By Richard Beale…………..
Believe it or not even with the weather warming up, Football is still being played in the early summer. The BTM League started last week and it is a short season with 6 groups of 6 teams involved. They play each other home and away, and the winners of each group go into a Play Off League and the winner of that is promoted to the K-Pet League 1 .
BTM is strictly amateur and the players work and play football for the fun of it. They do not get paid, but I should imagine there is some “boot money” involved. Despite the heat the players go “hammer and tongs” at it, yes there are a few “beer bellies” on show, but there is some fine skilful players as well. Some of the playing surfaces leave much to desire, sand and soil, but some are played in proper Stadiums on grass and some on artificial surfaces.
Come along and soak up the atmosphere on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with the Locals and enjoy a cold beer before, after and even during the game at some Stadiums !.
I have listed below some selected matches that are being played near possible Ex Pats locations :
BTM GROUP 1
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : TATLISU SERACILAR SK v KARADENIZ SK.
At Tatlisu Rauf Raif Dentkaş Stadı on the roundabout at Tatlisu.
TIPS : A local Derby match have a few cheap beers before the match at the Sky Cafe a locals place beer was 4.75tl there last season !. After the match if Tatlisu win soak up the atmosphere in the Tatlisu Sports Club Bar in the village.
BTM GROUP 2
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : CANAKKALE TSK v YENİŞEHİR SK
At Muharrem Döveç Stadı Near Famagusta.
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : CİVİSİL-ÖTÜKEA SK v YILDRIM SK
At Civisil Sahası Near Iskele
BTM GROUP 3
Sunday 30th Aprıl : ko 4-00pm : BAHÇELİ v GEÇITKALE SK
At Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium – Good pitch-good refreshments and toilets available.
Sunday 30th April : ko 4-00pm : YARKÖY SK v BOĞAZICI SK
At Maraş Stadıum Famagusta (Stadium near the boarder crossing)
BTM GROUP 4
Sunday 30th April : ko 4-00pm : DILEKKAYA SK v İNCİRLİ SK
At Balikesir Stadi (the stadium ıs on the right hand side going to the Airport).
BTM GROUP 5
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : KARAOĞLANOGLU SB v PINARBASI CSK
At Karaoğlanoglu Sahası.
Brand new Karaoğlanoglu Sahası
BTM GROUP 6
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : BALIKESIR SK v ALANKÖY SK
At Balikesir Stadi.
Saturday 29th April : ko 4-00pm : ORTAKÖY SK v YENİCEKÖY SK
at Gonyeli Stadium.
K-PET SUPA LEAGUE.
Even though Yenicami were crowned Champions weeks ago the “elite” League of the TRNC is still going strong with 2 matches left to play after this weekends fixtures.
K-PET SUPA LEAGUE RESULTS :
John Ebuka Yencami and Supa League top goalscorer with 35 goals
K-PET SUPA LEAGUE TABLE :
K-PET SUPA LEAGUE FIXTURES :
SELECTED FIXTURE DETAILS FOR THIS WEEKEND
Yenicami v Cihangir match (local derby) – Atatürk Stadium LEFKOŞA
Dumlupinar v GAÜ match – Canbulat Stadı FAMAGUSTA.
Değirmenlik v BAF match – Sadik Cemil Stadi, DEĞIRMENLIK (near Erukula Supermarket)
Magüsa v Kuçuk Kaymaklı match- Canbulat Stadı FAMAGUSTA (Sunday).
Türk Ocak v Yalova match – 20 Temmuz Mete Adanir Stadium GIRNE.
L.Gençler v Mormenekse (local Derby) – Cumhuriyet Stadium ISKELE
FOR ANY MORE DETAILS OF LOCAL FOOTBALL PLEASE CONTACT ME ON THE FORM BELOW :