still searching for their first elusive win of the season despite scoring the
goal of the match last night.
into the season and Ankaragucu is propping up the league with a miserable one
point !! There is no doubting their endeavours,
but it is quite obvious that the team is still a work in progress, and Omer Bey
needs to find a way for the team to start winning to build confidence for even
more difficult fixtures in the coming months.
in a relegation dog-fight in the 2nd half of the season is not on
the Club’s agenda !!
Alanyaspor 2 ANKARAGUCU 1
Team – Bahadir,
Yasin, Atakan, Oguz, Mujakic, Tolga, Pedrinho, Beridze, Taylan, Ariyibi and Ali
Emre K, Taso, Zahid and Diack
The match was
goalless at half time with both teams scorning goal scoring chances.
have opened the scoring on the half hour mark when he was put through in the
centre of the box, but under pressure from a defender, he shot past the right
Then in time
added on, another fast break by Ankaragucu with Ariyibi involved again. He sent over an accurate cross on the right
into the box only for Beridze to sky his shot well over the bar.
Prior to that,
Bahadir made an excellent save to stop a goal bound shot heading into the top
Half way through
the 2nd half and I was thinking that the match was heading for a
stalemate despite the fact that both teams were attacking and searching for the
break through. Then, Ankaragucu’s old
defensive frailties re-surfaced !!
A fast attack on
the left by Alanya and the cross which came into the box was headed clear to
the right goal line which looked like the ball was going out of play. However, an Alanya attacker thought
otherwise and chased what looked like a lost cause and crossed the ball back
into the box before it went out of play.
Hassan, surrounded by FIVE Ankaragucu defenders rose above those in
close proximity and sent a powerful header inside the left post.
between the kankas – Harun, Damon, New Kanka Kemal and I !!!
didn’t go down and 2 minutes later it was all square again when Tolga sent an
inviting cross into the box where Yasin nicked the ball from an attempted
tackle and flicked it with the outside of his left boot over the heads of the
defenders and goalkeeper for a well executed goal. !
Did this herald
a search for the winning goal ? Yes, Ankaragucu attacked but couldn’t find
With only 3
minutes to go to the final whistle Alanya found it and in so doing robbed
Ankaragucu of the one point their play had deserved. But, as we all know, what really counts
is putting the round thingie between the sticks. !!!
A cross was sent
over from the left to the far post where Bekiroglu was lurking unmarked. His shot, on the half volley, was sent
inside the right post off the turf which in all probability deceived
Bahadir. That said, the general
consensus of opinion among the kankas was that he should have saved it.
Harun and Damon
are adamant that he will be dropped for the match next weekend, but I hesitate
to be critical of him. Yes, of course,
goalkeepers make mistakes like everyone else, but I think he deserves to have a
solid defence in front of him. Sadly,
this is not the case at the moment and I’m sure Omer Bey is well aware of
Next up for
Ankaragucu is a home match against fellow strugglers Sivas who are also still
searching for their first win of the season.
Ankaragucu has a Stadium Ban arising out of the problems during last
week’s match against Besiktas. So, it
will be back to The Kanka Suite in The Bira Park Bar next Sunday 18 September KO
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim