missed a golden opportunity to gain 3 points and move further out of the relegation struggle.
Of course, it is
not all done and dusted with so many teams fighting to avoid the drop, but Gencler
is only 6 points above the relegation zone and all the teams below them have
games in hand.
the match almost won last night they allowed themselves to ‘go to sleep’ and be
‘shot in the foot’ in time added on for Samsun to score a deserved equaliser.
It was a fair
result on the basis of what I saw !!
GENCLERBIRLIGI 2 Samsunspor 2
Team – Adiyaman,
Omurcan, Metwhan, Gokhan, Muhammed, Tshibola, Hrechyshkin,l Lualua, Lima,
Byelyayev and Baris
Berisberk, arda and Ilker
The first goal
arrived after only 8 minutes when Gencler made a fast break down the left. Lualua passed to Lima and he cut the ball
back from the goal line for Baris to stroke in for an excellent goal.
excellent goal arrived only one minute later when the talented Fofana showed
his skill on the left touch line and avoided 3 or 4 tackles, did a one/two with
a colleague inside the box and shot inside the right post.
3 minutes later
Lima worked his way into the box having avoided 3 tackles, but his shot was
well saved by the goalkeeper who took the ball in his face and required medical
Tomane of Samsun
almost scored just before the half time whistle but his header hit the bar and
With 15 minutes
to go in the 2nd half I was thinking that this was a 1-1 match, but
the match suddenly exploded into life after a dull 2nd half. From a Gencler corner on the left Metehan
rose above 3 static defenders to head in.
That’s it I
thought, and allowed myself a toilet break in the 86th minute. On my return I had missed the RED card for
Kahraman. They didn’t show a replay,
so I still don’t know anything about the incident !!
Then, with the
clock on 89 minutes, there was a loose ball in the Gencler penalty box, and
with 3 Gencler defenders static and looking at each other, Melih had a free
shot on goal and said .............. thank you very much !!!
Gencler tried to
find the winner in time added on and almost did. However, Berisberk missed an open goal
after fine work by Lima to set him up.
As I’ve said
many times, things don’t get any easier in this league, and that applies to
Gencler’s next match. They travel to
Bolu on Saturday who are 2 points behind Gencler but have THREE games in hand,
including an away match against Istanbulspor today !
As always, watch
this space next weekend.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim