Monday, February 09, 2015

Hatayspor 2-1 Ankaragucu match report!

There was heartbreak yet again for the young Ankaragucu players today as they lost 2-1 with the last kick of the ball at Hatayspor. The game turned ugly with some questionable refereeing decisions which the Ankaragucu players and coaches felt cost them the game.

Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Aytac Oden, Gurkan Alver, Mehmet Tasci, Orhan Evci, Hasan Ayaroglu, Muhammed Gonulacar, Harun Aydin, Levent Kale, Teoman Erkan

Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Volkan Geyik, Ramazan Adiguzel, Hasan Kaya, Ali Sinan Gayla, Mahsum Kara, Gokhan Erdogan

Highlights of the match here   Hatayspor 2-1 Ankaragucu

There was an excellent turnout from the Hatayspor fans despite the Monday afternoon kick off. They are a club who look like they are going places with plans already underway for a new modern stadium to be built. Despite all of that, todays pitch was a mud bath and both teams struggled to cope with the conditions.

Ankaragucu had the first real chance of the game when Orhan Evci rounded the keeper before hitting the post, the ball rebounded to Teoman but his shot was blocked but the Hatayspor defender. Then the first talking point of the game. Captain Gurkan Alver was sent off for a second bookable offence. The highlights don't show what the first one was for, but the second was for a slight tug of the defenders jersey on the half way line.

Despite the 1 man advantage Hatayspor couldnt find the breakthrough and both teams went in at half time level.

With only 3 minutes of the second half gone, Hatayspor scored to make it 1-0 through Ibrahim Taylan after some poor defending and goalkeeping by Ankaragucu. Gokhan Akkan will want to forget this game as things would go from bad to worse for him later on in the game.

Ankaragucu got back on level terms after Levent Kale was brought down by Polat Keser in the Hatayspor goal. Captain Levent stepped up from the penalty spot and made it 1-1. Things got even better for Ankaragucu when Halil Zebek was sent off for Hatayspor for his second bookable offence.

Then the big talking point of the game, deep into injury time Hatayspor won a corner. The ball was played into the box and the referee for some reason awarded Hatayspor a penalty and sent Gokhan Akkan off. The Ankaragucu players and Gokhan in particular were fuming at this stage, the highlights above aren't to clear but it doesn't look like Gokhan done much wrong. Up stepped Murat Uluc from the penalty spot to put it past Levent who had to go in goal as Ankaragucu used all their subs.

There wasn't even time to restart the match, the referee made sure Hatayspor had enough time to score though and award them a penalty. Typical shit Turkish refereeing.

Anyway next up is Saturdays home match with Altay, we are looking for a full stadium in this match. No excuses Kankas get to the stadium and support the team!!!!


  1. Mmmmm ............ as I said on fb, very disappointing result. A draw would have been satisfactory from a visit to Hatay.

    With the red cards, this puts added pressure on the players for the important match this w'end against Altay who will surely come here and be in confident mood to attack Ankaragucu from the off.

    If the massive turn-out materialises then this could work in Ankaragucu's favour. We all know the atmosphere which can be generated in the Stadium, especially from Gecikondu and Maraton.

    I know I keep saying this, but ......... it's time for Teoman to stand up and be counted. After all, he is wearing the No9 shirt and that is supposed to speak volumes in footie circles.

    Anyway, don't worry Nadeem, the kankas will be there to add to the volume of support.

    Dare I repeat myself again and say ......... 'this is a must win match' ? No, best I don't !!!!

    Perhaps it will be Ankaragucu's turn to be on the receiving end of any dodgy refereeing decisions !!!

  2. Sneaking in some beer to a football game.
    Is there a problem officer? :)

  3. Ho ho ho ha ha ha ............. did he honestly think for one minute that he wouldn't be frisked ? Anyway, maybe that's one of the resons the Police have lottsa volunteers for Footie duty. Time tae celebrate post match in the Police Club ........ frrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!