Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
After an abysmal start to their return to the Super League, Gencler appear to have turned the corner and have slowly, but surely, moved out of the relegation zone with some hard fought matches, and ability to grind out results.
Last week Gencler dug deep with a win in time-added-on and last night they repeated the feat to secure a valuable point against a strong Malatya team who are riding high in the League in addition to being the top scorers in the League.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 3 Malatya 3
‘Old Boy’ from last season’s Ankaragucu team, Bifouma, put Malatya ahead just before half time before Sio equalised just after the break.
The ever reliable Stancu put Gencler ahead with 15 minutes to go and Gencler could have been forgiven for assuming that they had won all 3 points at that stage.
However, as I said, Malatya is a strong outfit and they hit back with two goals by Robin in the last 5 minutes of the match, and that should have been it, done and dusted.
Then, in time-added-on, Gencler again pulled a rabbit out of the hat with another equaliser by Rahmetullah to give Gencler a well deserved point.
There can be no doubting Gencler’s credentials now, and with this never-say-die spirit, they will be in fine fettle to approach next Friday’s match in Kadikoy with confidence.
Fener.....spit.....bahce is currently in 4th position in the league, but with a visit tonight to improving Goztepe, they can’t be sure of 3 points.
Gencler meanwhile moved up the table to 11th position and will probably be eying their normal historic league position of 8th before the end of the season.
As always, keep watching this space as the outcome unfolds.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim