Sports Football Cyprus Football First Division Ayia Napa late equaliser stuns Anorthosis

Ayia Napa late equaliser stuns Anorthosis

Ioannis Antoniou's 88th minute equaliser has earned Ayia Napa a point against league leaders Anorthosi.

Andre Paus' team opened the score with Vitor Pele's drive from outside the area which managed to beat Ayia Napa keeper Kittos in the 10th minute of the game to make the score 1-0.

Anorthosis had complete control of the game but, into halftime with the.opportunity to put the game to bed early, couldn't convert opportunities to double their advantage.

Anothosi fans had more to cheer for when their team managed to double their advantage when Dino Adlovu converted the penalty won by Orlandi, and at that point the home side surely had three points in the bag.

However football has proven time and time again that nothing is over till it's over, and Ayia Napa managed to get a goal back instantly with Ibson De Melo.

At that point Anorthosis' opportunities on goal were limited and allowed the visitors to push for the equaliser.

Andre Paus' team was punished for their missed opportunities two minutes from  time when Lobresic shot was brilliantly saved by Kobrivec, and on the rebound Ioannis Antoniou headed the ball into the net to the.disbelief of the Anorthosi fans and Ayia Napa earned a crucial point at the Antonis Papadopoulos stadium.

It was a missed opportunity for Anorthosis to go back to the top of the table with APOEL and AEK to play against Enosis and AEL respectively.