Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.45CET
Faroe Islands 1-3 Latvia
Edgars Gauračs scored a hat-trick as Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 after taking a first-minute lead in Tórshavn.
Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes
Mihails Zemlinskis's side went in front after just 38 seconds ©AFI

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsLatvia

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts10
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Fouls committed19
 
15

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Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.45CET

Gauračs hat-trick sinks Faroes

Faroe Islands 1-3 Latvia
Edgars Gauračs scored a hat-trick as Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 after taking a first-minute lead in Tórshavn.

Mihails Zemlinskis's Latvia recorded their second win in Group 1 of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn thanks to a hat-trick from Edgars Gauračs.

Perfect start
Gauračs scored his first of the day after only 38 seconds when he latched on to an early free-kick to beat Jóan Pauli Jacobsen in the home goal. Gauračs, of UEFA Europa League hopefuls FK Ventspils, doubled the visitors' advantage after 20 minutes and all but ensured victory a minute prior to half-time to render Rógvi Poulsen's 38th-minute strike little more than a consolation.

First-half treble
While the Faroe Islands could claim to have been caught cold by  Gauračs' opener, they could have little mitigation against his second, with Jacobsen only able to divert a header on to the crossbar and Gauračs capitalising. Poulsen's long-range effort provided a brief glimmer of hope for the Faroe Islands but their deficit was back to two goals just three minutes later when Gauračs completed his hat-trick. They are now fifth in their section after collecting four points from as many games, two fewer than third-placed Latvia.

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Last updated: 09/09/09 16.49CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Latvia

Latvia

16Jóan Pauli Jacobsen (GK)1Kaspars Ikstens (GK)
2Pætur Jørgensen3Staņislavs Pihockis
3Rógvi Holm
Yellow Card74'
4Jevgēņijs Kazura
5Pól Johannes Justinussen5Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
Yellow Card23'
6Jóhan Ellingsgaard
Substitution60'
7Vadims Žulevs
Substitution89'
7Rógvi Poulsen
Goal38'
8Aleksandrs Gramovičs
Yellow Card78'
Substitution83'
8Róaldur Jacobsen10Edgars Gauračs
Goal1'
Goal20'
Goal44'
9Finnur Justinussen14Toms Mežs
10Christian Mouritsen (C)15Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
11Kristoffur Jacobsen
Substitution87'
16Artjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card44'
13Heri H. Nesá
Substitution52'
18Ritvars Rugins
Substitution74'

Substitutes

1Hans Jørgensen (GK)12Artūrs Vaičulis (GK)
4Dánjal Davidsen2Deniss Petrenko
12Páll Klettskard
Substitution60'
6Igors Tarasovs
Substitution83'
14Ossur M. Dalbúd9Artjoms Osipovs
Substitution74'
15Odmar Færø11Daniils Turkovs
17Viljormur Davidsen
Substitution52'
13Vadims Gaiļus
Substitution89'
18Hallur Hansson
Substitution87'
17Deniss Tarasovs

Coach

William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO) Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA)

Referee

Christof Virant (BEL)

Assistant referees

Dirk Gilon (BEL), Michaël Gerard (BEL)

Fourth official

Claude Bourdouxhe (BEL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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