Salmon finally scores for new club


On Sunday, the 29-year-old scored his team’s third goal in a 4-1 home win over Apollon Kalamarias, shortly before being substituted in the 83rd minute.

Salmon had an action-packed evening, thrilling the over 12 000 fans who packed the Toumba Stadium, despite the heavy rain.

As early as the 6th minute he hit a header which was turned out for a corner, and just after half time, the former Supersport United man controlled a good ball in the penalty area, but his neat pass was put wide by a teammate.

Elias Charalambous, a Johannesburg-born Cypriot international, was also in the thick of things, providing a neat one-two movement for the opening goal and combining well with Salmon for another attempt.

Due to this long overdue win, POAK have moved up to eighth position on the log, and now lie just above Pierre Issa’s OFI Crete on goal difference.

Crete travelled to lowly Veria but lost all the points after a 2-1 defeat.

However, there was better news for Bafana Bafana defender Nasief Morris, as his Panathinaikos continues to put pressure on log leaders AEK, following a fine 2-0 home win against Atromitos.

But the gap between the two clubs is still five points, and the unbeaten AEK have netted more times and are yet to concede a League goal this season.