Thursday, December 20, 2018


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Gencler can have no complaints about losing to the ‘underdogs’ this afternoon in Hatay after a professional display by Hatayspor in the 2nd Leg.   (Aggregate Score – Hatay 3   Gencler  2).   Gencler can now focus their attention on returning to the Super League as champions !

Team – Emrullah, Bady, Emre, Canberk, Boz, Ibrahim, Arnason, Matei, Bekir, Paraiba and Berisberk

Hatayspor       2                  GENCLERBIRLIGI      0

Gencler had only two chances to open the scoring before Hatay struck their opening goal.   Firstly, Paraiba had a shot smothered by the goalkeeper and secondly Canberk missed by a whisker to connect with a Matei cross.

The goal of the match arrived in the 36th minute when the left full back, Yasin, skipped round a challenge on the left and crossed for Sinan to power in a header to the top left and out of reach of the despairing hands of Emrullah.

The 2nd half was only a few minutes old when Huseyin received a pass in the centre just outside the penalty box, outstripped two Gencler defenders, and slotted the ball inside the right post with Emrullah unable to retrieve the situation.

Hatay had their tails up and were chasing everything and giving the Gencler players no time to settle on the ball.   Gencler was confined for most of the 2nd half to shooting from long range and Hatay was well in control.

6 minutes of time added on was played and Hatay was content to boot the ball anywhere to run the clock down.   They can be well pleased with their performance today and I hope they (and Bodrumspor) receive a favourable draw in the next round of the Cup for their well deserved victories in this round.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim


  1. The potato field down in Hatay was a million times worse than the one which the TFF refuses to allow us to play on in Ankara. No excuse for losing, but bloody annoying none the less.

  2. No resolution in sight with the prospect of Ankaragucu playing out the season in Kayseri for home matches and Gencler playing theirs in Eskisehir !!!

    However, miracles do happen (even in Turkey) and we might see the New Eryaman Stadium ready before the season ends !!!