On the other hand, Iraklis eliminated lower division teams Veria, Niki Volos, Almopos Aridea and Panarkadikos to reach the semifinals, where they faced rivals PAOK. Both matches were held in Iraklis home, Lysandros Kaftanzoglou Stadium and Iraklis progressed to the Final with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Before the second match, there was an alleged bribe attempt of a PAOK footballer by Iraklis. Due to those -unproven- charges, Iraklis were eventually relegated to Beta Ethniki.
From First Round matches, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, PAOK and Iraklis won Beta Ethniki teams with big scores. Takis Tsironis of Kastoria was elected first scorer with 9 goals, 3 of them in Final. Kastoria success was decisive for some of their players' careers, as Sarganis, Simeoforidis, Papavasiliou and Dintsikos were later acquired by Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens.