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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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