August 12, 27 & 30, 2015:
Round 23 of the premier division "Effodeildin":

August 12:

Víkingur - NSÍ Runavík 3-1 (3-0)
1-0 Finnur Justinussen
2-0 Andreas Lava Olsen
3-0 Sølvi Vatnhamar
3-1 Klæmint Olsen

Víkingur are not quite out of the title race after comfortably beating NSÍ Runavík who drop to third in the table, but Víkingur would likely have to win the remaining six matches they have left to cut the current 4-point difference, where Víkingur now have played a game more.  If beating B36 on away-soil in round 22, Víkingur will put their hopes on HB beating B36 in the Tórshavn derby in round 23 while also relying on KÍ Klaksvík (who have lost only once at home) getting a draw against B36 at home in round 25.

Víkingur and B36 would be equal then. But it’s an unlikely scenario though… 

Tonight NSÍ were outright terrible in the first half where Finnur Justinussen needed less than three minutes to fire Víkingur in front before Andreas Lava Olsen and Sølvi Vatnhamar scored in quick succession as the half was drawing to a close. 

Although NSÍ improved slightly in the second half and eventually got a goal through top scorer Klæmint Olsen with 10 minutes remaining, Víkingur’s victory was never under threat.

The match had been brought forward from 27 August as the same teams play the cup final on 29 August. 

August 27

HB Tórshavn - B36 Tórshavn 1-2 (0-2)
0-1 Andrias Eriksen
0-2 Høgni Eysturoy
1-2 Rógvi Holm

With their ninth win in a row, B36 beat HB in the Tórshavn derby, and should they beat TB Tvøroyri in the next round, they will win the title if NSÍ Runavík fail to beat HB.

B36 took the lead after only 10 minutes when Hans Pauli Samuelsen’s through-ball sent central defender Andrias Eriksen clear on goal to fire the ball into the back of the net. 

HB eventually got the upper hand and started frequenting B36’s penalty area and Poul Ingason was just a whisker from the equalizer when his header bounced off the upright. Adrian Justinussen went just wide of the same upright with a free kick.

Samuelsen then went close at the other hand after a fine move involving Jákup á Borg and Lukasz Cieslewicz. 

Samuelsen was  also involved when B36 doubled their lead in 1st half’s added time when his third corner in a row appeared to have been headed away for another corner, but the ball never went out, and HB’s defence was caught sleeping when Samuelsen whipped the ball in front of goal where right back Høgni Eysturoy headed home. 

HB had a clear majority of possession for most of the second half, but it seemed as B36 were happy just to soak up the pressure as HB didn´t create too much danger upfront.

HB did get a goal back, however, after some 20 minutes of the second half from a long throw-in where centre-back Rógvi Holm slotted in from close range. 

Except from a couple of shots that were blocked by defenders and a blunder from the B36 goalkeeper that could have been costly, HB never otherwise tested the goalkeeper. 

Instead B36 went close to increasing their lead in the dying minutes as HB gambled in defence and Benjamin Heinesen was played clear, but Jógvan Rói Davidsen managed to save off the line. 

B36’s next match is at home against TB Tvøroyri on 13 September, and should HB get a result away to NSÍ in the same round, then B36 will become champions. 

KÍ Klaksvík - AB Argir 1-3 (0-2)
0-1 Rógvi Poulsen
0-2 Kristin R. Mouritsen
1-2 Kenan Hajdarevic
1-3 Kristin R. Mouritsen

AB took the lead after 20 minutes when Rógvi Poulsen scored in off the post.

Having survived two close attempts from KÍ where they hit the crossbar and where AB saved off the line, AB doubled their lead in the 33rd minute following a throw-in where Tróndur Jensen finished off the attack. 

KÍ responded on the hour-mark through Bosnian Kenen Hajdarevic after Heðin Stenberg had saved the initial long range effort from KÍ’s new Nigerian, Sami Tahir.

But it was to no avail as the visitors restored their two-goal cushion within 10 minutes as Jensen played Kristin R. Mouritsen clear for his second goal of the evening. 

AB is only the second team to beat KÍ at home, and it says something about AB’s current shape which seems to have come at the right time for the battle against FC Suðuroy about avoiding relegation. 

30 August

EB/Streymur - FC Suðuroy 3-5 (2-2)
1-0 Brian Olsen
1-1 Høgni Madsen
2-1 Jan á Høgaryggi 
2-2 Salmundur Bech
3-2 Ragnar B. Danielsen
3-3 Høgni Madsen
3-4 Mamuka Toronjadze 
3-5 Høgni Madsen

EB/Streymur three times took the lead but still went home empty-handed, as FC Suðuroy scored their last two goals inside the last five minutes of the match in which midfielder Høgni Madsen scored a hat trick.

Suðuroy are now level on points with AB Argir who meet in the next round. 

TB Tvøroyri - ÍF Fuglafjørður 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Adeshina Lawal (pen)
1-1 Patrick Johannesen

For the sixth time this season TB managed to rescue a draw, having been behind at half time. 

Adeshina Lawal had put ÍF ahead shortly before half time on a penalty which the referee gave for hands, but in the dying moments of the second half Patrik Johannesen netted for the home team to salvage a point which has some significance for TB as they are not 100% safe from relegation yet, as they are only five points ahead of AB Argir and FC Suðuroy. But they should manage to scrape home though. 

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