Its K-League 2 Gimpo FC, Led by Lewis
‘Lewis hat trick’ K League 2 Gimpo rises to 5th place
‘Cha Seung-hyun scores just before the end of the game’ E-Land moves up one notch to 10th place ‘
undefeated in 12 consecutive games’ Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province,
wins 7th place after defeating Anyang
K League 2 Gimpo FC
K League 2 Gimpo FC, led by Lewis’ hat trick, moved up one place to 5th place.
Gimpo defeated Seongnam FC 4-2 in the 29th round away game of Hana One Q K League 2 2023
held at Tancheon Sports Complex on the 30th.
Gimpo, who recorded a draw in all two games against Seongnam,
took a step ahead of their opponent with a big win on this day.
Its Gimpo (45 points), who recently broke their two-game losing streak and gained 3 points,
reclaimed 5th place by pushing Anyang FC (42 points),
which lost to North Chungcheong Cheongju FC (7th place, 39 points), to 6th place.
Seongnam, who suffered a comeback defeat, stood still in 9th place with 33 points.
As Seongnam took the lead in the 3rd minute of the first half
thanks to Kwon Soon-hyung’s season-defying goal, who did not miss Gimpo’s mistake.
Gimpo goalkeeper Lee Sang-wook, who received a back pass,
tried to kick forward with his right foot, but the ball hit the leg of Seongnam Lee Jong-ho,
who was pressuring, and flew high into the air in front of the goal.
Kwon Soon-hyung, who rushed in from behind,
wasted no time in hitting the ball that Lee Sang-wook vaguely hit with his right foot.
He scored the first goal.
In the 21st minute of the second half, Seongnam widened the gap
with an additional goal when Gabriel’s cross from the right side
was accurately headed by Patrick in front of the goal.
However, Gimpo, with Lewis on fire, achieved a great turnaround.
In the 25th minute of the second half,
Pablo slightly floated near the left goal line and passed to Luis in the back,
Luis shook the net at the top of the goal with a non-stop left foot shot.
In the 36th minute of the second half, Kim Jong-min headed a cross
from Kim Lee-seok from the right side, and Lewis pushed the second ball,
which bounced off the goalkeeper’s save, with his left foot to tie the game.
Gimpo gained momentum, and five minutes later,
Lewis scored a hat-trick by scoring a penalty kick, and they successfully fought back.
Then, in the extra time of the second half, Kim Seong-min’s right-footed mid-distance shot hit the goalpost, and Kim Jong-seok, who was positioned in front of the goal,
pushed the second ball in with his right foot again to score the fourth goal.
At Mokdong Sports Complex, Seoul E-Land FC won 1-0 over Jeonnam thanks to Cha Seung-hyun’s dramatic winning goal in extra time in the second half.
E-Land, who had not achieved a win against Jeonnam for 11 games, added a valuable victory that day.
With 3 points added, E-Land recorded 32 points, pushing Chungnam Asan (30 points) to 11th place and rising to 10th place (9 wins, 5 draws, 13 losses).
Jeonnam (37 points) lost 7th place to Chungbuk Cheongju FC, which won against Anyang, and fell one place to 8th.
E-Land had up to 61% of the ball possession until the 15th minute of the first half, Jeonnam responded by focusing on counterattacks.
However, both teams had a hard time passing and could not get close to the goal, and shooting scenes were not frequent.
Both teams, who finished the first half tied 0-0, created several decisive scoring chances in the second half and consistently knocked on the opponent’s goal.
It was E-Land who held on thanks to goalkeeper Moon Jeong-in’s consecutive super saves that scored the winning goal.
In the extra time of the second half, Cha Seung-hyun rushed to the front of the goal after the ball deflected after being hit by the Jeonnam defense,
connected non-stop with his right foot, and the ball passed the goalkeeper and headed toward the corner of the opposite goal.
E-Land defended Cha Seung-hyun’s first goal and finished with a win.
At Cheongju Stadium, Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, defeated Anyang 2-1 and moved up one place to 7th place.
Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, continued its upward trend with 7 wins and 5 draws, including the win on this day, and an undefeated streak of 12 consecutive games.
If Anyang had won that day, they could have jumped to 3rd place, but were caught by Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province,
actually slipped one place to 6th place.
Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and Anyang finished the first half tied 0-0 in an ‘underwater battle’ in which puddles were created all over the grass amid rain.
In the 17th minute of the second half, Chungbuk Cheongju scored the first goal with a left-footed shot, withstanding the opponent’s defense and physical struggle.
In the 48th minute of the second half, Jeong Min-woo’s additional goal solidified the victory.
Anyang was only able to make up for a point with Gong Min-hyeon’s header just before the end of the game.