After 6 matches
in, Ankaragucu finally opened their account with a first win of the season !!
The 3 points
takes Ankaragucu off the bottom position, but they still remain in the
relegation zone. I suppose we must be
grateful for small mercies !!
It was a well
deserved victory last night which should give the team much needed confidence
for the season ahead.
Team – Gokhan,
Oguz, Uros, Nihad, Marlon, Tolga, Taylan, Emre, Pedrinho, Giorgi and Ali Sowe
Ariyibi, Zahid, Jese, Kevin and Frederico
With a Stadium
Ban for Ankaragucu supporters as punishment for the problems caused at the
Besiktas match a few weeks ago, the kankas watched the match in The Bira Park
Bar. The Round Ball in Ankara Founding
Father, Oz Kanka Chris, was present together with a host of kankas to celebrate
his visit to Ankara on holiday. Battle
Damaged Kanka Damon, Posh Kanka Ahmet, Kaleci Kanka Tansu. Also, Gencler Kankas Spine Steve, Emin and
his brother Ergul and Murat.
exploded into life in the 1st minute when Ankaragucu caught Sivas
cold. A cross from the right to the
left of centre in the box to Giorgi who took the ball under control, drove into
the centre of the box evading 2 attempted tackles, and sent his shot inside the
that Pedrinho took a free kick just outside the box on the left and his goal
bound effort was tipped over the bar by the goalkeeper for a corner.
20 minutes in,
and at the other end, Gokhan made a great save from a corner on the left when
he saved at the near post.
6 minutes later
and another long range shot from Pedrinho was well saved.
time and Ankaragucu scored the 2nd with Giorgi involved again. Ankaragucu made a fast attack on the left
and the ball was sent into the box which was met by Giorgi who’s shot was
parried by the goalkeeper. But, Ali
was following up and stroked in off the post.
Into time added
on in the 1st half and from a corner on the right Charisis of Sivas
scored via a deflection off a defender which deceived Gokhan. However, the referee was informed via VAR
that there was an offside in the build up and the goal was rightly chalked
half was only 2 minutes old when it was the turn of Sivas to catch Ankaragucu
cold !! They attacked through the centre and a pass
was made to N’jie who shot and scored inside the right post. In my
opinion, there was a hint of offside, but the referee obviously didn’t receive
a message on VAR.
It was end to
end as Sivas searched for the equaliser, but Ankaragucu almost made it 3 in the
62nd minute when Ali was put through. He passed to his right to Emre but his shot
was blocked for a corner.
In the closing
minutes, Ankaragucu lived dangerously as they ran the clock down and Sivas
attacked relentlessly searching for the equaliser. However, the defence stood up and it was a
relief when the final whistle was blown
This was a vital
win for Ankaragucu to prevent the team from languishing at the bottom of the
league. However, there will be no
time for complacency with even bigger obstacles in the way as we enter autumn.
There is an
international break next weekend which will give Omer Bey more time to work
with the new arrivals and prepare for the visit of undefeated Istanbul
Basaksehir on Saturday 1st October.
I’m sure that
Omer Bey will have the team fired-up for another crucial match !
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim