Friday, October 20, 2017

Adanaspor 0-0 Ankaragucu match report!

Ankaragucu return to the capital with a share of the points in an evenly contested match at Adanaspor. Korcan Celikay was the hero of the day with a string of excellent saves which demonstrates why he is so highly regarded by the Ankaragucu fans.

Team - Korcan, Erdem, Alihan, Gencer, Mehmet, Arif, Sedat, Doka, Putsila, Ilhan, Umut

Subs - Altay, Ferhat, Kehinde, Cheikhou, Lukasz, Abdulkadir, Yusuf, Kenan, Mahmut, Enes

Ankaragucu made 1 change with Putsila coming in for Kenan which meant a 2nd successive start for Doka. There were a strong travelling contingent of Ankaragucu fans but yet again the Adanaspor fans have deserted their team with only a small handful bothering to make the effort to attend the game. Clubs like Adanaspor don’t deserve to be in the Super Lig, too many glory hunters.

Ankaragucu started very brightly and had two glorious chances in the first five minutes. Alihan somehow headed over from 2 yards out after a great cross into the box. Moments later Doka curled his effort towards goal but Irfan made a good save to keep the score level.

Adanaspor grew into the game and had a chance just before half time but Korcan made a great save from Tevfik.

Adanaspor were the better side in the second half with Korcan making a couple of excellent saves from Magaye Gueye while Doka saw his effort go sailing over the bar at the other end.

The game ended 0-0 which was a fair result on reflection. İsmail Kartal has received some praise over the last couple of weeks but the Ankaragucu support are starting to lose patience with his loyalty towards Ilhan and lack of game time for Lanre Kehinde.

Ilhan can’t be faulted for effort but he hasn’t produced the level of performance that merits a place in the team every week. Kehinde came on as a sub 3 weeks ago against Gaziantep and scored 2 goals while also hitting the bar and has only seen 6 minutes of action since.

Next up is a home match with Istanbulspor a week on Monday. Gecekondu block D has been banned by the TFF for 1 game due to swearing. Another example in a long lists of utter madness from the TFF.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Nadeem, agreed, the result was fair enough. However, we must up our game for the upcoming matches and Ismail Bey needs to stop using his frustrating diamond shape tactic.

    If we are to score goals (and don't they win matches) we must play Kehinde up front alongside The Lone Ranger, Umut. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to work that out. This MUST be the tactic, especially for home matches !!!

    OK, so Ankaragucu is still unbeaten in 5 matches, but it is very tight up at the top of the league and we can't afford to drop any more silly points.

    I'm free next Monday afternoon, so I'll be attending the match. Bring it on !