Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ankaragucu 0-1 Nazilli match report !

Ankaragucu went down 1-0 in Nazilli today as the home side extended their remarkable unbeaten record to 19 games. Altinordu won 2-1 at home against Iskenderun yesterday while Alanyaspor lost 2-1 at Pazarspor.

Team - Bayram Olgun, Erhan Guven, Selim Teber, Serhat Aykuz, Emre Tasdemir, Mehmet Cakir, Serhat Gulpinar, Volkan Yilmaz, Mehmet Erdem, Serkan Sirin, Umut Nayir

Subs - Gokhan Akkan, Metin Aydin, Aydin Toscali, Kaan Kanak, Hasan Ayaroglu, Levent Kale, Omer Yalcin

There was no live coverage of todays game so we had to make do with updates from Twitter and Facebook. According to the reports Ankaragucu dominated the first half with 6 shots on goal while Nazilli only had the 1. Both Umut Nayir and Mehmet Cakir went close.

The teams went in 0-0 at half time though and Fuat Aykuz was coming in for some stick due to leaving top scorer Levent Kale on the bench for the second game running despite him scoring 2 last week.

Into the second half and again it was Ankaragucu who were still the stronger team and at one point having 11 shots on goal to Nazillis 2. The game looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw until Tuhan Zahid Arslan scored for Nazilli to make it 1-0 with 10 minutes remaining.

The result stayed that way and a disappointing result for Ankaragucu in their battle for the championship. Next up is a home game on Wednesday against Polatli before next Monday nights game against leaders Altinordu. If Ankaragucu are to win the championship they need to start winning the big games. They have failed to beat Diyarbakir BB, Tepecikspor, Alanyaspor and now Nazilli who are tough teams.

The Ankaragucu management team have spent a lot of money building this squad for Lig 2, they should be sitting at the top with the quality and experience they have. Lets hope this is a kick up the bum they need.


  1. Oh dear! Not the news I was hoping for Nadeem. Need to pick the pace up now.

  2. Yes, a very disappointing result, and with all due respect to Nazilli, this was a match which Ankaragucu should have won at a canter.

    Now they've dropped themselves in the brown smelly stuff and an uphill battle beckons.

    Bugsas will not come here on Wednesday to lie down and I expect a difficult match but one which Ankaragucu should win. I'll be there and will give a report on Wednesday night or Thursday.

    As for the match against Altinordu on Monday, well it goes without saying that it is a MUST WIN match if Ankaragucu want to avoid the lottery of the play-offs.

    A win against Altinordu will put the pressure on them for the run-in and that's the only way Ankaragucu will have a chance of winning the league.

    First up, let's get the 3 points on Wednesday and then we can think about next Monday's crucial match !