Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler was brought back to earth and reality on Sunday night in Istan.....spit....bul when they tasted defeat at the hands of a resurgent Galata....spit....saray team who look in determined mood to retain the league title.
Galatasaray 3 GENCLERBIRLIGI 0
Team – Nordfeldt, Ahmet, Flavio, Toure, Halil, Berat, Yasin, Candeias, Baiano, Sio and Sessegnon
Substitutes – Diallo, Nadir and Rahmetullah
Galatasaray was quick off the mark with Donk putting them ahead after only 3 minutes. Falcao added a 2nd on the half hour mark and then put the match beyond Gencler half way through the 2nd half.
One man doesn’t make a team, but ........ Falcao seems to be the secret weapon behind Galatasaray’s recent form which has taken them to the top places to challenge early leaders Trabzon and Basaksehir.
Gencler retain 11th position in the league, but can’t relax just yet. With 10 matches remaining they are only 7 points ahead of the relegation zone. So, next Monday’s home match against an improving Antalya team is in the crucial category for both teams. In my opinion, it has a draw written all over it, which, if they are honest, will probably satisfy both teams.
The run-in to the end of the season has all the hallmarks of being ‘nail-biting’ at the top and bottom of the league !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim