Monday, February 20, 2017

Back on track?

Some 800 delegates showed up to the Genclerbirligi general meeting on Saturday that saw the late Ilhan Cavcav's son Murat elected as chairman of the club. On Sunday, the vast majority of those delegates stayed at home.

Genclerbirligi 2 - 0 Konyaspor

Genclerbirligi have been on a pretty bad run recently and the pressure was piling high on coach Umit Ozat. So a 2-0 win is pretty good. Pressure isn't off though as the team still looks very weak with some big holes.

Having said that it was great to see Gencler start off attacking. Rantie had one good shot blocked by a defender but unfortunately that was about all he did all match before he was subbed towards the end. Serkan at the back was solid and Palitsevic put in some great last ditch blocks.

Aydin down the wing was active as ever and got the assist for the second goal.

The goals. Serdar is the man! Freekick in the centre about four metres outside the box. Serdar shot it straight, over the wall and then the ball curved like hell to the left and Konya's keeper (former Ankaragucu keeper Serkan) was completely fooled.

Second goal came from Aydin chipping the ball onto Serdar's head a foot out from the goal, the ball then bounced onto the crossbar and either came off the keeper and in, or was already in and then hit the keeper. Replays suggest Serdar was about 20 cm offside.

Two-nil up and I guess you can't blame them too much for not controlling the rest of the match but it was disturbing that we crumbled and it was just chance and some rubbish finishing from Konya that saw us win by two.

There is still a lot of work to do.

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