Have Gencler turned a corner after another good performance this week? The players look happy, motivated and most importantly in form. Things are on the up.
Genclerbirligi 1 - 0 Antalyaspor
The bitter cold here in Ankara had me wrapped up like a polar bear and at the stadium we abandoned our normal seats to sit a bit lower down in the sun. The sun has the amazing ability to warm you up and within minutes we had shed our coats, gloves and woolen hats and sat back in the glorious sunshine to watch a match that lacked a lot of goals but was nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable.
Even though it was 0-0 at the break us fans were happy enough as this was good football and we felt it was only a matter of time until we scored.
When the goal finally came it wasn't from any of our excellent attacks but a corner. Campos sent it in, one of our blokes headed it, keeper saves and Ante Kulusic was in the right spot to tap it in.
We continued to attack and could easily have gone a couple more up. It was all looking great until one very very silly quick freekick taken by one of our defenders was intercepted and the ball was sent through to Eto'o for one of his very few touches of the match. He took a weak shot which went wide of the post. It was the only shot at goal that Antalya had all match.
All up, a good win and we slowly but surely start to pull ourselves away from the relegation zone.
The one bit of bad news was when our new signing Serdar Sahin went down with what looked like a hamstring injury. Hope he won't be out for too long.