St Panteleimon crowned champions
PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 May 2018
St. Panteleimon has been crowned champions of the Middlesex County League Division One after sealing a 7-0 victory against Mile End Rangers.
The club has dedicated its championship to founder, sponsor and treasurer Pani Argyrou whose funeral will be held on May, 9.
A minute’s applause at the beginning by both teams and the referee, to honour the memory of Pani, began the emotional day.
Nick Salapatas scored the opener with a strong finish that sent relief and joy through the team.
A mistake by the Mile End keeper gave Noyan Nakbakhsh the second with a tap in.
Ayub Albadri flying down the right wing with his distinctive pace and style, placed the ball to make it 0-3, in the first minute of the second half.
Then Roberto Katsikas scored a hat-trick to make it 0-6 before Noyan Tajkbakhsh made it 0-7 with a rocket shot on the run.