ANKARAGUCU - A FLAIR (FLARE) FOR THE DRAMATIC !!
Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Headline courtesy of Battle Damaged Kanka Damon !
It all went wrong for Ankaragucu tonight and we can standby for another Stadium Ban (not just for one match in my opinion, but for perhaps two). In the 6th minute Right Kapali started to throw lit flares to Protokol (VIP Section), and then towards the end, flares were thrown onto to playing surface which held the match up for a few minutes till they were extinguished. So, Nadeem's visit one week earlier was just in time !!!
Anyway, this will be a quick report because it is all doom and gloom again.
Ankaragucu 1 Bucaspor 5
We met up in The Chopin as usual - Battle Damaged Kanka Damon, Maniac Kanka and friend Elif, Apple Kanka Erman (back for his first match of the season !), Muco Kanka and yours truly.
We decided to go to Maraton and ........ surprise surprise ...... it was almost full ! Gecikondu was three quarters full (as usual) and L Kapali was full, so a larger crowd than last week.
We only had to wait until the 7th minute before Bucu made their intentions clear. A cross came in from the left over the heads of the Ankaragucu defence and it was an easy tap-in for the unmarked attacker to open the scoring.
16th minute and the Bursa Song was sung by ALL tribunes - at last !
20 minutes in and Buca was arrogantly keeping possession with ease and really taking the piss out of Ankaragucu. The writing was on the wall !
However, against the run of play, Ankaragucu hit back from a free kick on the right. The ball came over and Timur was first to it to head in for the equaliser. All up cheering like mad and thinking ........... could this be a come-back ???
Half time came and although Ankaragucu pressed hard after the equaliser, it was still Buca looking the stronger team.
It only took 4 minutes into the 2nd half for Buca to hit the post. 2 minutes later, Gokhan saved bravely at a forward's feet to prevent a certain goal.
However, one minute later he had to look smart to do the same but brought the attacker down in the process. Penalty and a yellow. Penalty well taken and Buca were on a roll.
Further goals came in the 60th, 66th and 81st minutes, all from sloppy defending, and for the most part, leaving their No7 free to run riot down the right wing with lots of inviting assists.
I should point out that in between time, Gokhan made some great saves and in the process saved Ankaragucu from an even more embarrassing result !
I also reserve criticism for the referee who was quite blatant in his one-sided decisions against Ankaragucu. However, having said that, Buca was too hot for Ankaragucu to handle tonight and ran out well deserved winners.
Back to the drawing board for Yilmaz and he will have to fire his young team up for the next trip into enemy territory !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim