It was a draw!
Peyia scored in the 87th minute to equalise in todays “big” game against APOEL. Gotta say it was all very exciting! The crowd of supporters for Peyia must have numbered around 2000 plus: 5 of whom were non Cypriots – and that included us!
Good natured as always, the supporters were stretched to the limit by a linesman who was totally blind to any fault of Apoel but penalised Peyia for playing! Suffice to say, the crowd rose against him – and began to throw coins and bottles of water…….oh, it got a little scary!
Seems the linesman doesn’t have a father (according to my Cypriot neighbour) – and by the look on the faces of the supporters as we left, the same linesman may not have any hair either when Peyia hardliners are finished with him!
It was actually good fun: first half was slow but second half was Peyias, despite Apoel scoring around 75th minute. The action was down at the goal end with Peyia making the advances.
I’ll go again (well, can wear my coat again, can’t I?) – the crowd is just as much fun as the game itself – though I’d hate to be there if something really does upset them!
From a womans point of view, I think making us wear our second strip, which is green , had something to do with our lack of goals: our first strip is blue and yellow but clashed with Apoels normal blue and yellow strip! Green is a very “laid back” and generous colour: lets do scarlet red and REALLY get going, me thinks!
Off for a bath to consider how to propose the colour change – and, hopefully, to get a bit of colour back into my face: it was VERY cold. (11 degrees!)