Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gencler pull off a draw at the death

Konyaspor 2 - 2 Genclerbirligi

Genclerbirligi pulled off their second away draw in a row on Sunday, coming from 2-0 behind to snatch a draw in extra time.

With new coach Samet Aybaba in charge, Gencler started off with a fairly attacking line up but that didn't seem to bother Konya with almost all of the few chances for a goal belonging to the home side.

Looking at the very brief summary posted by the Anatolian news agency, Konya went ahead on the 59th minute and stretched their lead to 2-0 on the 68th.

The Aussie connection almost got one back for Gencler in the 77th minute when Bruce Djite got onto the end of a pass from James Troisi. The shot was hard but the Konya keeper managed to save.

Light at the end of the tunnel came five minutes later when Troisi sent a pass through to Mustafa Pektemek who was one-on-one with the keeper. Unlike two weeks ago when we stuffed up so many one-on-ones, Pektemek made sure. 2-1

Three minutes into extra time and Koray sends in a free kick, Pektemek gets his head to it and the ball falls for Burhan who scores... Phew.

All credit to Gencler for refusing to say die.

Next week we have Trabzon at home. Friday night 8pm KO. See you all at the Chopin Bar.

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