Round 24 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
The round was postponed from Sunday 28 September to Wednesday 1 October in respect of 22 year-old Faroese Under-21 international Gunnar Zachariasen who died in a workplace accident on 25 September and was laid to rest on Tuesday 30 September.Faroe Islands U21 coach Heðin Askham has made a video compilation in remembrance of Gunnar:
HB Tórshavn - Víkingur 2-1 (0-0)
1-0 Kristin R. Mouritsen
1-1 Finnur Justinussen
2-1 Fróði Benjaminsen (pen)
HB are still hanging in there after a hard-fought win over highflying Víkingur who hadn’t lost in 13 matches, but as long as B36 keep winning, HB need a helping hand from another team. But the likelihood for that help is getting slimmer and slimmer as it will have to come from either EB/Streymur next or in the penultimate round against B68 whose chances for avoiding relegation are now only mathematical.
After HB started slightly better, Víkingur started taking over after 10 minutes and looked the more likely to score with their more direct and faster playing stile. But the pressure wore off again after the half-hour.
HB then took the lead seven minutes after the break with a beauty from Kristin R. Mouritsen who got the ball from Levi Hanssen just inside the penalty area on the left hand side from here he curled and looped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the far top corner.
Although such a beauty deserved more, the lead lasted only for a couple of minutes as Víkingur outplayed the HB defence where in the end Finnur Justinussen equalized with a simple finish.
As B36 were making the comeback in the other game, it looked like HB’s chances in the title race were diminishing as a draw would increase the gap to six points, but HB stepped up their game as the second half was progressing, and were awarded the penalty midwat through the half when Mouritsen broke into the penalty area with pace and went down under the challenge from Atli Gregersen. Fróði Benjaminsen converted safely from the spot to win the game for HB.
The most of the second half was played in poor lighting conditions because of sheer stupidity as the game could just as well have started half an hour earlier. Decisive title matches should not be allowed to go ahead in darkness. The floodlights are almost useless and don’t even use 100% of their capacity as one section of the lights is defective – and has been for months. But it was an easy fix though: Just start the game 30 minutes earlier. But as that kind of matches are being played every year, prospects for learning it for next year are slim.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - B36 Tórshavn 1-2 (0-0)
0-1 Clayton Soares
1-1 Árni G. Nielsen
1-2 Árni G. Nielsen
B36 once again was about to let HB get within those necessary three points before the last day of the competition where these to meet, but two goals from substitute Árni G. Nielsen turned the game around for B36 and give them the 4-point buffer at the top.
ÍF started to dominate in the latter stages of the first half and continued their domination from the start of the second half and within five minutes Clayton Soares had headed the home team in front after a cross from Dánjal á Lakjuni.
B36 then sent 22-year-old Nielsen, who has only made 4 appearances as a substitute before today’s match, on the field after 70 minutes, and three minutes later he equalized before he won the match for B36 in the 82nd minute.
B68 Toftir - AB Argir 1-2 (0-1)
0-1 Owngoal (Mads Rosenberg)
0-2 Dmitrije Jankovic (pen)
1-2 Jóhan Dávur Højgaard
After two wins in a row for B68 they had the opportunity to close the gap to AB in the crucial 8th position to only 3 points, but having lost 2-1, B68's chances for top flight football next year remain only mathematical now as the gap increased to 9 points with thee matches remaining - and as AB also have a superior goal difference of 8 goals, B68 are effectively relegated.
AB took the lead in the 38th minute following a corner where Mads Rosenberg in the end was noted for an owngoal.
When Dmitrije Jankovic doubled the visitors' lead with a penalty within a quarter of an hour in the second half, the writing was on the wall for B68 - and the 87th minute goal from Jóhan Dávur Højgaard was mere consolation.
EB/Streymur - NSÍ Runavík 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Einar Tróndargjógv
0-2 Árni Frederiksberg
NSÍ won their first game against a team outside the bottom-three and at the same time leapfrog EB/Streymur in the race for the 4th place which gives access to the Europa League next season.
Left back Einar Tróndargjógv gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, and with 8 minutes remaining of the match Árni Frederiksberg cemented the win for NSÍ with his 10th goal of the season.
KÍ Klaksvík - Skála 3-0 (3-0)
1-0 Páll Klettskarð
2-0 Páll Klettskarð
3-0 Páll Klettskarð
With a comfortable 3-0 win over already relegated Skála, KÍ are in hot pursuit of that 4th place, trailing NSÍ and EB/Streymur with only a point.
Páll Klettskarð scored a hat trick in the process; giving KÍ the lead within 3 minutes and doubling the lead on the stroke of half time.
He then completed his hat trick two minutes after the break.