Víkingur Ólafsvík Wins Going Away, 5-1

Encroachment? What Encroachment

Eyþór Helgi Birgisson Converts a Penalty in the 16th Minute.

Photo Credit: Helgi Kristjánsson

After a first half that saw the only scoring on an Eyþór Helgi penalty, and a KV Reykjavik equalizer in the 60th minute, Víkingur Ólafsvík unloaded for four goals in the space of 20 minutes to stay two points ahead of Þróttur in the coveted position of Best Non-Promoted Team in Second-Division Icelandic Football.

Þorsteinn Már Ragnarsson started the run in the 67th minute.  Alejandro Abarca added his own six minutes later, and Toni Espinosa added a brace with two goals in seven minutes.

A very satisfying final appearance in front of the home crowd for Víkingur, who travels to Hafnarfjörður next week to close out the season against Haukar.

Playing out the string

With the Akranes victory on Thursday, Vikingur Olafsvik was locked out of promotion, falling ten points back.  So, with three matches left, it’s a matter of playing out the string to determine who is the best non-promoted club in second-division Icelandic football.

Vikingur Ol picked up a point in Round 20, as Þorsteinn Már Ragnarsson put in an equalizer in the 85th minute against Bi/Bolungarvik to end up with a 1-1 draw.  They now have 33 points, standing two clear of Throttur.

Vikingur hosts KV Reykjavik in their last home match of the season next Saturday, before closing out the season at Haukar.  The last time the clubs met in Reykjavik, KV scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and held on to defeat Vikingur 3-2 in a match that Vikingur otherwise dominated.