Friday, August 12, 2011

The Capital City Cup - 2nd Round Matches

Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Ankaragucu is still in there with a glimmer of hope, but Gencler crashed out last night.

Gencler was blown away by Mersin last night in the 1st half with 3 well taken goals from what looked like the 'African Union'. Mersin was pretty damn impressive and took Gencler by surprise with their speed and commitment. Admittedly, Gencler came into the match more in the 2nd half but could only manage one goal in reply. So, Gencler will be playing on Sunday for one of the 'consolation prizes'.

As Battle Damaged and Bellshill Kankas reported in the comments section of the previous post, Ankaragucu beat Karabuk 2-1 last night, and with 4 points must rely tonight on Karabuk and Ordu having a draw, Karabuk winning, or Ordu only winning by the odd goal. I'm not sure what will happen if Ankaragucu and Ordu end up on the same points and goal difference !

I watched the first 30 minutes of the match last night before TRT3 crashed due to an Electric Storm over Ankara and TRT3 was unable to return to the match. There is another storm forecast for Ankara today/tonight so hopefully TRT will have rectified the fault which caused the blackout last night.

Interesting to note that Fatih was wearing the Captain's armband last night with Adem also playing ! Sapara was absent and hopefully just being rested.

As Nadeem said, Tonia was everywhere and buzzing like a bee. He was also my Man of the Match against Ordu and he is going to be a great asset to the team. Hopefully his endeavour will rub off on some of the other 'slow-coaches' in the team !

Sestak's goal was well constructed. He was put through with an excellent weighted pass by Fatih, and although being under pressure from defenders, he coolly picked his spot leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

So, all eyes glued to 'the box' tonight and hopefully Karabuk can do the biz and give Ankaragucu an 'assist' into the final on Sunday.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully Karabuk do us a favour tonight. Tonia was my man of the match last night. He is very very fast and hard working.

    Congradulations to Hurriyet Gucer on his new baby as well.

    Mersin have built a good side and look very impressive