Sunday, April 03, 2022




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


It was not pretty to watch, but at least Gencler escaped from Istanbul last night with a point.   However, it doesn’t disguise the fact that Gencler is still flirting with the relegation zone and only 4 points above it as of today.


There is no doubting Gencler’s endeavours in what was a scrappy match, but their goal attempts in the final 3rd were way off target and those that were on target were ‘powder puff’  !!


Istanbulspor          0                 GENCLERBIRLIGI             0


Team – Ramazan, Muhammed, Gokhan, Arda, Metehan, Aksel, Hrechyshkin, Lualua, Baris, Berisbek and Eleke


Substitutes – Serdarcan, Ilker, Sallallich and Musa


It was end to end stuff in the 1st half with both teams having 2 shots on target each, but none to seriously bother both goalkeepers.


The 2nd half was more of the same with Istanbulspor having 67% possession and only one more shot on target as opposed to Gencler’s 3 shots on target.


In fact, Gencler almost stole all 3 points in the 4th minute of time added on when the Istanbulspor goalkeeper made a great save from a cut-back and shot which he smothered.


Gencler is gradually running out of matches to secure their ‘normal’ league position of mid-table.   However, they have a chance to do that next Saturday in the ‘unofficial’ Ankara Derby when they host Keciorengucu in what will surely be another scrap for the points, with Keciorengucu only 3 points above Gencler  !!


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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