Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler took a massive step to secure their Super League status last night in Izmir. It’s not a done deal yet, but who in their right mind would bet against them retaining their position in the Super League ?!
Goztepe 1 GENCLERBIRLIGI 3
Team – Ozbir, Ozgenc, Ramols, Toure, Polomat, Ozdemir, Yilmaz Dikmen, Candeias, Sio and Stancu
Gencler only had 4 shots on target, but they made 3 of them count with their two hit-men doing the biz.
Sio opened the scoring on the half hour mark and Stancu bagged the 2nd on the half time whistle. Substitute Sessegnon sealed it with a penalty with 15 minutes remaining, and Ozturk scored a consolation goal for Goztepe in time added on.
So, with only 2 matches to go, this welcome win puts Gencler 5 points clear of 3rd bottom Kayseri. However, the bottom 6 clubs all play tomorrow and Monday which will no doubt change the situation, but as I said, this was a crucial win for Gencler.
First up is Ankaragucu against Galata......spit......saray tonight with Ankaragucu looking like the red hot favourites to go down. The others (Rize, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya and Denizli) all play on Monday with Konya and Denizli playing against the top 2 (Basak and Trabzon), and Malatya hosting Beshiktrash.
Next up for Gencler is a home match against Beshiktrash next weekend.
As always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim