Ankaragucu 2-0 Sariyer match report!
Ankaragucu restored some pride today and put smiles back on the faces of the fans who had to make do with Facebook and Twitter updates due to the stadium ban. A good 2-0 win over Sariyer who are in the playoff positions will do a lot for the players confidence.
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Aytac Oden, Gurkan Alver, Mehmet Tasci, Orhan Evci, Harun Aydin, Muhammed Gonulacar, Teoman Erkan, Hasan Ayaroglu, Levent Kale
Subs - Turgut Kirveli. Volkan Geyik, Batuhan Gulcan, Ali Sinan Gayla, Ramazan Adiguzel, Hasan Kaya
With the sale of star striker Umut Nayir on Friday they question was who would score the goals for Ankaragucu which has been a problem for the team all season? Onur Atasayer is also out long term which meant Mehmet Tasci was recalled to the starting line up.
I have spoken many a time of the potential of Hasan Ayaroglu who has been overshadowed by some of our other young players. That has mainly been due to injury and inconsistency on Hasan's part. He now looks over those injury problems and is enjoying a prolonged spell in the team. His technical ability and speed is key to Ankaragucu staying up this season.
Mehmet Yiginer said on Friday if the fans can show some patience he will get the team back into the Super Lig. I am willing to give him a go and get behind him, not because i trust him, but simply because there is no other option. In the meantime the fans need to get to the stadium and fill it up again and stop the violence.
Former Ankaragucu players Serhat Aykuz and Muhammed Turkmen were both in the Sariyer squad today with Serhat starting the game.
It took Ankaragucu only 2 minutes to take the lead, and it was that man Hasan Ayaroglu who gave them the lead. As all to often this season, 1 goal isn't enough for an Ankaragucu lead. Thankfully the 2nd goal came through Orhan Evci in the second half to give Ankaragucu a comfortable 2-0 lead and it would stay that way.
A good 3 points for Ankaragucu as they now go 6 points clear of the relegation zone. Next up is an away match to Sivas 4 Eylul in the cup on Thursday which no one really cares about as we are out. We should play some of the fringe players for that match and keep our players fresh for Sundays match in Hatay as Ankaragucu take on Hatayspor who will provide a tough test.
Well done Ankaragucu, finally 3 points to give us something to cheer about.