September 18, 2005: Round 23 of the Formula 1st Division:

HB Tórshavn draw at Skála
and are still in the title race

Skála - HB Tórshavn 1-1 (1-1)
1-0 Bogi Gregersen 28'
1-1 Owngoal 45'

HB Tórshavn stole a draw in the top match against Skála today and with it, they are still in the title race, but they are depending on Skála to drop points in their last 4 matches as well as win their own remaining 4 matches.

Skála were quick to take control of the game and threatened to score an early goal, but HB held on for almost half an hour, but 27 minutes into the game, Skála’s supremacy finally resulted in a goal. Jónhard Frederiksberg won the ball from an indecisive HB-defense and he crossed the ball to Bogi Gregersen who, with a flying header, gave Skála the lead.

Skála could have doubled (or more) the lead in the minutes after the goal, but all their chances went begging.

Instead it was HB who leveled the score one minute before half time, when Hendrik Rubeksen (who had just been on the pitch for 8 minutes) broke through the Skála defense, but his shot was right on the keeper, but the rebound hit a Skála defender and bounced into he goal.

HB improved slightly in the second half, but still it was Skála who had the upper hand. But even though both team tried very hard to get the winning goal to boost their championship hopes, neither team managed to score in the second half.

With the draw, Skála stay 2 points in front of HB and 1 point in front of B36 Tórshavn who surprisingly only managed a draw against ÍF Fuglafjørður.

Four games are left of the season, and for HB to win it, Skála will have to drop 3 points. However, that’s not quite unrealistic, as Skála will have to play away to EB/Streymur (in top form) as well as NSÍ Runavík. B36 will also have to overcome EB/Streymur, if they want the title.

The program for the last four matches for the top three looks like this:

B36 – HB

NSÍ – Skála
TB – Skála
EB/Streymur – Skála
Skála – GÍ

EB/Streymur – B36
B36 – KÍ
GÍ – B36
B36 - HB

The other matches in round 23:

KÍ Klaksvík and VB Vágur played already on Thursday, because VB were playing a friendly game against an Icelandic side this weekend. This seams as a pretty unserious thing for VB to do, especially when they are in the position they are: second to last. That also showed on the pitch where KÍ easily beat them 5-1. Veteran striker Kurt Mørkøre, who has come home from Norway to give KÍ a helping hand, scored a hat trick. KÍ are now more or less safe from relegation.

B36 Tórshavn had a glorious opportunity to take first spot away from Skála today when they played against bottom team ÍF Fuglafjørður, but as we have seen so often, B36 aren’t creating many goal scoring opportunities and suddenly ÍF had taken the lead just before half time. But B36 equalized in the second half, but if was ÍF who were closer to winning the game, but a string of outstanding saves from B36 goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen earned B36 a draw.

NSÍ Runavík came from a goal down to beat a spiritless GÍ Gøta team 5-1. NSÍ are now in 4th position on the table only 5 points from the top and could push one of the top 3 out of the medal positions. The title has probably gone, or is it? There are still 12 points to play for and NSÍ’s schedule is not too tough. But their next match is against leaders Skála – a decisive match for both teams (as well as HB and B36). GÍ on the other hand is still very much involved in the fight for avoiding the second to last spot which means a play off against no. 2 in the 2nd division.

The match between highflying EB/Streymur and TB Tvøroyri was abandoned after 5 minutes of play because of strong wind. A new date for the match has not been set yet.

All the results from round 23:

September 15, 2005:
KÍ Klaksvík - VB Vágur 5-1 (3-0)
1-0 Kurt Mørkøre
2-0 Heðin á Lakjuni
3-0 Hjalgrím Elltør
4-0 Kurt Mørkøre
4-1 Anders Sørensen
5-1 Kurt Mørkøre

September 18, 2005
EB/Streymur - TB Tvøroyri
Match called off after 5 minutes because of strong wind.
New match played on September 21
EB/Streymur - TB Tvøroyri 3-0 (1-0)
1-0 Sorin Anghel
2-0 Gert Hansen
3-0 Egil á Bø

B36 Tórshavn - ÍF Fuglafjørður 1-1 (0-1)
0-1 Høgni Zachariasen
1-1 Alex dos Santos

GÍ Gøta - NSÍ Runavík 1-5 (1-1)
1-0 Sámal Joensen
1-1 Óli Hansen
1-2 Jónstein Petersen
1-3 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
1-4 Christian Høgni Jacobsen
1-5 Páll Mohr Joensen

Skála - HB Tórshavn 1-1 (1-1)
1-0 Bogi Gregersen 28'
1-1 Owngoal 45'

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