Head coach Lee Young-min’s Bucheon FC 1995 earned a 2-0 victory over Gimpo FC in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Bucheon Sports Complex on Monday, thanks to Ahn Jae-joon’s penalty kick in the eighth minute of the second half and Park Hyung-jin’s second goal in the 40th minute.
Bucheon, which handed Gimpo its first league loss, moves to 25 points (8 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses) and into fourth place, ahead of Gyeongnam FC (24 points, 6 wins, 6 draws, 2 losses). They cut their goal difference to two points from first-place FC Anyang (27 points, 8 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws).
After the game, Coach Lee Young-min said, “The club invited my family to the game, and it was a meaningful event. We were able to build memories with our families by winning in the end, and we are grateful to our growing number of home fans.”
In the first half, Gimpo had a similarly sluggish performance. They only managed one shot attempt.
However, Lee said, “It could be a difference in thinking. I thought the game went as well as I thought it would. It’s one thing to have hot weather, but it’s also important to tire out your opponent. Gimpo is a team with good defensive organization. I think we played well in the first half.”
“Gimpo has done a great job with their new coach, Choi Jung-woon. They have a good offensive and defensive balance. To go 메이저놀이터 undefeated in the first robin round is really great. Coach Jung has done a great job with the team. I wouldn’t say we’re happy to have beaten Gimpo, but we’re happy to have beaten one of the 13 teams.”
Bucheon has a diverse scoring distribution. Ahn Jae-jun is second in the league with six goals, but several other players are also scoring. Midfielder Kim Sun-ho has three goals and defender Nilsson Junior has two. Bucheon has a diverse scoring distribution, with several players scoring at least one goal.
“Of course, when the wingbacks are scoring, it helps a lot to put the team in a position to win,” said Lee Young-min, “but it can be a disadvantage for me. We need a striker to score 10 goals or more, but we don’t have a good one, so we have 11 players working together. The goals are coming from different routes, but I’m struggling with it.”
The team travels to Anyang on June 3. As the team is fighting for the top spot, it is important to win the next game against Anyang.
“We have to focus on Anyang now,” Lee concluded. There are times when we don’t win against certain teams. It’s my fault. I think I need to try harder and break the Anyang jinx. There is not much time left, but we will prepare well.”