Round 22 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
B36 Tórshavn - Víkingur 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Finnur Justinussen
0-2 Finnur Justinussen
B36 were trailing Víkingur by two goals and about to decrease their lead at the top of the table to only a single point, but breathed a sigh of relief when they heard the stadium speaker announce that HB were trailing KÍ Klaksvík with a quarter of an hour remaining.
But B36 could have altered the course of the match as they were awarded a penalty after a quarter of an hour, but Lukasz Cieslewicz hit the post.
B36 lost their upper hand when creative midfielder Róaldur Jakobsen went off injured at the half hour mark, and 10 minutes later Finnur Justinussen brought the visitors in front as he from an acute angle found a hole between the goalkeeper and the near post.
Justinussen scored again in the 53rd minute on a counter attack where he combined well with Sølvi Vatnhamar.
Soon after, Súni Olsen went close to making it 3-0 with a spectacular shot on the crossbar, just moments before B36 centre-back Hørður Askham was given a red card for letting the frustrations take control of him.
Víkingur was closer to increasing their lead than B36 narrowing it, but in their disappointment B36 will be well content with the status quo at the top of the table.
KÍ Klaksvík – HB Tórshavn 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Hjalgrím Elttør
HB always knew that B36 were going to have it difficult against Víkingur and were hoping to cut the gap on the leader to only a single point with a win over KÍ, but only B36 followed that plan as HB failed to execute their task.
After an even first half an hour, HB increased the pressure, but failed to take advantage.
KÍ seemed happy to soak up the pressure in the second half and stunned the visitors just as they were going in for the kill in the 73rd minute when Hjalgrím Elttør neatly lifted over HB goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson.
HB didn’t manage to reply, and in fact, KÍ were closer to increase their lead.
It was a major blow to HB’s title chances, but not all hope is lost yet as B36 visit NSÍ Runavík next where Klæmint Olsen, who got a hat trick today, can score against any team. - A draw there, and the title race is wide open. And in three weeks, B36 take on EB/Streymur who on a good day always can get a result, although they’re not what they use to be any longer. But before that, Víkingur can have ended HB’s dream if they win the encounter in two week’s time.
NSÍ Runavík - AB Argir 3-1 (2-1)
1-0 Klæmint Olsen
2-0 Klæmint Olsen
2-1 Bárður Olsen
3-1 Klæmint Olsen
Olsens scored all the goals in today’s match; Klæmint Oslen a hat trick for NSÍ and Bárður Olsen directly on a free kick – that was intended to be a cross, however.
In a frantic five minutes from the half-hour mark Klæmint headed NSÍ in front after half an hour before he just two minutes later doubled the lead on a penalty. Three minutes later Bárður pulled a goal back for AB.
Klæmint then sealed the match 12 minutes after the break – after the set up from a third Olsen; Andy.
Remarkably, NSÍ have only managed to beat the three bottom teams in the table, but they are still well positioned for a Europa League place, and if they manage to beat Víkingur in the postponed match on Wednesday, they will rob EB/Streymur of the 4th place in the table – but only on goal difference. So there is everything still to play for for NSÍ and surely they will manage to beat a team from the upper half sooner or later with Klæmint Olsen in their team who has now scored 19 goals in 22 matches and could make an assault on Uni Arge’s and Súni Fríði Barbá’s scoring record from 1997 and 1995, respectively; but that in a 18-round league.
EB/Streymur - Skála 3-1 (1-1)
1-0 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
1-1 Ahmed Keita
2-1 Arnbjørn Hansen
3-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
EB/Streymur cannot afford to lose if they are to hold on to the 4th spot in the table that gives access to next years Europa League.
After Hans Pauli Samuelsen and Ahmed Keita - with his first goal of the season – the teams cancelled each other out in the first half, but a red card for Skála’s Jákup Johansen late in the first half helped EB/Streymur to establish an upper hand in the second half where Arnbjørn Hansen netted midway through the half before Hans Pauli Samuelsen scored his second of the afternoon in the last minute of the match.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - B68 Toftir 1-2 (1-0)
1-0 Bogi Løkin
1-1 André Olsen (pen)
1-2 Ibrahima Camara
B68 picked up their first away win of the season as they came from behind to beat ÍF who led at half time through Bogi Løkin. B68 then equalized on a penalty from André Olsen before Ibrahima Camara outpaced the ÍF defence to win the game for B68.
But although B68’s fixture list is of such a kind that 9 points could be produced during the next three round against KÍ (h), AB (h) and Skála (a), it looks a little too late for B68 and it will surely not happen.