KOPA League round up

London Sunday Trophy

 Semi Final

 Livadia 2 SW Graveney 1

The Windy conditions at Southbury Centre dictated the game and assisted both teams each half when they played with the wind behind them

It was not a day for long balls and shots from outside the area.

The game started well for Livadia when from a corner Andreas Kyprianou headed the ball home.

SW Graveney upped the tempo and were pushing for an equaliser.

Play was stopped after a clash of heads resulting in the Livadia left back Ben Twitchings suffering a serious head injury and the game was stopped for twenty minutes for an ambulance to arrive.

We have since found out he suffered a broken nose and a deep cut to his head.

On resuming play Andreas Kyprianou added a second with a shot just inside the box to make it 2-0 half time.

The second half it was SW Graveney turn with the help of the wind to take control but Livadia were still dangerous on the counter attack and both goalkeepers were both in outstanding form.

Fifteen minutes into the second half SW Graveney reduced Livadia's lead to 2-1 when they scored from the penalty spot and it was now game on.

SW Graveney were now pressing for an equaliser and it was to turn into a nail biting finish and Livadia were down to ten men when one of their players got sent off and only ten minutes to go.

Well done to Livadia who held out to make history for themselves and reach their first County Cup final.

First Division

New Salamis 3 KLN 1

League champions and top of the table New Salamis were given a fright on Sunday when KLN really gave them a battle in Cheshunt they played powerful football at the very start and were 1-0 up by the 20th minute with a goal from Demetri Demetriou  and it was not until added time of the first half that New Salamis equalised with a Murat header from a corner. Straight after the break KLN continued from where they were before the break when they hit the bar and did not take advantage of a one to one situation.

But then New Salamis took the lead with a Sam Donohue goal in the 60th minute and Deniz Mehmet added a third to give New Salamis a hard fought 3-1 win.

Second Division

Asha 1 Apoel 3

Apoel are almost promoted and maybe the Championship spot too. But saying that Asha were 1-0 up in the 30th minute with a goal from Adem Ali a fantastic shot from 35 yards but this seem to pick up Apoel  and they equalised five minutes later with a great half volley from George Lutayya going into half time  1-1.

Straight after the break Apoel took the lead with a goal from Eni Bezati and increased the lead in the late stages with a goal from Vincent Lwanga.

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