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Edmundson flies flag for Faroes

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.00CET
Latvia 0-1 Faroe Islands
Johan Edmundson hit the winner for the Faroe Islands' second Group 1 victory and just their third in a competitive Under-21 game.
Edmundson flies flag for Faroes
Daniils Turkovs (left) and Rógvi Holm vie for the ball during the Faroe Islands 1-0 win over Latvia in Riga ©Romualds Vambuts, Sportacentrs.com
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.00CET

Edmundson flies flag for Faroes

Latvia 0-1 Faroe Islands
Johan Edmundson hit the winner for the Faroe Islands' second Group 1 victory and just their third in a competitive Under-21 game.

Having only won one competitive match at this level prior to this campaign, the Faroe Islands recorded their second Group 1 victory 1-0 against Latvia in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Russia defeated
Johan Edmundson scored the winner against Russia in June and he repeated the feat in Riga with a 55th-minute header. Latvia were without the suspended Artjoms Rudnevs, Edgars Gauračs and captain Jevgenijs Kosmačovs and were fortunate not to fall behind before the break, goalkeeper Kaspars Ikstens twice saving well from Ossur Dalbud on 35 and 43 minutes.

Missed opportunities
Latvia pressed more after the interval, but after a couple of near misses fell behind on 55 minutes when Edmundson headed Jóhan Davidsen's cross from the right firmly past Ikstens. Needing to win to realistically keep alive their faint hopes of catching top two Russia and Romania, Latvia pushed forward but were unable to make the most of their chances.

Faroes impress
Their best opportunity fell to Daniils Turkovs on 72 minutes but he failed to capitalise after Ikstens's long free-kick had sent him clear of the visiting defence. The result leaves Latvia in third on nine points from seven matches, nine behind Russia ahead of the two side's meeting next August. The Faroe Islands, on seven points, will climb above Latvia into third should they beat Andorra on Saturday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
16
J. JacobsenJóan Pauli Jacobsen (GK)
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura (C)
2
J. DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
3
HolmRógvi Holm
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
4
D. DavidsenDánjal Davidsen
9
KamešsVladimirs Kamešs
5
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
7
PoulsenRógvi Poulsen
Substitution90+2
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
8
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
Substitution76
14
MežsToms Mežs
10
MouritsenChristian Mouritsen (C)
16
SiņeļņikovsAlans Siņeļņikovs
11
K. JacobsenKristoffur Jacobsen
17
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
14
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
Goal55
Yellow Card74
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
17
DalbúdOssur M. Dalbúd
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
SazonovsJevgēņijs Sazonovs (GK)
1
H. JørgensenHans Jørgensen (GK)
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
6
B. LøkinBogi Løkin
3
PihockisStaņislavs Pihockis
9
F. JustinussenFinnur Justinussen
Substitution79
5
SputajsIvans Sputajs
12
EllingsgaardJóhan Ellingsgaard
Substitution90+2
7
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
13
P. JørgensenPætur Jørgensen
10
R.BespalovsRomans Bespalovs
15
K. LøkinKarl Løkin
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
18
HanssonHallur Hansson
Substitution76

Coach

Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA) Hedin Askham (FRO)

Referee

Ceri Richards (WAL)

Assistant referees

Philip Thomas (WAL), Gareth Ayres (WAL)

Fourth official

Darren Adie (WAL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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