By Richard Beale …….
Both Semi-Final matches produced injury time winners for Mağusa Türk Gücü and Doğan Türk Birliği in the first leg of the domestic Kıbrıs Cup, played last Wednesday.
First Semi- Final: YONPAŞ DUMLUPINAR 1 MAĞUSA TÜRK GÜCÜ 2
Photos : Arenaspor.koilk .com.
First Division team Dumlupinar almost held onto a draw against their illustrious neighbours Mağusa Türk Gücü played at Famagusta’s Dr Fazil Küçük Stadium.
An ALI YILDIRIM header in the 5th minute gave the home side the lead which was cancelled out in the 12th minute with a goal from MTG forward SADIK BALARABE.
Dumlupınar almost held on to a first leg draw but in injury time HALIL TURAN gave the Super League team a slender one goal advantage for the second leg.
Second Semi-Final: YENİCAMI 2 DOĞAN TÜRK BİRLİĞİ 3
Photos : Cemil Garip-Özgür Göksel.
A 91st minute header by Doğan’s ALI SAVAŞAN gave DTB a shock win over Yenicamı. In a pulsating match played under floodlights at Lefkoşa Atatürk Stadium it was a typical end to end Cup match.
EKO gave DTB an early lead in the 10th minute, only for Yenicamiıs KENETH NGWOKE (15,39) to score two headers to give Yenicaıi a first half lead.
OKAFOR equalised for DTB in the 61st minute and the match looked like it would be heading for a draw until Ali’s injury time winner.
The second leg matches will be played on Wednesday April 24.