League Cup Reports

 

A minutes silence was observed at all KOPA League matches on Sunday in memory of the tragic plane crash in which the Brazilian football team Chapecoense was involved and to those who lost their lives.

The Brazilian Club has been awarded the South American championship, governing body CONMEBOL announced . The club was awarded the title at the request of fellow finalists Atlético Nacional de Medellin, The request came on the day following the crash, CONMEBOL said.

KOPA League Challenge Cup

First Round

Komi Kebir 1 Olympia 3

This was Hellenic TV's game of the day and pitched the third placed team in Division one with the second placed team in Division Two and for much of the game there wasn't much at all between the sides   with some lovely football played by both teams although Komi's keeper Filip was the busier of the two in the first half.

The game was goalless at the break with Komi defending brilliantly and always looking to break Olympia down. It was Komi who took a lead on 60 minutes when Andreas Bryant Economides picked up the ball 25 yards out and curled it into the top right hand corner.

Olympia were putting pressure on Komi's defence with wave after wave of attacks and were finally rewarded when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area on 75 minutes and Ricky Loucas curled it into the top right hand corner for the equaliser. Five minutes later it was Loucas again who scored from the edge of the area to take the lead for Olympia.

As Komi now pushed for an equaliser, Olympia broke down the left in the last minute and were awarded a penalty which Ricky Loucas put away for his hat trick.

A great advert for the KOPA league.

Achna 2 Arachne 2 Arachne won 3-2 in extra time

Again a second division v First division match Achna gave first division Arachne a fright.

Arachne started off well with Leo scoring the first goal but Achna soon equalised with a Chris Petrou penalty then Achna took the lead with a goal from Alex Chrysanthou. Arachne were up against it now and Arachne went onto equalise with a cup saving goal from Leo to take the goal into extra time where a own goal gave Arachne a win and the path into the next round of the KOPA Challenge Cup.

Pantel 3 Asha 1

A shock from Pantel in Sundays Challenge Cup match against in form Asha. Pantel started off well but Asha got on top when Adem Ali hit the post from a free kick and minutes later were 1-0 up in the 15th minute again from a Adem Ali free kick. George Costa equalised for Pantel.

In the second half the ding dong battle continued in true cup fashion but Pantel came back stronger , Chris Philippou made it 2-1 followed by a brilliant goal by Antonio Michael. With the final score 3-1 to Pantel.

Brotherhood 2 New Salamis 7

The game started with both teams evenly matched but then in the 20th minute New Salamis were 2-0 up with goals from Lawrence and the second from a breakthrough from Kyri Portou, then just before the break a cool finish from Lawrence Constanti made it 3-0 halftime.

But just after the break two goals from Ismet reduced the score to 3-2 and Brotherhood were back on but New Salamis added a fourth with Kyri Portou at this stage and Brotherhood went down to ten men when Paul Yiannakas was sent off.

James Chrysanthou scored from a penalty and two more goals came from Lawrence Constanti penalty and Kyri Portou to give them a hat trick each and a 7-2 win for New Salamis.

KLN 2 Maronites 4

In true cup final fashion Maronites beat KLN 4-2 and it was excitement all the way Maronites led 3-0 but KLN reduced the score to 3-2 and Maronites scoring to finish the game 4-2 victors.

Maronites goals came from Marcus Archer, Tyler Barclay, Mike Anastasiou and Andreas Vazanias.

KLN’s goals were both scored by Nick Louca

LFA Sunday Trophy

Third Round

Ducsenspor 1 Livadia 5

Livadia continued their winning run with a 5-1 victory over Duzcespor. Samir Aalit opened the scoring for the visitors after heading in Demetri Anastasiou's long free kick.

Samir Aalit got his and Livadia's 2nd after a through ball by Luke Demetriades found Aalit who slotted it past the keeper. Duzcespor responded with an audacious goal, the no.10 attempted a shot from near the halfway line and found the top corner with a fantastic effort.

HT 1-2. Livadia upped the tempo in the 2nd half and really took control of the game, Luke Prokopiou's free kick creeped past everyone in the box and found the corner of the net to make it 3-1. Luke Demetriades then sealed the game for Livadia with 25 yard strike on the half volley that flew into the top corner to make it 4-1.

Livadia missed many chances to extend their lead and were rarely troubled thanks to their resolute defending, but they managed to make it 5 when Luke Prokopiou doubled his tally to end the game 5-1.

AFC Grasshopper 3 St Panteleimon 3

Grasshopper won on penalties.

St Panteleimon travelled all the way to Sydenham for this tie and Grasshopper took the lead on 14 minutes, the Saints equalised through Molloy on 26 minutes, and then took the lead through Igli Sevaj on 34 minutes.

Half time 1-2 to the Saints. Then Grasshopper took the Saints by surprise and scored 2 goals to make it 3-2 and St Panteleimon  equalised on 82 minutes with Younnis to make it 3-3.  St Panteleimon then finally lost on penalties 5-4

LFA Challenge Cup

Third Round

Highgate Albion v Omonia called off

 

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