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Türkmenköy too good for Geçitkale

 

By Richard Beale …..

A goal in each half by Türkmenköy was enough to condemn Geçitkale to their third successive defeat to leave them in 7th place in the table.

Result : GEÇİTKALE GSK 0 TÜRKMENKÖY ASK 2

Sunday December 30, BTM League Red Group, match played at TatlIsu Rauf Denktaş Stadi.

On a chilly, showery Sunday morning the supporters had the right idea to stay in by the fire. Only 10 foolhardy people plus a dog were huddled together when the match started, a few more would join them later on.

Türkmenköy, when they used to play Esentepe in League 1 a few seasons back, were always awkward opponents, very tall for Cypriots. Now some of those players have filled out and some looked like they should be playing with an oval ball not a round one.

Türkmenköy being a more powerful built side hustled Geçitkale’s lighter players off the ball. Geçitkale were technically the more skilful side but Türkmenköy were very combative and created the most chances.

Türkmenköy hit the bar in the 14th minute, then a minute later Yusuf through on goal, with only Gecikale goalkeeper Gürcan to beat, shot wide.

They eventually took the lead in the 23rd minute when a shot from HÜSEYİN KELES on left took a deflection and the ball sailed over Gürcan.. 0-1

Türkmenköy goalkeeper, the burly Osman, was only called into action once saving a point range header from Tanju following a Birkan corner. Geçitkale goalkeeper Gürcan was definitely the busier of the two keepers.

Türkmenköy increased their lead in the 55th minute after Geçitkale had come back into the game, they were caught by a breakaway and UMUT ARSLAN finished clinically. 0-2.

Geçitkale were reduced to 10 men in the 85th minute when a long ball saw Fuat bring down Yusuf who was in the clear, leaving the referee no option but to send him off.

From the free kick just outside the box Vedat shot brought a good save at the near post by Gürcan.. FULL TIME SCORE; 0-2

Action from Geçitkale – Türkmenköy match, Geçitkale in white

BTM RESULTS Week 5

RED GROUP                                            WHITE GROUP

Dipkarpaz – Dörtyol        0-0                     Karaoğlanoğlu – Lapta       1-1

Geçitkale – Türkmenköy 0-2                     Ortaköy – Aydınköy            4-2

Mehmetçik – Görneç       0-3                     Tatlısu HOSK – Zümrütköy 4-1

Serdarlı – Gaziköy           2-4                      Yilmazköy – Denizli            0-3

LEAGUE TABLE (top 4 Red Group)

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

GÖRNEÇ

5

4

1

0

16

1

13

Vadili

4

4

0

0

12

1

12

Dörtyol

4

3

2

0

11

3

11

Türkmenköy

4

2

0

2

6

6

6

LEAGUE TABLE (top 4 White Group)

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

LAPTA

5

3

2

0

14

5

11

Karaoğlanoğlu

5

3

1

1

14

4

10

Denizli

5

3

1

1

13

6

10

Tatlısu HOSK

3

2

0

2

7

7

9