Monday, October 07, 2013

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.



  1. Ante's first report and an excellent one at that. btw, I love the name .... kangaroo kanka !!

    As I said on Facebook, it was sheer class from Mehmet for the 1st goal with a peach of a cross. He really is making the engine room tick. All we need now is for Aydin to slot in at the back and steady the sometimes shaky defence.

    Another win on Wednesday would be the just the tonic for a full house on Sunday for our 1st game at the Stadium in 10 months. This will surely go into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest and harshest stadium ban in the history of footie.

    Please let me have the honour of putting this headline on Sunday's report .......... ANKARAGUCU - TOP OF THE LEAGUE

    Yessssssssssssssss !

  2. Report on Sunday is all yours Jim so get your pen and notepad out for the game lol

    Im really looking forward to hearing that famous atmosphere again !

    And i agree Jim well done Ante on the report mate

  3. Second report jim haha ! no worries mate absolute pleasure i love watching ag in action honestly makes me so happy ! i cancelled lunch with friends to watch the match ! Selim was a little shaky, definately for efficient in that defensive midfield role ! im sure as the season goes on the performances will be better ! i would rather peak towards the end of the year rather than the beginning and then start to panic because we have no points/results !

    Sunday ill be watching from sydney ! nothing will prevent me from missing this match !!! again special mention to hasan...the kid looks bloody crash hot ! exciting prospect...i think we have the perfect mix of youth and experience !!!

    looking forward to the week !

    also read oz kanka's reports on genclerbirligi..what is going on there ???? is a shame :(

  4. Yeah Selim should be playing in the holding midfield role instead of centre back, Gurkan has had a shaky start too, we need Aydin back to steady the ship.