Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
The ‘mini’ Ankara Derby ended in a well deserved victory for Keciorengucu today after Gencler squandered a host of chances. Gencler had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target and yet failed to seriously trouble the Kecioren goalkeeper, Huseyin.
Gencler even failed to capitalise on being awarded a penalty in the 1st minute of the match after Huseyin made an excellent save.
Kecicorengucu 2 GENCLERBIRLIGI 0
Team – Adiyaman, Kerem, Mert, Arda, Omurcan, Hrechyshkin, Aksel, Byelyayev, Lima, Baris and Eleke
Substitutes – Lualua, Ulusoy, Sallallich and Serdarcan
Gencler kicked off and went straight into the offence with Baris carrying the ball down the right wing. He crossed into the danger area and Huseyin parried the ball, but only to a Gencler attacker whose shot struck the arm of a defender before going out of play. The referee immediately pointed to the spot and Lima stepped up to take the penalty. His shot was well struck and heading inside the left post, but Huseyin made a great save to parry the ball and it was cleared by a defender.
Eze of Kecioren was causing the Gencler defence lots of problems with his pace, skill and running off the ball and he was unlucky in the 10th minute to see his shot whizz just past the post.
Kecioren persisted in playing long balls out of defence, the majority of which were swallowed up by the Gencler defence. Gencler, on the other hand, was playing some nice football in their build ups but firing blanks in the final 3rd.
5 minutes into the 2nd half and Eze sent a goal bound shot from outside the box to the top left, but Adiyaman made a brilliant save to divert the ball for a corner.
From the resulting corner, the ball was swung into the danger area and Vusal rose highest to power in a header for the opening goal.
5 minutes later Eze was put through in the centre but screwed his shot just past the left post when it seemed easier to score.
At this point in the match I was ordered out of the house by ‘She Who Must be Obeyed’ to take her on a shopping trip, so I was unable to see the 2nd goal !!!
It arrived in the 84th minute and unsurprisingly scored by my Man of the Match, Eze, who is destined for greater things on this performance. I should also mention the Kecioren Captain, Solmaz, who was commanding in defence and didn’t put a foot wrong !
Gencler is now stuck in 12th place in mid-table, but only 4 points above the relegation zone !!
With the International Break next weekend, Gencler are next in action at home to Tuzla on Saturday 20th November.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim