Ankaragucu 2-1 Nazilli Match Report !
It was back to winning ways today as Ankaragucu took care of Nazilli despite a late scare from the visitors. Jim predicted a 7-0 win for Ankaragucu before the match but the score didn't quite live up to Jim's prediction. Todays match report came from Kangaroo Kanka Ante from Croatia.
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Selim Teber, Gurkan Alver, Onur Atasayer, Mehmet Cakir, Kaan Kanak, Serhat Gulpinar, Hasan Ayaroglu, Umut Nayir, Serkan Sirin
Subs - Bayram Olgun, Ibrahim Sahin, Eren Turan, Harun Aydin, Aytac Oden, Gokhan Erdogan, Levent Kale
So still no place in the team for Aydin Toscali, Mert Erdogan or Emre Tasdemir through injury and fitness.
On what looked like a colder day in Ankara, Sari Lacivert warmed every Ankaragucu fans hearts with another dominant Home win against Nazilli Belediyespor.
The first half started off dominant for the home side through possession, field position and the majority of chances. Ankaragucu in the first half had a perfectly good goal disallowed. Umut Nayir headed past the Goalkeeper and there looked to be no foul while Baskent TV ruled out the possibility of offside.
Half Time 0-0
The second half was much of the same with Ankaragucu domination, and the dominance was rewarded after a swift attack when the ball found its way to our magician Mehmet Cakir, who delightfully in the 52nd minute who scooped the ball over the Nazilli defence who were claiming for offside, Umut Nayir headed the ball into the top corner to make it 1-0 Ankaragucu.
Twelve minutes later Umut Nayir broke Nazilli hearts with his second, Some quick thinking from Mehmet Cakir who found the feet of Serkan Sirin who after a few inter chances of passing, crossed the ball into the box for Selim Teber who headed the ball into the path of Umut Nayir who stroked the ball past the goalkeeper showing excellent poacher instinct.
Nazilli did reply with ten minutes remaining when Behram put the ball into the back of the net following a great cross. This came from a poor defending from Gurkan Alver who tried to walk the ball out of defence only to lose the ball. The visitors put Ankaragucu under pressure and looked like they could rescue a point, but Sari Lacivert held on for another dominant and important win.
My own opinions on the game is that Ankaragucu looked stronger than what they did 2 weeks ago, it is evident things are starting to click. The players are starting to understand each other better. I just feel Ankaragucu are at their best when they are able to draw the opposition through quick interchanges of play they look most dangerous and comfortable. Too many times Gurkan Alver lost possession through parallel passes across the back. At this level you may get away with it but this needs to be addressed as it will be punished against better opposition .
Special mention goes to the star men from today Mehmet Cakir, Hasan Ayaroglu and Umut Nayir.