B36 Tórshavn retain Faroese title after a 2-1 win over TB Tvøroyri as NSÍ Runavík fails to beat HB Tórshavn.
If NSÍ would fail to beat HB, then B36 would clinch the title if they managed to beat TB. - B36 managed their objective while NSÍ failed to get past HB’s goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson who pulled off a number of outstanding saves.
B36 Tórshavn - TB Tvøroyri 2-1 (0-0)
1-0 Høgni Eysturoy
1-1 Patrik Johannesen
2-1 Hanus Thorleifsson
Having missed a penalty through Jákup á Borg after 15 minutes, B36 lost the domination they had had of the match, but took the lead in the 9th minute of the second half when right back Høgni Eysturoy slotted home with his 6th goal of the season after some back and forth.
However, B36’s title-party was postponed when Patrik Johannesen equalized with a header from a free kick five minutes later.
But within 10 minutes, B36’s party was on again as Hanus Thorleifsson fired the ball into the back of the net to secure the championship for the second year in succession.
NSÍ Runavík - HB Tórshavn 0-0
Although NSÍ mathematically could still win the title if they beat HB, it was in reality just a question of time until B36 would clinch it, and therefore NSÍ’s disappointment for not winning today will be limited.
But it’s not because they didn't create the opportunities, but because HB goalkeeper Teitur Gestsson made a string of outstanding saves to keep NSÍ at bay.
After an even opening, NSÍ eventually started dominating and only a spectacular save from Gestsson prevented league top scorer Klæmint Olsen from adding to his tally with an acrobatic finish, and equally good was the save from Hákun Edmundsson’s effort.
Although HB at time moved the ball around well around on midfield they were completely impotent up front and not once during the entire 90 minutes was Andras Gango in the NSÍ goal tested.
NSÍ also dominated the second half, but Gestsson pulled out a handfulof top drawer saves to earn HB a point.
AB Argir – FC Suðuroy 2-1 (2-0)
1-0 Dion Splidt
2-0 Dion Splidt (pen)
2-1 Palli Augustinussen
AB Argir took a huge step towards next season’ stop flight while FC Suðuroy will have to get four points more than AB in the last three rounds to overtake them. – An almost impossible task.
AB took the lead in the 17 minute when Dion Splidt headed in from Tróndur Jensen’s free kick and doubled their lead just before the half-hour with a penalty from Splidt again.
Suðuroy were right back in the game when Palli Augustinussen pulled a goal back within five minutes of the second half, but the luck stayed on AB’s side as they were saved by the woodwork twice.
EB/Streymur - Víkingur 2-1 (0-0)
1-0 Arnar Dam
2-0 Niels Pauli Danielsen
2-1 Magnus Jarnskor
Arguably the biggest surprise of the season – even if Víkingur’s injury list is mile-long and top scorer Finnur Justinussen has moved to Denmark to study.
The home-team took a surprise lead early in the second half when Anar Dam tucked in a rebound after Geza Turi had saved from Rógvi R. Nielsen.
When Niels Pauldi Danielsen doubled EB/Streymur’s lead midway through the half, it looked like the impossible could really happen.
Magnus Jarnskor pulled a goal back for Víkingur a couple of minutes before the end, but it was never going to be more than a consolation goal for the newly crowned cup winners who seem to mentally have ended their season.
Although this victory won´t change EB/Streymur's fate – they will be relegated, although it’s not mathematically official yet - they will take heart from the result and believe they have something to build on next year when they start their preparations for promotion to the top division again – although it’s unlikely it will happen next year.
ÍF Fuglafjørður - KÍ Klaksvík 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Atli Danielsen
1-1 Clayton Soares
At least in hindsight, it was a predictable draw as KÍ don´t win away and ÍF struggle to win altogether. KÍ took the lead after only five minutes through a long range effort from Atli Danielsen.
But KÍ have been poor at defending leads in the second half all season, and it happened yet again today as they surrendered to Clayton Soares’ header early in the second half.
With the draw KÍ stay two points adrift of HB in fourth position in the table which gives access to Europe next summer.