It was the away team Jeju United who won the first win of the thirsty season. Jeju reported one win in the opening six games of the season thanks to Seo Jin-soo’s final shot at Gangwon FC’s home room.
Jeju won 1-0 with Seo Jin-soo’s right-footed winning goal in the 31st minute of the second half in the 6th round Gangwon away game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Songam Sports Town Main Stadium in Chuncheon on the 9th. Jeju, which stayed with 2 draws and 3 losses until the last round, added one win and rose from the bottom to 10th with 5 points. On the other hand, Gangwon stayed in 11th place with 3 draws and 3 losses (3 points). The season’s beast girl had to postpone the victory again.
Kangwon coach Choi Yong-soo put Kim Dae-won, Dino, and Yang Hyun-joon at the forefront. Jung Seung-yong, Seo Min-woo, Han Young-young, and Kim Jin-ho kept the second line, and Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lim Chang-woo sortied as three-back agents. The goal was guarded by Yoo Sang-hoon.
Jeju coach Nam Ki-il placed Hayes, Yuri, and Kim Joo-gong in the front line, and Lee Joo-yong, Koo Ja-cheol, Han Jong-moo, and Kim Seung-seop in the second line. Kim Bong-soo, Kim Joo-won and Kim O-kyu played as the last defenders. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Kim Dong-jun.
With both teams operating the three-back tactic, Jeju led the attack from the beginning of the first half. Hayes and Kim Joo-gong actively played on the left and right flanks, and wingbacks Lee Ju-yong and Kim Seung-seop also moved center-oriented and put pressure on Gangwon.
In the 7th minute of the first half, Kim Joo-gong received a pass from Hayes and shook the net once, but the referee did not declare a goal after catching Hayes offside through video review (VAR).
Jeju continued to push Gangwon. In the 35th minute of the first half, Kim Joo-gong’s right-footed shot from the door went slightly out of the goal. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Yuri took over a cross from the right and connected it with a shot, which went straight in the direction of Gangwon goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon. A minute later, Lee Ju-yong hit a left-footed mid-range shot.
Being on the defensive, Gangwon, whose counterattack strategy did not work as they wanted, seized a chance in the 42nd minute of the first half. Dino landed a long back pass straight to the head. Yang Hyeon-jun caught the ball from the left flank and attempted a sharp right-footed shot. Jeju gatekeeper Kim Dong-jun knocked it out.
In the first half, Jeju recorded 63% of the ball possession and drove Gangwon into a corner, but in the end neither team scored.
In the second half, Gangwon increased their attack speed. From the beginning, the ball possession time was increased. In the 8th minute of the second half, Yang Hyeon-jun dug into the goal and started a right-footed shot, but it missed the goal.
Jeju replaced Han Jong-moo with striker Seo Jin-soo. Gangwon-do countered this, and in the 14th minute of the second half, Yang Hyeon-jun and Kim Jin-ho were removed, and Galle-go and Yoo In-soo were put in respectively. As a draw no longer has any meaning, they faced attack-oriented.
Gangwon continued to seize opportunities. In the 15th minute of the second half, when Dae-Won Kim passed the ball to Seung-Yong Jung, he quickly rushed in and hit a powerful right-footed shot. However, the ball was blocked between the legs of goalkeeper Kim Dong-jun. Two minutes later, Gallego broke Jeju’s defense with a menacing dribble and attempted a shot from the left side of the penalty area. However, it was caught in the Jeju defensive block.
In the 19th minute of the second half, Dino took a no-mark opportunity with a left cross, but the shot went off the goal. Gangwon fans were full of sighs.
In the 22nd minute of the second half, Yuri split the goal with his left foot, but Jeju was again ruled offside. Six minutes later, Seo Jin-soo, who came as a substitute, faced the goalkeeper one-on-one from the right side of the penalty area, but a low right-footed shot went to the left side of the goal.
Both teams, thirsty for ‘one win’, continued the one-step battle. 스포츠토토
In the 30th minute of the second half, Kangwon’s defender Lim Chang-woo joined the attack during Kim Dae-won’s free kick and confronted Jeju Kim Dong-jun, but another decisive right-footed shot was taken.
Coach Choi continued the offensive by putting Park Sang-hyuk and Alibayev in, excluding Dino and Han-Young Han.
However, it was Nam who laughed at the replacement operation. A minute later, Seo Jin-soo scored the long-awaited first goal. Dribbling from the left side of the penalty box, he quickly kicked it with his right foot when he saw Gangwon’s defense retreating. He split the right side of the certified Gangwon goal.
In the 36th minute of the second half, Gallego dug into the space behind Jeju’s defense and attempted a left-footed chip shot that passed the goalkeeper’s key, but it missed the goal.
In the end, Gangwon could not fight back. Jeju defended Seo Jin-soo’s opening goal to the end and succeeded in winning 3 points in enemy territory.