Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

Surprise, Surprise !!    Gencler did the impossible last Sunday night and snatched an unlikely point to quell the Black Sea Storm in what looked like a ‘home banker’ pre-match.

Trabzonspor       2              GENCLERBIRLIGI         2

Team – Ertac, Ahmet, Toure, Flavio, Polomat, Berat, Baiano, Sessegnon, Candeias, Stancu and Sio.

Substitutes – Seuntjens, Diallo and Ayite

It must have felt like déjà vu to Gencler and their long suffering supporters when Novak put Trabzon ahead after 17 minutes play.

However, even allowing for their poor start to the season, we know that Gencler is not a team of quitters, and Stancu silenced the home support with the equaliser on the half time whistle.

The 2nd half was only 12 minutes old when Trabzon was awarded a penalty which Sorloth converted and that was it, or so everyone thought.

Then, with only 5 minutes of the match left the equaliser came from Sessegnon and Gencler was back in business with a point in the league table ........... at last !

Next up for Gencler is a home match against high flying Alanya on Sunday, but as we all know, there are no ‘easy’ matches in the Super League, as Fener.....spit.....bahce discovered last night when Alanya preserved their 100% start to the league.   They sit 4 points clear at the top of the league and so Gencler need to up-the-ante to take anything from this one.

All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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