Thursday, January 18, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


What a way to win a match   !!!


To score the winning goal on the full time whistle is normally in the script for comics and books   !!     However, all credit to Gencler for ‘hanging in there’ when it looked like Kayseri was the likelier team to find the winner.


Kayserispor            1                       GENCLERBIRLIGI             2


Team – Cetin, Oguzkan, Yigit, Nzaba, Arda, Mert, M. Cagiran, Ozturk, Aosman, Halit and Melih


Substitutes – Akabueze and Erturk


I couldn’t watch the 1st half of the match today, but Kayseri opened the scoring after 20 minutes through Sariarslan.       Gencler equalised just before half time with an Aosman penalty.


Lots of new faces in the Gencler starting line-up which indicated that they were, quite rightly. giving priority to the league rather than the Cup – after all, they were playing a Super League team   !!


Half way through the 2nd half and Kayseri almost gifted a goal to Gencler when a Kayseri player gave the ball to Aosman from a throw-in with no other Kayseri player near him, but his final shot was saved.


It was Kayseri with most of the possession in the 2nd half, but both defences were at the top of their game.   Lots of Kayseri shots going over the bar and past the post with Gencler relying on breakaways for the most part.  


Then, with a penalty kicks decider looming, Gencler stunned Kayseri with the winning goal 4 minutes into time added on.     From another Gencler breakaway, Aosman powered his way into the box on the right avoiding 3 half-hearted tackles, and shot inside the left post.


So, Gencler join Ankaragucu in the last 16, and wouldn’t it be fortuitous if they were drawn against each other   ??!!       I’ll put the draw up here in the comments section when known   !


Keep watching this space   !!!


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

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