Sunday, November 08, 2015

Ankaragucu 1-1 Inegolspor match report!

Ankaragucu lived a short stay at the top of the table after a 1-1 draw at Inegolspor yesterday while Manisaspor win 2-1 at home to Tokatspor despite playing the majority of the match with 10 men. A disappointing result for Ankaragucu, and another match which had its controversial refereeing decisions.

Team - Ferhat Odobasi, Goksu Alhas, Gurkan Alver, Sedat Bayrak, Mehmet Tasci, Salih Sefercik, Omer Bozan, Sertan Vardar, Hasan Ayaroglu, Emrah Bozkurt, Mehmet Yildiz

Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Harun Aydin, Muhammed Gonulacar, Teoman Erkan, Hasan Kaya, Volkan Geyik, Orhan Evci

I managed to catch the first half on periscope and as has been the case with every Ankaragucu match I've watched this season, it was utterly woeful and turgid stuff from both teams. I hope I'm wrong but i honestly don't see a Championship winning side from this Ankaragucu team. The only saving grace is that this league is the weakest its been in the last 3 years. There isn't a single decent team in this league.

When you look at the Ankaragucu team of 2 years ago that lost in the playoffs, if we had that team this season we would win this league easily. There was only 1 chance in the first half for Ankaragucu which brought out a good save by the Inegolspor goalkeeper.

Levent Kale was lining up in the Inegolspor team and was his usual self, working tirelessly for his team with not much end product. It was Ankaragucu who took the lead early in the second half, Hasan fired in a shot from outside the box which was parried by the goalkeeper into the path of Emrah who had the easy task of putting the ball into the net for his first Ankaragucu goal.

So all going well, and just over half an hour to hold onto the lead for another 3 points, but Ankaragucu as we all know never make things easy for themselves. Ekrem Saricam levelled the scoring for Inegolspor to make it 1-1 much to the disappointment of the travelling Ankaragucu fans.

With the game poised at 1-1, Ankaragucu were denied a penalty late in the match, and the replays showed that it was a stonewall penalty and a bad decision by the referee and linesman to deny it. A cross into the box was hand balled by the Inegol defender with his hands both outstretched.

So 1-1 it finished, and 2 dropped points for Ankaragucu. Next up is Eyupspor at home next weekend. Which Ankaragucu team will show up for that match?


  1. I tend to agreed with Nadeem that we won't have a better chance of going up to the PTT than this season with the league not having the strength in depth that they had for the past 2 years.

    However, having said that, the teams still want to take the scalp of the once famous Ankaragucu and tend to play above themselves. This is particularly true when they come to the 19 Mayis Stadium !

    I'm still optimistic that Ankaragucu can be champions (and that's without taking any optimism pills !!). However, the team we have to beat is Manisa and we also have to hope that other teams start taking points off them. We have a home match against them on the weekend of 21/22 November which will go a long way to answering the question of Ankaragucu's genuine aspirations.

    btw, I believe the Ankaragucu v Eyupspor match will be played on Wednesday this week. Correct me if I'm wrong !

  2. You are indeed correct Jim, another afternoon kick off when everyone is working