Saturday, November 04, 2023




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


This was an instantly forgettable match today with very little goalmouth action to entertain the sparse crowd at The Eryaman Stadium.  


Gencler remain in 5th position in the league, well at least for the time being, with the teams slightly below them playing tomorrow,


GENCLERBIRLIGI            0                   Boluspor             0


Team – Orkun. Erturk. Babacan. M. Gagiran, Nzaba, Enes, Kemaloglu, Cek, R. B. Cagiran, Kayode and M. Yatabare


Substitutes – Akabueze, Wu, Erdal and Oltan


It was a tame 1st half, but Bolu did have their chances to punish Gencler.    


Firstly, in the 5th minute, from a Bolu free kick just outside the box, a goal bound shot was sent to the high centre of the goal but Orkun pulled off a good save to tip the ball over for a corner.


Half an hour later Bolu was unlucky not to score.    From a cross on the right into the 6 yard box, an attacker’s glancing header went just past the post.


There was no doubting Gencler’s willingness to attack, but they had no cutting edge in the final 3rd to trouble the Bolu goalkeeper.


Gencler finally put a shot on target in the 75th minute when a header was tipped over the bar for a corner.


12 minutes later Gencler almost ‘stole’ the match when Akabueze had a weak effort inside the 6 yard box which the goalkeeper smothered and the chance was lost.


Bolu had 2 further chances to take all 3 points but a shot was sent over the bar and Orkun saved a goal bound shot going inside the post which he managed to tip round the post for a corner.


Much work to be done in training this week for Gencler   !!!


Next up for Gencler is an away match against mid-table Adanaspor next Friday night.


As always, watch this space for the details.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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