Aris drop points to Karaiskakis, OFI back in the hunt for promotion
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 12
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|20-Jan-18||Aris||0 - 0||Karaiskakis|
|21-Jan-18||Doxa Dramas||2 - 2||Apollon Larissas|
|FF||Acharnaikos||0 - 3||Panachaiki|
|21-Jan-18||Panegialios||0 - 4||AOX Kissamikos|
|21-Jan-18||A. Kardistas||2 - 0||Aiginiakos|
|21-Jan-18||OFI||3 - 1||Apollon Pontou|
|21-Jan-18||Panserraikos||1 - 1||Trikala|
|21-Jan-18||Sparti||1 - 0||Kallithea|
|21-Jan-18||Veria||0 - 2||Ergotelis|
Aris dropped points at home over the weekend as OFI are back in the hunt for promotion after defeating Apollon Pontou. Ergotelis recorded their first win of the season with a 0:2 road victory over Veria.
Aris stumbled at home after playing to a goalless draw with Karaiskakis on Saturday. The Thessalonikis put together their worst showing of the season as their lack of attacking options was evident on the pitch. The result, however, leaves Aris atop the Football League table with Panachaiki now only one point adrift the leaders (awarded all three points against Acharnaikos).
OFI grabbed an important three points over a tough Apollon Pontou side and clawed within three points of Aris in the Football League standings. Despite falling behind in the 6th minute (Symelidis), the Cretas pulled level with Manos 11 minutes later before the the same player gave OFI the lead after 17 minutes into the second half. Papasterianos put the game out of reach with his 82nd minute goal as OFI continued their good spell of form and recorded yet another victory in league play.
Trikala’s five game winning streak came to an end after a 1:1 draw with Panserraikos in Serres. The hosts opened the scoring in first half stoppage time, before a successful spot kick from Tomic midway through the second half salvaged a point for the visitors. Trikala sit in fourth with 22 points, seven behind second placed Panachaiki.
Ergotelis recorded their first win of the season by downing Veria 0:2. Goals in either half from Cuypers (44, 85) brought some life back to the Cretan club as they sit on nine points from twelve matches, five points behind the safety zone.
In other action, Doxa Drama and Apollon Larissa split a four goal thriller to share the spoils after in an entertaining 90 minutes of play. AOX Kissamikos thrashed Panegialios 0:4 on the road while Sparti downed relegation bounded Kallithea 1:0 thanks to an early goal from Triantafyllakos.
Panachaiki were awarded all three points against Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the league.