North Atlantic Cup 1968-1973


A contest played on league basis between the Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands, each hosting both opponents twice. Played for the 'North Atlantic Cup', valued at GBP 150 and donated by a Faroese businessman.

Pace of the competition was leisurely, with one team playing two away games each year.


Matches

First Half

14- 7-1968 Faroe         0-2 Orkney       [in Tˇrshavn]
19- 7-1968 Shetland      3-2 Orkney
19- 7-1969 Faroe         2-1 Shetland
24- 7-1969 Orkney        0-3 Shetland
10- 7-1970 Orkney        2-4 Faroe
15- 7-1970 Shetland      3-0 Faroe

Table at halfway stage:

 1.Shetland Islands    4  3  0  1  10- 4  6
 2.Faroe Islands       4  2  0  2   6- 8  4
 3.Orkney Islands      4  1  0  3   6-10  2

Second Half
20- 6-1971 Faroe         1-1 Orkney
             [S.Mortensen; Orkney scorer not known]
25- 6-1971 Shetland      ppd Orkney       [postponed due to fog]
 ?- 6-1972 Orkney        7-1 Shetland     [30-6?]
25- 6-1972 Faroe         6-2 Shetland
30- 6-1972 Shetland      1-3 Orkney       [ 5-7?]
13- 6-1973 Shetland      5-1 Faroe
18- 6-1973 Orkney        2-1 Faroe        [final match]
             [D.Petersen 0-1, G.Johnston 1-1; halftime; A.Hutchison 2-1]

Final Table:

 1.Orkney Islands      8  4  1  3  19-14  9
 2.Shetland Islands    8  4  0  4  19-21  8
 3.Faroe Islands       8  3  1  4  15-18  7



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