Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ankaragucu 1-1 Bandirmaspor match report !

This seasons Lig 2 campaign came to an end today as Ankaragucu drew 1-1 with Bandirmaspor. Both sides will have it all to do again as they now face each other in the playoffs. Ankaragucu finish a disappointing 3rd after Alanyaspor destroyed Korfez to clinch the 2nd spot. Altinordu were crowned champions with Eyupspor, Istanbul Gungorenspor and Bozoyukspor all relegated.

Team - Bayram Olgun, Orhan Evci, Volkan Geyik, Selim Teber, Onur Atasayer, Serhat Gulpinar, Mehmet Cakir, Muhammed Gonulacar, Mehmet Erdem, Kaan Kanak, Omer Yalcin

Subs - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Serhat Aykuz, Bilal Gundogdu, Harun Aydin, Mehmet Tasci, Umut Nayir

The season started with Ankaragucu favourites to clinch promotion back to the PTT Lig. The team invested in the squad with some big signings in Selim Teber, Serhat Gulpinar, Mehmet Cakir, Erhan Guven to name a few. However it was low spending Altinordu who were to become champions and deserved champions at that to.

On paper Ankaragucu have the strongest squad in the league. But to many times this season inconsistency has been a problem along with the inability to defend. The team now go into the playoffs and are 5 matches away from returning the the PTT Lig.

Again on paper Ankaragucu should be able to beat both Bandirma and the winners of Alanyaspor vs Diyarbakir BB without to much problems. However throughout the season Ankaragucu have dropped points to all 3 teams.

Todays match ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to a late strike from Kaan Kanak. Ankaragucu were without Emre Tasdemir, Volkan Yilmaz, Levent Kale, Aytac Oden and rested Umut Nayir who was dropped to the bench.

The playoff match between the two sides is next week in Bandirma with next Friday night being mentioned on Facebook. I will confirm this during the week. As the saying in Scotland goes, get the finger out Ankaragucu, its time to show us what your made of !

Playoff Ties

Bandirmaspor vs Ankaragucu
Diyarbakir BB vs Alanyaspor

Kartalspor vs Goztepe
Yeni Malatayaspor vs Hatayspor


  1. Yes Nadeem, a disappointing end to the season for Ankaragucu. A win in Bandirma yesterday was what was expected in order to finish 2nd ..... and ....... to send a message of intent to Bandirma.

    Back to the drawing board then for the Play-Offs. Look forward to Ankaragucu taking something from Bandirma next week and then doing the biz here in Ankara the following week.

    I think Harun will be able to confirm the dates and KOs times.

  2. Bandirma v Ankaragucu - 16 May - KO 4.30pm
    Ankaragucu v Bandirma - 20 May - KO 4.30pm
    Semi-Final - 23 and 27 May
    Final - 31 May