By Iacovos Constantinou
Ebo who had replaced the ineffective Oriol early in the second half scored the only goal of the game between leaders AEL and fourth placed Ermis Aradippou that sent AEL four points clear at the top.
As expected AEL pushed forward right from the start with Ermis content to soak up the pressure and try to catch the home side on the break. Orlanda Sa was a continuous threat for the visitor’s goal with three attempts in the first twenty five minutes that all went close.
Ermis’s only real threat came in the dying seconds of the first half when Moran’s back-heel was well saved by AEL’s keeper Karim Fagrouch.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first with AEL going close when another substitute, Stanlav Genchev, hit the post with a delicate chip from outside the area and Orlanda Sa blasting the rebound high and wide.
The goal came in the 79th minute after Dede worked the ball through to Ebo and the young Ghanaian slid past de Pina before unleashing a powerful shot past the helpless Ermis keeper Arabatzis to break the deadlock and secure all three points for AEL.