Kocaeli Birlikspor 1-1 Ankaragucu match preview!
Another positive result for Ankaragucu as they bring a share of the points back to the capital after a 1-1 draw at Kocaeli Birlikspor. Unfortunately for Ankaragucu a point isn't good enough as they fight for an outside chance of the playoffs.
Team - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Gurkan Alver, Aytac Oden, Mehmet Tasci, Muhammed Gonulacar, Orhan Evci, Hasan Kaya, Gokhan Erdogan, Hasan Ayaroglu, Teoman Erkan
Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Ali Sinan Gayla, Emir Ozbey, Levent Kale, Ramazan Adiguzel, Metin Ilhan, Volkan Geyik
Its difficult to work out exactly where Ankaragucu would be if Aykan Atik was the manager from the start of the season. I haven't been able to watch many games this season due to the lack of TV coverage in Lig 2. The results however have been a big improvement since he took charge. The Duzyurt match aside, we have been difficult to score against, and have also started to find the net.
The problem for Ankaragucu this season has been scoring goals and also to many matches drawn. Levent Kale has suffered with fitness and doesn't have the service of Emre Tasdemir, Mehmet Cakir or Mehmet Erdem to create chances for him this season.
A new partnership has emerged in Teoman Erkan and Hasan Ayaroglu. The big forward Teoman is hard working and has some nice link up play, where as Hasan is the little magician who creates chances for others as well as chipping in with goals himself.
Ankaragucu started in a positive fashion today, taking only 12 minutes to open the scoring and it was through Teoman Erkan with his 3rd goal of the season. Kocaeli are a difficult side to beat, and they found the equaliser on the 39th minute through Engin Akturk as both sides went in 1-1 at half time.
It would stay that way until the end, although both sides had a man sent off, Ustun Bilgi for the home side for his second booking, and Aytac Oden for Ankaragucu also for a second booking.
Next Sunday Ankaragucu travel to rivals Goztepe in what will be the toughest game since Aykan Atik took over as coach. Its time to stop thinking of the playoffs for Ankaragucu and just keep working away and improving as they have been since the winter break. Ankaragucu doesn't have the squad that are able to succeed in the playoffs even if we got there.
We need to start building for next season, the problem with that is off field matters. Will we have a summer of positive news, or will it be the same old rubbish where we lose more players and cant bring anyone in due to the transfer ban?