FC Anyang reported league victory after 9 games. A win was absolutely necessary to have a chance of advancing to the playoffs, and they saved their last spark by beating Seoul E-Land FC.
Anyang and Seoul E-Land faced each other in the 37th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 held at Anyang Sports Complex at 6:30 pm on the 28th. The third meeting of the season ended with the victory of the home team Anyang. Anyang took the lead with Kim Dong-jin’s first goal in the 3rd minute of the second half, and Gong Min-hyeon’s additional goal in the 28th minute of the second half and Kim Ha-jun’s key goal in extra time in the second half led to a 3-0 win.
Seoul E-Land, who deployed five midfielders to strengthen their backs, narrowed the line and put pressure on Anyang. Anyang actively utilized Yago and Joo Hyeon-woo on the right flank to attack. Goalkeeper Kim Tae-hoon, who received opportunities in the last round against Bucheon FC 1995 and against Seoul E-Land this time, became the starting point for Anyang’s build-up.
In the 12th minute of the first half, Anyang launched an attack taking advantage of the opponent’s mistake. The attack was launched with a pass from Ahn Yong-woo to Yago. Seoul E-Land also moved actively to break down Anyang with short passes from the side.굿모닝토토 도메인
In the 18th minute of the first half, Anyang’s Kim Jeong-hyun’s shot hit the goal post, and Anyang’s offensive continued, with Park Jong-hyun’s mid-range shot hitting the net next to the goal a minute later. The scene where Yago attempted to break through five defenders in front of him was enough to elicit admiration from the audience. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Anyang quickly launched a counterattack. Gong Min-hyeon fired a shot into an empty goal, but was disappointed when it was called offside.
Anyang brought in midfielder Moon Seong-woo in the second half and brought in Lee Dong-su to make changes to his back. And the first attack occurred two minutes into the second half. Then, in the 3rd minute of the second half, the long-awaited goal finally came. Kim Dong-jin trapped the ball in the air with his chest and then kicked it into the goal of Seoul E-Land. The assist was recorded as Baek Dong-gyu.
Anyang gained momentum and ran for an additional score. Anyang, who had been blocking Seoul E-Land’s attack, widened the lead with Gong Min-hyeon’s additional goal in the 28th minute of the second half. Joo Hyun-woo fell while breaking through two defenders in front of the goal, but Gong Min-hyun, who did not lose concentration, finished the game and made the score 2-0. Anyang players exploded with joy at scoring with a dance celebration.
Anyang did not stop here. Substitute Ha-jun Kim scored in extra time, leading to a 3-0 victory. With the win against Seoul E-Land, Anyang was able to have some hope of advancing to the playoffs. It is not an easy task as the points gap with 5th place Gyeongnam is 5, but it is not over until it is over.