Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler slid to their 5th consecutive defeat tonight when they conceded the only goal of the match near the end.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 0 Antalyaspor 1
Team – Nordfeldt, Arda, Toure, Polomat, Diego, Soner, Piris, Ayite, Sio, Candeias and Stancu
Substitutes – Berisbek, Pehlivan, Srdan and Yildirim
It was a fast flowing 1st half with end-to-end attacking from both teams. However, with both goalkeepers and defenders in fine form, the deadlock wasn’t broken at the half time whistle. It was a good advertisement for Turkish football after having earlier watched the laborious and boring Erzurum v Ankaragucu match strewn with errors, especially by a poor Ankaragucu team.
Ankaragucu ‘olde boy’, Orgill was a lone figure up front for Antalya and he copied Bollingi and Badji by running around like a headless chicken for the most part, and he was awarded one of the many yellow cards dished out by the referee.
The breakthrough came in the 86th minute when the Gencler defence switched off and went to sleep. Fredy had a fast break down the left and almost on the goal line he crossed into the 6 yard box where Sidney was all alone and unmarked. Thank you very much says he ........ and taps in for the winner !!
Gencler are now firmly stuck in the relegation zone alongside Denizli, Ankaragucu, Erzurum, Kayseri and Konya. So, a dog fight is looming as we enter the 2nd half of the season.
Gencler are next in action in an away match next Wednesday night against fellow strugglers Konya.
As always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim