October 25, 2014:
Round 27 of the premier division "Effodeildin":
B36 Tórshavn - HB Tórshavn 1-2 (0-1)
0-1 Andrew av Fløtum
1-1 Lukasz Cieslewicz
1-2 Fróði Benjaminsen
HB put a dent on B36’s title party with a last gasp winner from captain Fróði Benjaminsen.
Although the teams were only playing for honours as the title had already been decided, it was enough to ignite intensity and temper, and plenty of scoring opportunities were created at both ends in a very entertaining match.
After the first quarter of an hour the match opened up and Jóan Símun Edmundsson forced a save from B36 deputy goalkeeper Trygvi Askham before B36 shortly after went close with a header from Klæmint Matras which HB goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson just managed to keep out.
HB then went close again twice; first with Krisitin Mouritsen who curled an effort from an acute angle on the crossbar while moments later Levi Hanssen struck the outside of the near post.
At the other end Lukasz Cieslewicz then flashed a shot narrowly wide of the post.
But as the half progressed HB got an upper hand which paid dividend five minutes before the break when midfielder Tróndur Jensen brilliantly found right back Jógvan Rói Davidsen who went towards the byline and made a flat cross which Andrew av Fløtum turned in at the far post.
HB started strongly in the second half and so nearly doubled their lead after a few minutes with an absolutely fantastic attack that started in defence where HB under pressure managed to “tiki taka” their way out of problems and moved forward with one-touch passes before av Fløtum fired a thunderous shot from long range on the crossbar. It deserved better as it would have been the goal of the season.
HB had other chances but fail to make the count while B36 were lurking on the counter and only two outstanding saves from Gestsson kept B36 at bay after efforts from Cieslewicz and Alex Mellemgaard.
But at the midway point of the half, B36 were increasing their share of the possession and managed to equalize in the 74th minute as Høgni Eysturoy on the right hand side made a cross to Cieslewicz who headed in at the near post.
The four minutes of added time had nearly elapsed when HB got a free kick between the halfway line and the penalty area, a bit to the left, which Jóan Símun Edmundsson curled into the penalty area where the goalkeeper failed to hold on the ball, and laying on his back Benjaminsen managed to scoop the ball over the line for a last gas winner.
NSÍ Runavík - ÍF Fuglafjørður 4-2 (1-1)
1-0 Jens Joensen
1-1 Clayton Soares
2-1 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
3-1 Klæmint Olsen
3-2 Kristoffur Jakobsen
4-2 Andy Olsen
NSÍ just managed to pip EB/Streymur on goal difference for the Europa League ticket with a 4-2 win over ÍF Fuglafjørður.
Defender Jens Joensen’s goal after four minutes was cancelled out by Clayton Soares shortly before half time, but with two goals in the space of a minute five minutes after the break courtesy of Christian Høgni Jacobsen and Klæmint Olsen, NSÍ seemed to have all but decided the match and also the last Europa League spot.
However, it became tense again when ÍF pulled a goal back through Kristoffur Jakobsen just six minutes later, and as EB/Streymur were beating KÍ Klaksvík, NSÍ would lose out if they conceded again.
But they didn’t, and instead they increased to 4-2 in the 87th minute through Andy Olsen which qualified them for next year’s Europa League – with the same number of points as EB/Streymur, but a superior goal difference of three goals.
EB/Streymur - KÍ Klaksvík 2-0 (1-0)
1-0 Rógvi Egilstoft Nielsen
2-0 Arnbjørn Hansen
EB/Streymur were up against it as they had to win by four goals more than NSÍ Runavík to qualify for Europe – if NSÍ would win. And they did, and therefore EB/Streymur fall short by four goals for the European ticket.
Rógvi Egilstoft Nielsen opened the scoring for EB/Streymur after a quarter of an hour while Arnbjørn Hansen doubled the lead a few minutes into the second half in his last match for the club as he'll be playing for HB next season. Hansen has scored an impressive 131 goals in 210 games for EB/Streymur in the top flight since his debut in 2004 as an 18-year old.
Heðin á Lakjuni had the opportunity to score his 100th top flight goal a few minutes before the final whistle on a penalty, but he hit the crossbar! The question is therefore if the 36-year old will end his career on 99 goals as he had retired before this season but was persuaded to take another season.
With 10 total missed penalties out of a total of 36 penalties awarded, this season’s missing-percentage of 27,8 is well under its usual tally which has often been high in the thirties.
Víkingur - B68 Tórshavn 3-1 (2-0)
1-0 Hanus Jacobsen
2-0 Finnur Justinussen
2-1 Jónleif Højgaard
3-1 Finnur Justinussen
Víkingur, self-proclaimed best team in the Faroes despite trailing B36 and HB by 12 and 11 points, had no problems against B68 Toftir who ended the season in last place as they were leapfrogged by Skála who won against AB Argir.
Víkingur were leading 2-0 after some 30 minutes thanks to Hanus Jacobsen and Finnur Justinussen, and although Jonleif Højgaard pulled a goal back in the 71th minute, Justinussen restored the two-goal cushion eight minutes later.
AB Argir - Skála 1-2 (0-1)
0-1 Petur Pauli Mikkelsen
0-2 Jóhan B. Johansen
1-2 Jógvan Andrias Skeel Nolsøe
Although relegated weeks ago, Skála ended on a high with a victory over AB Argir which takes them above B68 Toftir and into 9th place.
The visitors opened the scoring after 16 minutes with a goal from Petur Pauli Mikkelsen before Jákup B. Johansen doubled their lead with 12 minutes remaining of normal time.
In added time Jógvan Andrias Nolsøe scored a consolation for AB.