September 21:
Round 23 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

HB Tórshavn - Skála 2-0 (2-0)
1-0 Jóan Símun Edmundsson
2-0 Alex dos Santos

Dull football match, few spectators, few scoring opportunities; HB won 2-0 without impressing. That more or less sums up the game.

Jóan Símun Edmundsson had a clear header from close range after 15 minutes, but Skála goalkeeper Suni Ernstsson made a miraculous save to keep HB at bay.

But only until the 36th minute where Edmundsson made up for his miss to score with a low shot from an acute angle.

HB doubled their lead four minutes later from a free kick combination that included a dummy from Andrew av Fløtum to set up Alex dos Santos who kind of chipped the ball into the back of the net.

HB weren’t interested in more in the second half and Skála didn’t have the ability, resulting in no real scoring opportunities in the second half.

NSÍ Runavík - B36 Tórshavn 2-3 (1-0)
1-0 Klæmint Olsen
2-0 Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
2-1 Róaldur Jakobsen
2-2 Adeshina Lawal
2-3 Adeshina Lawal

B36 looked to be surrendering the title initiative as they were trailing by two goals and about to lose their third match in succession when Róaldur Jakobsen pulled a goal back 10 minutes through the second half to spur B36 on for the win with two goals from Nigerian Adeshina Lawal to stay four points clear of HB.

NSÍ took the lead after 40 minutes when Klæmint Olsen took advantage of an error in the B36 defence to slot home his 20th goal of the season.

The home team double their lead five minutes after the break with a fierce shot from Pól Jóhannus Justinussen, but Róaldur Jakobsen brought back belief to B36 just four minutes later with a cool finish.

And further 10 minutes later B36 drew level through Adeshina Lawal after a defensive mistake.

NSÍ then squandered two sitters to regain the lead – hitting the post in one attempt and having the rebound cleared off the line – before B36 made them pay in the 88th minute when goalkeeper Andras Gango misjudged a ball to let Lawal clear to snatch all three points for B36 in what could well turn out to be the decider for the title as the obstacles in front of them now are few and low.

EB/Streymur - Víkingur 1-3 (1-1)
1-0 Owngoal (Atli Gregersen)
1-1 Hanus Jacobsen
1-2 Hanus Jacobsen
1-3 Súni Olsen (pen)

Víkingur seem unstoppable at the moment, and although EB/Streymur took an early lead through Arnbjørn Hansen (later noted as a Atli Gregersen owngoal), Víkingur went ahead in the 58th minute after a brace from left back Hanus Jacobsen, having equalized in the 39th minute.

Ten minutes from time Súni Olsen sealed the victory with a penalty.

Víkingur who are unbeaten in their last 13 matches will rue their poor start to the competition, getting only 5 points from their first 5 matches. Otherwise they could have been serious title contenders. But they would love to end HB’s hope of retaining the title this year, and they will do that if they beat HB next Sunday.

B68 Toftir - KÍ Klaksvík 1-0 (0-0)
1-0 Ibrahima Camara

B68 were playing for staying alive before the vital match against AB Argir next Sunday, and with today’s win B68 could cut the gap on AB Argir in the crucial 8th place in the table to only three points with a victory – and with a match against Skála the following round. They is still have a mighty long way ahead of them, but it’s a lot less unthinkable now than it was a couple of weeks ago.

Senegalese forward Ibrahima Camara scored the winning goal for B68 early in the second half, having been played clear by Ivorian Evrard Blé.

ÍF Fuglafjørður - AB Argir 3-0 (2-0)
1-0 Clayton Soares
2-0 Clayton Soares
3-0 Bogi Reinert Petersen

ÍF romped to a 2-0 lead inside six minutes where Dánjal á Lakjuni in both cases fed Clayton Soares to score the goals.

AB could have clawed their way back into the game midway through the second half with a penalty, but Jákup Mikkelsen saved from Bárður Olsen.

Instead Bogi R. Petersen made it 3-0 with some 10 minutes to go.

AB who once looked safe are suddenly under threat of relegation again, because if they lose to away to B68 next Sunday, they have a very difficult program ahead of them that could yield 0 points in the following two matches against HB at home and KÍ away before they entertain Skála in the last round. 

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