AEK has given their faithful a significant win to celebrate the club’s milestone (100 years since its foundation), defeating Aris to now ascend past PAOK on the ladder as they continue their strong push for a second straight league title.

Enosi beat the Thessaloniki side 2-0 at “Agia Sophia” Stadium on Monday morning (AEST) in the fifth round of the Greek Super League play-offs, jumping two points above PAOK (who has a game in hand to play against Olympiacos).

The Double-headed eagle of the South owed the victory in large part to striker Ezequiel Ponce, who scored an early brace with two goals inside the first 15 minutes of the clash (9′, 14′).

The result is of great importance as it now makes PAOK’s catchup match with Olympiacos a must-win fixture, adding extra pressure on an already difficult assignment.

Panathinaikos earned a crucial 3-1 home success against Lamia to keep on the toes of AEK and PAOK as they now find themselves sandwiched between the two outfits on the ladder.

The Fthiotida managed to score first after a poor backward pass from right back Giannis Kotsiras was intercepted by midfielder Vykintas Slivka, who then struck the ball into the bottom right from just outside the box (14′).

The “Trifylli” found a swift reply as Adam Cerin was on the receiving end of a cross in the box by midfield partner Willian Arao, with the Slovenian guiding the ball in on the volley (18′).

Greens winger Bernard then gave his side the lead on the hour mark through a fantastic free kick goal that sailed into the top left corner.

Bernard then polished off an excellent team goal late into the contest to earn a brace and put the game to bed (87′).

Panetolikos secured a vital 0-1 away victory over Kifisia on Sunday morning in the fourth round of the play-outs, leaping out of the relegation zone in the process.

The Agrinio side found what proved to be the winning goal in the 70th minute via striker Sebastian Lomonaco, with the result helping Panetolikos ascend into 12th place and gain a two-point lead over Kifisia (now in 13th).

Giannina suffered a 0-1 home defeat to Asteras Tripolis which all but guarantees they will fall down into the second division.

The Arcadians went ahead in the dying minutes of the match, finding a goal through centre half Pichu Atienza (90+3′) to snap a nine-match winless streak for the club.

The Epirutans are now eight points adrift of Panetolikos with only three games left, meaning that they would need to earn the full nine points on offer and hope results go their way to have any chance of survival.

Volos came from behind twice to seal a 2-2 home draw with Atromitos.

The Peristeriotes took the advantage 18 minutes in, thanks to a first ever Super League goal from left back Nikolaos Athanasiou.

The Magnesia outfit equalised on the stroke of half time after striker Juan Manuel Garcia scored the rebound following an initial penalty save by Gabriele Marchegiani (45+2′), though Atromitos would restore their lead soon after via a successful penalty from forward Karol Angielski (70′).

Volos midfilder Nemanja Glavcic then produced a phenomenal free kick goal (80′), striking the ball into the left side of the net to help his team earn a point.

Panserraikos and OFI played out a 2-2 stalemate in the opening game of the round on Saturday evening as both sides continued to strengthen their positions away from the relegation spots.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, thanks to midfielder Kosta Aleksic (22′), but the Cretans found a quick equaliser via midfielder Marko Bakic after he knocked in the rebound from his initially saved penalty (27′).

The Serres club regained the lead almost as quickly as their opponents had nullified it, with striker Jefte Betancor finishing the ball following a free kick delivery from winger Amr Warda (33′).

Bakic stepped up once again for his side as he found the back of the net again in the 75th minute, helping them to their fourth draw in their last five outings.

Greek Super League Ladder (game in hand)

Championship Group

1-AEK: 69

2-Panathinaikos: 68

3-PAOK: 67 (30)

4-Olympiacos: 63 (30)

5-Aris: 48

6-Lamia: 34

Relegation Group

1-Asteras Tripolis: 34

2-Atromitos: 34

3-Panserraikos: 32

4-OFI: 31

5-Volos: 29

6-Panetolikos: 27

7-Kifisia: 25

8-Giannina: 19