another surprise yesterday when they returned from Alanya with all 3
the season extremely well and was looking like a team who was destined for a
Champions League slot. However, they
have fallen away in the 2nd half of the season, but before the match
yesterday was looking likely to win a place in the Europa League. That may be a dream if they keep losing
home matches against the bottom of the league clubs.
of Fenerbahce and Kasimpasa in recent weeks, this was another big scalp taken
by Gencler and keeps them in the fight to avoid relegation.
Alanyaspor 1 GENCLERBIRLIGI 2
Team – Nordfeldt,
Johansson, Mustafa, Arda, Pehlivan, Soner, Piris, Yilmaz, Yildirim, Candeias
Diego, Stancu, Mugni, Drdan and Onurcan
The Ankaragucu v
Antalya match was on at the same time, so I was unable to watch the match. But from the statistics of the match it
seems that Gencler snatched the 3 points by taking the few chances offered.
Alanya had 72%
possession, 90% pass accuracy and 8 shots on target.
possession, 68% pass accuracy and only 3 shots on target
No doubt there
will be serious words and repercussions from the Alanya Coach today !!!
the scoring in the 8th minute and Alanya equalised approaching half
time. The winner was scored near the
end of the match by substitute Stancu who returned to the squad after a lengthy
like a doomed team last month, there will be another chance for Gencler (in 3rd
bottom position) to perhaps move out of the relegation zone on Wednesday when
they host 2nd bottom Erzurum.
The situation in
the bottom half of the league is becoming tense with only Denizli looking
likely to take the drop as things stand at the moment. The other 3 positions are still being
fought out and should provide some interesting matches in the last few matches
of the league !!!
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim