New Salamis got back to winning ways in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One, securing a 4-2 success away at Buckingham Athletic.

Richard Georgiou’s hat-trick helped Salamis into a 3-1 lead, while Connor Bancans made it 4-1 later in the second half before Buckingham’s consolation.

Georgiou got off the mark after just three minutes when his brother Charlie nicked the ball off the home goalkeeper and fed him in, tapping into the empty net.

It was two after just nine minutes when John Kyriacou burst into the area and was upended. Georgiou stepped up and calmly made it 2-0 to put his side in a comfortable position.

They relaxed perhaps a tad too much though, and Buckingham found a route back into the game when the referee pointed to the spot again, and with the penalty converted, it was game on.

A third penalty of the match was awarded following a bright start to the second half for Salamis, and it was the perfect opportunity to Georgiou to seal his hat-trick. He did, and the visitors’ two-goal cushion was restored.

The fourth goal was soon forthcoming, and it was substitute Bancancs who got it when he started and finished a fantastic team move.

Buckingham’s discipline depleted towards the end and their captain was sent to the sin bin with eight minutes left, although they did manage to find a second goal in that time to reduce the arrears slightly.

Late on though, another crude challenge resulted in a red card, and they finished the game permanently with 10 men while Salamis moved up to sixth in the table.

Their next game sees them host Winslow United this Saturday at the QEII Stadium, with kick-off at 3pm.