The “Saints” progress to Semi-Finals of League Cup

After two cancelled matches due to the weather and unplayable pitches, St. Panteleimon FC finally played on Saturday 10th March their Division One Cup match against Kodak FC at The Hive.

A quick start by the Saints saw them playing fluent passing football.  

Then a fast cross was met brilliantly on the volley by Noyan Tajbakhsh to make it 0-1 to the Saints.  Without the pace and pressure of the beginning, the game went a little flat and the Saints could not extend their lead.

The light rain came and the match became a possession battle.

Still 0-1 at half time.

The dry second half saw the Saints control the game with superb performances from Roberto Katsikas at the back and Javonne Molloy in the middle.  Some fantastic moves and wing play saw a nice chip from Jack Smith go just over the bar. 

A mistake in defence from Kodak saw Anton Wilson gets the second for the Saints.

Mid way through the second half Kodak got one back.

Great skill and fluent football from Elias Katsoloudis and Ayub Albadri gave the Saints momentum and confidence.

Dimitri Anastasiou scored the third, an amazing goal, going around the keeper with great poise and skill.

Kodak got another one back 2-3.

A superb finish from Noyan Kajbakhsh made it 2-4.

In the end, the Saints simply outclassed the opposition.  A good 2-4 win and into the next round, the Semi Finals of the Jim Rogers President’s Division One Cup.

Next Saturday there will be a top of the League table clash, when St. Panteleimon will play away against AEK London.

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