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Dörtyol drop vital points.

By Richard Beale ….

Dörtyol who shared the top spot in the BTM Red with Görneç and Valdılı, lost ground as they dropped 2 points in this fiery local “derby” with neighbours Geçitkale.

Result : DÖRTYOL SK 1 GEÇİTKALE GSK 1

Saturday February 23 : BTM League Red Group : Dörtyol Stadium

The weather on Saturday morning was beautiful, a packed Dörtyol Stadium was blessed with spring sunshine, the home supporters were enthusiastic and singing away.

The first half was dominated by both defences, Dörtyol were the more enterprising team, Geçitkale worked hard and packed their defence when the home side attacked. Dörtyol vaunted forward line of Ibrahim Çelik, Ayberk Payas and Faruk Akkuş were kept in check by the Geçitkale defence with Tanju in particular looking strong. Geçitkale relied on breakaways led by their lone striker Hüseyin Yeşilbaş.

What chances there were went to Dörtyol in the 25th minute Faruk had a shot pushed around the post by the diving Gürcan.

33 minutes : Dörtyol leading goalscorer Ayberk set up Ibrahim Çelik whose shot went inches wide with goalkeeper Gürcan scrambling across his line. HALF TIME : 0-0

Dörtyol (in green) on the ball

At last Dörtyol broke Geçitkale’s stubbornness and what a goal it was after 58 minutes. The ex Maraş striker FARUK AKKUŞ fastening onto the ball on the right just outside the area, looked up took aim and sent a shot that fizzled into the net past Gürcan who had no chance whatsoever to save it. 1-0

Dörtyol continued to press but failed to take their chances and were always susceptible to a Geçitkale counter attack.

Against the run of play Geçitkale equalised in the 75th minute. through a gift of a goal from Dörtyol goalkeeper Remzi. Ekrem put a back pass to him but unfortunately he completely missed his kick and as he tried to recover he was beaten to the ball by HÜSEYIN YEŞiLBAŞ who simply had to tap the ball over the line. 1-1

Dörtyol huffed and puffed in final quarter of the match but Geçitkale defence remained resolute and they came away with a surprise point.

With both Görneç and Valdili winning, who are both on 26 points, Dörtyol drop to third place on 24 points.

FULL TIME SCORE: 1-1

By Richard Beale …….

BTM LEAGUE RESULTS

In the Red Group Dörtyol dropped 2 vital points allowing leaders Görneç and now second place Vadili the opportunity to open up a slight gap, they duly obliged with Görneç winning 4-0 and Vadili hammering Gazıköy 7-1

In the White Group  Karaoğlanoğlu have edged 3 points in front courtesy of the “big match” between second place Denizli and Lapta going to Lapta 1-0. 

RED GROUP                                                          WHITE GROUP

Dörtyol – Geçitkale               1-1                              Karaoğlanoğlu – Aydınköy       3-1                      

Gaziköy – Vadili                     1-7                              Lapta –     Denizli                        1-0

Görneç – Türkmenköy          4-0                              Tatlısu HOSK – Yilmazköy         3-0            

Serdarlı – Dıpkarpaz             3-2                              Zümrütköy – Ortaköy                 1-2

LEAGUE TABLE ( Red Group TOP 4)

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

GÖRNEÇ

11

8

2

1

34

11

26

Valdili

11

8

2

1

30

  9

26

Dörtyol

11

7

3

1

28

  9

24

Türkmenköy

10

6

0

4

15

16

18

LEAGUE TABLE (White Group TOP 4)

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

Karaoğlanoğlu

9

7

1

1

26

8

22

Denizli

9

6

1

2

21

9

19

Lapta

9

5

3

1

21

12

18

Tatlısu HOSK

9

5

0

4

17

14

15