Esen­tepe notch up sec­ond vic­tory

Cyprus Today - - SPORT - By KEREM HASAN and GILL FRASER

ESEN­TEPE notched up their sec­ond vic­tory of the sea­son to pull three points clear of win­less Gençler Bir­liği at the foot of the K-Pet Su­per league.

The eastern’s side’s 1-0 home win over Le­fkoşa’s Çetinkaya came cour­tesy of a goal in the 78th minute from Tid­i­ane Sane, who cap­i­talised on an op­po­nent’s mis­di­rected header.

It put them on seven points in 15th spot, level with 14th-placed Girne Halk Evi, who were held to 1-1 draw at home by Le­fkoşa’s Küçük Kay­maklı on Sun­day. The vis­i­tors’ Evor John Bello scored from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute to equalise af­ter Er­taç Taşkıran had put the hosts ahead in the sev­enth minute.

Sun­day saw Gençler Bir­liği slip fur­ther be­hind in 16th place de­spite İbrahim Köse putting them on the way to a sea­son’s-first tri­umph with a goal in the 51st minute against Türk Ocağı — only to see the vis­i­tors pull back to level-peg­ging 13 min­utes later.

At the other end of the ta­ble, new lead­ers Mağusa Türk Gücü (MTG) ce­mented their po­si­tion with a 1-0 win at Doğan Türk Bir­liği last Fri­day night.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Yeni­cami, un­beaten in their first eight games, fal­tered again on Mon­day night, let­ting a 2-0 lead over third-placed Ci­hangir slip to end in a 2-2 draw. The dropped points let MTG stretch their lead to two points, with a to­tal of 28, while Yeni­cami have 26 in sec­ond, Ci­hangir 21. Gönyeli rose to fourth, on 19 points, with a 3-1 home win over Bi­natlı. Else­where, Merit Al­san­cak Yeşilova in­flicted the fifth de­feat of the sea­son on Le­fkoşa’s Genç­lik Gücü (GG), beat­ing them 2-0 in the cap­i­tal. The loss left GG floud­er­ing in 12th with just two wins un­der their belts this sea­son and only three points from the dan­ger zone.

Sugar Ata­hasan (right) in ac­tion against Gary Pryor dur­ing a match in 2014 EX­CLU­SIVE

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