Sunday, March 04, 2007

Fridge-Makers go down

With Fenerbahce finally behind us, we've played them four times this season and lost four times, it was time to look ahead and upwards this weekend and Genclerbirligi pulled off a great away win.

Fridge-Makers Manisaspor 0 - Genclerbirligi 3

According to a report posted on the Gencler fans site Alkaralar by a fellow called "Ulastol", who made up 10 per cent of the Gencler fans at the match, the Fridge-Makers came out strong but were unable to get the goal they wanted.

Towards the end of the first half a man who seems to be coming on, Isaac Promise, started a counter-attacking move, passed the ball to Okan Ozturk who smashed it from outside the box and into the net.

The Anatolian news agency report of the match it looks like Gencler came out for the kill.

On 56 minutes Mehmet Nas, our best player a few days ago against Fenerbahce, sent in a pass from the right, Okan Ozturk jumped high and headed it at goal, only for it to come back off the post, to where our man of the moment, Isaac Promise, headed it into the goal.

2-0 up and all going well.

Okan then capped the game off with his second goal of the match. A penalty given after Mehmet Nas was fouled in the box.

Back to Ulastol's thoughts on the match. Mehmet Nas and our defender Traore were for him our best players. Even though we won it 3-0 Ulastol still reckons we don't have that dangerous finishing touch. He also pointed out that once the third goal had gone in the Fridge-Maker fans started calling for Ersun Yanal's resignation. Wasn't all that long ago when they were at the top of the league all the top clubs wanted him. Quite a fall for the former Ankaragucu, Gencler and Turkey coach.

A good win which moves us up into fifth place, just two points behind second-placed Besiktas. Looking like a nail-biting end to the season.

1 comment:

  1. How the mighty have fallen !

    Manisa is a pale shadow of the team that took the league by storm at the beginning of the season.

    As for Promising Isaac, well.... perhaps my idea in a previous post that he might consider joining ANKARAGUCU has spurred him into action by getting his name on the score sheet on a regular basis ??!!

    The Gencler home match against Antep will be on Saturday KO 2pm.

    All to play for now in the quest for YooRo footie. With CimBom on the slide, there will be an interesting battle developing between Gencler and Kayseri in the weeks ahead.