Caykur Rizespor 3-0 Ankaragucu match report !
Caykur Rizespor sealed their promotion to the Turkish Super Lig today as the 3-0 score almost certainly sent Ankaragucu to Lig 2. After a spirited first 45 minutes where Ankaragucu were arguably the better team, the home side stepped up a gear and showed whey they will be returning to the Turkish top flight.
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin, Gurkan, Volkan, Aytac, Gokhan Erdogan, Mert, Bilal, Serkan, Timur, Teoman
Subs - Bayram, Umut, Bilal Gundogan, Emre, Gulcan, Aykildiz
First of all apologies for this weeks match report, the stream by TRT Anadolu was very poor and kept cutting out or buffering.
10 - Shot from outside the box by Floran Cernat, good save from Gokhan who pushes the ball round the post.
13 - Cross into the back post by Bilal met by the head of Timur who watches the ball go inches past the post with Loria beaten. Ankaragucu should be 1-0 up.
15 - Serkan crosses for Gokhan Erdogan who blasts over the bar, so close again Ankaragucu.
29 - Unbelievable save from Gokhan Akkan, cross into the box falls to Sezer who is 3 yards out, he blasts his shot but Gokhan makes himself look big and makes a world class save.
32 - Half chance for Cernat but he drags his shot wide of the post.
38 - Serkan cross into the box, good header from Teoman but excellent save from Loria.
40 - Chance for Rize but the striker heads inches over.
Half Time - Rize 0-0 Ankaragucu
49 - Mert shoots from distance, his shot deflects off Sezer into the path of Timur but he hits the side netting from a tight angle.
50 - Rize fans clash with the police behind the goal, never a dull moment in Turkish football.
55 - Volkan ball over the top sends Timur through on goal, instead of shooting he tries to hold the ball up for Teoman and the defenders get back and block. Timur should have been selfish and taken the shot himself.
58 - Corner for Rize, but Sezer heads just past the post.
66 - Bilal Gulden free kick pushed over the crossbar by David Loria.
68 - Rize should have had a penalty after Gokhan Akkan brought Cernat down in the box.
69 - Another excellent save from Gokhan Akkan this time from Floran Cernat in the box, what a fantastic talent this young lad is.
71 - Penalty awarded for Rize, Gurkan Alver lets his team mates down with a hand ball in the box, stupid decision from Gurkan. up steps Floran Cernat who sends Gokhan the wrong way to make it 1-0 Rize.
76 - Ball falls to Timur in the box but his shot saved comfortably by Loria.
79 - Floran Cernat makes it 2-0 and what a fantastic goal it was, a counter attack by Rize, the ball found its way to the brilliant Romanian who dances past two challenges before a fantastic finish. 2-0
81 - Cenk Ahmet makes it 3-0 with a brilliant finish and the goal sends Rize back into the Turkish Super Lig after a 5 year absence.
83 - Bilal Gundogdu replaces Mert
85 - Eren Albayrak goes past a couple of challenges and puts a great ball into the box but his team mates puts his shot wide.
85 - Emre Tasdemir replaces Serkan Sirin
90 - Timur puts Teoman through on goal but the later shoots straight at David Loria to sum up Ankaragucu's afternoon.
Final Score - Caykur Rizespor 3-0 Ankaragucu
Other results went against Ankaragucu as well, and it now means Ankaragucu have to win their 2 remaining games and hope every other team above them don't pick up a single point. Well done to Rize who are worthy of the Super Lig. The brilliant Floran Cernat and Cenk Ahmet are the two players i singled out and both are too good for the PTT Lig.
Man of the match - Gokhan Akkan.