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Skerla leaves it late for Lithuania

Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 17.45CET
Faroe Islands 0-1 Lithuania Andrius Skerla marked his 50th appearance with his first international goal - a last-minute winner in Torshavn.

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsLithuania

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
8
Attempts off target6
 
16
Corners1
 
10
Fouls committed11
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 17.45CET

Skerla leaves it late for Lithuania

Faroe Islands 0-1 Lithuania Andrius Skerla marked his 50th appearance with his first international goal - a last-minute winner in Torshavn.

Andrius Skerla marked his 50th appearance for Lithuania with a first international goal as Algimantas Liubinskas's side left it late in their Group B encounter against the Faroe Islands at the Tórsvøllur stadium.

Last-minute header
The Faroese had conceded 12 goals in their opening two UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Georgia and Scotland, but they proved far more difficult to break down in Torshavn. The imposing figure of goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen was largely responsible for Lithuania's frustration, making a string of fine saves, and looked to have helped his team to a point before Skerla headed in Mindaugas Kalonas's last-minute corner.

Striking absences
The visitors, who held Italy in their Group B opener, went into the game without injured strikers Edgaras Jankauskas and Tomas Radzinevicius but began with attack clearly in mind. Saulius Mikoliunas headed over from close range early on, and Tomas Danilevicius clipped the outside of the post as Lithuania drove forward, but even when they did find the target, Mikkelsen provided an impenetrable wall in the home goal.

Counterattacking threat
Mikoliunas, Deividas Cesnauskis and substitute Kalonas were all denied by the keeper while at the other end, Žydrunas Karčemarskas had to be alert as the hosts threatened on the counterattack, Christian Jacobsen firing just wide just before the hour. But the respite was brief as Lithuania launched wave after wave of attacks yet when Mikkelsen frustrated Darius Miceika late on, it seemed the Faroes had secured the draw. Skerla had other ideas, however, swooping to convert a last-gasp winner. The Faroe Islands now have four days to pick themselves up before facing France, whom Lithuania also meet in their next Group B outing in March.

Last updated: 07/10/06 20.55CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK) (C)
Yellow Card87
1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
2
P.HansenPauli Hansen
Yellow Card69
Substitution89
2
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
3
MortensenVagnur Mortensen
4
PaulauskasGediminas Paulauskas
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
Goal88
5
SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution73
6
ŽvirgždauskasTomas Žvirgždauskas
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Substitution81
7
SavenasMantas Savenas
Substitution46
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
9
BorgJákup Borg
11
PoškusRobertas Poškus
Substitution70
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliunas
Substitution62
14
DjurhuusMarni Djurhuus
16
MiceikaDarius Miceika
17
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
Yellow Card52
18
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis

Substitutes

16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
12
KlevinskasSaulius Klevinskas (GK)
11
J. FredriksbergJónhard Fredriksberg
Substitution73
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
Substitution46
12
NielsenKári Nielsen
Substitution81
15
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis
Substitution70
18
A. HansenArnbjørn Hansen
Substitution89
17
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
Substitution62
8
JohnssonJulian Johnsson
3
AlunderisVidas Alunderis
13
H. JacobsenHerbert Jacobsen
8
LabukasTadas Labukas
15
Ja. JoensenJanus Joensen
14
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas

Coach

Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO) Algimantas Liubinskas (LTU)

Referee

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

Assistant referees

Barry Martin Mcdonnell (IRL), David Wogan (IRL)

Fourth official

Declan Hanney (IRL)

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