Svava Kristín Gretarsdóttir writes
Afturelding celebrated a three-goal victory over Stjarnan in Varmá tonight, 21 – 21, after being two goals down in the half.
The game started slowly as the teams had a hard time to get the first ball into the net, Leó Snær Pétursson scored Stjarnan’s first goal from a free kick after just over five minutes and it took the home team more than 8 minutes to score their first goal but after that the game started to roll.
The home team had the lead from the first half but the visitors from Garðabær got the upper hand before the whistle blew until half time and the difference was then two goals, 05 – 11, The star in favor.
The stars still had a good grip on the game at the beginning of the second half and until then. 34 minute when the home team equalizes the game in the situation 18 – 20. Þorsteinn Leó Gunnarsson then scored one of his 5 goals for Afturelding but shortly afterwards he received a straight red card for hitting Pétur Árni Hauksson in the face.
The home team took advantage of the adversity that followed to lose their best man off the field and won the final chapter 6-3, final numbers in Varmá 31 – B
Why did Afturelding win?
The game was divided into chapters but all in all it was iron in iron as the teams took turns to keep a slight advantage. It was the locals who had the better of the final chapter and celebrated the victory today. The biggest difference between the teams was Arnór Freyr Stefánsson who defended well in 38 minutes in the home team’s goal .
Who stood out?
Arnór Freyr was one of the best men on the court, ended with 18 concern the ball and hence the threat of death that he defended and thereby diminished the confidence of the All-Stars. There were two in the team locals who took care of the attacking game, Þorsteinn Leó Gunnarsson and Guðmundur Bragi Ástþórsson. Guðmundur Bragi finished with 8 goals, a great game for him.
Leó Snær Pétursson was the most voted Stjörnumanna with 6 goals and Björgvin Þór Hólmgeirsson next with 5 goals.
What went wrong?
The star got a little goalkeeping, especially when the game started. They misused their kills and made too many offensive mistakes. Ólafur Bjarki and Tandri Már were together with 1 goal and the attacking game was hiccuping with the visitors.
Tonight’s game was one of the postponed games of the 5th round. It is on Sunday that the 9th round starts. Afturelding meets the scoreless team ÍR, Stjarnan then visits Val in Origo Hall on Monday.