Wins for the Top-4 in the Football League
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 24
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|1-Apr-17||Panserraikos||1 - 2||Apollon Smyrnis|
|2-Apr-17||A. Kardistas||1 - 0||Kalloni|
|2-Apr-17||Chania||0 - 2||Aris|
|2-Apr-17||Aiginiakos||2 - 0||Kissamikos|
|2-Apr-17||Agrotikos Asteras||0 - 1||Acharnaikos|
|2-Apr-17||Panegialios||0 - 3||OFI|
|2-Apr-17||Sparti||1 - 0||Panelefsiniakos|
|2-Apr-17||Kallithea||0 - 1||Lamia|
|FF||Panthrakikos||0 - 3||Trikala|
The top-4 teams in the Football League, Apollon Smyrnis, Lamia, Aris, and OFI, each recorded victories over the weekend while Anagennisi Karditsa, Aiginiakos, and Acharnaikos added three points in their fight for survival. Full Football League standings can be found here...
Apollon Smyrnis continued their run for promotion with a 1-2 win on the road against Panserraikos. The visitors opened the scoring in the 20th minute with Perogamvrakis’ goal and Siatravanis doubled his side’s lead 11 minutes later. Tsimikas pulled one back for Panserraikos seven minutes after the restart, but Apollon Smyrnis held onto the result and moved up to 62 points, three clear of Lamia and nine points ahead of third place Aris. Panserraikos sit comfortably in the middle of the standings.
A good showing from Aris brought the Thessaloniki club back to winning ways with a 0-2 win on the road over Chania. After a frustrating first half for the visitors, Kapnidis opened the scoring in the 63rd minute and Aris’ man of the match sealed the victory with his goal from the penalty spot in the 71st minute. The win keeps Aris within six points of second placed Lamia while Chania have a six point cushion from the relegation zone.
Lamia recorded a difficult win on the road against Kallithea with Vasilogiannis’ 68th minute penalty separating the sides at the final whistle. The visitors held onto the 0-1 win despite falling to 10-men with 15 minutes remaining after Karagiannis was sent off with his second yellow card of the game. The result keeps Lamia three points behind the league leaders Apollon Smyrnis and six points ahead of of Aris in the final promotion spot. Kallithea continue to lurk near the relegation zone, now tied with Aiginiakos in 14th place on 21 points.
OFI had an easy trip to Panegialios as they came away with a 0-3 win. Manos scored an early goal for the Cretan side and in the 17th minute, Vouho doubled the visitors’ lead. The game was put to bed in the 63rd minute when Chanti found the back of the net for OFI’s third goal of the game. The win keeps OFI in fourth place with 48 points, 11 behind second placed Lamia. Panegialios sit comfortably in the middle of the standings.
A goal three minutes from time from Vukomanovic’s header gave Anagennisi Karditsas a 1-0 win over Kalloni and much needed breathing room from the relegation zone. The Thessaly club are now 6 points clear of the drop zone while Kalloni sit in the relegation zone with only 19 points.
In other action, Aiginiakos recorded a very important victory in their fight for survival by defeating Kissamikos 2-0 while Acharnaikos remained 6 points clear of the drop zone with their surprise win away to Agrotikos Asteras. Sparti defeated bottom of the table Panelefsiniakos with Siopis’ goal in the third minute of play.
Trikala were awarded all three points over Panthrakikos.