avoided defeat last night on their return to The Super League against last
season’s surprise package, Konyaspor, who finished 3rd top of the
could so easily have been all 3 points instead of one had they taken their
genuine chances, especially in the 1st half.
build up play was impressive at times and this bodes well for the future.
Zahid in midfield were immense and should be the first names on the team sheet
in the upcoming matches. Also,
Abdullah, given the captain’s armband, responded to the challenge and put in a
good shift in defence and in supporting midfield. Another player who impressed was Marlon who
was solid at the back.
everything into consideration, we can be optimistic that there is more to come
from this team who made it clear last night that they are not in The Super
League to just make up the numbers. The
future looks bright !!
kick-off at the outrageous time of 9.45pm, the kankas met-up in The Bira Park
Bar in the upstairs ‘Kanka Suite’ !!
ANKARAGUCU 0 Konyaspor 0
Team – Bahadir,
Oguz, Atakan, Mujakic, Marlon, Abdullah, Pedrinho, Zahid, Tasos, Beridze and
Jese, Ali Sowe, Ariyibi, Ali Kaan and Diack
rue their missed chances in the 1st half, especially the one in the
9th minute when Zahid pounced on a Konya defensive cock-up to feed
the ball to the unmarked Tasos who had a clear opening inside the box but
screwed his shot wide of the right post.
9 minutes later
and Marlon had another half chance but his goal bound shot was saved just
inside the left post.
time and some really excellent build-up play by Ankaragucu resulted in yet
another good save from the goalkeeper just inside the right post.
Konya came out
for the 2nd half all fired up and had 2 good chances to score within
the opening 7 minutes but on both occasions the striker’s headers went just
past the post.
continued to look the likelier team to open the scoring and their persistence
almost paid off with Ali Kaan and Ali Sowe having opportunities, but the Konya
goalkeeper was having a good match and the clock ran down to the final whistle.
It is worth
noting that although Ankaragucu and Konya had about equal possession during the
match, Konya didn’t put one shot on target which should be a pleasing statistic
for the Ankaragucu defence !!
Next Sunday 14th
August, Ankaragucu will be away at Gaziantep at the sensible KO time of 7.15pm !
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim