Ankaragucu 1-1 Tarsus match report!
Nothing is ever straight forward with Ankaragucu! Before kick off it was top of the table against the team sitting bottom. However in typical fashion, Ankaragucu dropped 2 points with a disappointing 1-1 draw. Ive said it for weeks now, but this team will not win promotion unless we bring some quality players in January.
Team - Ferhat Obadasi, Goksu Alhas, Sedat Bayrak, Volkan Geyik, Mehmet Tasci, Muhammed Gonulacar, Haryn Aydin, Sertan Vardar, Omer Bozan, Emrah Bozkurt, Mehmet Yildiz
Subs - Turgut Kirveli, Adem Saglam, Murat Sozgelmez, Orhan Evci, Hasan Ayaroglu, Hasan Kaya, Timur Kosovali
A little stat i came up with after the game identifies exactly the problem Ankaragucu are facing this season. Timur Kosovali, Mehmet Yildiz, Emrah Bozkurt and Teoman Erkan have 35 games between them this season scoring only 4 goals. Mehmet Yildiz today was the target of criticism on social media after the game due to another poor performance.
When the team was announced today i had a feeling we would struggle today with both Muhammed Gonulacar and Harun Aydin starting. Both are defensive midfielders who offer nothing in attack and Kemal Kilic felt the need to play both of them against the worst team in the league. Baffling decision while Hasan Ayaroglu and Hasan Kaya started on the bench.
Tarsus took an early lead through Ferhat Duman with only 5 minutes gone, not the start Ankaragucu were looking for but the home side were delighted.
The scoring stayed that way until the stroke of half time where Omer Bozan showed good strength in the box before finishing high into the net to make it 1-1.
Unfortunately Ankaragucu couldn't find a winner in the second half, and also had Mehmet Tasci sent off late in the game for his second booking meaning he now misses next weeks big match with Manisaspor.
To make matters worse, Manisaspor won 2-1 at home to Keciorengucu thanks to an injury time winner to go back top of the league.
Next Sunday afternoon Ankaragucu host Manisaspor in the top of the table clash. The club are hoping for a bumper crowd of 20,000 to get behind the team for what should be a cracker.