Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Ankaragucu produced their secret weapon last night in the shape of Guven Varol to turn the match around at a vital time with the scores locked at 1-1.
ANKARAGUCU 4 Konyaspor 1
Two goals, which were obviously manufactured on the training ground, from long throw-ins by Guven, the knock-down and the ball despatched to the back of the net, set Ankaragucu on their way to a convincing win.
Also, for those who continually call for Umit Ozak's blood, perhaps they should consider for a moment just who it is who is in charge of the Ankaragucu training sessions. Trying to get 'fanatiks' to think of the big picture and positives is sometimes near impossible !
Anyway, we began our celebrations in The Beer Bus Bar as usual. Oz Kanka Chris and Flying Dutchman Kanka Carlo who had arrived early for the Gencler match (no comment on that match from me !!), Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Kaleci Kanka Tansu, Hash Harrier Kanka Gokhan and yours truly.
Off we went to the stadium where there was a mini-protest outside by some Ankaragucu 'supporters' against Umit Ozat - enough said about their mentality !
No surprises in the line up -
Ugur, Rajnoch, Zewlakow, Klukowski
Guven, Adem, Sapara, Ozgur
Sestak and Metin
2nd half substitutes used - Hurriyet, Weeks and Murat
Ankaragucu took control of the match from the off, but Konya was still looking dangerous on the break. However, the first goal came against the run of play when Konya was awarded a penalty on the half hour mark.
It was at the 'away end' and the penalty box was crowded when a corner was slung over, so we couldn't see what the infringement was. Perhaps Bellshill Kanka Nadeem can comment on that if he saw it on TV ?
The penalty was despatched, and to their credit, Ankaragucu stepped up a gear to find the equaliser. It duly came just on the stroke of half time when the ball was crossed from the right. Metin brought it down, swivelled and half volleyed in for the equaliser. A great strike and a great morale boosting time to score.
Ankaragucu took complete control in the 2nd half and I don't recall Ozden having to make a save.
Then, as I mentioned earlier, from two long throw-ins by Guven on the left into the penalty box on 64 and again on 67 minutes, first Rajnoch and secondly Ozgur put the match beyond Konya and sent the tribunes into song - well, upping the volume I mean !
There was time almost at the final whistle for the impressive Sestak to score number 4 when a defence splitting pass was picked by him and he gave Gokhan in the Konya goal no chance.
Difficult to name my Man of the Match, but if I have to, I will. I mentioned Guven's contribution, but for me the man who makes the team 'tick' is Sapara and he gets the nod.
Back to the Beer Bus then to celebrate and commiserate with our Gencler kankas.
It's International footie next weekend, so time for Ankaragucu to prepare for the trip to Istanbul the following weekend and take on Galatasaray.
After last night's performance, I believe we can go there with optimism and give them a fright. After all, if Karabuk can do it (titter titter titter !!) then what's to stop Ankaragucu ?!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim