Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Yes, at last, something to sing and shout about - a victorrreeeee. But, let's not get too carried away with this result. I would normally be optimistic with our first victory away from home, but then ........ I looked at what's coming up !!!
Gaziantep 1 ANKARAGUCU 3
I'm sorry to say I've no details of the actual match but what was interesting was the team selection. No Vassell (injured ?), no Bebbe (suspended) and no Iglesias (reason unknown). Also, no Vice-Captain El-Yasa (suspended). Thinks .... not a good idea to go to Gaziantep with the three recognised strikers missing !!
Koray, Semavi, Ediz and Broggi
Ceyhun, Barbaros, Hurriyet and Metin
Murat Duruer and Frederic
Don't ask me ...... who is Frederic ??? I tried checking him out in Google Search but couldn't find anything. Can anyone else shed some light on him ?
Second half substitutes used were Mehmet Cakir, Emre and Volkan
Da Silva opened the scoring for Antep after 10 minutes but Metin scored the equaliser just before half time.
Metin added a second goal 10 minutes into the 2nd half and Mehmet Cakir scored the third with 10 minutes to go.
If you recall, I had scripted Mehmet Cakir to score last week against his old Club but he was obviously a week late in reading my post on the Blog !!!
OK, so well done Hikmet Bey for playing with a 'reserve strike force' and the three points are most welcome. However, as I mentioned in the opening paragraph, it will not be all plain sailing from here.
Next weekend Ankaragucu 'welcomes' Galatasaray. Of course, the players will be all fired up for that and will get stuck right into CimBom, but we have to bear in mind that Galatasaray are the 'form team' in the league at the moment.
It's World Cup the following weekend and then a visit to Kayseri. OK, we can say .... if we can beat Antep away then we can do the biz in Kayseri ! However, excuse me if I remain cautious about that match !
Notwithstanding Metin's fine contribution last night, I hope we have Vassell and Bebbe back for next weekend's Match of the Day.
All the best from a happier Eski Kanka Jim