May 09 & 11, 2014:
Round 08 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
Víkingur - NSÍ Runavík 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Owngoal (Einar Hansen)
2-0 Finnur Justinussen
3-0 Finnur Justinussen
Víkingur dominated from the start and took the lead shortly before the half-hour when Súni Olsen’s cross found the forehead of Finnur Justinussen who headed Víkingur in front, but as the header had deflected off NSÍ defender Einar Hansen, the referee noted the goal as an owngoal.
NSÍ’s tactical change after the goal seemed to work as NSÍ started to create chances, but sitters were missed and instead it was Víkingur who doubled their lead on the hour-mark, when Justinussen this time scored fully “legitimately”. He did that again 15 minutes later when Olsen again released Justinussen to combine with Filip Djordjevic, before making it 3-0 and end the contest.
B68 Toftir - HB Tórshavn 0-4 (0-3)
0-1 Andrew av Fløtum
0-2 Andrew av Fløtum
0-3 Kristin R. Mouritsen
0-4 Christian R. Mouritsen
It was a walk in the park for HB as B68 had absolutely nothing to offer.
B68 played with many men behind the ball, but as they were strangely passive and didn’t make the tackles, it was easy peasy for HB’s technically skilled players to just play around them.
HB took the lead after 13 minutes as left back Pál Mohr Joensen started the attack with a surging round from midfield before he played Fróði Benjaminsen who again found Andrew av Fløtum who let fly from just outside the penalty area and in to the top left corner. – An absolute cracker from the veteran forward.
HB doubled their lead in the 25th minute as they hit B68 on the break, and four against two, Benjaminsen played av Fløtum clear before he made a couple of cool stop-feints as he marched into the goal area to finish off the work.
Three minutes later it was 3-0, and av Fløtum was involved again as he combined well with René S. Joensen on the right who made much of the spadework by taking full advantage of his superior speed before Kristin R. Mouristsen hammered the ball into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead.
Elleven minutes through the second half, it was Kristin’s elder brother who made it 4-0 after he was set up by Benjaminsen’s back-heel.
HB could chances for more while B68 should have scored once, but Teitur Gestsson made an incredible one-handed reflex save to deny Emil Ronaldson from close range.
If B68 should be judged against AB Argir from their matches against HB, then B68 seems to be light-years behind AB, but B68 is still in front where it matters, however: in the table!
KÍ Klaksvík - B36 Tórshavn 1-3 (1-2)
1-0 Rodrigo Silva
1-1 Adeshina Lawal
1-2 Jákup á Borg
1-3 Adeshina Lawal
B36 seem to have championship-material in their attacking part of the team where especially Nigerian Adeshina Lawal, the pole Lukasz Cieslewicz, Róaldur Jakobsen and Jákup á Borg are the danger-men.
Today B36 had to overcome a shock-start as KÍ scored through Brazilian Rodrigo Silva in the third minute following a corner, just a minute after KÍ goalkeeper Meinhards Joensen had made an incredible save to deny B36 at the other end.
Eventually, B36 got the upper hand of the play and shortly before the half-hour, Lawal equalized following a set piece and two minutes from half-time, á Borg gave B36 the lead from the penalty spot after Jakobsen had gone down.
KÍ rallied in the second half, but B36 held on and sealed the victory in the closing stages after a solo effort from Lawal.
EB/Streymur - AB Argir 5-0 (1-0)
1-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
2-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
3-0 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
4-0 Hans Pauli Samuelsen (pen)
5-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
It was the dynamic duo of Hans Pauli Samuelsen and Arnbjørn Hansen that we saw in previous years that was at work again for EB/Streymur today.
After an even first half where Hansen had given EB/Streymur the lead after 10 minutes, the floodgates really opened in the second half where Hansen completed hit hat trick and Samuelsen scored a brace – one of the goals a trademark free kick and the other a penalty.
Skála - ÍF Fuglafjørður 2-2 (1-1)
0-1 Kristoffur Jakobsen
1-1 Ólavur Mikkelsen
2-1 Jákup Johansen
2-2 Bartal Eliasen
For the second time this season the Skála camp was counting the minutes as they looked set to get their first victory of the season, but again they conceded in the dying minutes as Bartal Eliasen – as he has done countless of times – rescued ÍF a point.
ÍF had also taken then an early lead through Kristoffur Jakobsen before Skála turned it around late in the first half and early in the second through Ólavur Mikkelsen and Jákup Johansen.
With the point, Skála move a place up from last position, although they still are under the line - a point adrift of B68 in 8th place – and that is better than most had expected.