Aris increase lead at Football League summit, Another set back for Panachaiki
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 15
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|7-Feb-18||Aris||1 - 0||Sparti|
|7-Feb-18||Veria||0 - 2||Doxa Dramas|
|7-Feb-18||Panachaiki||1 - 1||Panserraikos|
|FF||Acharnaikos||0 - 3||OFI|
|7-Feb-18||Ergotelis||1 - 0||A. Karditsas|
|7-Feb-18||Karaiskakis||2 - 0||Panegialios|
|7-Feb-18||Kallithea||0 - 0||Aiginiakos|
|7-Feb-18||Apollon Larissas||1 - 0||Apollon Pontou|
Aris increased their league atop the Football League standings after defeating Veria while Panachaiki dropped points for a second consecutive week. Ergotelis and Apollon Larissas recorded big wins over the weekend as they look to avoid the drop.
Aris came away with a narrow 1:0 win over Sparti in Thessaloniki to increase their lead atop the Football League standings. The hosts found the breakthrough after 73 minutes of play with Delizisis scoring the winning goal with a powerful, well placed head that left no chance to the opposing keeper. The result leaves Aris five points clear of second placed Panachaiki, who slipped up against Panserraikos.
Panachaiki failed to celebrate victory for a second week running after playing to a 1:1 draw in Patra. Panserraikos got on the score sheet first with N’Gong’s 35th minute goal, but midway through the second half, the hosts pulled level with Moraitis. Unfortunately for the Patra side, the deadlock remained at the final whistle. The result leaves Panachaiki just one point ahead of third placed OFI and five points behind first placed Aris.
In other action, Doxa Dramas celebrated their first win in league play since November 26th after defeating Veria 0:2 on the road. Ergotelis recorded their second consecutive win with a 1:0 victory over Anagennisi Karditsas, a result that moves the Cretan side out of the relegation zone.
Apollon Larisas gained some breathing room from the drop zone with their 1:0 win over Apollon Pontou while relegation bound Panegialios fell on the road to Karaiskakis 2:0. Aiginiakos and Kallithea played to a goalless draw, a result that benefits neither side.
OFI were awarded all three points against Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the league.