Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
With a minus 6 points deduction and two defeats, Ankaragucu's future in the PTT League (Postal, Telephone and Telegraph Organisation) previously known as the Bank Asya League, is looking rather cloudy, to put it mildly.
Last night - Ankaragucu 0 Adanaspor 1
I was still celebrating in the Red Lion Club after Hibs won a point at Celtic Park when the Ankaragucu match kicked off. Then, I was 'summoned' home by the dragon !!! So, I didn't see much of the first half. However, if the 2nd half was anything to go by, I didn't miss much !
From the Ankaragucu line-up it was obvious that the transfer ban had not been lifted, and my God, how it showed.
All credit to the young boys wearing the blue and yellow, but they were no match for the Adana team who should really have had Ankaragucu dead and buried before the end. That they didn't was down to some 'panic stations' defending and the superb Bayram in goal.
Olde Boy, Metin, playing up front for Adana should have scored on 47 minutes with a free kick, but that was just one of a catalogue of misses by the Adana front line.
Ankaragucu was playing some nice footie at times in their own half, but when they ventured into Adana's half it all went to pieces with the fleet footed Adana players easily dispossessing Ankaragucu and mounting attack after attack.
With the score at 0-0 and with 5 minutes to go, Ankaragucu had a great chance to snatch an unlikely victory but their free kick was well saved by the Adana keeper on the only serious threat he had to deal with during the match.
Then, from the resulting clearance, Adana raced down the left wing in a fast breakaway. With the Ankaragucu defence caught out and back pedalling, Cem looked up and crossed an inch perfect ball for Nwogbu to toe-poke in for the killer blow.
It was a sickner, but no more than Adana deserved with their domination of the match.
What now ???
Re-group and press on is all Ankaragucu can do. However, that mountain peak is looking higher every time I look at it !!!
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim