New Salamis and Tripimeni set the pace for the championship

First Division

Cetinkaya Cinar 2 New Salamis 5

After thrashing Apoel last week, much more was expected from Cinar, but they came up against a strong New Salamis who raced into a two goal lead inside the first 15 minutes and took the lead on 11 minutes with Richard Georgiou as they beat the offside trap to make it 0-1. Two minutes later they made it 0-2 as a long ball left the Cinar defence flat footed and Salamis went on to score with Kyri Portou.  Cetinkaya Cinar pulled one back on 18 minutes when Salih Karakis received a Marcus Samuals pass and nicely placed the ball pass the keeper from 20 yards, 1-2. Salamina pressed forward and in the 41st minute scored after a scramble in the box, somehow Richard Georgiou managed to squeeze the ball past Remzi for 1-3. New Salamis added a fourth from the penalty spot on 45 minutes with Richard Georgiou giving him a hat trick.

The second half was a much more evenly balanced game. Cinar scored in the 72 minute, when a Volkan corner was met by his brother Evren for 2-4. With 10 minutes to go Salamis scored their fifth with Antonio Aristidou as they outnumbered Cinar on the break to make it 2-5 final score and keep them on top on goal difference.

Tripimeni 2 Aradippou 1

Tripimeni thought they were in for a shock against Aradippou who last year defeated them in the first game of the season. Aradippou were leading in the first half 1-0 with a great strike from Marcel and just after the break when Leon Fisher missed a penalty for Tripimeni it looked like it was going to go Aradippou’s way but Tripimeni with their manager Steve Cinotti inspiring them from the touch line came back in the space of five minutes 60th and 65th minute with goals from Jason Perdicou and George Gregoriou.

Tripimeni share top spot with New Salamis.

Livadia 3 Apoel 3

Livadia are settling well in the first division and proving they can compete with the best with a good performance against Apoel who are back on the right track and will be looking to get back into the running for the championship.

Apoel led after ten minutes when Buresh tagged onto a low cross from Theo Daniels tapping it into the back of the net. Five minutes later Vince Rispoli got one back for Livadia then Anas made a good run on the right and made a cross for Leo to meet and bang it into the back of the net to give Livadia a two one lead.

Apoel really put on the pressure and equalised when Andy McCollins crossed for new comer Andy Aristidou to head into the back of the net.  Livadia were working hard at keeping Apoel at bay and were still able to counter attack which led to their third goal when they forced a misunderstanding between the Apoel keeper and centre half who headed it into the back of his own net resulting in Livadia taking the lead making it 3-2.

It was all action with fifthteen minutes to go Andy McCollins equalised for Apoel with a shot from the edge of the box and a last gasp tackle by a Livadia defender kept Apoel out. A fine draw for both teams and a very exciting game.

Second Division

Achna 2 Arachne 5

Arachne are riding high at the top of the second division after a good win over much improved Achna who put up a good fight. Arachne took the lead in the 10th minute through Anthony Panayi after a good move down the right hand side starting with Damien Spyrou. Just before half time Damien Spyrou made it 2-0 with a penalty.  After the break Achna came back with a goal from Justin Zacharia making it 2-1. Arachne gained a cushion lead in the 60th minute making it 3-1 again with a Damien Spyrou penalty.

Achna were still trying to get back into the game when they scored five minutes later with a goal from Alex Kyriacou. This seemed to motivate Arachne who increased their lead to make it 4-2 through Adonis Pratsides in the 75th minute. Lorenzo Toumazos then wrapped up the win with a great solo effort in the final minute to make it 5-2.

All Saints 5 Asha 0

Newcomers All Saints had their first win of the season and they did it in style by defeating Asha 5-0 with their goals coming from Rhys Watson, Rayan Bailey, Can Akkaya, Andreas Savva and an own goal.

The second goal was a classic from Rayan Bailey who shot the ball with the outside of his foot into the back of the net.

Anorthosis 3 Pendayia 0

A good win for Anorthosis that puts them in second place two points behind the leaders Arachne. Although this win on paper looked like a comfortable win for Anorthosis although Pendayia did play very well.

Anorthosis goals came from Andy Cain 10th minute when he scored with a fine header. Super striker Danny Coolridge scored just before the break. Then Phodis Christodoulou  scored in the 75th minute making it 3-0 for Anorthosis who are improving with every game.

LFA Intermediate Cup

First Round

All four entrants from the KOPA League won through to the next round of the LFA Intermediate Cup. Pantel beat Middlesborough supporters 3-1 with goals coming from Ian Reuben and two from Daniel. Olympia beat AFC Avalon 3-1 their goals were scored by Vasos Lambrou 2 and Andrea Brennan. Brotherhood went into extra time and beat London Maccabi 3-2 with supr striker Aaron Kennedy scoring twice and Paul Yiannakas adding the third. Finally Omonia defeated Balham 5-0 with their goals coming from Neil 2, George Savva, Zane and Alexandrou.

 League Tables

First Division

 

Rank Teams Played Wins Lost Draw GF GA GD Points
1 New Salamis 3 3 0 0 12 3 9 9
2 FC Tripimeni 3 3 0 0 11 4 7 9
3 Rizokarpasso 2 2 0 0 6 1 5 6
4 Livadia FC 3 1 1 1 8 10 -2 4
5 Apoel 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 4
6 Omonia (London) 2 1 1 0 6 3 3 3
7 Cetinkaya Cinar 3 1 2 0 8 8 0 3
8 Olympia 2 0 2 0 1 3 -2 0
9 Komi Kebir 2 0 2 0 2 9 -7 0
10 Aradippou 3 0 3 0 1 10 -9 0

Second Division

Rank Teams Played Wins Lost Draw GF GA GD Points
1 Arachne 3 3 0 0 15 5 10 9
2 Anorthosis 3 2 0 1 11 5 6 7
3 Brotherhood FC 2 2 0 0 7 0 7 6
4 Achna FC 3 2 1 0 8 7 1 6
5 Maronites 2 1 0 1 7 4 3 4
6 All Saints 3 1 2 0 9 12 -3 3
7 Pendayia 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 1
8 Asha FC 3 0 2 1 2 10 -8 1
9 Cyprus Youth (KLN) 2 0 2 0 0 4 -4 0
10 Pantel 2 0 2 0 2 10 -8 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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