AOX Kissamikos stun Panachaiki, Volos NFC dominate Irodotos
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - ROUND 24
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|27-Mar-19||Volos NFC||5 - 0||Irodotos|
|27-Mar-19||Trikala||1 - 0||Kerkyra|
|27-Mar-19||Ergotelis||4 - 1||Aiginiakps|
|27-Mar-19||Panachaiki||1 - 3||AOX Kissamikos|
|27-Mar-19||Platanias||7 - 0||Sparti|
Volos NFC returned to winning ways with a stellar performance over Irodotos while Panachaiki were handed a shocking 1:3 defeat at home to AOX Kissamikos. Platanias, Ergotelis, and Trikala also celebrated victories in Wednesday’s Football League action.
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Volos NFC responded to their dip in form by thumping Irodotos 5:0 at home. After a slow opening half hour, the hosts found their way to goal when Mantzis gave Volos NFC the lead in the 35th minute. It was a completely different story after the restart with a second half hat-trick from Frangos (59, 70, 90) and a goal from Kokkoris (75) giving the league leaders a 5:0 victory. The result keeps the Thessaly club’s nine point advantage over second placed Apollon Larissas while Irodotos loom in the relegation zone with 25 points in 13th place.
It was a debut to forget for new Panachaiki manager Sakis Tsiolis as his club were handed a 1:3 defeat at home to AOX Kissamikos. Kassos opened the scoring in the sixth minute for the Cretan side and Arnarellis doubled their lead seven minutes after restart. Panachaiki were then reduced to 10-men when Tselepidis was shown a second yellow card and Kassos added his second goal of the night to put AOX Kissamikos ahead 0:3. Eleftheriadis netted a late consolation goal as Panachaiki saw their unbeaten run from mid-January come to an end. Panachaiki sit tied for third place on 40 points along with Platanias and Apollon Pontou while AOX Kissamikos trail the pack in sixth by just three points along with Ergotelis and Kerkyra.
Platanias took full advantage of the help from their neighbors, AOX KIssamikos, as they thrashed Sparti 7:0. Loukinas opened the scoring in the sixth minute to give the hosts an early 1:0 lead which remained at halftime. However, a dominant second half display saw the Cretan side score six (!) second goals with Papanikolaou (50), Natsis (OG, 52’), Loukinas (53’, 79’), Miguel (69), and Papoutsogiannopoulos (90+1) to record an emphatic 7:0 victory. Platanis sit tied for third with Panachaiki and Apollon Pontou while Sparti are surely to be relegated, sitting second from bottom.
In other action, Ergotelis easily defeated bottom of the table Aiginiakos while Trikala took down financially troubled Kerkyra 1:0. Ergotelis and Kerkyra are tied for sixth along with AOX Kissamikos while Trikala moved into 12th on 28 points.