Víkingur clinch fourth straight Faroese Cup

"To see such a goal go in gave me extra energy," said Súni Olsen after putting Víkingur on course for a fourth successive Faroese Cup, the holders downing Runavík 3-0 in the final.

Víkingur came out on top against Runavík in Torshavn
Víkingur came out on top against Runavík in Torshavn ©Getty Images

Víkingur have lifted the Faroese Cup for a fourth successive year and the fifth time in their history after overcoming Runavík 3-0 in the final.

The holders took the lead after 23 minutes when Súni Olsen buried a spectacular free-kick and they doubled their advantage shortly afterwards when Gert Olsen headed in from a corner following a brief spell of Runavík pressure.

The task become even more daunting for Runavík when winger Árni Frederiksberg was dismissed on 37 minutes, and Víkingur effectively wrapped up the contest 12 minutes after the restart. Pouncing on a defensive mistake, Hedin Hansen surged towards goal and fired a low effort into the bottom left corner from the edge of the area.

"I've been sidelined with injury for three months and I'm far from in shape," commented opening scorer Súni Olsen, "but to see such a goal go in gave me extra energy. I was absolutely exhausted at half-time but wouldn't have believed I'd manage 70 minutes."

"It's always devastating to lose a final," added Runavík defender Einar Hansen. "They scored two stunning goals – the free-kick and the corner – and then we had a man sent off. We fought for it in the second half, but they got the third goal when we didn't look too good and after that it got exhausting."