Edmundson Stars In Faroe Islands Draw With Northern Ireland

Newcastle striker Jóan Símun Edmundsson played last night against Northern Ireland for the Faroe Islands, who almost brought off a surprise win.

Jóan Símun Edmundsson – played in 1-1 draw last night

The Faroe Islands playing at home, went ahead after 61 minutes with a goal from Christian Holst, after they had hardly been out of their own half in that second half, but Northern Ireland continued to waste chance after chance.

The Irish did equalize after 76 minutes, with Rangers’ striker Kyle Lafferty scoring, and were then expected to go on to win the game, but they kept wasting their chances.

Edmundsson was only one of three players who were not part-timers in the Faroe Islands team, and it was one of their best results ever, with the Newcastle striker looking good on the ball.

The 19-year-old was signed in the summer, after a trial at the Newcastle club that started last January, and he has is yet to play first-team football for Newcastle, but the youngster has started all five of his country’s Group C matches, and is one of their best players, of course.

The Toftir, Faroe Islands born youngster, had previously played for his home town club, B68 Toftir, and has so far played 7 times for his country.

After the game Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington was not happy:

“It was an undisciplined performance by the team, not in terms of yellow cards but in our shape. People were doing the wrong thing.””I’m absolutely delighted to get a point after going a goal down.”

“But without a shadow of a doubt it’s two points lost.  “If we don’t do the things we’re good at you’re going to get a slap – and we got a slap.”

We’re sure we’ll see more of the Faroe Islands youngster at Newcastle, as he starts to come through the ranks on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 13, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    ed he hardly touched the ball !!
    like to see our youngsters doing well though.

  • Vest

    Oct 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    @ Rotonda: How can you say that he hardly touched the ball???? Did you even watch the game?

    I’ll admit, he was a lone striker for the majority of the game, but he got quite a few balls. He was very good at holding the ball, and playing it on. He made space for the others, and then played them.

    He wasn’t afraid to challenge “big names” such as Johnny Evans and Aaron Hughes.

    He’s one for the future, that’s for sure.


  • nicolnj

    Oct 13, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #3

    he really looks like alan smith in that picture


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