Northern Cyprus Football – Bahçeli v Ergazi – 28th June 2015

Bahçeli v Ergazi – 28th June 2015

Match report from Rich’s Sport


By Graham Brown and Richard Beale…….

Match report: from Rich’s Sport for Sunday 28th June 2015. Featuring Yükselme League Group 6 at Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium.

Result : Bahçeli scored 5 – Ergazi scored 1

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Bahçeli got back to winning ways as they easily overcame lowly Ergazi to go up to 3rd place in the League. Bahçeli could have easily got into double figures but missed a hatful of chances.

Bahçeli were given a great start when they took an early lead in the 3rd minute. Following a cross from the left by Tansu, ESER KAN brilliantlyBahçeli and Ergazi 28th June 2015 turned his marker and fired past goalkeeper Burak. 1-0.

After 17 minutes top scorer ESER KAN scored his 6th goal of the season, in a good move involving his striking partner Halil. The speedy forward fastened onto the ball on the left, looked up and spotted Eser in front of his marker, using all of his experience Eser turned his marker again and fired past Burak 2-0.

HALIL got onto the scoring act himself in the 23rd minute fastening onto a long ball out of defence he slotted the ball home as he ran into the box. 3-0.

It was all Bahçeli, and goal number 4 arrived in the 33rd minute with a well worked goal. Eşref did Bahçeli and Ergazi 28th June 2015 imagewell to win the ball in midfield and sent Eser away on the right, his cross at the near post was met by the sliding UĞURCAN who slotted the cross past Burak 4-0.

Though in the first half Ergazi produced some neat football, the only threat in the half came early on when Bahçeli keeper Murat produced a fine point blank range save from Cağil, after the Bahçeli defence had been split.

Bahçeli’s direct approach was the more effective weapon, with Halil and Eser causing havoc among the Ergazi defence, both forwards could have added to their tally. H-T 4-0.

With the game already won, Bahçeli understandably were unable to lift their game to the high level they played in the first half. Ergazi seeing an opportunity to restore some pride, started to compete more, with their veteran midfield player Arkin spraying the ball around beautifully.

Bahçeli continued to create and miss chances, with Halil missing a couple of good scoring chances.

Bahceli’s 5th goal came in the 60th minute, from TANSU. Taking a corner himself on the left, the ball came back to him and right on the touchline after beating a player he somehow managed to squeeze a shot in which went through the keeper’s legs at the near post. 5-0.

64 minutes Eser nearly completed his hat trick when a great through ball by Hasan Soytürk, found Eser whose first time shot crashed off to the bar, straight to Halil who should have scored easily but he screwed his shot wide.

Ergazi replaced goalkeeper Burak with Sğkrü Usluer.

75 minutes Ergazi scored a consolation goal or it might not have been a goal, we don’t know. A long Arkin cross from the left, was headed by Sürkü Hafiz, Bahçeli and Ergazi 28th June 2015 2straight into the arms of goalkeeper Murat who appeared to be standing behind his line. Ergazi players claimed the goal, but the referee seemed unimpressed but glancing towards the Linesman awarded a goal, much to the dismay of the Bahçeli players. As doesn’t possess goal line technology we will never know. 5-1.

Bahçeli continued to look dangerous every time they attacked, Eser continued to look for his hat trick, firstly he had a bullet header brilliantly pushed over the bar by substitute keeper Sukru. Then following a Halil cross from the left Eser shot well over from a good position. F-T ; 5-1.

SUMMING UP; A thoroughly entertaining match, what a lovely way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Though the win may come too late for Bahçeli to make the “play offs”, they can only win their remaining matches and see what happens. This was probably their best performance of the season, and for once with Player Coach Osman playing well at the back the defence looked more secure. All the back 4 had good games, and upfront the partnership of Halil and Eser continues to gel, shame about some of their finishing as both players should have scored hat tricks. Ugurcan in midfield was his usual bundle of energy, and for me he was Bahceli’s best player.

BAHCELI TEAM : (4-4-2, subs in brackets ).

Murat ; Köksal, Eşref, Osman (Yakup 65 mins), Şeref : Tansu (Serdal Şengün 60 mins), Hasan Soytürk, Uğurcan, Mehmet Soytürk (Tugay 61 mins) : Halil, Eser Kan.

Bahçeli Man of the Match : UĞURCAN.

Bahçeli goalscorers this season ; Eser Kan 6, Halil 4, Uğurcan 3, Tansu 2, Hakin 1, Mehmet Soytürk 1, Abdullah Şengün 1.

Other results ; Yükselme League Group 6.

Mehmetçik 2 Karadeniz 61 1 : Yesilköy 0 Yeni Erenköy 0



Mehmetçik SK 8 8 0 0 24

Tatlisu Seracilar SK 7 5 0 2 15

BAHÇELI SK 8 4 1 3 13

Karadeniz SK 7 4 0 3 12

Yesilköy SK 8 2 1 5 7

Yeni Erenköy SK 8 1 1 6 4

Ergazi SK 8 1 1 6 4


Thursday July 2nd. k.o 5-30pm Away Yeni Erenköy SK @ Dipkarpaz Sahasi.*****

Sunday July 5th. k.o. 5-30pm HOME Karadeniz SK @ Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium.

Saturday July 11th k.o.5-30pm Away Mehmetçik SK @ Mehmetçik Stadi

Wed July 15th k.o.5-30pm HOME Yesilköy SK @ Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium. ***** Unfortunately will not be able to cover this match in either Video or Match report form due to prior engagements.


After a General Meeting last week Village President Cemal Erdoğan has announced that he will not be standing to be re-elected as President of the Football Club.

This is bad news for the Club and Village as at present the Football Club has no President, no 1st team Coach and I understand are heavily in debt. This could result in the transfer out of the Club of some of its stars to pay off the loans.

The Club are looking to fill both positions as soon as possible because believe it or not Pre Season is just around the corner.


Some good news for the Club is that the Under 15s, have a great chance of reaching the Quarter Finals of the Tamsu Under 15 League. After Qualifying by finishing second in their League, Esentepe are well placed in 2nd position in the “play offs“, having won their opening 2 matches. On Wednesday evening they travel to Lefkoşa to take on favourites Yenicami. Even if they lose this match they are virtually guaranteed a place in the Quarter Finals.


Game played on the 27th June 2015.

Esentepe scorers; Ege Can Açikportakli, Kurtulus Kaya (2).

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