Genclerbirligi 2 - 1 Konyaspor
Video taken by Little Oz Kanka
Another stinking hot August day when little Oz Kanka and me headed off to walk down to the Alerta, met Spine on the way and enjoyed some beers, some food and watched Jak Ali Harvey of Turkey qualify for the semi-final of the 100 metres running event.
Spine wussed out at this point so it was just father and son who jumped into the metro and headed to the stadium.
|Oz Kanka and Spine. Oz Kanka is wearing Harun.|
The rain probably buggered up some of the quality of play. There weren't too many goal opportunities for either team and no real stand out players.
That was until Selcuk Sahin had a shot from some 30 yards out. It was a belter hit the crossbar and in. What a great shot. Besides that though the first half wasn't the best advertisement for the game.
|Hooray, the rain has stopped.|
It was surely going to go to penalties but then another wonderful goal from a set piece. Aydin Karabulut, who had come on at half-time and had a decent game, was fouled with a cynical from behind tackle. Thirty yards out and Irfan takes a wonderful shot, curves in and hits the goal post and in. The Konyaspor keeper didn't even move. Time on the clock: 90 minutes.
Referee blows it up and the Coup Cup stays in Ankara.
Konya were definitely better than Adanaspor but Genclerbirligi have a long way to go to find the flair that we saw in the second half of last season.
Bu da Kahveci'nin golu. pic.twitter.com/MEuvQ95oOo— Mr. Shelby (@dettayna) August 13, 2016