Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Both teams were playing the long ball game today, especially in the 1st half, with defences on top and goalkeepers untroubled and certainly not much to admire from the football purist viewpoint.
Boluspor 3 GENCLERBIRLIGI 1
Team - Adiyaman, Muhammed, Gokhan, Metehann, Omurcan, Hrechyshkin, Tshibola, Byelyayev , Lima, Baris and Eleke
Substitutes - Berisbek, Lualua, Arda and Ilker
It took until the 1st minute of time added on in the 1st half for any real action when Bolu deservedly took the lead. A corner was crossed from the right and Kasongo on the back post out-jumped a defender to head into the top left.
Gencler almost equalised 10 minutes into the 2nd half when the ball was played into Lima just inside the box on the right, but his shot rebounded off the right post and was cleared.
With 15 minutes to go it was a penalty for Bolu after Muhammed tripped Roshi inside the box as he was about the shoot. Gokhan sent the ball to the top centre with Adiyaman getting his fingertips to it. Muhammed was then shown the RED card after receiving the 2nd yellow.
With 10 minutes to go, it was almost 3 on two separated occasions when Adiyaman saved two goal bound shots with two excellent saves.
Gencler pulled a goal back in the 90th minute with their one and only shot on target in the match when Baris made a run down the right, drove into the box, and fired a shot inside the left post from a difficult angle.
Time for one last piece of action when Metehan handled in the box and Bolu had another penalty. Berk shot low to the centre with Adiyaman diving to the right and it was 3.
A well deserved win for Bolu, but Gencler is staring the relegation zone in the face now with the Alarm Bells in readiness for the following weeks !!!
However, Gencler has a chance to dispel fears when they take on bottom of the league Balikesirspor next Saturday at home in what is most certainly a MUST WIN match for them.
Watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim