Greetings Kankas and Kankies
Yesterday in the 2nd Round of the Turkish Cup…………..
Tepecik Buyuk Belediye Spor 1 ANKARAGUCU 3 (aet)
Making it into the group stage of the Turkish Cup is the object of the exercise, but of course, ANKARAGUCU like to do things the hard way by playing 120 minutes rather than the regulation 90 minutes !
Herr Briegel gave his squad `fringe players` a run out yesterday against the 2nd Division side, but that should never be used as an excuse for struggling against a lower league team.
Tepecik opened the scoring just before half time and that’s how it stayed until Jaba spared the blushes with 10 minutes of the match remaining. By the way, Jaba played for the entire 120 minutes which proves that Herr Briegel reads our Blog and takes my advice !!
After 5 minutes of extra time, Captain Courageous, Emre, made it safe with the 2nd goal and Alper made sure 5 minutes later.
Our `old` goalkeeper, and a previous Turkish International, Zafer, made his season’s debut. Also, Bebbe, Dursun, El Yasa and Cem Can were `rested`.
So, job done.
Now its back to league business on Friday.
Bring on Fener !!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim