Lamia defeat Platanias, Kerkyra held by Giannina
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 24
|Platanias||1 - 2||Lamia|
||Stamou (OG) 62'
PAS Lamia 1964 eased their relegation fears with a hugely important 2:1 victory at doomed Platanias, while AOK Kerkyra were held to a 1:1 draw in Corfu by PAS Giannina.
The day’s opening match saw Lamia travel to Chania to play Platanias, the Super League’s bottom club with a dismal record of 10 points in 23 matches. Platanias had the better of a dull first half though, coming agonisingly close to an opener when Mickael Malsa’s instant effort was turned aside by an alert Lamia goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, Lamia increased the intensity in the second half, breaking the deadlock after 62 minutes. Platanias midfielder Dimitris Stamou gave the visitors a helping hand, deflecting a cross into his own net. Marko Blazic then doubled Lamia’s advantage, lashing a powerful effort into the top left corner. Clarck N’Sikulu converted a late penalty for Platanias and Lamia’s Piti received a second yellow card, but Lamia held on to win 2:1 and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.
|Kerkyra||1 - 1||PAS Giannina|
|Pamlidis 21'||Skondras 34'|
AOK Kerkyra looked to pull away from the relegation places, but they could only draw 1:1 with PAS Giannina at home.
Giannina’s star man Pedro Conde almost opened the scoring in the opening stages, flashing a deflected free-kick inches wide. Eventually, it was Kerkyra who struck first blood, as Georgios Pamlidis chipped a beautiful attempt over the goalkeeper’s head and into the net.
However, PAS Giannina soon got back on level terms. It was a stunning goal too: lurking at the near post, Apostolos Skondras brilliantly flicked a low corner beyond the stranded goaltender.
Alexandros Nikolias should have won it for Giannina in a tight second half, but he fired wide when clean through. Giannina stay in eighth position with 30 points, but Kerkyra’s relegation worries continue.