Saturday, 15 September 2012

Karsiyaka 2-0 Ankaragucu match report !

Ankaragucu lost 2-0 tonight in Izmir against Karsiyaka. The result doesn't tell the true story of how the match went though. Ankaragucu will be disappointed they never took the three points, never mind taking none.

Team line up : Bayram, Orhan, Kaan, Volkan, Umit, Gokhan, Bilal, Aytac, Hasan, Serkan, Timur
Subs : Akkan, Gurkan, Teoman, Mert, Mehmet Tasci, Sinan, Metin

Karsiyaka started the game as favourites after taking four points from their first two games, while Ankaragucu sat at the foot of the table after two defeats. It was Ankaragucu who started the stronger, Hasan Ayaroglu was put through on goal but the Karsiyaka defender put the ball behind for a corner. From the resulting corner the ball fell to Aytac on the penalty spot and his shot was tipped wide by Necati in the Karsiyaka goal.

The Karsiyaka crowd were making a fantastic atmosphere and tried to urge there team forward. It seemed to bring the home side into life as a long ball down the right hand side resulted in Orhan bringing down the karsiyaka left winger inside the box. The referee didn't hesitate and awarded the home side a penalty and Orhan a yellow card. Up stepped Sen who converted the spot kick past Bayram.

The goal came against the run of play and Ankaragucu were playing some of the best football I've seen them playing in recent times. They passed the ball out from the back with Volkan, Umit and Bilal all looking impressive. Both wing backs Kaan and Orhan however were struggling, perhaps due to not playing in their correct position.

Timur Ozgoz then went close with a shot from distance which Necati pushed over the bar, from the resulting corner he made an outstanding save from a point blank header. It just looked like it wasn't going to be our night. Ankaragucu continued to push forward while Karsiyaka looked to attack on the break. Karsiyaka had a couple of half chances but Bayram and Orhan dealt with them on each occasion.

Half Time Karsiyaka 1-0 Ankaragucu

First chance of the second half was a piece of individual skill from Serkan who beat a couple of players before firing wide, a big chance which he should have scored. Karsiyaka then broke forward and a cross into the box was nearly headed into his own net by Kaan but Bayram saved well.  Timur was then put through on goal by Gokhan but his shot was tipped round the post.

Then came the big talking point of the match. Gokhan went by his man in the box before being brought down, but the referee waved play on, the ball fell to the Ankaragucu player but yet again Necati made an excellent save. Replays show that Ankaragucu should have had a penalty.

Ankaragucu are getting closer to that equaliser and Timur lays the ball off to Bilal who fires inches wide with Necati beaten. Gokhan then puts in Timur but Necati rushes off his line to stop the striker from scoring his goal. Sinan replaces Serkan who had a good game and Gurkan replaces the injured Aytac. Sinan gets straight into the action as he plays an excellent ball into Timur but his header is brilliantly tipped round the post by Necati, and from the resulting corner Gurkan shoots wide at the back post when he should have scored.

Timur had another golden chance when he is through on goal but shot straight at Necati. Then came the second goal. Again Orhan was beaten down the right and the cross to the back post was cut back by Wilfred Dalmat for Gungor who shot into the roof of the net. Ankaragucu defender Volkan Geyik was furious with the referee as he believed he was fouled which replays show again that he was correct, the defender was then sent off for something he said to the referee.

Mert came on to replace Bilal but the game was finished, Ankaragucu continued to control the game even with a man down but the final score was 2-0 Karsiyaka. Three games in and Ankaragucu are rooted to the bottom without a point. However we could be sitting on 9 points if luck, better finishing and refereeing went our way. This performance will have given the team confidence that they can compete in this league. If the team can start finishing their chances there is no reason why we cant stay up.

Next up is Manisaspor at home next Saturday. They drew 0-0 at home to Sanliurfaspor tonight and Ankaragucu can win the game but they will need to find their shooting boots and quick.

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