Partner club update – June 2011

Havnar Bóltfelag continue to struggle this season, and are well off the pace of the leaders. Although it was an improvement on some recent results, a 3-3 draw with B68 did not help much, and it must be especially hard since rivals B36 are racing away at the top of the league. HB were denied three points by a late penalty from B68’s Andre Olsen. It is early in the season of course, but HB could find themselves in the unfamiliar surroundings of a relegation battle if performances do not pick up soon. It was better news for the Faroe Islands themselves, however, when they beat Estonia 2-0 to record their first competitive victory for some years!

In Germany, the season ended in disappointment for Freiburger. They went into their final game in second place and occupying a promotion berth. Their opponents on the final day, third placed FC Emmendingen, had other ideas and emerged 3-1 winners – leapfrogging FFC in the process.  Over 1,200 spectators watched the match, with half of that made up of Freiburger supporters.  Manager Ralf Eckert was distraught, and commented that ‘they “had a super season but ended it with a horror performance at Emmendingen.”  The result was gutting for FFC, who had undergone an electric run of form – winning seven from eight games prior to the last day. This included an 8-1 thrashing of relegated FV Lörrach, but it turned out not to be enough.