New Salamis are up to second in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One after a narrow 1-0 win away at Shefford Town & Campton on Saturday.

George Lutaaya scored the only goal of the game just before half-time to secure the points for Salamis, who are now unbeaten in their last nine league games since a 4-1 defeat at FC Broxbourne Borough on September 7.

Salamis had the better phases of play in the first half and Deniz Mehmet was wreaking all kinds of havoc on the Shefford defence.

They made the breakthrough before half-time, and Mehmet was the provider for birthday boy Lutaaya to tap home and break the deadlock.

Shefford were much more proactive in getting forward throughout the second half but couldn’t break down the stubborn defence.

They did manage to breach the back line towards the end, but the visitors were saved by the woodwork.

The result leaves Salamis nine points shy on runaway leaders St Panteleimon, but with a game in hand and a trip to the leaders this Saturday, that gap could soon be closed.