Monday, September 25, 2017

Ankaragucu 1-0 Samsunspor match report!

Ankaragucu 1-0 Samsunspor Highlights

Ankaragucu made it 2 wins in a row in the league with last nights 1-0 win at home against Samsunspor. According to the game stats and Jim's updates the result flattered Samsun and the score could have been much more comfortable had it not been for better finishing. On the more concerning side for Ankaragucu the defence is still an area that needs big improvement moving forward.

Team - Korcan, Erdem, Alihan, Gencer, Mehmet Sak, Sedat, Arif, Putsila, Kenan, Ilhan, Umut Nayir

Subs - Altay, Doka, Kehinde, Lukasz, Abdulkadir, Cheikhou, Mahmut, Enes, Ahmet, Yusuf

There was a crowd of 7,170 at the game which for a team new to Passolig is a pretty decent turnout. Jim, Damon and Harun were representing the Kankas in the stadium and they will be delighted to have come away with the three points.

İsmail Kartal made two changes from the Rizespor match last week. Mehmet Sak came in for the injured Ferhat Kiraz, while Kenan Özer replaced Nduka Ozokwu who is also injured. The club confirmed that Nduka will miss the next 6 months of the season due to that injury he picked up in last weeks match which is a big blow for the club and player.

The first chance of the match came for Ankaragucu, a long ball from the back found its way to Ilhan who headed the ball into the path of Umut who was left 1 on 1 with the Keeper but Furkan just got their first to clear the ball away.

The first half was pretty much a drab afffair with neither side offering much going forward. It was into the second half before Ankaragucu had another great chance. Anton Putsila found Umut Nayir in the box after a powerful run from Sedat, the big striker smashed his shot against the post and then Sedat saw his rebound go inches wide.

Anton Putsila has had an excellent start to his Ankaragucu career and had another great game against Samsunspor. He has already drawn comparisons to former Ankaragucu favourites Marek Sapara and Eris Ceyhun.

Samsunspor gave Ankaragucu a scare midway into the second half with their only chance of the game. Halil Ibrahim put Jonathan Ayite through on goal but he put his shot wide when he should have done better.

Just as it looked like we were heading for a draw Ankaragucu got the winning goal. An excellent cross into the box by Mehmet Sak saw Umut Nayir rise above his man an head the ball into the top corner past Furkan. He ran over to Gecekondu and celebrated with the fans who were going crazy at the last minute goal.

There were still still left for another Ankaragucu chance, Putsila put Ilhan through on goal but his attempt was saved by Furkan and the final score was Ankaragucu 1-0 Samsunspor.

Next up for Ankaragucu is an away match at bottom of the table Gaziantepspor next Saturday. A chance to make it 3 wins in a row and even move into the playoff places depending on other results.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing your excellent reporters job for me Nadeem, which I couldn’t do due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Ankaragucu had us fizzing at times during the match as they tried to unlock the resilient Samsun defence. However, just as we were counting the last few minutes of the match down and settling for a 0-0, cometh the hour, cometh the man. A great headed goal from Umut to put a true reflection of the whole match.

    Ankaragucu thoroughly deserved the win and all the players gave their utmost. However, there is a weakness in central defence which sharper forwards will exploit if it is not fixed. Too often they were half a second behind, and were it not for the woeful finishing of the Samsun forwards, it might have been a different result !

    As Nadeem said, another win next week will put Ankaragucu in touching distance of the top of the league and then the real challenge will begin.

    Bring it on !!!!