Ankaragucu 2-0 Istanbul Gungorenspor !
Ankaragucu returned to action today after the winter break and kept up their winning run with a 2-0 win at Gungorenspor. Before the match took place Ankaragucu fans were involved in battles with the Istanbul Police to maintain the traditions of a trip to 2nd City. A new look Ankaragucu team today and it was Mehmet Erdem who caught the eye with a man of the match performance.
Team - Bayram Olgun, Aytac Oden, Serhat Aykuz, Erhan Guven, Emre Tasdemir, Selim Teber, Serhat Gulpinar, Mehmet Erdem, Mehmet Cakir, Volkan Yilmaz, Levent Kale
Subs - Gokhan Akkan, Hasan Ayaroglu, Kaan Kanak, Serkan Sirin, Aydin Toscali, Muhammed Gonulacar
A 1000 strong Ankaragucu support travelled to Istanbul to cheer on the team to victory. One thing Fuat Aykuz has done since coming in is strengthen the defence. For those who follow the blog they will know its something I've went on about for a long time, how bad the Ankaragucu defence is. You will never win anything unless you build strong foundations at the back. The team have now went 5 games in a row without conceding a goal as well as winning every match.
For the first time since the team left the Super Lig, actually you cant count the last season in the Super Lig, but for the first time we have an experienced side. Youngsters like Emre Tasdemir, Hasan Ayaroglu, Gokhan Akkan and Muhammed Gonulacar will benefit from having these experienced heads round about them.
It was new signing Mehmet Erdem who gave Ankaragucu the lead in the first half, signed from Polatli last week according to reports on Twitter had a fantastic debut and the Kankas will get to see him next week at home to Eyupspor.
Mehmet Cakir finished off the match with a 25 yard screamer too send the Ankaragucu crowd wild and make the trip to Istanbul worthwhile. Ankaragucu were given even more good news after the match as Altinordu threw away a 3-0 lead only to draw 3-3 with Tepecikspor at home. Alanyaspor drew 0-0 at Nazilli. That means Ankaragucu climb up to 2nd and are now level on points with leader Altinordu.
Its been a good week for Ankaragucu, firstly the Transfer ban was lifted, then Mehmet Yiginer was elected as President again for the club, and today we take the 3 points back home to the capital. Next up is a home match with Eyupsor. Full Preview on the blog during the week.