I was at my
daughter’s house yesterday for Christmas Dinner and liquid refreshments
.........so, footie was definitely not on the menu !!!
The Turkey from
Turkiye was yummy and the refreshments from The Island of Islay were even
So, the bottom
line is that I couldn’t watch the match and only have scant details.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 2 Bandirmaspor 5
Team – Adiyaman,
Abdullah, Metehan, Mert, Huseyincan, Gokhan, Baris, Ataberk, Aksel, Byelyayev
Seyit, Hreshyshkin, Kagan and Ulusoy Mert
the scoring in the 20th minute with a goal by Kurucuk.
arrived 10 minutes later courtesy of Sahinturk.
Into the 2nd
half and Gokhan’s goal 5 minutes in proved a false dawn and Gencler’s revival
Bandirma’s two goal cushion 15 minutes later and Aycicek scored the 4th
goal 5 minutes later to put the sword into Gencler’s hopes of salvaging
something from their last match before the winter break.
5 minutes to go
till the final whistle and Gencler staged another mini-revival when Gokhan
scored from a penalty.
Bandirma wasn’t quite finished and added a 5th goal through Saymak
in time added on.
So, Gencler is
now firmly entrenched at the bottom of the league on a paltry 7 points and are
now 11 points behind the safety net. Of
course, mathematically speaking, it is still possible for Gencler to avoid the
drop into the 2nd League, but is will be a big ask when hostilities
resume after the break.
Gencler will visit
fellow strugglers Altinordu, who are only 5 points above Gencler, on the
weekend of 15 January (date to be finalised). However, if Altinordu can take something
from their match at home to Rize later today, then the situation could change.
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim