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English Supporter of ÍA Akranes

24/02/17.....WIN IN CUP FOR ÍA TONIGHT

A goal in each half was enough to give ÍA a 2-0 win against HK in the Lengjubikar tonight.


ÍA took the lead after 33 minutes with a goal from Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson.

With five minutes left to play in Kópavogur, ÍA substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson  (pictured left) made it 2-0 to send Akranes top of Group 3.

ÍA don't play another Lengjubikar game now until the 11th March when ÍR will be the opponents at the Akraneshöllin.

23/02/17.....PRE SEASON TRIP TO SPAIN

ÍA will head to Spain for a pre season training camp in April. The destination will be Islantilla in the Andaluscia region of Southern Spain.

Spain is a popular destination this pre season, with ten Pepsi Deildin clubs heading there. The exceptions are Valur who will go to Florida and Víkingur Reykjavík are going to Croatia.

ÍBV and HK will both be going to Islantilla.

23/02/17.....ITS HK IN THE CUP TOMORROW

ÍA head into Kópavogur tomorrow evening to play HK in the Lengjubikar. The Group 3 game will be played in the Kórinn hall.

HK lost their first game of the group last weekend, they were beaten 2-1 by Þór in Akureyri.

HK have a new coach this year, Jóhannes Karl Guðjónsson the former Akranes midfielder has taken over from Þorvaldur Örlygsson.

18/02/17.....LATE WINNER FOR ÍA

ÍA started this year's Lengjubikar with a 3-2 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.

ÍA took an early lead at the Akraneshöllin with a fourth minute goal from Hallur Flosason.

Two second half goals from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson (50 and 60 minutes) gave Víkingur a 2-1 lead. Skagamenn defender Hafþór Pétursson (pictured left) levelled the scores with ten minutes left to play. In the 84th minute substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson who had only come on two minutes earlier scored to give ÍA a 3-2 victory.

15/02/17.....ÍA LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY

Ríkharður Jónsson (pictured left) who made his debut for ÍA in 1946 passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

During his time with ÍA he scored 139 goals and was part of the team that won the league for the first time in 1951. He was also a coach at Akranes  for a number of years. He was also a player at Fram.

Ríkharður was the Iceland national teams all time record goal scorer with 17 goals until Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen over took him in 2007.

09/02/17.....INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FOR TRYGGVI HRAFN!!

Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) made his international debut for Iceland in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It was an inexperienced Iceland team that lost 1-0 to Mexico in Las Vegas with Tryggvi Hrafn coming off the bench on 67 minutes to replace Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson.


07/02/17.....FOUR PLAYERS FOR UNDER 21 TRAINING

Four players from ÍA have been selected by Iceland U21 coach Eyjólfur Sverrisson for training sessions' this weekend.

Steinar Þorsteinsson, Albert Hafsteinsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Hafþór Pétursson will all take part in the sessions in the Kórinn hall in Kópavogur.

04/02/17.....SKAGAMENN FINISH IN FOURTH PLACE

A 2-0 defeat to ÍBV at the Akraneshöllin today means that ÍA finish the 2017 Fotbolti.net Tournament in fourth place.

Spanish forward Alvaro Calleja gave ÍBV the lead after 49 minutes and substitute Arnór Gauti Ragnarsson made it 2-0 on 90 minutes.

01/02/17.....ÍA TO PLAY ÍBV

ÍA will play ÍBV on Saturday morning to decide the third and fourth placed positions in the Fotbolti.net Tournament.

ÍBV finished in second place in Group 2, they won 3-2 against Breiðablik and 3-0 against Keflavik. They also lost 3-0 to FH.

The game against the islanders will be played at the Akraneshöllin.

31/01/17.....INTERNATIONAL CALL UP FOR TRYGGVI HRAFN

Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) has been selected for the Icelandic national team for next weeks friendly with Mexico.

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson has selected an inexperienced squad for the friendly with Mexico which will be played in Las Vegas, USA.

This is the first time that the 20 year old Tryggvi Hrafn has been selected for international duty.

28/01/17.....ÍA TOP OF GROUP

ÍA have moved into first place in Group 1 of the Fotbolti.net Tournament after a 4-1 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.

There was a place in goal for new signing Ingvar Þór Kale and Iain Williamson also started the game.

Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) opened the scoring for ÍA after 16 minutes. It was soon 2-0, Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson scored on 19 minutes. Víkingur pulled a goal back after 36 minutes with a goal from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson.

Skagmaenn scored two late goals to secure the win, firstly substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson made it 3-1 on 80 minutes. Another substitute, Garðar Gunnlaugsson added the last goal in the 90th minute.


There is one more game to played in the group before the final positions can be confirmed, Stjarnan and Víkingur Ólafsvík play on Tuesday.

27/01/17.....YOUNG FORWARD ALSO SIGNS TODAY

Ragnar Már Lárusson (pictured left) who played with the other Akranes club Kári last season will play for ÍA this year.

Ragnar was with ÍA as a youth player left for English club Brighton & Hove Albion in 2013. He had a short loan spell back in Akranes in 2015 making just one appearance for the first team.

He played 10 games for Kári last year scoring 2 goals.

27/01/17.....DEFENDER RETURNS TO ÍA

Aron Ýmir Pétursson (pictured left) has agreed a 2 year deal to return to ÍA after leaving in 2014.

The 26 year old defender made his league debut for ÍA in 2008. He moved to Þróttur Reykjavík in 2014 after a loan spell with them. He spent the second half of last season with HK.


27/01/17.....CUP GAME TOMORROW MORNING
ÍA play Víkingur Ólafsvík tomrrow morning in the Fotbolti.net Cup at the Akraneshöllin.
21/01/17.....PLENTY OF GOALS FOR ÍA

ÍA scored six goals against Grindavík at the Akraneshöllin today to win 6-1 in the Fotbolti.net Cup.

ÍA took the lead on 8 minutes with a Tryygvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) goal, he doubled the lead on 23 minutes scoring a penalty. Grindavík pulled a goal back after 35 minutes, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason with the goal. Steinar Þorsteinsson made it 3-1 for Skagamenn before half time.

Into the second half and ÍA made sure of the win with goals from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (55 minutes), Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson (81 mins) and Albert Hafsteinsson (85 mins).

ÍA play the last game of the group next Saturday against Víkingur Ólafsvík at the Akraneshöllin.

20/01/17.....LEAGUE WILL START ON 30TH APRIL

The 2017 Pepsi Deildin fixtures that were published earlier this week have now been given dates.

ÍA will play FH in Akranes on 30th April, followed by Valur also in Akranes on 8th May.

The final round of games will be played on 30th September with Víkingur Ólafsvík coming to Akranes.

20/01/17.....GRINDAVÍK IN AKRANES TOMORROW

ÍA and Grindavík meet in the Fotbolti.net tournament in Akranes tomorrow.

Grindavík drew 2-2 against Víkingur Ólafsvík in their first game of the tournament.

16/01/17.....2017 LEAGUE FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

The fixtures for this years Pepsi Deildin were announced by the KSÍ today.

ÍA will start the season with two home games, champions FH are the first team to come to Akranes followed by Valur. The first away fixture will be against KR.

ÍA will end the season at home, with Víkingur Ólafsvík visiting the Norðurálsvöllurinn.

Its expected the first round of games will be played on 30th April and the final fixtures on 30th September. The games have not been given dates yet. The fixtures can be found here.


11/01/16.....NEWS FROM AKRANES

In an interview on the Icelandic website fotbolti.net, ÍA coach Gunnlaugur Jónsson confirmed that English defender Darren Lough (pictured left) won't return to Iceland this season as he will become a father and doesn't want to leave his family.


Also captain, Ármann Smári Björnsson who suffered a long term injury at the end of last season  could return to the team in mid season if he continues to recover.


10/01/17.....STJARNAN HIT ÍA FOR SIX!!

ÍA started the Fotbolti.net Cup with a heavy defeat to Stjarnan in Kópavogur tonight.


Stjarnan stormed into a 4-0 lead in the first 32 minutes with goals from Guðjón Baldvinsson (4 and 25 mins) and Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (23 and 32 mins). Garðar Gunnlaugsson (pictured left) pulled a goal back for ÍA when he scored a 36th minute penalty.


Into the second half and Stjarnan went further ahead, Jóhann Laxdal (65 minutes) and then Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson (70 minutes) made it 6-1. Ragnar Már Lárusson scored for Skagamenn after 72 minutes.


ÍA next game in the Fotbolti.net Cup is against Grindavík on January 21st.

09/01/17.....NEW GOALKEEPER AT ÍA

Former Valur goalkeeper Ingvar Þór Kale (pictured left) has signed for ÍA.


It was always expected that a new keeper would be signed after Árni Snær Ólafsson suffered a cruciate ligament injury at the end of last year.

Ingvar brings a wealth of experience, he won the league and the cup whilst with Breiðablik. He has also played at Víkingur Reykjavík and KS.