become masters of weaving pretty patterns as an indirect method of attempting
to score goals, and today was no exception as they registered ONE shot on
target. Even that one was easily
Even a penalty
claim near the end of the match doesn’t disguise their failings and I
reluctantly conceded that Konya deserved all 3 points, even allowing for the
fact that their goal arose from an Ankaragucu error in midfield.
Konyaspor 1 ANKARAGUCU 0
Team - Bahadir, Kazimcan, Mujakic, Radakovic,
Kitsiou, Pedrinho, Tolga, Ali Kaan, Renaldo, Ali Sowe and Moroutan
Alexis, Saponara, Tasos, Mert and Bajic
Only 6 minutes
of the match had elapsed when Ali Sowe had a great chance to put Ankaragucu
ahead when he received an astute pass.
He drove into the box but his control of the ball was lost at a vital
moment which allowed a defender to sweep up.
his long range goal bound shot was easily saved.
Konya came more
into the match and in the 20th minute it took a saving tackle by
Kazimcan to prevent a certain goal.
goal came 17 minutes later from unforgivable dithering in midfield which gifted
the ball to Konya. An attacker went flying down the left wing
almost to the goal line and made a perfect cut-back for Prip to send the ball
inside the right post between Bahadir and 3 defenders.
Almost on the
half time whistle and Pedrinho was put through on goal but his shot was past
Sadly, there was
nothing worth mentioning about the 2nd half !!!
Well, except for the possible penalty for Ankaragucu well into time
added on at the end.
to be a Konya handball which the referee didn’t react to as he waved play
on. The VAR officials then spoke to him
for a good few minutes before he restarted play and refused the penalty
claim. It is worth noting that he didn’t
bother to view the incident himself on the VAR screen !!!
While this was
happening Coach Emre received a RED card for comments made to the referee or
the 4th official !!!
In the final
analysis, Ankaragucu received what they probably deserved, ie, nothing !!!
remain stuck in 11th position and only 3 points above the relegation
It never rains
but it pours ............next up is a home match against league leaders
Galatasaray next Sunday 18 February !!!
As always, watch
this space for the outcome.
All the best
from Eski Kanka Jim