Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ankaragucu vs Kastamonuspor match preview!

Ankaragucu travel to in form Kastamonuspor on Friday knowing if results go their way, they will be crowned Lig 2 Kirmizi group champions.

The ironic thing about Kastamonuspor is that a 3-1 victory in Ankara back in December the last time the two sides met has been the turning point of their season. They were languishing in the bottom half of the league until they won that match. Since then they have went 17 games without a defeat and are fighting it out with Karsiyaka for a playoff place.

Ankaragucu fans will be familiar with their key players, Hasan Ayaroglu and and Mehmet Cakir who both spent a large part of their careers at Ankaragucu. Salih Sefercik also played for Ankaragucu last season and is a key player for the home side.

Hasan in particular has been key to the success of Kastamonuspor this season. He has scored 8 goals from midfield as well as creating numerous goals and will need to be marked closely if Ankaragucu are to have any chance of taking points.

Ankaragucu were for 70 minutes against Tuzlaspor very poor at the weekend but somehow came away with the 3 points. We defended well for most of the match apart from two lapses in concentration, one which led to the goal. It was our attacking play that was most disappointing. Two many poor crosses or woeful finishing let Ankaragucu down in the final 3rd.

It was the introduction of Enes Kubat that changed the game. Ankaragucu went 4-4-2 with Enes partnering Muharrem up top and it worked. Muharrem won the flick ons in the air, and Enes got in behind with his pace. I would like to see us start with the same team that ended the match including Hursit replacing Emre at left back.

Ankaragucu are 4 points clear with 3 games remaining. Gumushanespor travel to Sariyer on Friday afternoon knowing they must win if they are to have any chance of winning the title.

Their will be an army of Ankaragucu fans making their way to Kastamonu on Friday afternoon including our very own Harun and his friend the Horseman. Harun will be doing the match report, hopefully it's a positive one and we are celebrating another Ankaragucu victory, or even better the Title!!

1 comment:

  1. Well said Nadeem.

    Anthing other than a win will leave all our nerve ends jangling for our last two matches. As we all know, we can't look at the form of Erciyes and say 'it's a done deal'. We have the league in our own hands and we have to take the initiative on Friday and bring all 3 points home !!!

    Do it !!!!