Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler is beginning to look like the real-deal now after their unimpressive early disasters in the league. Their defence is looking more solid and the strike force of Lualua and Eleka, in particular, are now finding the net on a regular basis.
Balikesir 0 GENCLERBIRLIGI 2
Team – Adiyaman, Kerem, Kula, Arda, Omurcan, Hrechyshkin, Aktas, Lima, Lualua, Baris and Eleke
Substitutes – Aaron, Gokhan, Metehan and Muhammed
Gencler opened the scoring today in the 8th minute when a through ball sent Eleke surging into the box without a challenge from the 3 defenders near him, and he sent his shot into the top left.
They almost made it 2 on the half hour mark when Lualua was clear on the left, but his shot was just past the left post.
10 minutes later, and after a defensive lapse by Balikesir gifted the ball to Gencler, a shot by Aktas was well saved by the goalkeeper.
Gencler continued where they left off in the 1st half and almost found the 2nd goal in the 53rd minute when Omurcan was played through on the right, but his shot was well saved.
Balikesir almost found the equaliser 8 minutes later when Anil had a fierce shot from just outside the box well saved by Adiyaman.
However, the 2nd goal duly arrived in the 77th minute, and it was a goal worthy of winning any match. A fast Gencler attack on the left had Lualua scurrying down the left, he made a pinpoint cross into the centre for Eleke to bullet a header in unchallenged.
Balikesir can have no complaints with the result after playing against a strong wind in the 1st half and continually being forced to play the ball back as Gencler chased and harried in midfield. Also, they were forced to play long balls to the attack which were swallowed up by the Gencler defence.
Gencler have now hauled themselves out of the bottom 3 and into mid-table. Their next match is away to Kocaeli on the weekend of 23/24 October.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim