Gangwon FC ‘finally breaks through’, draws 2-2 away to Jeju

Gangwon FC finally broke their goal drought.

Choi Yong-soo’s side drew 2-2 with Jeju United in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Jeju World Cup Stadium on 3 March at 7pm. Kangwon scored for the first time in six league games to pick up a valuable point. With 12 points from two wins, six draws and eight defeats, Gangwon remains in 11th place in the league, but has opened up a goal difference on bottom-placed Suwon Samsung (8 points), who lost in the Suwon derby earlier in the day.

Gangwon came out with a 3-4-3 formation again. Kim Dae-won, Lee Jung-hyeop, and Yang Hyun-joon lined up in the back three, with Kim Jin-ho and Kang Ji-hoon on the left and right wingbacks. The midfield consisted of Shin Min-woo and Han Hae-young, while Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lim Chang-woo formed the back three. Yoo Sang-hoon started in goal.

Jeju also lined up in a 3-4-3. Jonatan Ling, Yuri Jonatan and Kim Dae-hwan were deployed in the back three, while Lee Chang-min and Han Jong-mu formed the midfield. Lee Ju-yong and Ahn Hyun-beom were the left and right wing-backs, while the back three consisted of Lim Chae-min, Jung Woon and Kim Oh-kyu. Kim Dong-jun wore the goalkeeping gloves.

In the 13th minute, Kim Dae-hwan intercepted a ball from Kang Won and immediately fired a right-footed mid-range shot that hit the post. Three minutes later, Han Jong-mu scored, but the goal was nullified due to an offside call. Gangwon fought back. In the 24th minute, Yang Hyun-joon won the ball with strong forward pressure and gave it to Kim Dae-won, who attempted a right-footed shot that hit the post after being caught by the goalkeeper’s hand.스포츠토토

Kim Dae-won’s disappointment at missing out on his first goal of the season was short-lived. In the 38th minute, Hankyoung broke into the box and sent in a ground ball cross that Lee Jung-hyeop headed behind. Faced with a no-mark opportunity, Kim Dae-won calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net for his first league goal of the season. It was his first goal in six league games.

With the score at 1-0, Kangwon conceded an equaliser at the start of the second half. In the first minute of the second half, substitute Hayes got lucky when her shot from the right side of the arc hit a defender and deflected in. Jeju quickly regained the lead. In the sixth minute of the second half, Kim Dae-won made a critical back-pass error and found Yuri Jonatan one-on-one in the box. Jonatan scored the winning goal with a sensational shot over the goalkeeper.

Gangwon’s defeat was deepening. However, the players did not give up. In the 34th minute, Kim Jin-ho made a daring run from the right side of the arc and quickly got into the box before sending a ground ball cross to Park Sang-hyuk. Park scored the equaliser with his left foot. Park’s second goal of the league. No further goals were scored and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

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