Ankaragucu 0-1 Konyaspor match report !
Todays match in Konya was all about pride for Ankaragucu whilst the hosts were playing for a place in the playoffs. At the end of 90 minutes both teams succeeded in their targets. Ankaragucu battled away and had 2 excellent chances to take the lead but as all to often this season missed them both. The referee also sent off Teoman and awarded Konyaspor a penalty both of which were the correct decision. However Emre Tasdemir was the victim of the same kind of tackle that Serkan Sirin and Bilal Gulden were sent off for last week, but the referee chose to yellow card the Konya player instead.
Team - Gokhan, Metin, Mehmet, Volkan, Aytac, Gokhan Erdogan, Mert Erdogan, Gurkan, Kaan, Emre, Teoman
Subs - Bayram, Gulcan, Artun, Eren, Ilhan, Omer
4 - Erdal shot from edge of the box deflected inches wide for a Konya corner.
14 - Cross to the back post, brilliantly controlled by Erdal who then shoots but a good save from Gokhan Akkan who tips the ball over.
30 - Kaan shoots from the edge of the box but his shot goes well wide.
37 - Omer breaks into the box before firing a low cross across the face of goal but Gokhan gets a hand to it to prevent an easy tap in.
45 - Erdal free kick headed well over by Selim.
Half Time - Konyaspor 0-0 Ankaragucu
47 - Excellent move from Ankaragucu, Aytac plays a low cross into the box for Kaan who takes a nice touch, goes past his man before firing wide of the post. A great chance which Kaan should have scored.
53 - Ali crosses for Sjoerd Ars but the dutchman is inches away from getting on the end of his pass.
56 - Murat shot from 25 yards well saved from Gokhan Akkan.
57 - Kaan gives the ball away to Recep who goes past 2 Ankaragucu defenders before unleashing a fierce shot which was saved from Gokhan Akkan.
58 - Another low cross into the box by Konya which takes a deflection and another excellent save from Gokhan.
62 - Mert plays a nice touch and go with Kaan and is played through on goal, but the Konya defender gets back to block the shot.
65 - Aytac replaced with Artun
67 - Nice play from Gokhan Erdogan who goes past his man in the box before cutting the ball back for Kaan, but the later blasts high and wide.
73 - Artun shot deflected into the path of Teoman who is free in the box, but he can only shoot over the crossbar from.
79 - Cross into the box, the ball finds its way to Erdal whose shot is cleared off the line by Teomans hand. Referee points to the spot and sends off Teoman.
80 - Up steps Erdal to make it 1-0 Konyaspor from the penalty spot. The Konya fans go wild and have made some atmosphere at todays game.
89 - Eren comes on for his debut to replace Emre
90 - Mistake from Gokhan Akkan as he dwindles on an attempted clearance, ball finds it way to Ars who tries to lob Gokhan, but his shot goes over.
90 - Another chance for Kaan as he breaks into the box, but he gets his shot all wrong as he fires well wide.
Full Time - Konyaspor 1-0 Ankaragucu
Man of the Match - Gokhan Akkan
So Konyaspor earn themselves a place in the playoffs and will be joined by Bucaspor, Manisaspor and 1461 Trabzon. At this moment it is unknown weather 1461 will be allowed to play in the playoffs as they are the B team of Trabzonspor and unless they break that contract cant play in the same league.
Ankaragucu will now go into the Turkish Lig 2 along with 2 from Kartalspor, Goztepe and Tavsanli. It is 0-0 with 20 minutes to go between Tavsanli and Goztepe. The next few weeks will be very important as to who will remain at the club. Today we saw how difficult it will be without Timur as we failed to have a single shot on goal.
Teoman and Kaan will be disappointed with their performance today and it will be important for the club that they lift the transfer ban and sign a striker. We would like to thank the young players for all their efforts this season.