April 26:
Round 08 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

HB Tórshavn - B36 Tórshavn 1-3 (0-2)
0-1 Lukasz Cieslewicz
0-2 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
0-3 Hans Pauli Samuelsen
0-4 Jógvan Rói Davidsen

After an even start, HB eventually got a slight upperhand, but without looking really dangerous as they clearly are missing injured strikers Arnbjørn Hansen and Andrew av Fløtum.

A key incident happen after 15 minutes when René S. Joensen was clear on goal, but was taken down by B36 goalkeeper Tórður Thomsen just outside the penalty area and where a red card was looming, but the referee chose the yellow card however.

HB went close on the 30-minute mark again when Christian R. Mouritsen played Levi Hanssen clear on goal, but Thomsen covered the angle well and made Hanssen shoot straight on him.

- Shortly after, B36 had taken the lead! The HB defence could do nothing with Lukasz Cieslewicz dribbles, and even sliding tackles failed to bring him down, and from outside the penalty area he every so coolly – without power - placed the ball into the bottom corner out of reach for HB goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson. 

Late in the half, Fróði Benjaminsen had a great opportunity for HB with a free header but failed to hit the target, and instead it was B36 who on the stroke of half time hit HB with a sucker punch when Hans Pauli Samuelsen’s long range effort took a deflection and went into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead at half-time.

HB started brightly in the second half where B36 had to save off the line, but it didn’t materialize into more than that as HB just didn’t seem to have the means for more.

But B36 had the means for more and just were sharper in their attacking game, and in the 72nd minute made it 3-0 when Jákup á Borg combined well with Cieslewicz before he made the cross over to Samuelsen who made some ballet dancing before ending with a pirouette and curling the ball into the goal with his left foot in front of three defenders and an amazed goalkeeper.

Although HB pulled a goal back in the 85th minute through Jógvan Rói Davidsen and did put some pressure on B36 in the remaining minutes, the victory was never really in question by that stage where also Ibrahima Camara could have scored for B36, but hit the upright after having outpaced the HB-defende.

HB visit Víkingur in a week, and should HB lose, they drop 8 behind B36, and 9 behind NSÍ Runavík if they beat KÍ Klaksvík, and that would definitively end HB’s title challenge this season. 

Víkingur - NSÍ Runavík 5-1 (2-1)
0-1 Magnus Olsen
1-1 Bárður Hansen
2-1 Erling Jacobsen
3-1 Finnur Justinussen
4-1 Erling Jacobsen
5-1 Gunnar Vatnhamar

Víkingur could not afford to lose against the league leaders as that would separate the teams by 10 points which would be impossible to make up again, but it was going that way when Magnus Olsen brought the visitors in front from close range after 18 minutes.

But inside of two minutes just before the half-time whistle, Víkingur had turned the match – and maybe their fate this season also - on its head; first through Bárður Hansen - who has returned from injury and is a key player for Víkingur – and then through Erling Jacobsen, who steered in from Súni Olsen’s free kick.

Finnur Justinussen increased Víkingur’s lead to 3-1 in the 66th minute before Erling Jacobsen scored again to make in 4-1 ten minutes later. Gunnar Vatnhamar finished the rout ten minutes from time to make it 5-1.

With NSÍ’s second heavy loss on away soil in three matches, the question marks still remain whether NSÍ have the qualities to challenge to the end of the season.

KÍ Klaksvík - AB Argir 2-1 (1-0)
1-0 Páll Klettskarð
1-1 Jógvan Andreas Skeel Nolsøe (pen)
2-1 Heðin Klakstein

What appeared to be a great start for AB where they didn’t lose in the first five matches and earned draws against title contenders HB and Víkingur, 1-pointers take you nowhere however, and after 3 defeats in a row, AB have now dropped below the relegation line.

Having taken the lead through Páll Klettskarð shortly before half-time, AB equalized midway through the second half with a spot kick from Jógvan Andreas Skeel Nolsøe, but Heðin Klakstein snatch victory for the home team 12 minutes from the end of normal time.

TB Tvøroyri - ÍF Fuglafjørður 1-1 (1-1)
0-1 Leivur Joensen
1-1 Albert Adu

TB had the odds stacked against them when their goalkeeper Ivan Stojkovic sent off for handling outside the area after 12 minutes and with ÍF scoring through Leivur Joensen from the following free kick. – And with no reserve goalkeeper on the bench, they had to use outfield player Patrik Johannesen as replacement.

But if TB could draw with nine men against KÍ Klaksvík in the first round, they certainly could do it with ten men against ÍF also. And that’s exactly what they did after half an hour through Dutchman Albert Adu.

But the one-pointers TB are bagging are tricky as it moves them very little on the table, and their current 3-point gap to the relegation zone can be eaten up in just one round.

FC Suðuroy - EB/Streymur 2-1 (2-1)
1-0 Búi Egilsson
1-1 Rógvi E. Nielsen (pen)
2-1 John Tordar Poulsen

Having looked like a certain relegation team in the first five round of the competition with 0 points, FC Suðuroy have now leapfrogged AB Argir and gotten out of the relegation zone and look capable to compete with TB Tvøroyri as well.

FC Suðuroy took the lead after 26 minutes through Búi Egilsson and were close to double their lead a few minutes later when they rattled the crossbar, but instead it was EB/Streymur who equalized through a penalty from Rógvi E. Nielsen almost immediately after.

But just before half time, John Tordar Poulsen grabbed the winner for Suðuroy.

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