Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ankaragucu 4-2 Samsunspor match report !

Ankaragucu took all 3 points today in a 6 goal thriller at Samsunspor. The victory makes it back to back wins for Ankaragucu for the first time since April 2011 when they won  5-3 at home to Bucaspor and a 4-1 win at Istanbul BBS in the Turkish Super Lig. The win today now gives Ankaragucu an outside chance of staying in the PTT Lig.

Timur Bayram Ozgoz was the hero of the day with a sensational hat trick and 1 assist for substitute Umut Nayir to give the big traveling support a memorable day. The Ankaragucu fans were on their best behaviour today as both sets of fans sang each others songs. Indeed Samsunspor fans even gave the Ankaragucu players a standing ovation as they walked off the field at the end of the match.

Damon mentioned that some Ankaragucu fans were locked outside the stadium as too many fans travelled to the match and their were no more seats available. An incredible show of loyalty again by the Ankaragucu fans. Its just a shame the fans cant show the same support at home due to the stadium ban.

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

Subs - Cihan, Hasan, Umut Nayir, Ahmet, Emre, Mert, Bilal

2 - It was Ankaragucu who had the first chance of the match, Orhan crossed the ball into the box for Serkan who fired well wide of the post.

6 - With their first attack of the game Samsunspor took the lead, A long ball was flicked on by Roberts for Nikolai Dimitrov who slotted the ball past Gokhan Akkan who had no chance. Mehmet Tasci will be disappointed with his defending for the goal.

8 - Ankaragucu didnt let their heads drop and Serkan saw his shot from inside the box tipped round the post by Soner Sahin.

10 - Ankaragucu were playing good football and a nice move involving Timur, Serkan and Teoman saw Timur blast over the crossbar. Me and Damon at this point were confident Ankaragucu would still win the game.

21 - Ankaragucu were almost back on level terms, a lovely cross from Serkan found its way to Teoman who saw his headed effort saved by Soner from a few yards out.

23 - Abdulkadir laid the ball off to Darryl Roberts who blasted his shot hight and wide.

24 - Kaan shoots from outside the box buy his shot easily held by Soner.

31 - Nice play from Serkan whose shot from just outside the box is tipped round the post by Soner for an Ankaragucu corner.

31 - From the resulting corner Timur rose above the Samsunspor defence and headed the ball into the top corner. 1-1, It was no less than Ankaragucu deserved.

41 - Ankaragucu took the lead and what a goal it was, lovely play from Kaan who played the ball down the right hand side for Orhan, his cross into the box was volleyed into the top corner by Timur Ozgoz who made it 2-1 Ankaragucu. A goal that Barcelona and Messi would have been proud of.

45 - Just before half time Nikolai Dimitrov crossed the ball into the box for Darryl Roberts who headed the ball beyond Gokhan Akkan to make it 2-2. Poor marking by the Ankaragucu defenders.

Half Time - Samsunspor 2-2 Ankaragucu

59 - Nice play from Timur who crossed for Bilal but his shot was blocked by the Samsunspor defence.

67 - Darrly Roberts shoots from 25 yards but his shot is straight at Gokhan Akkan.

72 - Hasan Ayaroglu replaces Mehmet Tasci

80 - Timur Ozgoz scores his hat trick ! Excellent play again from Orhan down the right hand side, his low cross into the box is sent into the back of the net by the brilliant Timur who runs to the Ankaragucu fans to celebrate. 3-2

85 - Excellent save from Gokhan Akkan who tips the ball over the crossbar from a Darrly Roberts header.

87 - Gokhan Akkan saves easily from Fatih Sen free kick

87 - Umut Nayir replaces Teoman

88 - Musa Aydin fires inches wide from about 30 yards out

89 - Ankaragucu seal the three points with another fantastic goal, excellent play from Timur who chips the ball into Umut Nayir who chests the ball down before a lovely volley past Soner Sahin for his first ever Ankaragucu goal. The young striker runs to the Ankaragucu fans and celebrates in style. 4-2

90 - Darry Roberts watches his headed effort go straight into the hands of 18 year old Ankaragucu goalkeeper Gokhan Akkan.

90 - Emre Tasdemir replaces Kaan Kanak

Full Time - Ankaragucu 4-2 Samsunspor

Man of the Match - Timur Bayram Ozgoz

A fantastic performance from Ankaragucu who really look a difference team in the second half of the season. Mustafa Kaplan has done a fantastic job and if he can keep this young team together then next season will be successful no matter what division we are in. The team as a who were excellent today, Orhan Evci had one of his best games, but the man of the match Timur Ozgoz was sensational. Timur works so hard for the team and today he got his reward.

So 6 points from 2 games and Ankaragucu are right back in it. Next up is Boluspor a week on Monday, lets take one game at a time but if we play the way we have the last two games then there is a great chance of making it 3 wins in a row.

Highlights of todays game !


  1. Excellent report (as always) Nadeem, and you are spot-on ........ let's take one game at a time now.

    However, I have to say that the clouds of doom and gloom are lifting, and even if Ankaragucu goes down they can still hold their heads up with pride. The badge on the shirt means everything to the players and us supporters.

    I remember the Samsun supporters in the 1st half of the season in Ankara singing our songs and vice-versa and this is good to see continuing. Ankaragucu doesn't have many friends in Turkish Football circles, but Samsun is one of them.

    I say .... let's be quietly confident for the Bolu match, and if we can turn them over, then we will see some squeaky-bum time from the other teams near us at the bottom !!!

  2. Weather we stay in this league or go down is out of our hands now, we just need to keep winning and see what the others do above us. The most important thing is we keep this young team together. they are really coming of age now and we have a great coach in Mustafa Kaplan.

    The worry is that if we do go down and a host of players leave.

  3. Great report Nadeem, thanks ! What a performance by the team and by Timur, I dont think he will be with us though he has every right to move to somewhere bigger ! I agree that if most of the young boys stay something big could happen ! Should be an interesting final few weeks !

  4. I see where you are coming from Ante, but I have a feeling that Timur might stay with the Club if (and it's a big 'if') Ankaragucu can pull it off and stay in the PTT League.

    Lots of players have left Ankaragucu for bigger things only to find themselves brought back down to earth and farmed out to teams when they didn't make it with the Big 3 in particular. Timur should be mindful of this and bide his time until he is 100% sure that it's the right option.

    Anyway, it's great to see Ankaragucu playing as a TEAM again and with confidence. Can't wait for the Bolu match !

  5. Timur is 25 years old and needs to be playing at a better level than lig 2. It depends on the management team. If they can guarantee we will fight for promotion next season if we do go go lig 2 then 1 season wont hurt. But if Ankaragucu dont show any ambition you cant blame Timur if he moves on.

    Personally i hope he stays becuase he has a fantastic attitude.