Monday, April 29, 2024




Greetings Kankas and Kankies.


It was mostly all one-way traffic yesterday towards the Gencler goal in the 1st half with Goztepe unable to find the opening goal which their general all round play probably deserved.    Gencler on the other hand was unable to test the Goztepe goalkeeper   !


Goztepe             2                       GENCLERBIRLIGI            0


Team – Ertugrul, Yasin, Babacan, Yigit, Nzaba, Akabueze, Oguzhan, Ensar, James, Amilton and Melih


Substitutes – Musa, M. Yatabare, Bugra, Ozgur and Oltan


Goztepe laid siege to the Gencler goal in the 1st half and had 4 opportunities to open the scoring.


Firstly, Ertugrul made a great save when he thwarted a one-on-one situation.     Shortly after that narrow escape, from a Goztepe corner on the left, the ball was headed to an unmarked forward at the back post, and with the goal at his mercy, he blasted the ball over the bar.


Then inside the 6 yard box a Goztepe forward side-footed the ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy.


Finally, and just before the half time whistle, a Goztepe forward blasted the ball over the bar when well placed in the box.


I was unable to watch the 2nd half, but according to the statistics, it was more of the same with Goztepe pressure for the most part.


Goztepe finally made the breakthrough with 10 minutes to go when Uzum scored the opening goal.     The icing on the cake came in time-added-on through Lundqvist.


Gencler only managed one shot on target in the match and that came late in the 2nd half.


This result means that Goztepe join Eyupspor in the Super League next season.


Gencler might still make the play-offs, but they must win their last two matches and hope that some of the teams in their vicinity in the league drop points.


Next up is a home match against already relegated Giresun on 5 May.      Giresun has had a torrid season having won only 2 matches, drawn 4 and lost an incredible 26    !!


As always, watch this space for the outcome.


All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:22 pm

    I hope Gencler will make play offs.