Favorites win over the weekend, Iraklis and Kerkyra play to draw
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - ROUND 17
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|16-Feb-19||Ergotelis||1 - 0||AOX Kissamikos|
|17-Feb-19||Volos NFC||2 - 1||Doxa Dramas|
|17-Feb-19||Sparti||2 - 3||Panachaiki|
|17-Feb-19||Platanias||2 - 0||AE Karaiskakis|
|17-Feb-19||Iraklis||1 - 1||Kerkyra|
|17-Feb-19||Apollon Larissas||3 - 2||Aiginiakos|
|17-Feb-19||Trikala||0 - 1||Apollon Pontou|
|17-Feb-19||Aittitos Spaton||2 - 1||Irodotos|
There were no surprise results over the weekend in the Football League as Volos increased their lead atop the standings and Apollon Larissas moved into second. Iraklis and Kerkyra played to a 1:1 draw on Sunday.
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Volos NFC came from behind to defeat Doxa Dramas 2:1 and increase their lead atop the Football League standings to eleven points. The visitors opened the scoring in the 24th minute through Doumtsios, however ten minutes later, Iliopoulos pulled the hosts level. Volos increased their pressure in the second half and it paid off when Pispas headed home the winner from a corner kick twelve minutes from the end. The result keeps Doxa Drama middle of the table in ninth with 22 points.
Apollon Larissas pulled off a memorable comeback on Sunday to defeat bottom of the table Aiginiakos 3:2 and jump into second place with 33 points, eleven points behind the leaders Volos NFC. Aiginiakos shocked the hosts as they took a two-goal lead into halftime as Sofianis opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and Vlachomitros doubled their lead one minute before the midway point. However, Apollon Larissas turned things around within 14 minutes in the second half. Chatzis successfully converted a penalty in the 47th minute and things were all square four minutes later as Kontoes found the back of the net. In the 61st minute, Chatzis added his name to the scoresheet for a second time to put the Thessaly club ahead 3:2. The scoreline remained until the final whistle as Aiginiakos remain bottom of the table with just ten points.
In the weekend’s derby, Iraklis and Kerkyra shared the spoils in a 1:1 draw. Perrone gave the Thessalonikis the lead from the penalty spot in the 21st minute, but Kritikos brought Kerkyra level one minute after the restart. Kerkyra dropped to third, three points behind second placed Apollon Larissas, while Iraklis are in eighth place with 23 points.
Platanias celebrated their first win after three successive draws as they took down Karaiskakis 2:0. Loukinas’ (63) and Karagounis’ (75) second half goals gave Platanias the three points, who sit in fourth place with 28 points. Karaiskakis are eleventh with 8 points. Panachaiki are tied with Platanias for fourth after they defeated Sparti 2:3 on the road in one of the more entertaining matches over the weekend. Sparti are second from last with 14 points and are looking likely to be relegated at the end of the season.
Ergotelis were victorious in the Cretan derby against AOX Kissamikos with Tselios’ 46th minute goal separating the sides at the final whistle. Ergotelis are in seventh place while the Chania based side are tenth with 21 points.
In other action, Aittitos Spaton and Irodotos played to a 1:1 draw, a result that does not benefit either side while Apollon Pontou defeated Trikala 0:1 on the road.