Wins for the top three in the Football League
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 18
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|25-Feb-18||Aiginiakos||1 - 4||Aris|
|FF||Apollon Pontou||3 - 0||Veria|
|25-Feb-18||A. Karditsas||0 - 1||Doxa Dramas|
|25-Feb-18||Panegialios||1 - 0||Sparti|
|25-Feb-18||Kallithea||0 - 0||Ergotelis|
|25-Feb-18||OFI||2 - 0||Panserraikos|
|24-Feb-18||Trikala||0 - 1||Panachaiki|
|FF||Apollon Larissas||3 - 0||Acharnaikos|
|25-Feb-18||Karaiskakis||2 - 2||AOX Kissamikos|
Aris, OFI, and Panachaiki recorded wins over the weekend in the Football League and continue to battle it out for two promotion tickets to the Greek SuperLeague. Ergotelis and Kallithea played to a goalless, a result that leaves both team in the relegation zone.
Aris recorded their sixth straight win in league play after cruising past Aiginiakos 1:4 on the road. Diamantopoulos opened the scoring for the visitors with his spot kick in the 5th minute and just eight minutes later, Platellas doubled Aris’ lead from a rebounded effort. The scores remained the same at the break before Pavlidis and Diamantopoulos scored six minutes apart (64, 70) mid-way through the second half to put Aris ahead 0:4. Zourkos added a late consolation goal for the hosts as Aris moved up to 48 points, six ahead of second placed OFI and eight points ahead of third placed Panachaiki. Aiginiakos are 11th with 22 points, five points clear of the drop zone.
OFI, who have been in stellar form of late, had no problem defeating Panserraikos in Crete on Sunday. The hosts scored a quick goal in either half for a 2:0 win over the relegation bound side from Serres. Vouho opened the scoring in the eight minute before Dinas doubled the hosts’ lead two minutes after the restart. OFI remain in second place with 42 points, two ahead of third placed Panachaiki and six points behind the leaders Aris.
Panachaiki kept up the pace with Aris and OFI with an impressive 0:1 win on the road over sixth placed Trikala. It was Pinto’s own goal in the 40th minute that separated the sides at the final whistle, giving Panachaiki an important three points in their fight for promotion. Third placed Panachaiki remain just two points behind second placed OFI while Trikala are sixth with 30 points.
Ergotelis and Kallithea played to a goalless draw in Crete, a result which benefits neither side. Both teams remain in the relegation zone with Ergotelis sitting on 17 points and Kallithea on 14 points. In other action, Doxa Dramas defeated Anagennisi Karditsas 0:1 on the road while Panegialios recorded a massive win over Sparti (1:0) in their fight for survival. Karaiskakis and AOX Kissamikos played to a thrilling 2:2 draw on Monday.
Both Apollon Pontou and Apollon Larissas were awarded the three points over Veria and Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the league.