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Stop Press – Late BTM League Red Group Football Results

By Richard Beale…....

On Wednesday February 27th the BTM Red Group played a midweek round of matches, here are the results :

Geçitkale – Görneç                          1-1

Metmetçik – Dörtyol                        1-2

Türkmenköy – Gazıköy                   5-0

Valdili – Serdarlı                              4-0

 

Red Group Table Top 4 (28-2-2019)

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

VALDİLİ

12

9

2

1

34

  9

29

Görneç

12

8

3

1

35

12

27

Dörtyol

12

8

3

1

30

 10

27

Türkmenköy

11

7

0

4

20

16

21

 

MATCH REPORT: GEÇİTKALE  SK  1   GÖRNEÇ  SK  1

Played at Akova Eray Stadı   Wednesday 27 February – BTM League Red Group.

With midweek matches being played I decided to get an extra “local football fix” by attending the match between Geçıtkale and League leaders Görneç played at Akova’s newish Stadium.

Glad to report that since my last visit Akova have built a new toilet block, so no going behind the wall this time

Görneç dropped 2 vital points and have now relinquished their top spot to Valdili who won 4-0 yesterday.

In the space of 4 days Geçitkale have achieved 1-1 draws against teams in the top 3.  In today’s match they employed the same tactics as they did to frustrate Dörtyol on Saturday. They defended in numbers leaving just a lone forward upfront breaking occasionally. Geçikale defenders Tanju Kaya and Mehmet Özibilen managed to keep a tight control on Görneç’s danger man and leading goalscorer Arda Özkan, who was restricted just to a couple of headers. When the Geçitkale defence was breached Görneç found goalkeeper Buğra in top form.

Görneç were  technically the more skilful team, passing the ball around confidently, but their attacks floundered when they met Geçitkale’s brick wall of a defence.

Both goals incidentally were scored following indirect free kicks in the area, very unusual to see.

40 mins : Görneç were awarded an indirect free kick inside the Geçitkale area with all  of the Geçitkale players forming a wall on their goal line, Besim’s shot was parried by the diving Buğra, YASA DOĞU following up and managed to slot the ball home. 0-1

One indirect free kick Görneç goal followed by celebrations

65 mins : Gecitkale themselves were awarded an indirect free kick in the Görneç goal area following a back pass to the Görneç keeper.  This time all the Görneç players were lined up on their goal line. After receiving a pass from the free kick Gecitkale TANJU KAYA smashed the ball into the net. 1-1

Second indirect free kick Geçitkale goal followed by celebrations

A thoroughly entertaining match from two teams from the lower Leagues, which was slightly marred at the end after the final whistle with Referee Ismail Ercan being forced to red card Görneç’s Besim Denizlap, presumably for jostling and swearing at him.