I had a cricket captains' meeting today and so wasn't able to listen to the Genclerbirligi - Sivas match on the radio. In fact it wasn't until afterwards when having a late lunch with the Mrs and Little Oz Kanka at Cepa that I even remembered that a match was on. It was at that point that Little Oz noticed NTV spor was on and the scores were rolling across the screen. The Ankaragucu result came up first. "Wow" was my comment and the the Gencler score. "YEEESSSSSSSS!" Little Oz and myself shouted, as Mrs. Oz curled up in embarassment.
Sivasspor 0 - 2 Genclerbirligi
From the short notes that the Anatolian news agency reported I figured out the following.
Sivas had the first chances with two shots in the first 15 minutes but Gencler went ahead in the 24th minute thanks to an "organised attack" which ended up with Mustafa Pektemek one-on-one with the keeper. He shot and it was in.
Sivas continued to attack with our keeper saving at least a few more shots before half-time.
The home side continued to attack but Serdar and the defence held firm before Kahe found himself in front and found the back of the net in the 83rd.
And that was that. A great result against a team that last year was fighting for the title but this year fighting to avoid the drop. For the first time in a long time Anatolia gave three stars out of three for every Gencler player, including the reserves.
Gençlerbirliği: Serdar xxx, Orhan xxx, İlhan xxx, Aykut xxx, Radeljic xxx, Vranjes xxx (Dk. 67 Kerem xxx), Sandro xxx (Dk. 79 Hurşit xxx), Tozo xxx, Mustafa xxx, Cem Can xxx, Serkan xxx (Dk. 67 Kahe xxx)
Next week we are at home to Diyarbakirspor. I'm off doing an umpires course and won't be able to make it but I'll inform you all as to details etc.
I'll put up a youtube video of the goals as soon as someone uploads them.
And here it is: