Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
With Oz Kanka and Spine out of town at the moment, it falls to me to break the sad news that Gencler had another 'stutter' in their quest to qualify for Yooro Footie next season.
Besiktas 3 Genclerbirligi 2
I wasn't able to watch the match last night so this will be a summary, but if anyone did watch it then please feel free to comment on this brief report.
Cem, Aykut, Kulusic and Mehmet
Ozgur, Soner, Azofeifa and Zec
Hursut and Tum
Substitutes used - Yasin, Murat and Onur
Gencler opened the scoring in the first half through Tum and that's how it stayed until just after half time when Quaresma equalised.
Almeida put Besiktas (I'm not saying Beshiktrash, well ..... at least for this report !!!) ahead in the 70th minute, but 3 minutes later came the equaliser for Gencler from Azofeifa.
Into the last 15 minutes and I'm sure Gencler fans would have been happy with a point at that stage ?! However, it was not to be.
The man who usually unlocks the door for Besiktas took the opportunity to open it and he duly scored the winner. I'm referring of course to Fernandes who does the same job for Besiktas as Sapara did for Ankaragucu last season. I'm sure we will hear a lot more about him this season and in the future - a class act if ever there was one.
Anyway, all is not lost for Gencler. They have a great opportunity to put the 'ship back on course' next Sunday in the '6 Pointer' at home to Sivas. I'll give the KO time in the comments section of this post when known.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim