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Faroe Islands round-up: Skála finish on a high

Published: Sunday 6 October 2002, 9.21CET
Skála pulled off an all-important victory to assure safety on the final day of the season.

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Published: Sunday 6 October 2002, 9.21CET

Faroe Islands round-up: Skála finish on a high

Skála pulled off an all-important victory to assure safety on the final day of the season.

Skála assured themselves of another season in the top flight on the final day of the season in the Faroe Islands.

Woe for EB
With HB Tórshavn having secured the championship a week before the final round of matches, all the attention was focused on the bottom of the table. Skála's success and EB/Streymur's inability to win means the latter side now face a two-legged relegation play-off against B71 Sandur for a place in the first division next season.

Skála saved
In their first season in the top flight, Skála failed to get a single point from their first 14 matches but still managed to finish on a high. Skála won three of the last four games to secure safety, ultimately triumphing 3-2 away against B68 Toftir. B68 took the lead through Anders Nygaard, before Pauli Hansen and a Ronnie Hansen penalty put Skála 2-1 ahead before half-time. Alexandru Gabor made it three for the visitors, before Nygaard grabbed his second of the day.

Champions celebrate
Tórshavn were already champions but still took a 3-2 victory at already relegated TB Tvøroyri. TB took an unexpected lead early in the game with a goal by Alexander Radosavljevic, but towards the end of the first half the TB goalkeeper was sent off. Hans á Lag levelled the score from the following free-kick. HB then scored twice in the first ten minutes of the second half through Nocko Jokovic and Jón Rói Jacobsen, before Óli Johannesen pulled one back for brave TB.

GÍ in Europe
Skála needed GÍ Gøta to get a result against EB and got just that with a 2-1 victory for the away side. Sámal Joensen gave GÍ the lead in the first half, but Eyðfinn Joensen levelled midway through the second period. At that point Skála weres leading, so EB knew they needed a win to go past Skála in the table. However, they were to be hearbroken when Súni Fríði Johannesen scored the winning goal for GÍ. The victory meant that GÍ finished fourth to qualify for the 2003/04 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

NSÍ second
The most entertaining match in the final round was in Klaksvík, where KÍ and NSÍ Runavík fought it out for the runners-up spot. An injury-time winner from Gert Langgaard gave NSÍ a 3-2 win and left them in second - their best final league position ever.

VB routed
Deposed champions B36 Tórshavn ended their disappointing season with a convincing 6-0 home win against VB Vágur, who had nothing left to play for. The day ended on a low note though for B36 as results elsewhere meant they missed out on a European place for next season.

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