Binatlı bundle Esentepe out of the Cup.


By Richard Beale ………

A very tough and robust Binatlı team were too strong for Esentepe and deservedly won this second round encounter of the Kibris Cup.


Wednesday 13 February, 2019 : Kıbrıs Cup Second Round. Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium

Esentepe not only were knocked out of the Cup but they suffered an injury to their only striker Junior Mfede, the Cameroon striker may well miss Saturday’s vital clash away to Girne Halk Evi .

Junior was injured in the 5th minute when he fell awkwardly on his ankle and was carried off on a stretcher but returned with his ankle heavily strapped up and scored a goal 10 minutes later.


18 mins : Mahmut pass found Efosa who beat a couple of players before finding JUNIOR who beat his marker before rounding goalkeeper Salih to score his 5th goal for Esentepe in 3 matches. 1-0

23 mins ; Binatlı were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position right on the edge in the middle of the goal area. Muammer Tip bent the kick round the wall only to see his shot hit the angle of the crossbar and post, bounce down before it was scrambled away.

40 mins : Junior went down again, while Binatlı were in possession of the ball a number of Esentepe players thought that Binatlı would kick the ball out of play to enable Junior to get treatment. They did not and the ball was played up field to Mustafa Suzgen who squared the ball across to HASAN NALBANT who simply tapped the ball in. Thıs led to some bad feelings with a number of players arguing amongst themselves. HALF TIME SCORE : 1-1

Junior did not return for the start of the second half and was replaced by Ahmet Çağler.

Binatlı nearly scored twice within 5 minutes of the restart of the second but Esentepe young goalkeeper Onur thwarted them.

53 mins : Binatlı took the lead following slack defending by Esentepe, a long cross found two Binatlı players unmarked at the far post VINICLUS JORGE got in a shot which Onur could only parry back again to Viniclus who shot home the rebound. 1-2

57 mins ; Binatlı scored another simple goal when Mahmut came off worse with a strong tackle by Alattin who outstripped Hasan before squaring the ball across to VINICLUIS JORGE whose low drive beat Onur at the near post, the goalkeeper could only help the ball into the net. 1-3

66 mins : In a rare Esentepe attack they put together a good move Vurkan found Kaan who put over a lovely cross just too high for Sane, the ball went to Ahmet Çağler at the far post who hit his first time shot wide from a good position

71 mins : Esentepe gave away a bad goal, Esentepe Captain Şahin tried to find Mahmut with a pass across his goal area that was intercepted by  MODIAGBE VICTORY who went on to beat Onur. 1-4

78 mins : Esentepe almost reduced the deficit when they broke quickly from a Binatlı corner led by Efosa who beat a couple of players and squared a perfect cross to Kaan who had run upfield himself but the winger’s shot flew high over the bar, maybe with a little more composure he could have done better. FULL TIME SCORE : 1-4

SUMMING UP : Binatlı deservedly won this game they were much the better side. Esentepe could not reproduce the collective form they showed in their last match against Gençlik Gücü. They played ok for the first 20 minutes but were out-muscled by a robust Binatlı team.



The shock result of the round was Cup holders Cihangir were knocked out at home by League 1 team Dumlupınar. It was still 0-0 after extra time. but Dumlupınar won on penalties 4-2.

In the other League 1 clash Ozanköy finally overcame Düzkaya 3-2 after extra time.

Baf Ülkü Yurdu – Kücük Kaymaklı                 1-1 BUY wın 3-1 after extra time

Cihangir – Yonpaş Dumlupınar                      0-0 Y Dumlupınar wın 4-2 on penalties.

Esentepe – Binatlı                                             1-4

 Girne Halk Evi – Gençlik Gücü                      3-3 G.Gücü win 9-8 on penalties

Lefke – Doğan Türk Birliği                              0-3

Mağusa Türk Gücü – L. Gençler Birliği           8-1

Ozanköy – Düzkaya                                        2-2 Ozanköy win 3-2 after extra time

Türk Ocak – Yenicamı                                     0-0 Yenicamı wın 4-3 0n penalties