June 29, 2022

By Richard Beale ….

A brace of goals from striker Ilyas Yilmaz and one from Mehmet Çavuş easily saw Görneç brush aside a below par Esentepe team. To complete a miserable afternoon for the visitors they were reduced to 10 men in the 67th minute when teenager Şükrü was sent off.


Saturday October 5th, 2019 : K-Pet League 1: Görneç Üç Şehitler Stadı

Being only a 30 minute trip over the mountains, Esentepe supporters came in numbers and mainly occupied the two “basic” seating terraces in the ground. Görneç supporters watched the match from an unfinished house nearby or sat on the roof of the dressing rooms – no stewards or Health and Safety here!

No “Health and Safety” in place at Görneç Üç Şehitler Stadı!

Esentepe rewarded their travelling supporters with a poor performance, far too many players were off their game and an impressive Görneç team ran out easy winners.

The weather was warm and straight away from the kick off Görneç had Esentepe on the back foot, forcing a couple of corners.

Görneç’s left winger Mehmet Çavuş (there are two players in the Görneç team with the same name – confusing or what!) cut inside Mahmut and ran on into the box, unchallenged before shooting wide of Onur’s right hand post.

Esentepe eventually settled and they created a good chance themselves, Furkan sent Kaan away into the box, the midfielders shot was brilliantly blocked by their other Mehmet Çavuş, the ball fell to Yakup who shot narrowly wide.

Görneç took the lead in the 22nd minute with a soft goal that should have been dealt with, Mehmet Çavuş (the winger) got the better of a heading duel with Mahmut the bouncing ball should have been cleared by Kaan Arsu, however he misread the bounce and allowed İLYAS YİLMAZ to get goal side of him, where the striker coolly shot past Onur 1-0.

İLYAS YİLMAZ (left photo) scores the first of his two goals.

Midway through the first half a strong breeze developed blowing into Esentepe faces and causing Onur great difficulty with his goal kicking.

Esentepe equalised in the 37th minute when Eray had a shot blocked by a hand and KAAN GÖRNEÇLI calmly slotted the resultant penalty home, sending Ferhat the wrong way. 1-1

44 mins : Kaan who was one of the few Esentepe players on his game, put in some good work down the left before finding Eray, Esentepe sole striker controlled the ball, turned and fired over the bar.

45 mins : Görneç scored right on half time again, Esentepe did not defend their goal as they should have. MEHMET ÇAVUŞ (winger) finished with a good low shot after being put in on the left. HALF TIME SCORE : 2-1

53 mins : Esentepe had a let off following a lightning break down the right, cutting through the Esentepe defence, ending with Ilyas Yilmaz outstripping Uğurcan but his shot hit Onur’s left hand post before being scrambled away.

It was Esentepe’s turn to hit the post in the 65th minute, following Esentepe’s best move of the match, Kaan and Uğurcan combined on the left, finding Şükrü whose cross was met by defender Kağan Arsu but the big defenders shot thumped against the post.

It was teenager Şükrü’s last telling contributing as in the 67th minute he was sent off. Later after the match he was sent off for “intent too dangerous play”.  Result was Esentepe were down to 10 men making their task even harder.

76 mins: Görneç had the ball in the Esentepe net again when Mehmet Çavuş (winger) cut inside beat two men before sending in a low shot that goalkeeper Onur could only parry into the path of Ilyas Yilmaz who netted but luckily for Esentepe was ruled offside.

82 mins: İLYAS YİLMAZ didn’t have to wait long for his second goal of the match and his 5th goal of the season in all. Furkan lost control of the ball in midfield, Mehmet Çavuş (winger) was sent away on the left, finding İLYAS who slotted the ball home.


SUMMING UP : Esentepe were certainly not at the races today, for first time this season they lost control of the midfield where Görneç’s Mehmet Çavuş (midfielder) and Levant ran the show. With Görneç’s powerful defenders Ismet and Rifat Alpay dominating Esentepe’s lone striker Eray. “Man of the Match” MEHMET ÇAVUŞ (winger) tormented Esentepe’s Mahmut (who had been Esentepe’s best player this season), thus the Esentepe defender could not overlap and put over his crosses.

Görneç are a good passing team, upfront Ilyas Yilmaz caused his marker Kağan numerous problems.

Only Kaan and Nersin seemed to play anything like their normal selves.


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