I was only able
to watch the 1st half last night due to a clash of KO times with the
Ankaragucu match. Therefore, this
report will be sketchy.
Gencler more or
less shot themselves in the foot with TWO red cards against a very efficient
team vying for promotion to the super league this season.
therefore that Gencler only had one shot on target in the entire match as
opposed to the opposition who had 9 !!
Bandirmaspor 4 GENCLERBIRLIGI 1
Team – Cetin,
Wu, Babacan, Nzaba, Yasin, Enes, Cagiran, Kayode, Amilton, M. Yatabare and
Demir, Rodrigues, Cek, Karakullukcu and Akabueze
It started to go
pear-shaped for Gencler as early as the 8th minute when a cross came
in from the right with the ball being deflected by a defender straight to
Djitte who headed in at the far post with Cetin out of position and unable to
make an attempted save.
7 minutes later
and Gencler was down to 10 men when Wu made a studs-up challenge on a Bandirma
player. The referee immediately
produced a yellow card, but was called to the VAR screen before the free kick
was taken. He then returned to the
field of play and showed a RED card to Wu who can have no complaint at the decision.
5 minutes into
time added on in the first half and Bandirma snatched the 2nd. From a free kick on the right, the ball was
curled into a crowded box and Davas was first to it to send a bullet of a
header past Cetin.
half was only 10 minutes old when Nzaba was shown a RED card.
added to their score in the 60th minute through Davas and then added
a 4th 10 minutes later through Bobadilla.
Amilton scored a
consolation penalty goal for Gencler.
On the back of
this result Gencler slip from 3rd in the league to 8th
and their bright start to the season is now a dim memory !!
Next up for
Gencler is a home match next Saturday against 5th top Manisa and
another chance for Gencler to put their season back on track.
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim