Road wins for Aris, Panachaiki & OFI, Trikala jump into third
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 11
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|13-Jan-18||Apollon Pontou||1 - 1||Doxa Dramas|
|14-Jan-18||Aiginiakos||1 - 0||Panserraikos|
|14-Jan-18||AOX Kissamikos||1 - 0||A. Karditsas|
|FF||Ergotelis||0 - 3||Acharnaikos|
|14-Jan-18||Karaiskakis||0 - 1||Panachaiki|
|14-Jan-18||Kallithea||1 - 1||Veria|
|14-Jan-18||Apollon Larissas||0 - 2||Aris|
|13-Jan-18||Panegialios||0 - 2||OFI|
|14-Jan-18||Trikala||2 - 1||Sparti|
Aris, Panachaiki, and OFI each celebrated road wins over the weekend while Trikala recorded their fifth straight league victory to move into third place and are tied with OFI. Apollon Pontou and Doxa Dramas played to a disappointing 1:1 draw.
Aris continue to lead the way in the Football League after a challenging 0:2 victory on the road against Apollon Larissas. Dounis put Aris ahead late in the first half (39) and Diamantopoulos’ 90th minute goal secured the three points for the Thessaloniki side. Aris lead the table with 29 points, three ahead of second placed Panachaiki.
Like Aris, Panachaiki earned a difficult victory on the road by defeating a tough Karaiskakis side in Arta. Eleftheriadis’ 27th minute goal separated the sides at the final whistle, keeping the Patra side within three points of the leaders, Aris.
A goal in ether half from Koutsianikoulis (40) and Manos (84) saw OFI leave Aigio with a 0:2 victory over Panegialios. The result keeps a financially troubled OFI well in the hunt for promotion as they sit 5 points adrift of Panachaiki while holding a game in hand.
Apollon Pontou and Doxa Dramas played to a 1:1 draw, a result that helps neither team in their flight for promotion. Both teams now remain double digit points behind second placed Panachaiki, however Doxa Drama do have a game in hand.
Trikala increased their winning streak to five games after downing Sparti 2:1 and pulled within five points of second place. Kotsonis opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Vosnakidis’ own goal in the 29th minute gave the hosts a 2:0 lead. Sparti got off to a strong start in the second half as Zouliotis found the back of the net two minutes after the restart, but it was not enough for the visitors as an in-form Trikala celebrated yet another victory. The Thessaly side sit on 21 points, tied with OFI in third place, and entered the fight for promotion.
In other action, Aiginiakos moved out of the drop zone with a 1:0 win over Panserraikos while AOX Kissamikos defeated Anagennisi Karditsas with the same scoreline. Relegation bound Kallithea played to a 1:1 draw with midtable Veria.
Ergotelis were awarded all three points against Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the league.