Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ankaragucu 1-1 Ofspor match report !

Ankaragucu are in great danger of throwing their title hopes away after yet another match without a win.  A 1-1 draw at Ofspor now makes it 4 matches in all competitions without a win. In fact the last match Ankaragucu won was when i was there for the 5-0 win over Pazarspor. Who would have thought that day that Hayati Soldas would be gone as coach and Ankaragucu would be 5 points behind Alanyaspor within the next 3 league games ?

Team - Gokhan Akkan. Aytac Oden, Volkan Geyik, Aydin Toscali, Onur Atasayer, Kaan Kanak, Serhat Gulpinar, Serkan Sirin, Selim Teber, Emre Tasdemir, Levent Kale

Subs - Bayram Olgun, Metin Aydin, Mert Erdogan, Mehmet Tasci, Mert Pamukkaya, Hasan Ayaroglu,  Harun Aydin

New coach Fuat Aykiz brought Levent Kale back into the starting line up alongside Onur Atasayer, but it wasn't enough as Ankaragucu couldn't hold onto a 1-0 lead to take 3 points against Ofspor. The first half ended 0-0 with no real updates due to Kardinga TV not being able to show the game due to technical problems.

Into the second half and Ankaragucu took the lead through an own goal from Abdurrahman Cubukcu on the 62 minute mark. It looked like Ankaragucu were heading for the win but for a late equaliser from Mertcan Aktas and put a dent on Ankaragucu's title dreams.

Alanyaspor won 3-0 at home against Altay to go 5 points clear at the top, they are now showing they are real title contenders and will now travel to Ankara next Sunday for the match against Ankaragucu. A defeat for Ankaragucu will all but kill off their title hopes as early as November.

Fuat Aykuz will now go back to the drawing board and see how he can improve the defence while the team look to get back to scoring goals. The injury of Umut Nayir and fitness of Mehmet Cakir has took some sting out of the Ankaragucu team, but they need to get back to winning ways.


  1. A bitter disappointment today after all the early season euphoria !

    As you said Nadeem, it is no exaggeration to say that Sunday's match takes on huge importance. With the Winter Break fast approaching, it is absolutely essential that Ankaragucu wins this match and keeps in close touch with Alanya.

    Nothing less than a win will do !!!!

  2. The fans will be there in their numbers to cheer on the team Jim. Let's hope the players give them the 3 points

  3. Any reports on how the team played (Style, was there a particular brand of football the team set out to play) i agree with jim...winter is terms of injury i thinnk the depth in the squad is very good so i believe in every player that puts on the ag shirt can get the job done ! just need to get stuck in and not go into matches easily !

  4. according to Fuat Aykuz the new coach we played good football, but the playing surface wasn't good. Ofspor goal was also offside