Ankaragucu 1-0 Nigde match report!
Its not often all the results go our way when it comes to Ankaragucu. Today was that day though as Ankaragucu fought out a hard earned 1-0 win at Nigde, while leaders Gumushanespor lost 1-0 at home against Hatayspor.
Team - Korcan Celikay, Sercan Balci, Cenk Kaplan, Sezgin Coskun, Mehmet Tasci, Ferhat Culcuoglu, Muhammad Gonulacar, Orhan Gulle, Omer Bozan, Erhan Senturk, Muharrem Ozan
Subs - Emre Koyuncu, Alihan Kubalas, Emre Kara, Enes Kubat, Kenan Özer, Harun Aydin, Emre Sahin
Ismet Tasdemir made a number of surprising changes after last weekends disastrous 1-1 draw with Tokatspor. In came Cenk Kaplan and Mehmet Tasci to defence, while Muhammed Gonulacar, Erhan Senturk and Orhan came into midfield.
As mentioned midweek, Ankaragucu fans were again banned from travelling, for none other reason than Nigde municipality didn't want us there. Another example of the shabby treatment towards our fans.
There was a cracking atmosphere at the game with the Nigde fans urging there team on and hoping to cause an upset. There wasn't much action in the opening 15 minutes with Nigde working tirelessly closing the Ankaragucu players down at every opportunity.
The first chance of the match came on 16th minute after nice build up play form Ankaragucu but the shot on goal went well wide.
Ankaragucu nearly took the lead from and Erhan Senturk cross into the box which almost when straight in but for a good save from Muzaffer in the Nigde goal.
A few minutes later the opening goal came. Erhan Senturk had a great chance but his shot was deflected behind for a corner. From the resulting corner Muharrem Ozan powerful headed the ball into the top corner to make it 1-0.
Nigde had a couple of half chances before half time, the first from Ibrahim Alan who shot wide, and then an overhead kick into the side netting.
Half Time - Nigde 0-1 Ankaragucu
Again there weren't much efforts on goal from either side at the start of second half with both teams keeping it tight at the back.
Nigde were gifted an opportunity by a mix up in the Ankaragucu on 74th minute but Korcan made an excellent save in the Ankaragucu goal. Ten minutes later Erhan Senturk had a glorious chance for Ankaragucu to finish the game off but he somehow shot straight at Muzaffer who tipped the ball behind for a corner.
Into injury time and Nigde had another great chance, this time they hit the crossbar and the ball went over.
Nigde 0-1 Ankaragucu
In the other match, Gumushanespor lost 1-0 with Hatayspor and now lead on just head to head difference with both sides level on points. Gumushanespor are away to Tuzlaspor on Wednesday for their game in hand.
A good day all around for Ankaragucu, let's hope there are many more!