Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler was never in any danger of a shock defeat last night.
Balikesir came to Ankara 10 points adrift at the bottom of the league and they proceeded to show why that was the case. Gencler, on the other hand, still trying to negotiate their way back into mid-table safety, had an ideal opportunity to do that against the basement team.
Balikesir are way out of their depth in this league, totally outclassed last night and lucky they didn’t meet a more clinical team. Their passing and defending was panic driven and quite honestly they never looked like troubling Ramazan in goal.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 2 Balikesir 0
Team – Ramazan, Serdarcan, Metehan, Gokhan, Omurcan, Lualua, Hrechyshkin, Baris, Lima, Sahindere and Eleke
Substitutes – Berisbek, Tshibola and Altiparmak
It was a boring match........yawn yawn ............ with two teams in the bottom half of the league fighting for survival.
The only action worthy of note in the 1st half was a goal scored by Eleke. A free kick was sent from the left touch line to the back post where the ball was headed into the centre for Eleke to poke in. I have to say that there was a suspicion of hand-ball by Eleke before he scored on the referee’s blind side, but without VAR the goal stood !!
Eleke then made the match safe in the 67th minute when he stole in between 3 defenders to stroke the ball in for an easy goal.
So, the bottom line is ........... 3 valuable points for Gencler to move them up into a mid-table position in the league, and with only 6 points separating them from the relegation zone, they are not safe ......... yet ! However, the signs are that the corner has been turned.
Gencler will not be in action again until 13 March when they take on Kocaeli at home in another bottom half of the table clash.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim