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GAMMA ETHNIKI - GROUP D (MATCHDAY 30)
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OFI gained promotion to the Greek Football League! The Cretan side defeated Fostiras 1-0 in the final matchday of the Gamma Ethniki and finished in first place of Group D!
In the final matchday of the Football League 2 (Group D), OFI and Fostiras battled it out in Crete for the final promotion spot to the Greek second division, the Football League. A win or draw would be enough for OFI, while Fostiras only needed a win to gain promotion. The home supporters (OFI) created a fantastic atmosphere for today’s match, hoping to help their team secure promotion. OFI was the better team at the start of the game and created many chances in Fostiras’ half. The opener came in the 22nd minute when Popovic found the back of the net from a set play. Fostiras came close to a quick equalizer however their effort was cleared off the line by OFI’s defense. OFI responded at the end of the half with great opportunities of their own, but the score remained 1-0 at halftime. Fostiras’ task became very difficult when Chalkias was sent off with a second yellow card. With the man advantage OFI controlled the pace of the game, ran out the clock, and claimed their place in next year’s Football League.
OFI was demoted last year from the SuperLeague to the Football League 2 for financial troubles. They got off to a slow start in the 3rd Division and slowly crept up the standings. Their point deduction, which was given to them at the beginning of the season, was reversed putting them back in contention for promotion. Their season ended in the greatest fashion with tonight’s result in a do or die match against second placed Fostiras. The Cretans will play in next year’s SuperLeague with teams such as Aris, Sparti, Panthrakikos, Kalloni, to name a few, and will look to once again gain promotion and play where they belong, the SuperLeague!
goal: OFI - FOSTIRAS
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