Second consecutive draw for Aris, Goalless draw between Apollon & Panachaiki
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 9
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|20-Dec-17||Apollon Pontou||0 - 0||Panachaiki|
|20-Dec-17||Aiginiakos||1 - 1||Veria|
|20-Dec-17||Apollon Larissa||3 - 2||Ergotelis|
|20-Dec-17||Panegialios||0 - 0||Aris|
|21-Dec-17||Kissamikos||2 - 0||Panserraikos|
|21-Dec-17||Kallithea||1 - 1||Karaiskakis|
|FF||Trikala||3 - 0||Acharnaikos|
Aris dropped points once again with their goalless draw against Panegialios as Panachaiki did the same away to Apollon Pontou. Apollon Larissas and AOX Kissamikos recorded big wins during the midweek action in the Football League.
Aris dropped points for a second consecutive week after playing to a goalless draw away to Panegialios. The best chance of the match fell to the visitors as Platellas’ 69th minute free-kick was denied by the woodwork and stayed out. Aris, who started the season with a perfect seven wins from seven games, remain in first place with 23 points and remain undefeated going into the New Year.
Second placed Panachaiki failed to gain ground on Aris as they also played to a goalless draw on Wednesday away to Apollon Pontou. The visitors stood strong in the back after Vrontaras was given a straight red in the 7th minute, leaving Panachaiki with 10-men early on. Despite the dropped points, the Patra side will be content with the result on the road against one the league’s stronger teams and sit in second with 20 points, three behind Aris. Apollon Pontou are six points behind Panachiki with 14 points and currently claim 6th place in the Football League standings.
Apollon Larissas grabbed an important three points in their fight to avoid the drop in a 5-goal thriller against Ergotelis. The Cretans took the lead in the 13th minute with Cuypers, but shortly after were reduced to 10-men when Stamatakos was sent off for his offense inside the penalty area. Apollon Larissa equalized from the spot and went into the break tied at 1:1. Angelopoulos re-gave Ergotelis the lead in the 49th minute, but Sachinidis struck twice in the 58th and 67th minutes to give the Larissa side a 3:2 victory. Apollon Larissas are out of the relegation zone with 12 points while Ergotelis remain bottom of the table with three points.
In other action, AOX Kissamikos recorded a very important 2:0 win over Panserraikos, moving the Cretan side out of the drop zone. Aiginiakos and Veria played to a 1:1 draw, a result that benefits neither side, while Kallithea and Karaiskakis also played to a 1:1 draw in Athens.
OFI’s match with Doxa Dramas was re-scheduled due to OFI’s obligations in the Greek Cup while the fixture between Anagennisi Karditsas and Sparti was postponed due to heavy snowfall.
Trikala were awarded all three points against Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the League.