The KOPA League Challenge Cup final between first division champions Anorthosis and second division Champions Panathinaikos started on a sombre note but a memorial one in remembering Kyriacos Spyrou, (Spiris) the Chairman of New Salamis who sadly passed away on Monday.with a one minute silence.
The match kicked off with the underdogs Panathinaikos creating two very good opportunities.and trying very hard to unsettle favourites Anorthosis.
But with 18 minutes gone Anorthosis took a 1-0 lead through Adem Ali who placed the ball into the back of the net.
From there on both teams satback with the occasional break and then a push from either side for the winner or equaliser.
Anorthosis increased the lead to 2-0 with ten minutes to go via the Panathinaikos Goalkeeper who dropped the ball into the back of the net and giving the Cup to the blues side Anorthosis and leave them on their own path to do the KOPA League treble of winning the KOPA League Championship, Challenge Cup and Divisional Cup.
The First Division Cup final will be taking place next Thursday 30th May 2019 at 7.45pm at Haringey Borough stadium.