Ankaragucu today made it back to back wins with a hard fought 2-1 win over Diyarbakir BB at the 19 Mayis Stadium. The win takes Ankaragucu up to 3rd in the league and new coach Hayati Soldas will be delighted with the clubs start. It was the same team who started against Eyupspor last week with Ankaragucu still missing the likes of Aytac Oden, Aydin Toscali, Mert Erdogan, Kaan Kanak, Ibrahim Sahin and Levant Kale. Makes the result even more impressive when you count the amount of key players missing.
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Orhan Evci, Selim Teber, Gurkan Alver, Onur Atasayer, Harun Aydin, Serhat Gulpinar, Mehmet Cakir, Hasan Ayaroglu, Emre Tasdemir, Umut Nayir
Subs - Bayram Olgun, Metin Aydin, Artun Kutukcu, Gokhan Erdogan, Eren Turan, Serkan Sirin, Teoman Erkan
Todays report is thanks to Kangaroo Kanka Ante Bakmaz who is playing his football in Croatia at the moment and took time out to watch todays match. This is what he had to say about todays game.
Ankaragucu started the match fairly strong and ended it comfortably winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Umut Nayir with his 3rd goal of the season and Mehmet Cakir. The visitors put up a good fight though and created 2 or 3 good chances in the first half. Most of these chances however came from Ankaragucu mistakes or counter attacks where the midfield was bypassed with long balls over the top.
Ankaragucu had control of the match however their decision making and final ball should have been better and the game should have been put to bed in the first half. It wasn't until the 43rd minute that Ankaragucu opened the scoring. After great work from the experienced Mehmet Cakir whose ball over the top found an oncoming Emre Tasdemir who played a square ball to Umut Nayir, the big striker failed to capitalise on his initial attempt but managed to poke the ball home from the Keeper Levants hands into the net despite last ditch defending.
Ankaragucu went in at half time 1-0 up and it was the visitors who would score early in the second half to level the scoring. A lucky goal, no a very well taken goal from Serdar Deniz who fired the ball through the legs of Gokhan after a nice through ball. Despite the goal it was all Ankaragucu after that with Diyarbakir rarely threatening.
Mehmet Cakir restored Ankaragucu's lead with a well taken goal after 62 minutes. A throw in found its way to Teoman who flicked the ball inside to Mehmet who weaved through a couple of players under pressure before placing the ball into the top right hand corner. Ankaragucu did have one final chance from Mehmet late on when he was through on goal but a good save from Levant kept the scores level.
It was a fairly comfortable 3 points for Sari Lacivert and its great to see the 3 points stay in Ankara. Thanks to Ante for todays report.
Next up is a midweek game in the Turkish Cup at home to Karaman BB, then next weekends game against Korfez. The later should be a very tough game with Korfez winning 3-1 at Altay today. Its also worth mentioning Eyupsor today won 1-0 at Istanbul Gungorenspor. The wonderful world of football, Istanbul Gungoren beat Ankaragucu 1-0 yet Ankaragucu beat Eyup 6-0.