Saturday, 20 October 2012
Ankaragucu 0-1 Trabzon 1461 Match Report !
It was men against boys today as Ankaragucu lost 1-0 at 1461 Trabzon. The home side had only lost 1 of their last 32 matches and were strong favourites going into the match. Umit kurt returned to the Ankaragucu defence after suspension and Umut Nayer made his debut up front.
Team - Gokhan, Aytac, Volkan, Umit, Mehmet, Serkan, Mert, Bilal, Hasan, Timur, Umut Nayir,
Subs - Bayram, Kaan, Muhammed, Orhan, Gokhan Erdogan, Enes, Artun
1461 Trabzon are a very talented side, they won promotion from the Turkish Lig 2 last season and are the B team of Trabzonspor. They have a mix of talented young players like Torric Jebrin, Chikeluba Ofoedo and Eren Albayrak on loan from Trabzonspor as well as experienced lower league players.
Although the score was only 1-0 Ankaragucu were today taught a lesson on how to pass and move the ball and the score could have been higher. First change of the match came when Ofoedo tried to lob Gokhan who had come off his line to clear the ball, but the Nigerian striker put the ball high over the crossbar. Eren Albayrak caused problems down the left and when he went past two Ankaragucu defenders his cross come shot went by the post.
1461 pushed forward again, this time from Mehmet who took the ball out of defence, went past three defenders and put in an excellent cross for Ofoedo who just had to put the ball into the net but unfortunately for Trabzon he put the ball over the crossbar.
First chance of the game for Ankaragucu came when Hasan stepped up to take a corner, the winger put in a good cross which was headed by Umit and deflected by a Trabzon defender but the ball was saved by Ozturk in the Trabzon goal. Half time 0-0.
In the second half Trabzon were dominating in the wide areas, Serkan Sirin cleared a shot off the line and both Jebrin and Ofoedo were given to much space and their pace was causing all sorts of problems for the Ankaragucu defence. Ankaragucu could have taken the lead when Hasan's throw in was met by Bilal who controlled the ball before a left footed shot went inches by the post. It was the only change Ankaragucu were to have in the second half.
Torric Jebrin broke down the right hand side before putting in an excellent cross for Mehmet whose header went inches over the crossbar. Next up was Sercan Kaya who cut inside before shooting straight at Gokhan.
The 1461 Trabzon fans could sense the goal coming as they cheered their team on, Ofoedo went past both Volkan and Umit down the left before his shot just went wide of the post with Gokhan beaten. Umit Kurt made a big difference to the Ankaragucu defence and made another clearance off the goal line. From the resulting corner Mustafa Tiryaki who looks and sounds more like a Chinese food than a footballer headed the ball into the back of the net from a cross into the box with only ten minutes remaining.
The homes side hung on for the victory and another defeat for Ankaragucu. Next up is Gaziantep BB at home next Sunday afternoon. A must win match for Ankaragucu as they are in danger of being left behind in the relegation zone.
With the president of Ankaragucu jailed this week for being caught with Guns in his car without a licence, there isn't much hope for the future of Ankaragucu and its going to take a miracle for the club to avoid relegation.