-- Lamia Join Apollon Smyrnis in First Place, Dramatic Comeback for Sparti --
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 4
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|4-Dec-16||A. Kardistas||0 - 0||Apollon Smyrnis|
|4-Dec-16||Panegialios||1 - 0||Agrotikos Asteras|
|4-Dec-16||Sparti||3 - 2||Aiginiakos|
|4-Dec-16||Panthrakikos||1 - 0||Kissamikos|
|4-Dec-16||Chania||2 - 3||Acharnaikos|
|4-Dec-16||Lamia||4 - 0||Panelefsiniakos|
Lamia thrashed Panelefsiniakos and took advantage of Apollon Smyrnis and Agrotikos Asteras’ first slip ups of the season to join Apollon atop the Football League standings. Two goals in the final 10 minutes completed a dramatic comeback victory for Sparti over Aiginiakos.
The league leaders, Apollon Smyrnis and Agrotikos Asteras, dropped their first points of the season in Matchday 4 of the Greek Football League. Apollon Smyrnis played to a goalless draw away to Anagennisi Karditsas while a late goal from Xoblios (83rd minute) gave Panegialios the 1-0 victory over Agrotikos Asteras. The loss drops Agrotikos Asteras to 3rd place with 9 points as Apollon Smyrnis is tied atop the table with 10-points.
Lamia joined Apollon Smyrnis on 10-points after an easy 4-0 victory over winless Panelefsiniakos. All four goals came in the first half with Vasilogiannis opening the scoring in the 13th minute, Ntourmisai doubled the hosts lead from the penalty spot in the 38th minute, and Omo added a third goal 3-minutes before the break. Vasilogiannis put his name on the score sheet for the second time on the night with his penalty goal in first half stoppage time.
The most entertaining game of the day was played in Sparti where the local side came away with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aiginiakos. The hosts opened the scoring as early as the second minute before two goals from Aiginiakos put the visitors ahead 1-2. However, the Spartiates found the back of the net twice within two minutes (80th and 82nd minute) through Bountopoulos and Anastasakos to celebrate their third win of the season.
Five goals were also scored in Chania as the hosts fell 2-3 to Acharnaikos. The visitors found the breakthrough in the 34th minute with Matsoukas and Theologou equalized before the break from the Cretan side. In the 57th minute, Matsoukas re-gave Acharnaikos the lead from the penalty spot and a 90th minute goal from Tzioras sealed all three points for Acharnaikos. Stamatis managed to score a consolation goal in second half stoppage time for Chania.
Panthrakikos celebrated their first victory of the season after a 1-0 win over Kissamikos. The hero for the hosts was Kousidis, who scored the winner five minutes from time.