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AEL top of the table, Alki and Doxa pointless

Action from the Enosis vs Nea Salamina game

Of the four teams that have played in both the first two rounds of the championship, only AEL have secured maximum points while Doxa Katokopias and Alki remain pointless.

A goal in each half by Torres and Hurado gave AEL their second win of the season against Doxa.

AEL were far from impressive in their opening two games but still managed two clean sheets limiting their opponents to a couple of half-chances. It will not be easy for any team to breakdown AEL this season.

Doxa’s first two games were against two of the so-called top 6 sides (Anorthosis & AEL) but were still expected to pose a sterner test especially against the Limassol side.

There was a goal glut at Paralimni as Nea Salamina defeated Enosis by 5-3 in a vastly entertaining game.

The visitors led by 3-1 at the interval thanks to goals from Tiago (2) and Kosti with Paralimni’s Pittas bringing the game level temporarily just after the half-hour mark.

In the second half, more defensive lapses by the home side allowed Kinglsey and Eloudou to make sure of Salamina’s first win of the season despite a late Paralimni comeback through goals by Rasmussen and Abardjumian.

Anorthosis must be kicking themselves for dropping two precious points against Pafos FC.

Ruben Rayios had given the Famagusta team the lead midway into the first half and missed a hatful of chances to make sure of the points but poor finishing and some excellent goalkeeping by kept the Pafos team in the game.

As so often happens in football Anorthosis were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as Angulo hit a late winner for Pafos FC to claim the point.

In the final weekend game Ermis had few problems in defeating Alki by 2-0 with a Pardo own goal and a second coming from Katsiatis that sealed the points for Ermis.


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