Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ankaragucu 1-1 Gaziantep BB live blogging !

1230: Half an hour to kick off as Ankaragucu take in Gaziantep BB in another massive game as the club look to avoid relegation. Ankaragucu come off a good 3-2 home win against 1461 Trabzon and will look to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games. Gaziantep won the last game in Ankara 4-1.

Teams have been announced and a surprise as Mert Erdogan has been dropped to the bench for Orhan Evci, Ankaragucu go with 2 up top as Teoman partners Timur.

Ankaragucu Team - Bayram , Aytac, Volkan, Gurkan, Mehmet, Orhan, Bilal, Kaan, Gokhan, Teoman, Timur

Subs: Gokhan Akkan, Hasan, Serkan, Metin, Umut Nayir, Emre, Mert

Gaziantep Team - Bora, Ferit, Onur, Cihan, Tuncer, Kenan, Eren, Ramazan, Serdar, Yalcin, Ahmet

1250: Ten minutes until kick off and the nerves are setting in, The Ankaragucu fans are making their way through the turnstiles at Kamil Ocak stadium! Good luck Ankaragucu !!

1 - Game underway with Ankaragucu playing in all yellow, Teoman having an early chance but his headed effort easily saved. Good start.

5 - Poor defending from Ankaragucu almost allow Gaziantep through on goal, Bayram makes an easy save from a cross into the box.

9 - Nice move from Ankaragucu as Bilal shoots straight at Bora in the Gaziantep goal, much better from Ankaragucu after Gaziantap started the stronger of the two teams.

11 - Corner Ankaragucu, Kaan floats cross into the box but former Ankaragucu keeper Bora Kork deals with it well.

17 - Excellent last ditch defending from Orhan as he blocks and almost certain goal from Ramazan

20 - Best chance of the game so far as Timur goes past his man before firing over the crossbar, should have scored and given Ankaragucu the lead.

22 - Ankaragucu go close again as Kaan Kanak's fee kick from 40 yeards goes inches over the crossbar.

25 - Gaziantep have a good chance but again good defending this time from Gurkan to put the Gaziantep player off, shot goes wide of target.

27 - Gokhan Erdogan blast way over from the edge of the box.

28 - Good defending from the Ankaragucu defence as Gaziantep look to break forward.

30 - Kaan shoots from outside the box but his shot goes inches past the post.

33 - Couple of crosses into the box from Gaziantep which Bayram chooses to punch instead of catching putting the Ankaragucu defence under pressure.

34 - Chance for Serdar but excellent recovery from Mehmet Tasci who gets back to take the sting out the shot allowing Bayram to gather the ball.

36 - Damon comments that Ankaragucu should have worn the White strip as it brought us luck last week.

39 - Teoman has the ball in the back of the net but yet again Ankaragucu on the wrong end of a bad decision from the referee, he gives offside when replays show Teoman was onside.

40 - Timur through on goal but shoots hight and wide from a tight angle. Damon comments that it was a great chance.

43 - Goooooooooooool 1-0 Ankaragucu, lovely cross from Gokhan Erdogan down the left hand side and Kaan heads the ball past Bora Kork !! Well done !

43 - Damon commenting on the one touch football Ankaragucu have been playing as the Ankaragucu traveling fans make some noise !

45 - Half Time Ankaragucu 1-0 Gaziantep BB and it is no more than we deserve, excellent first half performance.

46 - Teams come out for second half, looks like no changes for Ankaragucu as we get underway.

48 - Early chance for Gaziantep as Serdar watches his deflected shot go just over after a nice build up.

50 - Bayram makes a fantastic save from a Serdar header after good play down the left from Ramazan, Bayram saves from Kenan from the resulting corner.

54 - Damon commenting on Bayram making a good save and how our defence shouldn't have needed to make a last ditch tackle but done well none the less.

58 - Nice play from Bilal as he cuts the ball back for Timur but the German shoots straight at Bora.

60 - Excellent Barcelona style move from Ankaragucu but Orhan shoots over from inside the box, that was the move of the match. Damon also mentioning a good chance for Ankaragucu as Gaziantep look to get back into the match.

64 - End to end stuff as first Kaan nearly gets onto the end of a defensive mistake but Bora clears, the ball finds its way to Serdar but Bayram makes a good save. Tavsanli have just taken the lead over Manisaspor in their match so Ankaragucu need to hang onto this lead.

70 - Nice play from Teoman down the right hand side as he plays the ball into the box for Timur but Bora smothers the ball at his feet.

71 - Chance for the home side but Bayram saves and holds onto the ball as we go into the last 20 minutes. Damon commenting we need a second goal as this is to stressful for a Sunday.

72 - Umut Nayir comes onto replace Kaan who picked up a knock.

80 - Ankaragucu down to ten men as Orhan Evci has been sent off after his second yellow card of the game for deliberate hand ball.

84 - Bayram makes another excellent save this time from Kenan, Gaziantep piling on the pressure here, Damon commenting that we need to hold onto this lead for the last 5 minutes.

85 - Metin Aydin replaces Teoman for Ankaragucu

86 - Shot from distance well held by Bayram as Gaziantep strikers look to get onto any rebounds.

90 - Heart break for Ankaragucu as Gaziantep score in the last minute of the game, cross into the box finds its way to Umer Yalcin who puts the ball into the back of the net. 1-1

90 - Seems to be a bit of trouble coming from the Ankaragucu supporters, Serkan Sirin comes onto replace Umut Nayir.

90 - Another good save from Bayram , Ankaragucu fans can be heard voicing their disappointment at yet another match where the referee costs us points.

Final Score 1-1

A spirited performance from Ankaragucu and 1-1 was probably a fair result over the 90 minutes, but there is no doubting the goal ruled out for offside and the sending off of Orhan changed the game. Its 2 points lost as opposed to 1 point won for Ankaragucu as relegation rivals Tavsanli won 1-0 at home to Manisaspor.

Man of the Match - Bilal Gulden


  1. Thanks for the well documented report of the match Nadeem.

    Received the disappointing result on the way back from Istanbul last night.

    So, we still have an uphill battle ahead, but there is still HOPE !

  2. Good report Nadeem, thanks. Let's keep hoping for the 'impossible'.

  3. no probs burra,

    We played some excellent football at times, but as usual inexperience and poor refereeing cause us all 3 points.