Ionikos and Thesprotos grab advantage in Gamma Ethniki promotion playoffs

Ionikos and Thesprotos grab advantage in Gamma Ethniki promotion playoffs


Date Home Team Score Away Team
5-May-19 Niki Volos 0 - 1 Thesprotos
5-May-19 PO Triglia 0 - 0 Chrisoupolis
5-May-19 Aiolikos 2 - 2 Ionikos

Ionikos played to a 2:2 draw away to Aiolikos in the Gamma Ethniki promotion playoffs while Thesprotos shocked Niki Volou on the road with 0:1 victory. Triglia and Nestos Chrysoupolis played to a goalless draw.

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In Mytilini, Ionikos came away with an important 2:2 draw on the road again Aiolikos in the Gamma Ethniki promotion playoffs. The visitors got off to an ideal start with Dimakakos opening the scoring in the 30th minute, however, the hosts turn the game around in the second half. Jordan pulled Aiolikos level on 57 minutes before Lambrakis put his side ahead from the spot in the 77th minute. Ionikos managed to equalize just four minute later through Gotzoulias to give his side the upper-hand with two away goals heading into the second leg.

Thesprotos were surprising 0:1 winners away to Niki Volou on Sunday and are in complete control of the two-legged tie ahead of next week’s re-match in the Igoumenitsa capital. Konstantinou’s 29th minute goal separated the sides at the final whistle.

In Sunday’s final fixture, Triglia held favorites Nestos Chrysoupolis to a goalless draw at home. Although the Kavala based side hold the slender advantage ahead of the second leg, one away goal from Triglia could prove decisive over the two legs.

Diagoras Rodou and Kalamata will play their first leg match on Wednesday May 8th.

The four winners form the Gamma Ethniki promotion playoffs will gain ‘promotion’ to next year’s Football League, the new third tier of Greek football.


by Sarantos Kaperonis

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