April 18 & 19:
Round 07 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

April 18

FC Suðuroy - HB Tórshavn 1-2 (1-1)
1-0 Mamuka Toronjadze
1-1 Levi Hanssen (pen)
1-2 Fróði Benjaminsen

HB were being held to a 1-1 draw when Fróði Benjaminsen in the 90th minute scored the winner to keep HB in contention with pace setters NSÍ Runavík and B36 Tórshavn – at least for now -  but it hasn’t looked convincing from HB, and a last minute winner against lowly FC Suðuroy signals nothing otherwise.

The home-team took the lead with a long-range effort from Georgian forward Mamuka Toronjadze after only seven minutes and thereby laid the foundation for their game-plan which was to sit back and defend.

And they did that well, because although HB had most of the possession, they found it difficult to create scoring opportunities and only a penalty from Levi Hanssen just before the half-time whistle saw HB dig out an equalizer.

The pattern was the same in the second half where HB still had possession, but yet failed to create the openings. And as time was ebbing away it looked like HB were having to settle for the draw until captain Benjaminsen – a jailor in his civilian job – got HB out of jail in the 90th minute when he slotted home the winner from close range after a cross from the left.

NSÍ Runavík  - AB Argir 2-1 (1-0)
1-0 Klæmint Olsen
1-1 Álvur F. Christiansen
2-1 Jónhard Frederiksberg

NSÍ Runavík tightened their grip on the on the summit as they edged past 10-men AB Argir.

But with 11 against 11 the score was 1-1 as Klæmint Olsen had put NSÍ in front in the 13th minute with his 100th league goal in the top flight and is already closing in on Jákup á Borg’s newly set all-time record of 148 goals. Bear in mid that Olsen is 24 and á Borg is 35.

Anyway, AB drew level within 10 minutes of the second half as Álvur Christiansen turned in a rebound off the post from Magnus Egilsson’s initial shot.

Having had the upper hand in the second half, AB lost that when Beinir Ellefsen was sent off by the Danish guest-referee for a second bookable offence in the 77th minute, and 7 minutes later NSÍ capitalized on the advantage when substitute Jann Martin Mortensen set up Jónhard Frederiksberg for the winning goal.

It was the day for round numbers today as this was 34-year old Frederiksberg’s 50th goal in the top flight and now playing as a winger after having played as right back for many years, but was previously a feared striker when playing for Skála in their heydays a decade ago. Remarkably, Frederiksberg has only received 2 yellow cards in total in his 317 top division appearances – and bear in mind that for the majority of those games, he has been a defender. Those two yellow cards came in 2010 when he apparently was frustrated about something...

April 19

ÍF Fuglafjørður - B36 Tórshavn 3-1 (0-0)
1-0 Andy Olsen
1-1 Jákup á Borg
2-1 Dánjal á Lakjuni
3-1 Leivur Joensen

After a dull first-half affair where B36 was closest with a header on the post, the match opened up in the second half where ÍF took the lead after a quarter of an hour when Andy Olsen’s defelect shot beat Tórður Thomsen in the B36 goal.

B36 were level 12 minutes later with a direct free kick from Jákup á Borg, but the joy was short-lived as ÍF regained the lead after five minutes when substitute Ari Ellingsgaard set up fellow substitute Dánjal á Lakjuni for an easy finish just 10 seconds after coming on the pitch.

ÍF sealed the match four minutes later when they caught B36 on the break and Leivur Joensen scored with a terrific shot from just outside the penalty area.

TB Tvøroyri - Víkingur 2-2 (1-1)
0-1 Andreas Lava Olsen
1-1 Teitur Justinussen
2-1 Teitur Justinussen
2-2 Finnur Justinussen

After yet another draw for Víkingur – their fifth in seven rounds – a loss next Sunday at home against table-toppers NSÍ Runavík would mean the end of their title challenge as they would drop 10 points off the pace.

Today Víkingur started well and took the lead after a quarter of an hour when Abdreas Lava Olsen was the last man standing after a duel with a TB defender and goalkeeper to score into the empty goal.

But TB came back strongly and equalized 10 minutes before the break with a thunderous shot from the edge of the penalty area from Teitur Justinussen who scored his first goal in the top flight.

But he also scored his second top flight goal as he gave TB the lead around the hour-mark with a header from a corner as he was left unmarked.
Víkingur thereafter put heavy pressure on TB for the remaining half an hour, but TB looked to have weathered the storm when Finnur Justinussen equalized in added time to salvage a point for Víkingur following a corner where TB failed to clear properly.

KÍ Klaksvík - EB/Streymur 4-0 (1-0)
1-0 Jóannes Bjartalíð
2-0 Sørmundur Kalsø
3-0 Páll Klettskarð
4-0 Heðin Klakstein

It’s going to be difficult for EB/Streymur who currently appears to be the weakest team in the premier division.

KÍ went ahead after 20 minutes when Hjalgrím Elttør set up Jóannes Bjartalíð for the opener. As KÍ had already scored twice within five minutes of the second half through Sørmund Kalsø and Páll Klettskarð, it mattered little that Bosnian forward Kenan Hajdarevic missed a penalty before the break. In added time Heðin Klakstein wrapped up the match with KÍ’s fourth goal.

On Wednesday the quarter-finals of the cup competition will be played.

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