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Murder at Esentepe Stadium!

By Richard Beale….

It was the Mormeneşke young football team that were slaughtered by a rampant Esentepe Under 21 team.

Result: ESENTEPE KKSK U21 9 MORMENEŞKE GBSK U 21 2

Sunday December 1st: K-Pet U21 League 1 :  Esentepe Erdal Barut Stadium

The youngsters of Esentepe have now made it 5 consecutive wins, unbeaten in 6 matches and have climbed into 5th place in the table.

This season the youngsters have undergone many personnel changes both in players and on the Coaching side. The Coaching team of ALI SUAT KANLI and YILMAZ ERGÜRER have instilled belief in the team, they are playing with so much confidence and spirit, they fear no one.

Mormeneşke were “lambs to the slaughter”, if it wasn’t for their Goalkeeper ÇAHİT ERKANLI then the score could well have been 15 or 16 goals. Çahit is burly lad, not the most agile of keepers but he makes up for that with bravery, time and time again it was him alone making a series of brilliant saves and blocks. It was unfortunate for him that he was injured when Esentepe scored their 8th goal and had to leave the field with back trouble.

Esentepe’s deadly duo EGE CAN AÇIKPORTALI who scored 4 times and right, HÜSEYİN DEYNEKLİ who helped himself to two goals.

Esentepe front two of EGE CAN AÇIKPORTALI and HÜSEYİN DEYNEKLI had a field day, they have formed a good partnership and understanding this season and goals have flowed for them. Ege is 18 years old and Hüseyin 15, both have made substitute appearances this season for the first team. If they continue to develop and keep their feet firmly on the ground, then Esentepe goalscoring problems will be solved by these two in the next few seasons. Both have the ability to glide past players with ease and at speed, they look to have bright futures ahead of them.

I am not going to describe how all 11 goals were scored, it would take too long. Esentepe dominated this match from the off, they had total control of the midfield where Ismet, Salih, Gökdeniz and Semih were irrepressible. With full backs Hüseyin Bahceçi and Mustafa Soytürk continuously overlapping, so it is understandable how the Mormeneşke defence folded. In fairness to their defenders Halıl, Emir, and Öztemiz they tried their best, making some desperate clearances and blockages, but they were eventually overwhelmed, like a swollen river overflowing its banks. Apart from Çahit heroics, Esentepe hit the woodwork three times and were guilty of over elaborating at times.

Mormeneşke young Goalkeeper ÇAHİT ERKANLI  who pulled off some brilliant saves.

Even being 6 or 7 goals up Coach Ali Kanlı was demanding more from his team, he is a hard task maker.

Moremeneşke battled hard and didn’t really throw in the towel until they had two players red carded for ill discipline Nurettin (67) and Ertan (75) being the culprits, then heads dropped.

ESENTEPE GOALSCORERS: EGE CAN AÇIKPORTALI (19,54,57,90), HÜSEYIN DEYNEKLİ (42,82), SEMIH ARSLAN (22), SALIH KARAL (78), YUSUF TUĞRA EMEN (85)

MORMENEŞKE SCORERS : NURETTIN COBANOĞLU (67), MURAT ALKIN (81)