsson was substituted because of – according to the latest news – a dislocated shoulder after two KÍ players had rammed into him as he was about to collect a high ball. He was replaced with 21-year old Thomnas Knudsen who made his debut in the top division. Although Knudsen performed well, it could prove to be a costly miss, should Gestsson be sidelined for many weeks.
A few minutes before the final whistle, KÍ’s Danish centre-back was sent off for a second bookable offence.
NSÍ Runavík - AB Argir 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 Jann Martin Mortensen
2-0 Klæmint Olsen
3-0 Klæmint Olsen
With two goals and an assist from top scorer Klæmint Olsen, NSÍ keep their 100% record intact as AB have faded since their fine opening win away to Víkingur.
NSÍ took the lead on the half-hour as Olsen set up Jann Martin Mortensen for an easy finish. Within five minutes Olsen had doubled the lead with a close range header.
Olsen scored his second goal of the match – and sixth in the league already after three rounds - just five minutes through the second half as Mortensen returned the favour from the first half with a precise cross.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - B68 Toftir 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Bartal Eliasen
2-0 Ari Ellingsgaard
3-0 Ari Ellingsgaard
Runners up from the last two seasons finally got off the mark with a 3-0 win over newly promoted B68 who went close to taking the lead midway through the first half, however, but ÍF were saved by the upright.
ÍF eventually took over and Bartal Eliasen headed them in front just before half-time after a cross from Karl Løkin.
ÍF were in control throughout the second half, and midway through it substitute Ari Ellingsgaard doubled ÍF’s lead with his first touch of the game as headed in from a cross.
With 10 minutes remaining, Bogi R. Petersen had the luxury to miss a penalty for ÍF, before Ellingsgaard scored again to make it 3-0 following a corner five minutes later.
EB/Streymur - Skála 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
2-0 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
3-0 Brian Olsen
Although Skála have only played against quality opposition so far, the results indicate that they are going to struggle all the way – as expected.
Left back Pól Jóhannus Justinussen headed the home team in front from a long free kick a couple of minutes before half time before Hans Pauli Samuelsen – still in the first half – made it 2-0 from a penalty.
Midway through the second half Brian Olsen made the final score 3-0 with a header.