Kahramanmarasspor 1-2 Ankaragucu match report !
I sometimes wonder what was going through my head when i chose Ankaragucu as my team. As im currently on holiday in Belek i look around the hotel with young Turks wearing the shirts of the Istanbul 3, Real Madrid, Barcelona etc while i walk around with my Ankaragucu shirt on, even the locals think im nuts. Tonight i followed our match on twitter and celebrated our victory at full time reminding me why i love the club so much :-)
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Orhan Evci, Gurkan Alver, Volkan Geyik, Mehmet Tasci, Serhat Gulpinar, Selim Teber, Harun Aydin, Gokhan Erdogan, Mehmet Erdem, Umut Nayir
Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Metin Aydin, Muhammed Gonulacar, Levent Kale, Orhan Evci, Teoman Erkan
New coach Muammer Ozdemir raised a few eyebrowes by lewving Levent Kale out of the starting line up and instead playing 5 in midfield. His decisiom would be justified after 90 minutes.
Ankaragucu looked to have got off to a great start when Selim Teber put them in front, but the referee ruled it out for offside. Instead Volkan scored a 30 yard screamer for the home side to put Kahramanmarasspor 1-0 up.
Ankaragucu have a poor record on the opening day of the season and it looked to be an uphill task after the goal. However the team dug in and goals from Umut Nayir and Aytac Oden put Ankaragucu 2-1 up at half time.
Into the second half both Erdem and Umut Nayir had chances to extemd the lead for Ankaragucu but for good goalkeeping. A great start to the season for Ankaragucu and new coach Muammer Ozdemir. Next up is a home match next weekend, lets hope their is a good crowd at the 19 Mayis stadium.