Panachaiki down Doxa and rise to second in the Football League
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 6
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Panachaiki sealed a crucial 1:0 home victory against Doxa Dramas in the Football League, a win which takes the Patras club up to joint second with their opponents.
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The hosts were coming off the back of a disappointing 2:1 setback to Aris last week, but they immediately took the initiative in this match. Eventually, Panachaiki managed to make their positive start count after 27 minutes. A loose ball fell to Konstantinos Apostolopoulos in the penalty box, who ripped a fierce effort into the right corner.
Doxa came into this game protecting an unbeaten status, but they failed to knock down Panachaiki’s stubborn defence, something which Panathinaikos also struggled to do in the Greek Cup on Wednesday. Panachaiki’s Nikos Loumpardeas received a red card during the final moments of stoppage time, however that didn’t prevent the home team from clinging on to a nervy 1:0 victory.
As a result of this win, Panachaiki rise to second place in the Football League table, five points behind leaders Aris. Doxa Dramas drop down to third, holding the same amount of points as Panachaiki.