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Hafnarfjördur have last laugh

Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.39CET
Dunfermline AFC 1-2 FH Hafnarfjördur (agg: 3-4) Two goals in the last seven minutes turned a dramatic tie.

Match statistics

DunfermlineFH

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.39CET

Hafnarfjördur have last laugh

Dunfermline AFC 1-2 FH Hafnarfjördur (agg: 3-4) Two goals in the last seven minutes turned a dramatic tie.

By Alex O'Henley at McDiarmid Park

A dramatic last minute goal by Tommy Nielsen gave Icelandic visitors FH Hafnarfjördur victory in their UEFA Cup second qualifying tie in Scotland against Dunfermline AFC, to seal a dramatic turnaround for his side.

Late goals
Dunfermline looked as though they were heading to victory after Gary Dempsey gave them the lead on 72 minutes. But the Icelandic side hit back with two late goals to give them a 4-3 aggregate win and a place in tomorrow's draw in a game played in Perth after the visitors opted against using the artificial surface of Dunfermline's East End Park home.

Team changes
Home manager Davie Hay brought Brothers Derek and Darren Young into midfield while started with veteran striker Craig Brewster, who came off the bench to score in the first leg - while Hafnarfjördur restricted themselves to just the one change with Jon Stefansson replacing Atli Bjornsson on the right wing.

Home chances
Andrius Skerla went close for Dunfermline on six minutes but headed wide from eight metres. Noel Hunt was making some promising attacks down the flanks in the early stages, but the Hafnarfjördur defence were able to clear their lines comfortably.

Hunt denied
Dempsey threatened again on 30 minutes, advancing from midfield before sending in a shot from 25 metres which went just over and the Irishman was involved again minutes later when he set up the best chance of the first half for his compatriot Hunt, but goalkeeper Dathi Larusson blocked the shot with his feet.

Visitors break
The same pattern continued in the second half with Hafnarfjördur content to soak up the pressure. Just before the hour mark the Icelandic side turned defence into attack and Emil Hallfredsson picked up the ball 30 metres out before curling in a shot which hit the underside of the crossbar with Derek Stillie beaten.

Dunfermline ahead
Knowing they needed to score to go through, Hafnarfjördur came out of their defensive shell in the last 30 minutes and Baldur Bett almost gave them the lead when he drifted into the box before lifting a shot just over. For the first time Dunfermline were looking vulnerable at the back, but the pressure was relieved on 72 minutes when Dempsey pounced on a cut-back from the byline and drilled a low shot into the net.

Dramatic comeback
Hafnarfjördur were not finished though and they levelled the score on the night through substitute Bjornsson with seven minutes left - but were still behind on away goals until Nielsen gave them that dramatic winner.

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Lineups

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Dunfermline

fh

FH

1
StillieDerek Stillie (GK)
1
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
2
ShieldsGreg Shields
2
SævarssonGudmundur Sævarsson
3
WilsonScott Wilson
3
GardarssonSverrir Gardarsson
4
YoungDarren Young
4
NielsenTommy Nielsen
Goal90
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
5
BjarnasonFreyr Bjarnason
6
ThomsonScott Munro Thomson (C)
Substitution85
6
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
8
MasonGary Mason
Substitution90+2
7
J. GardarssonJónas Gardarsson
Substitution65
9
HuntNoel Hunt
8
BettBaldur Bett
10
BrewsterCraig Brewster
9
BorgvardtAllan Borgvardt
11
YoungDerek Young
Substitution84
10
GudjónssonHeimir Gudjónsson (C)
Substitution80
12
DempseyGary Dempsey
Goal72
Yellow Card89
11
StefánssonJón Stefánsson
Substitution75

Substitutes

20
LangfieldJamie Langfield (GK)
12
Valthór Hilmar HalldórssonValthór Hilmar Halldórsson (GK)
14
DonnellySimon Thomas Donnelly
Substitution84
13
LeifssonVídir Leifsson
15
ByrneRichard Byrne
Substitution85
14
KarkovSimon Karkov
17
LyleDerek Lyle
15
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
Substitution75
Goal82
18
TodAndrew Tod
Substitution90+2
16
ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
Substitution65
19
LabonteAaraon Labonte
17
Davíd ÓlafssonDavíd Ólafsson
21
MehmetWilliam Mehmet
18
D. VidarssonDavíd Vidarsson
Substitution80

Coach

David Hay (SCO) Ólafur Jóhannesson (ISL)

Referee

Attila Hanacsek (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Kovacs (HUN), Tibor Gyarmati (HUN)

Fourth official

Zoltan Szarka (HUN)

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