Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Apologies for being unable to report on Gencler for the past 2 weeks but I was out of the country in Scotland watching a ‘higher standard of footie’ !!!
It is very frustrating for Gencler fans these days having to suffer their team fighting to escape from the relegation zone, in similar circumstances to last season.
With Gencler likely to be sharing the NEW 19 Mayis Stadium with Ankaragucu in the future (when ???), it hardly needs me to say that it will be an inappropriate venue for 2nd League teams to play their matches there. In actual fact, even the present day Eryaman Stadium is too big for the few Gencler fans who turn-up !!!
Therefore, it is to be hoped that Gencler can stay in the Championship this season which will still attract some well known teams from The Championship to Ankara.
On to my summary, and the 15th of October when Gencler hosted fellow Ankara team Keciorengucu for the ‘mini’ Ankara Derby.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 0 Keciorengucu 2
Team – Adiyaman, Muhammed, Metehan, Gokhan, Seyit, Aksel, Hrechyshkin, Baris, Serdarcan, Zafer and Ilker
Muhammed of Keci scored just before half time and Inan made sure towards the end.
This win put Keci on top of the league with Gencler stuck in 3rd bottom place. However, the situation changed recently with Eyupspor now in top spot.
Gencler suffered another defeat away to Adanaspor on the 24th of October.
Adanaspor 2 GENCLERBIRLIGI 1
Team – Adiyaman, Seyit, Gokhan, Metehan, Zafer, Hrechyshkin, Byeyayev, Aksel, Baris, Serdarcan and Ilker
Adana opened the scoring with a penalty on the half hour mark and the equaliser came from Baris just before half time. Kose sealed it for Adana 10 minutes before the final whistle.
Gencler remain stuck in 3rd bottom position, but a gap is beginning to open up between the bottom 4 and the other strugglers.
However, in between those matchers there was a ray of sunshine when Gencler beat lower league Nigde 3-1 (AET) in the 3rd Round of the Turkish Cup. They will host another lower league team, Bayburt, in the 4th Round on the 9th of November.
Ankaragucu will be at home the day before in the 4th Round against Amed of Diyabakir in what is sure to be a tense affair !!!
It is back to league business for Gencler on Monday night when they host mid-table Manisa. Another difficult nut for Gencler to crack in their bid to climb out of the bottom 4.
As always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim