By Richard Beale…………………..

Tatlısu had a nightmare start to their opening BTM match being “hit for six” by a very impressive Mesarya side, with Ex- Dumlupınar striker Hikmet Çelikel helping himself to 4 goals.

Result : TATLISU SERACILAR SK 0  MESARYA SK 6

Saturday January 13 : BTM League Red Group : Tatlısu Rauf Raif Denktaş Stadi

Tatlısu were 2 goals down after 15 minutes, 4 goals down by half time and 6 goals down after 52 minutes, so there was no way back for them. They were outplayed, out fought, out thought, out coached and overwhelmed by a classy looking Mesarya side. The visitors had the more experienced players, were taller and physically stronger and cut through a very inexperienced Tatlısu defence at will.

TATLISU SERACILAR SK and MESARYA SK

Mesarya took the lead in the 12th minute following a terrible error by Esentepe young team goalkeeper Kurşat. A long cross was sent into the Tatlısu goal area, Kursat came for the ball, but was completely deceived by the bounce which went over his head to HİKMET to head home. 0-1

OKAN made it 2-0 after 15 minutes hammering in a shot, after the Tatlısu defence had failed to clear a corner. 0-2

From a Kamil free kick that again was only partially cleared, YUSUF hammered in the rebound after 38 minutes. 0-3

It was 4-0 after 42 minutes with Tatlısu defence all at sea HİKMET took a reverse pass and made progress into the Tatlısu half, defenders Barış and Ümit collided with each other allowing the striker to slot pass the advancing Kurşat. HALF TIME SCORE : 0-4

46 minutes Mesarya scored a stunning goal almost straight from the restart, a long ball sent Hasan away on the left, the striker showing great pace outstripped the defence before sending over the perfect cross to HİKMET to slot home. 0-5

HİKMET netted his 4th of the match another low cross from the right this time by Vokan gave the striker the easy task of finding the net. 0-6.

After that Mesarya either felt sorry for Tatlısu or eased off the gas a little. They made a number of substitutions but still easily kept Tatlısu in check.

Kurşat in the home goal made up for his earlier error making a number of fine saves as Mesarya could have easily added to their tally.

Tatlısu at least near the end, gave the Mesarya keeper Oğuzhan a little work to do as the home side tried desperately to at least score a consolation goal.

I will say this for Tatlısu, yes they were on the end of a frightful hammering, but not once did their heads drop and they kept going to the end. The only way is “UP” for them. On a terrible day Kurşat, Ümit and substitute Hakan at least can hold their heads up

For Mesarya they look a classy team, and though it is early in the season Champions elect in this Group. FULL TIME SCORE : 0-6

TATLISU SERACILAR : KURŞAT (gk] : Emrah, Barış(Özal 42), Ali (Hakan 58), Asil : Ümit, Turgay, Ekrem : Soner (Cemal 48) : Reşat.

MESARYA : Oğuzhan (gk) : Emre, Yusuf, Efthmios, Abdullah, Vokan, Nahit (Umut 60), Kamil, Okan, Hasan (Ogün), HİKMET (Bekir 75).

Referee ; Hasan Ünal – Excellent. Yellow cards : Ali, Turgay, Emrah (all Tatlısu)

Mesarya’s HİKMET ÇELİKEL 4 goals and “MAN OF THE MATCH”