Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler recorded their first win of the season tonight with an impressive win against a surprisingly poor Altinordu team.
Altinordu started like they intended to heap more misery on Gencler’s season, but Gencler slowly eased themselves into the match and dominated the 2nd half.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 3 Altinordu 2
Team – Ramazan was scheduled to start, but his No2 started, Omurcan, Gokhan, Mert, Kerem, Baris, Hrechyshkin, Aktas, Tshibola, Lima and Eleke
Altinordu opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Ali Dere benefitted from a deflection off one of his teammates and had time to choose his spot with a fierce shot on the left inside the right post.
The equaliser arrived in the 25th minute when a long ball inside the Gencler half was played to Baris on the right. He outpaced the defender and shot through the goalkeeper’s legs showing great skill and a cool head.
3 minutes later and a similar move involving Umurcan, but his final shot went narrowly past the right post.
The 2nd half was only 2 minutes old when Altinordu more or less presented Gencler with their 2nd goal from blunders galore in their defence. The ball was crossed into the penalty box from the left and chaos ensued. Eleke was surrounded by 4 defenders but latched onto a loose ball and fired in with all 4 defenders looking at each other with accusing eyes !!
Half way through the 2nd half, and following an Altinordu corner, Gencler broke away at speed with the ball played out to the half way line. It was then played out to the left and the cut-back made for the inrushing Lima to score and easy goal with the Altinordu defence totally caught out.
With Gencler dictating play it was a surprise when Altinordu grabbed a 2nd goal with 10 minutes to go. It was a goal out of nothing with Ahmet receiving a pass on the 18 yard line. He looked up, spotted the goalkeeper well off his line, and sent in a shot just under the bar.
The equaliser didn’t arrive and Altinordu can have no complaints after a poor 2nd half performance.
There was late drama with 2 Red Cards for Altinordu and 1 for Gencler which didn’t affect the final score.
Gencler travel to Samsun next on Sunday, and it goes without saying that they won’t have as easy a match as they had tonight. However, with Gencler, you never know what they will do next !!!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim