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Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.45CET
Faroe Islands 1-3 Latvia
Edgars Gauračs scored a hat-trick as Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 after taking a first-minute lead in Tórshavn.
Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes
Mihails Zemlinskis's side went in front after just 38 seconds ©AFI
Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.45CET

Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes

Faroe Islands 1-3 Latvia
Edgars Gauračs scored a hat-trick as Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 after taking a first-minute lead in Tórshavn.

Mihails Zemlinskis's Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn thanks to a hat-trick from Edgars Gauračs.

Perfect start
Gauračs scored his first of the day after only 38 seconds when he latched on to an early free-kick to beat Jóan Pauli Jacobsen in the home goal. Gauračs, of UEFA Europa League hopefuls FK Ventspils, doubled the visitors' advantage after 20 minutes and all but ensured victory a minute prior to half-time to render Rógvi Poulsen's 38th-minute strike little more than a consolation.

First-half treble
While the Faroe Islands could claim to have been caught cold by  Gauračs' opener, they could have little mitigation against his second, with Jacobsen only able to divert a header on to the crossbar and Gauračs capitalising. Poulsen's long-range effort provided a brief glimmer of hope for the Faroe Islands but their deficit was back to two goals just three minutes later when Gauračs completed his hat-trick. They are now fifth in their section after collecting four points from as many games, two fewer than third-placed Latvia.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.11CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Latvia

Latvia

16
J. JacobsenJóan Pauli Jacobsen (GK)
1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
2
P. JørgensenPætur Jørgensen
3
PihockisStaņislavs Pihockis
3
HolmRógvi Holm
Yellow Card74
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura
5
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
5
KosmačovsJevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
Yellow Card23
6
EllingsgaardJóhan Ellingsgaard
Substitution60
7
ŽulevsVadims Žulevs
Substitution89
7
PoulsenRógvi Poulsen
Goal38
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
Yellow Card78
Substitution83
8
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
10
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Goal1
Goal20
Goal44
9
F. JustinussenFinnur Justinussen
14
MežsToms Mežs
10
MouritsenChristian Mouritsen (C)
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
11
K. JacobsenKristoffur Jacobsen
Substitution87
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card44
13
NesáHeri H. Nesá
Substitution52
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Substitution74

Substitutes

1
H. JørgensenHans Jørgensen (GK)
12
VaičulisArtūrs Vaičulis (GK)
4
D. DavidsenDánjal Davidsen
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
12
KlettskardPáll Klettskard
Substitution60
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
Substitution83
14
DalbúdOssur M. Dalbúd
9
OsipovsArtjoms Osipovs
Substitution74
15
FærøOdmar Færø
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
17
V. DavidsenViljormur Davidsen
Substitution52
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
Substitution89
18
HanssonHallur Hansson
Substitution87
17
D. TarasovsDeniss Tarasovs

Coach

William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO) Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA)

Referee

Christof Virant (BEL)

Assistant referees

Dirk Gilon (BEL), Michaël Gerard (BEL)

Fourth official

Claude Bourdouxhe (BEL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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