New Salamis moved to the top of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Shefford Town & Campton.

Salamis are level on points with second-placed St Panteleimon but with an enormous goal difference of +76, they lead the way, at least momentarily as St Panteleimon have two games in hand.

Shefford started strongly and forced goalkeeper Anthony Ioannou into some early saves, but Salamis went ahead when Charlie Georgiou was brought down in the area and he converted the resulting penalty.

The home side then went down to 10 men as Luke Durnin was sent off for kicking out, but five minutes later Shefford were a man down too following a reckless lunge.

Georgiou grabbed his second shortly after the restart with an excellent run and finish, but a lapse in concentration allowed Shefford to pull one back almost immediately.

This kicked Salamis back into gear and they restored their two-goal cushion as Georgiou completed his hat-trick with a calm finish.

More sloppy defending allowed Shefford in for a second time, but Salamis held on to move to the summit.

Elsewhere, the rot continued for Enfield Borough as a 1-0 home defeat to Milton Keynes Robins made it five losses on the bounce in all competitions.

In addition, they have now not scored a league goal in over a month, with their only two coming in the five-game period coming in the 3-2 cup defeat to St Panteleimon.

Mason Spence scored the only goal of the game to give sixth-placed Robins all the points and help them keep pace with Winslow United, Rayners Lane and Stotfold.

Borough, meanwhile, sit 14th, with five points between themselves and the top half.