Ankaragucu are in serious need of some quality attacking additions to the team before the transfer window shuts next week. That was 90 minutes of some of the worst football from both sides that you will watch and both goalkeepers having very little to do.
Team - Bahadir, Kitsiou, Uros, Mujakic, Hanousek, Tolga, Pedrinho, Ali Kaan, Cephas, Morutan, Ali Sowe
Subs - Dogukan, Saponara, Bajic, Tasos, Atakan, Cem, Sirac, Macheda, Mett, Hyrullah
It took until injury time in the first half for either goalkeeper to make a save when Bahadir held onto a weak effort from the edge of the box.
Ankaragucu controlled most of the match but offered nothing in attack. Cephas and Hanousek on the left hand side kept passing the ball backwards and had no end product on the occasions they had an opportunity to create.
Morutan frustrated for most of the game and i think he would be more effective in the number 10 position playing off the main striker. Ali Sowe also had an off match but we also need to consider the lack of service he has and spends most of the match chasing balls.
For Sivas Appindangoye in defence had a very good game and Manaj up front was always looking to make things happen, but similar to Ankaragucu lacked quality throughout the team.
Ricardo Saponara came on for Ankaragucu and had a nice debut showing his quality on the ball. He is another player though who looks physically short of fitness and lacks any pace. But i do think he will be a good addition to the team when he builds his fitness.
The closest any team came to scoring was Sivasspor but again Bahadir made a big save to keep the scores level and another draw for Ankaragucu.
Next up is the cup match against Erzincanspor on Tuesday at Eryaman and hopefully the crowd being in attendance will spur the team onto victory and into the next round!