Ankaragucu 3-2 Eyupspor match report!
Ankaragucu moved back to the top of the table with a 3-2 win at home against Eyupspor this afternoon. As usual things don't ever go smoothly at Ankaragucu and they were made to work for their 3 points against the lowly Istanbul outfit.
Team - Ferhat Odabasi, Goksu Alhas, Murat Sozgelmez, Sedat Bayrak, Mehmet Tasci, Omer Bozan, Hasan Ayaroglu, Salih Sefercik, Sertan Vardar, Emrah Bozkurt, Mehmet Yildiz
Subs - Turgut Kirevli, Volkan Geyik, Orhan Evci, Muhammed Gonulacar, Harun Aydin, Hasan Kaya, Teoman Erkan
As reported in the match preview, the TFF decided to play this round of matched in the afternoon when everyone was at work meaning a crowd of about 2,000 - 3,000 saw the game at the 19 Mayis Stadium.
Ankaragucu took the lead after 17 minutes when a low cross into the box from the right hand side was met by Emrah Bozkurt who slid the ball past Emrah Ozturk in the Eyupspor to the delight of the Ankaragucu fans.
It looked like Ankaragucu were going to head into the half time break with the lead, but Eyupspor had other ideas and equalised on the 45th minute through Erdinc Pekgoz.
Into the second half and ten minutes after the break Mehmet Yildiz put Ankaragucu back into the lead with a neat finish inside the box. The lead was short lived though as Cem Ekinci made it 2-2 just 1 minute later.
At this stage it looked like it would be typical of Ankaragucu to throw away points at home against one of the weakest teams in the league. However Omer Bozan scored the winner to make it 3-2 on the 64th minute and send the Ankaragucu fans home happy.
Although top of the league, their are still concerns that Ankargucu are struggling to finish off struggling teams at the bottom of the table. Lets give them credit though, they are sitting top of the league after Manisaspor drew 0-0 at Fatih Karagumruk with both teams set to meet in Ankara in 2 weeks time.
Next up is an away match with Tarsus on Sunday who are sitting rooted to the bottom of the league. As Jim said, we need to win that game and make it 6 points from this weeks 2 games which will add pressure to Manisa heading into the big game.