August 20:

Round 20 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

HB Tórshavn - ÍF Fuglafjørður 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Andrew av Fløtum
2-0 Heini Vatnsdal

After an even first quarter of an hour, HB upped their game and went close a couple of time before they took the lead after 21 minutes when Andrew av Fløtum with the back against the goal brilliantly turned in a cross with a delicate touch of the ball behind his standing leg.

A couple of half chances was what ÍF managed during the rest of the half, but only two minutes into the second half their working terms were made much better as centre-back Johan Troest Davidsen was given a straight red card for holding back Kristoffur Jakobsen who was clear on goal.

With just the one goal separating the teams, HB were living dangerously, but ÍF – hard hit by a long injury list – didn’t have the means to put HB under any real pressure. But Jan Ellingsgaard (?) was just a whisker from the equalizer though, but the shot across the face of the goal sneaked past the far post.

Instead it was HB who virtually decided the match after 74 minutes as he stretched to head in a cross from Pál Mohr Joensen on the left. 

HB take on B68 Toftir on Sunday without suspended Troest-Davidsen who will return for the cup final against Víkingur on Saturday 30 August.

AB Argir - B36 Tórshavn 0-3 (0-2)
0-1 Høgni Eysturoy
0-2 Lukasz Cieslewicz (pen)
0-3 Adeshina Lawal

AB’s unbeaten run of six games came to an end against B36 who proved they are not going to be stopped by teams in form.

B36 opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when Høgni Eysturoy buried a rebound from goalkeeper Heðin Stenberg who had saved from Adeshina Lawal’s penalty.

B36 got yet another penalty 10 minutes before the break, and this time Lukasz Cieslewicz made no mistake from the spot.

Although AB had a couple of opportunities in the second half, the points were never going to shift hands, and 10 minutes from the end Lawal sealed B36’s win, having been set up by Cieslewicz.

As AB have often taken points against B36, this was one of the encounters B36 had feared, but as only seven matches are now remaining, the likelyhood of B36 throwing the lead overboard becomes slimmer and slimmer. However, B36 still have games against teams that on a given day certainly have the qualities to beat any team.

But it will be a big surprise if B36 don´t beat KÍ on Sunday, but then – after the cup final break and the European qualifier against Finland – B36 face NSÍ Runavík (a) and Víkingur (h) before an easier game against ÍF (a), but then B36 take on EB/Streymur a week later. So the title race is not not over yet. During the same period HB have an easier fixture list where Víkingur at home is the most difficult encounter.

Víkingur - KÍ Klaksvík 1-1 (0-0)
1-0 Owngoal (Henry Heinesen)
1-1 Páll Klettskarð

Víkingur just aren't able to win at the moment as they drew for the 5th time in succession, and suddenly their 3rd spot, which seemed secured a few weeks back, is under threat from NSÍ Runavík and EB/Streymur.

After a goalless first half, Víkingur got the lead just after the break thanks to an owngoal from Henry Heinesen, but Páll Klettskarð equalized six minutes later in two attempts, as goalkeeper Geza Turi had saved the initial attempt.

B68 Toftir - EB/Streymur 0-3 (0-3)
0-1 Gunnar Zachariasen
0-2 Gunnar Zachariasen
0-3 Hans Pauli Samuelsen

EB/Streymur are equal on points with Víkingur in 3rd after an easy win over B68 Toftir who’s possibilities for survival are mostly just mathematical.

EB/Streymur scorde their goals in the first half - a brace from Gunnar Zachariasen made it 1-0 and 2-0 in the 11th and 36th minutes and three minutes later Hans Pauli Samuelsen made it 3-0.

Zachariasen had a golden opportunity to get a hat trick, but his penalty late on was saved by Hans Jørgensen.

Skála - NSÍ Runavík 2-3 (1-2)
0-1 Andy Olsen
1-1 Brian Jacobsen
1-2 Klæmint Olsen
1-3 Magnus Olsen
2-3 Brian Jacobsen

Skála’s hope of staying up were slim before today’s match, but after today’s defeat to NSÍ, they have to believe in Santa Claus. NSÍ on the other hand could go 3rd if they beat Víkingur in their game in hand – which won’t be played before 17 September, however.

Although Brian Jacobsen managed to cancel out Andy Olsen’s lead goal for NSÍ in the 13th minute, NSÍ regained their lead and further increased it thanks to Klæmint Olsen and Magnus Olsen.

In the dying moments, Brian Jacobsen scored again, but it was not more than consolation.

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