Monday, February 19, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


Today’s match was played at The Aktepe Stadium in Kecioren due to the poor condition of the Eryaman Stadium.


Due to ‘domestic duties’ I was unable to watch the whole match, but managed to see the last 20 minutes.


Gencler is still stuck in mid-table below the play-off positions and will need to start picking up points soon otherwise they will lose their impetus to challenge for promotion as we enter a crucial stage of the season.   They have now gone 4 matches without scoring a goal   !!!


GENCLERBIRLIGI             0                  Bandirmaspor              1


Team – Ertugrul, Nzaba, Babacan, M. Cagiran, Oguzhan, Jimmy Durmaz, Amilton, R. B. Cagiran, Akabueze, Bostan and M. Yatabare


Substitutes – James Siliki, Kayode, Ozgur, Gaetan and Ortan


The only goal of the match was scored just before the half time whistle and was caused by Jimmy Durmaz dithering near the centre circle and losing possession.    Mimaroglu drove forward and unleashed at shot on the 18 yard line which took a cruel deflection off a defender and in it went   !


Gencler had 2 chances to score just before the full time whistle.     The first was a goal bound header well saved, and then Gaetan used his knee to send the ball past the post when a header might have achieved more success.


Gencler will be in action again on Sunday 25 February when they travel to mid-table Manisa, the current draw specialists in the league.     A close encounter is therefore on the cards.


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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