Kalamaria Take Derby and Go +4 Ahead of Doxa Dramas
Apollon Kalamarias defeated Doxa Dramas 2-0 in Sunday’s’ Gamma Ethniki Group A derby, increasing their lead to 4 points atop the table.
Apollon Kalamarias came into the game leading their opponents by one point, knowing that this Matchday 25 clash could very likely decide who will earn the only promotion ticket from Group A to the Football League.
It was the hosts who looked the overall better side in the opening half, but were unable to find a breakthrough goal. The hosts’ pressure did, however, pay off in the 54th minute.
An extremely poor clearance, which could cost Doxa Dramas their season, set up Kyvelidis with a free shot and his powerful strike left no chance to the keeper as it hit the top corner of the net to give the hosts the lead.
Doxa Dramas were unable to recover from the goal and the game was put out of reach when Popovic doubled Kalamarias lead in the 71st minute.
The result pushed Kalamaria four points clear of second placed Doxa Dramas with only 5 games remaining, making them the clear favorites to gain promotion to next year’s Football League.