Sunday, September 11, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Five matches into the season and Gencler is making life difficult for themselves again having won only one, lost two and drawn two.


Of course, it is early days, but the signs are not encouraging for Gencler as they slide down the league and find themselves only 3 points above the relegation zone.


They didn’t help themselves in last night’s match against Tuzla by having to play for most of the 2nd half with 10 men, having lost Metehan for a needless foul 5 minutes into the 2nd half   !!


GENCLERBIRLIGI           1                     Tuzlaspor                2


Team (which hasn’t changed since the beginning of the season) .........


Adiyaman, Metehan, Gokhan, Mert K, Musa, Hrechyshkin, Baris, Aksel, Serdarcan, Ahmet and Ilker


Substitutes -  Altiparmak, Byelyayev and Sahindere


Nothing to report in a fairly even 1st half with neither goalkeeper seriously troubled.    Gencler looked the likelier team and the Tuzla defence looked a little laboured at times, especially dealing with the speed of Baris and Ahmet.


5 minutes into the 2nd half and Metehan received a straight RED card for barging into Adeniyi and bringing him down just outside the box as he was shaping up to shoot.    The resulting free kick hit the side netting on the wrong side   !


Tuzla piled on the pressure and Gencler was on the back foot.  However, Tuzla’s attacking play finally bore fruit in the 70th minute.  A fast attack on the left, the cross into the box which was met first time by Yahaya to send his shot inside the right post.


10 minutes to go until the final whistle and the pace of the match increased as Gencler woke-up and searched for the equaliser whilst Tuzla attempted to slow the match down and run the clock down   !


Into the 87th minute and Gencler won a free kick outside the box on the right.    Hrechyshkin sent over a cross to the back post which was met by Gokhan who powered in an unstoppable header for the equaliser.


Game over and a share of the spoils   ?        So I thought   !!!        However .........


90 plus 5 and a final attack by Tuzla down the right.      The cross came in and Adeniyi stole in between 2 defenders to head in for the winner with Adiyaman helpless.


Now ........ game over   !!!


Next up for Gencler is an away match in Denizli on Saturday 17 September.      Denizli have yet to win a match, so it is destined to be a tense encounter, and as we all know from past experience, Denizli is never an easy venue to visit and expect 3 points   !


 As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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