October 19, 2014:
Round 26 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
B36 Tórshavn claim
10th Faroese title
B68 Toftir - B36 Tórshavn 1-3 (1-2)
0-1 Ibrahima Camara
1-1 Adeshina Lawal
1-2 Alex Mellemgaard
1-3 Klæmint Matras
After a shock-start where Senegalese forward Ibrahima Camara gave B68 a fist minute lead with a cracking shot from long rang, B36 recovered to go on and win the match 3-1 and claim their 10th Faroese title.
Nigerian striker Adeshina Lawal levelled the match after 12 minutes, having been set up by Lukasz Cieslewicz.
Still, B36 still looked nervous and B68 could have regained the lead before Lawal missed a sitter at the other end.
However, B36 managed to take a priceless lead in first half’s injury time when Lawal turned provider for Alex Mellemgaard. Who knows how B36 would have reacted to a half-time draw.
But B36 still squandered huge scoring opportunities after the interval but weren’t punished as B68 neither could make their one or two chances count.
B36’s nerves were finally settled in the 70th minute when Klæmint Matras headed home from a corner to make it 3-1.
After that B36 safely took it home.
HB Tórshavn - NSÍ Runavík 3-0 (3-0)
1-0 Jóan Símun Edmundsson
2-0 Pál Mohr Joensen
3-0 Jóan Símun Edmundsson
HB could only do their job against NSÍ and then hope for a sensation from B68. For a while that was happening as B68 didn’t go behind until the half-time stroke while HB had scored three times against a surprisingly tame NSÍ-team that have a Europa League spot to play for.
HB took the lead after five minutes when Andrew av Fløtum picked out Jóan Símun Edmundsson who finished clinically.
Soon after Pál Mohr Joensen had his effort saved by NSÍ goalkeeper Andras Gango, but who was well beaten in the 16th minute when Joensen chipped into the bottom far corner having been played clear by Kristin Mouritsen.
Eight minutes later, Edmundsson scored his second of the day to kill the contest, as he was on the end of a free kick that was knocked into the penalty area.
The second half was mostly a quiet affair where it more and more looked like they just wanted to get it over with – to find out if B36 had clinched the title today or not.
NSÍ are still favourites to claim the 4th spot and thereby a Europa League birth, but they’ll have to beat ÍF Fuglafjørður at home though, as EB/Streymur with the same points as NSÍ but with an inferior goal difference take on KÍ Klaksvík who trail the other two by a point. Of course, if EB/Streymur and KÍ draw, NSÍ can also afford to draw.
Skála - Víkingur 3-3 (3-0)
1-0 Edvin Jacobsen
2-0 Jákup Johansen
3-0 Holgar Djurhuus
3-1 Andreas Lava Olsen
3-2 Finnur Justinussen
3-3 Sølvi Vatnhamar
Relegated Skála romped to surprising a 3-0 lead after 17 minutes, Edvin Jacobsen, Jákup Johansen and Holgar Djurhuus scoring in the space of five minutes.
However, Víkingur salvaged a point in the second half with Andreas Lava Olsen opening the scoring after five minutes before Finnur Justinussen netted midway through the half and Sølvi Vatnhamar forcing the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - EB/Streymur 0-2 (0-1)
0-1 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
0-2 Arnbjørn Hansen
With today’s victory EB/Streymur are still in the fight for the last Europa League ticket as they moved level on points with NSÍ Runavík who have a superior goal difference, however.
It was the dynamic duo of Hans Pauli Samuelsen and Arnbjørn Hansen who netted for EB/Streymur early and late in the game.
Hansen has signed for HB next season while also Samuelsen – alongside other profiles - is rumoured away which signals and end to an era where EB/Streymur have been a top side during the last decade. It might take a while until they reach those same heights again.
KÍ Klaksvík - AB Argir 5-1 (3-0)
1-0 Heðin á Lakjuni
2-0 Henry Heinesen
3-0 Jóhan Jacobsen
4-0 Heðin á Lakjuni
5-0 Hjalgrím Elttør
5-1 Sandri Færø
It was evident on pitch that the teams had different motivations for today’s match: KÍ were playing for a Europa League place while AB's only motivation would be to move from 8th to 7th spot in the table. Apparently that meant nothing for AB who were trailing 3-0 at half time.
Heðin á Lakjuni, who reached 400 games in the top flight two rounds ago, scored a brace to get his goal-tally up to 99.
KÍ´s road to Europe is narrow, however. First and foremost, KÍ have to beat EB/streymur; otherwise the chance has gone. Thereafter, NSÍ must not beat ÍF Fuflafjørður. But if NSÍ draw with ÍF, then KÍ “only” need to beat EB/Streymur to book their place in Europe.