Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Genclerbirligi deservedly secured 3 valuable points last night in the ‘mini Ankara Derby’ to move 5 points clear of the relegation zone and into 11th position in the league.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 2 Keciorengucu 0
Team – Ramazan, Musa, Arda, Gokhan, Muhammed, Aksel, Hrechyskin, Berisbek, Baris, Lima and Sallallich
Substitutes – Ilker, Serdarcan and Altiparmak
Gencler sent out an attacking formation and almost opened the scoring in the 6th minute when Sallallich hit the post with his fierce shot.
However, Kecioren looked dangerous on the break and almost found the opening goal when Eze took a pass on his chest inside the box and sent his half volley just past the post.
The Kecioren goalkeeper was in inspired form when he saved Gencler opening the scoring near the half time whistle by first saving a point blank shot from Baris inside the 6 yard box, and then saving bravely from Lima.
The 2nd half was only 4 minutes old when Gencler found the opener which their play had suggested. A through ball was played to Lima, but his shot was blocked and parried by the goalkeeper, and Baris following up had the easiest of tasks by slotting the ball in.
8 minutes later Ramazan pulled off an excellent save from a bullet of a goal bound shot just outside the box.
10 minutes later and Lima missed a sitter when he shot straight at the goalkeeper. However, he made amends 10 minutes later when he volleyed in from a cross on the right to put a more realistic complexion on the score line.
Gencler travel to take on Tuzla next Friday. Tuzla is only 3 points behind Gencler, and with their game in hand, travel to play Denizlispor today. Yet another crucial match for Gencler to negotiate against another relegation threatened team.
As always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim