Saturday, September 03, 2016

Ankaragucu 2-0 Aydinspor match report!

Professional, solid, composed, clinical, enjoyable!! All words that for the last couple of years have been sadly missing from Ankaragucu performances. Well today they returned as Ankaragucu got off to a winning start defeating Aydinspor 2-0 in the league opener.

Team - Emrah Tuncel, Orhan Evci, Alihan Kubalas, Mehmet Tasci, Onur Atasayer, Harun Aydin, Ferhat Culcoglu, Emre Sahin, Omer Bozan, Erhan Senturk, Enes Kubat

Subs - Emre Koyuncu, Murat Yilmaz, Ahmet Yavzar, Mustafa Ozturk, Adem Saglam, Muhammed Gonulacar, Serkan Balci

So a couple of interesting decisions by Ismet Tasdemir in his first competitive match as Ankaragucu manager. He decided to go with Mehmet Tasci at centre half ahead of captain Adem Saglam. With Cenk Kaplan also out injured it gave Mehmet the opportunity to show what he can do. Mehmet has always played at left back for Ankaragucu since making his debut as a 17 year old against Bursaspor. I have always said that he would make a better centre half due to his defensive ability and height. He done himself no harm today with a solid performance alongside Alihan at the back.

Orhan Evci was named captain which was a popular decision amongst the Ankaragucu fans. Emre Sahin got the nod in midfield ahead of Mustafa Ozturk and Ahmet Yavzur who are both knocking on the door. His work rate and experience will no doubt be the deciding factor in his inclusion.

New signings Muharrem, Orhan Gullie, Onur Bayramoglu and Sezgin all missed out as they look to get match fit due to signing late in the transfer window. They will all have a fight on their hand to get into this team.

I managed to watch the full game on periscope thanks to an Aydinspor fan, it has to be mentioned their fans were in excellent voice the full game and didn't stop backing their team.

Ankaragucu took the lead midway through the first half, Harun Aydin put the ball past the keeper inside the box in what is a rare goal for the young midfielder. Young Harun looks to have stepped up is game another level under Ismet Tasdemir and he certainly has the potential to play in the Super Lig if he maintains consistency.

Ankaragucu went in 1-0 up at half time and looked very comfortable having had 70% of the possession.

The second goal came in the 65th minute through Enes Kubat, his pace took him clear of the Aydin defence before calmly slotting the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Enes led the line well today with his work rate and speed causing all sorts of problems.

A good  2-0 win for Ankaragucu which sends the fans home happy tonight and they will already be looking forward to next weeks game at Kirklarelispor.

Incidentally Kirklarelispor won 2-0 at Tuzlaspor while Karsiyaka won 1-0 at Polatli. A good start but their are some though games to come!


  1. Anonymous9:53 pm

    Nady Thanks for the perfect report.
    I totally agree with you about Harun.
    I request you to share the periscope link when you find out an AG match being broadcasted live.Volkan.

  2. Agreed Volkan. I was able to see bits of the match and it will be a big plus if we can watch another via this system.

    So, Nadeem jets off into the east tomorrow on holiday a happy man and the kankas can celebrate an optimistic opener from Ankaragucu. It's not often in recent times when we have had such an upbeat report !

    Hopefully this is not a flash in the pan and Ankaragucu can put a winning run together to make a statement of intent. Also, I'm looking forward to Muharrem reaching match fitness and partnering Enes up front. I have a feeling that they could be a successful partnership !!

  3. No problem Volkan

    Are you on Facebook or Twitter at all? We always have the links on there

  4. Great start for AG.