This headline is
Harun’s suggestion, which he predicted 5 weeks ago and it looks like it is a
real possibility after a hard fought win last night.
to be said that Ankaragucu made heavy work of it to make the breakthrough,
especially after some slack football in the 1st half, and they were
fortunate to go in at half time all square.
and harried Ankaragucu to give them little time on the ball and the Ankaragucu defence
had to stand up and be counted, especially in the 1st half.
The kankas met
up in the Bira Park Bar to watch the match …….Damon, Harun, Tansu, Osman and
ANKARAGUCU 1 Bandirma 0
Team – Akin,
Erdem, Yusuf, Sinan, Murat, Abdullah, Ishak, Zahid, Geraldo,Ariyibi and Owusu.
Sahiverdi, Alperen, Ali Kaan, Cem and Aatif
Akin to thank for denying Bandirma an early goal in the 7th
minute. He was at full stretch to turn
a goal bound shot around the post for a
Ankaragucu had to wait until the 20th minute for
their first shot on goal when Murat tried his luck from about 35 yards, but his
shot was saved.
Bandirma almost opened the scoring after some great
build up play 4 minutes later, but the final shot was just past the post.
Approaching half time and Sinan and Geraldo both had
chances, but Sinan’s shot was easily saved and then his header went just over
the bar. Geraldo had a shot inside
the box but sent it well over the bar !
Ankaragucu started the 2nd half in more determined
fashion and it only took 15 minutes for the
break through to arrive. The goal was
crafted by Geraldo for his first assist for the Club and it was a classic
goal. He attacked on the right,
avoided a tackle, looked up and sent in a perfect cut-back to the unmarked
Zahid in the box who stroked the ball in with the goalkeeper well beaten.
It has to be said that this was Geraldo’s best match
for Ankaragucu. There is no denying
his commitment and effort for the team
and it is to be hoped that this will have a positive effect on his confidence for
Ariyibi almost made it two 15 minutes later, but
after he powered his way into the box, his final shot was just over the bar.
Ankaragucu shut up shop for the final 10 minutes and
ran the clock down easily.
So, the bottom line is ………….. Ankaragucu is 6 points
clear at the top of the league, at least until Umraniye play Eyup later today. They are also 12 points clear of Erzurum in
3rd place !!
Ankaragucu will be in action again next Sunday when
they travel to mid-table Manisa. As
always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim