Sunday, April 05, 2009

Antalayaspor v Gencler

I'm late:
10 minutes in and Pektemek scores. Just as soon as I got home. Antalya 0 - 1 Genclerbirligi.

1:46 pm: I missed the first 10 minutes as I was out trying to teach Little Oz Kanka how to swim. As soon as I got Lig Radyo on the interwebs, Pektemek had the ball and scored. Perfect timing.

1:49 pm Sounds like one hell of a match... going one way and the other. For those Aussies who come to the blog for their updates on the Gencler's Aussie three, good news as all three are on the pitch.

1:54 pm And in news from the 19 Mayis Stadium, Ankaragucu have finally decided to play some football and are 2-0 up against Kocaelispor.

1:56 pm A yellow for an Antalyaspor player. Free kick coming up. Nothing happens.

1:59 pm Ohh. Antalya go down the right, Bojan sends in out for a corner. A player falls down in the box. Referee waves play on. Phew.

2:03 pm Aussie Bruce as a go, but the Antalya defence cuts it out.

2:09 pm The crowd is certainly behind Antalya. Apparently there are a total of 13 Gencler fans at the match, which is 12 more than the time I went to our last away match to Antalyaspor. Check out that fun story here

2:09 pm The crowd starts up the anti-ref charts as an Antalya player gets a direct red. Antalya down to 10 men for the last 51 minutes.

2:12 pm The card doesn't seem to have stopped Antalya as they have another shot. Out.

2:13 Bloody hell. 10-men Antalya score just before the half-time break. Fatih Ceylan got into a one-on-one with Bojan and he smashed it into the back of the net. Antalya 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi

Half-time Antalyaspor 1 - 1 Genclerbirligi Very difficult to say what is going on down in Antalya. Jedinak has had a quiet match, as has Aussie Bruce. Pektemek and Momha sound like our best. My guess is that Antalya will sit back now and try and go for a draw. If we decide to go for it this could be an exciting second half. If we don't bother I might head back to the swimming pool. In the other match Ankaragucu are still 2-0 ahead with a minute or so left in the first half. Back soon.

2:28 pm I'm cooking up some bacon and eggs. Yummy yummy. Hopefully it won't distract me too much. I was going to cook them up after the match but I reckon the Chopin Bar after the Ankaragucu match might be a fun place to be.

2:40 pm Aussie Bruce is taken off. He has had a quiet match. Burhan on. bacon and eggs delicious.

2:41 pm Yellow graphic for Pektemek.

2:42 pm As predicted, Antalya are sitting back. We are attacking. Nice stuff. A corner for us and... defence clears.

2:44 pm What the hell. Antalya go ahead on a counter-attack after that corner. Antalyaspor 2 - 1 Genclerbirligi. Dear oh dear.


2:48 pm God knows what happened there but Pektemek has got a second. Seems like a big mistake from the Antalya keeper who failed to get off his line. Antalyaspor 2 - 2 Genclerbirligi

2:50 pm And Antalya miss a great chance. This is quite a wild match.

2:52 pm Mehmet Nas off, Kahe on.

2:55 pm Bojan just manages to send the ball out for a corner. My God, last 20 minutes they are a man down and still they are threatening us. What the hell is going on?

3:00 pm Troisi goes through a few, shoots, ball comes off the post. Damn. Ankaragucu are still 2-0 up over Kocaelispor.

3:02 pm Penalty to Antalya....

3:03 pm And they score. Antalyaspor 3 - 2 Genclerbirligi

3:04 pm And still Antalya are attacking. This is embarrassing.

3:12 pm Gencler pushing hard for the equaliser. Just a few minutes left. Ankaragucu are 3-0 up.

3:13 pm This is pathetic. Antalyaspor 4 - 2 Genclerbirligi

3:22 pm Match over. We managed to concede four goals to a team which started the match with just one striker and had a man sent off after about 39 minutes. Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless. A certainly more upbeat report will be coming through from Eski Kanka Jim who is on this way to the Chopin Bar as I write this to celebrate Ankaragucu's victory.

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