Kerr’s Faroes claim rare victory

ARNBIORN HANSEN grabbed the winner as Brian Kerr’s Faroe Islands achieved a rare win in World Cup qualifying, dashing Lithuania’s faint hopes of a late charge towards the top two in Group Seven.

Lithuania approached the match in Toftir five points behind France, who stood second in the pool, after claiming three wins from seven games.

However, they fell behind after 15 minutes when Suni Olsen opened the scoring for the home side.

Tomas Danilevic equalised eight minutes later to revive Lithuania’s hopes. But Hansen had the decisive say, restoring Faroes’ lead after 35 minutes, and Kerr’s team held on for their first World Cup qualifying win since their September 2001 victory over Luxembourg.


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