‘Theater goal’ Ansan beats last-place Cheonan for first back-to-back wins of season…Bucheon and Busan end underwater 0-0
Ansan Greeners have won back-to-back games for the first time this season after beating last-place Cheonan City FC.
Ansan defeated Cheonan 2-1 in the 24th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Ansan Wa Stadium on Tuesday. The 12th-ranked Ansan moved to 16 points and pulled away from 13th-ranked Cheonan (8 points). Cheonan earned its first win since its inception with a 3-2 victory over Seongnam FC in the previous round, but failed to capitalize on its momentum with the loss to Ansan.
Three goals were scored in the second half alone. The first goal belonged to Ansan. In the 34th minute, Kim Bum-soo curled in a corner kick from the right and Kim Jung-ho rattled the net with a powerful header.
Cheonan equalized the game. In the 39th minute, Park Jun-kang induced a foul on Ansan goalkeeper Lee Seung-bin to earn a penalty kick, and Motta stepped up to the plate and scored the equalizer with a powerful left-footed shot.
Ansan was the final winner. In the second half of stoppage time, Lee Hyun-kyu received the ball on the left side of the field and made a solo run into the box before firing a powerful shot toward the near post. The ball went straight through the narrow space between the goalkeeper and the goal post for a theater goal.
On the same day, Bucheon FC 1995 and Busan I-Park drew 0-0 at Bucheon Sports Complex. Due to the heavy rain before the game, the field was covered with puddles of water, making it difficult to play. The ball would stop rolling, and players couldn’t run properly.
메이저놀이터 It was virtually impossible to organize an offense, so both teams relied on aerial balls. In the second half, the rain stopped and the field conditions improved, but no goals were scored. Both teams had to settle for a point apiece.
After failing to win in three games (two draws and one loss), Bucheon remained in sixth place with 35 points. Busan also remained in third place with 38 points. A win in this match would have allowed Busan to leapfrog Gyeongnam (38 points) and move into second place, but they missed their chance by only picking up a point away from home.