Another very short appearance for Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Cup. This year we bow out after losing out on penalties to Istanbul BBS.
Istanbul BBS 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi (Pen: 4-2)
Not a great to deal to report because I didn't see the match but I did catch snippets on the radio. Seems as if Gencler started the game well but allowed Istanbul to get back into it in the second half.
It was 0-0 after 90 minutes so an extra half-an-hour was tacked on.
Kahe looked like he might have wrapped it up for us in the 95th minute with a free kick goal, but Istanbul pulled even in the 112th minute.
Off to the dreaded penalties.
Istanbul started: Goal 1-0
Kahe scores: 1-1
Istanbul score: 2-1
Bilal misses: 2-1
Istanbul score: 3-1
Tozo scores: 3-2
Istanbul score: 4-2
Hursit misses: 4-2 and over.
So, just like last year Gencler are knocked out in the first round. It does seem an eternity ago that Spine, French Kanka and myself went off to Bursa for the 2007-2008 Cup final. We lost that one on penalties as well.