Reporter Ahn Young-jun = Professional soccer’s K League 2 Busan I-Park beat Seoul Eland to take the lead for the first time since the start of the season.
The Busan club won 2-1 in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 away match against Seoul Eland at Mokdong Sports Complex on Thursday.
Fresh off three straight wins, Busan improved to 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses (29 points) and moved to the top of the standings, knocking FC Anyang, which had drawn with Bucheon FC the day before, off the top spot. This is the first time Busan, who were as low as seventh place at one point, have been in the lead.
Seoul Eland remains in eighth place with six wins, two draws and six losses (20 points).
Busan took the lead in the 37th minute on a diving header by Kim Chan. Busan equalized in the first minute of the second half through Lee Si-heon with a mid-range shot, but Park Jung-in put them back in front in the 28th minute with a powerful left-footed strike.
Seoul Eland then tried to fight back, but Busan defended well to secure a 2-1 victory.
In the match between Gimpo FC and Chungbuk Cheongju at the Gimpo Solter Soccer Stadium, Chungbuk Cheongju had the last laugh. With the three valuable points, Chungbuk Cheongju improved their record to 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses (16 points) and set the stage for a mid-table finish.
Gimpo, who were unbeaten in 12 matches with seven wins and five draws, suffered their first back-to-back defeats of the season after losing their previous match. With seven wins, five draws and two losses (26 points), Gimpo dropped to fifth place.
Chungbuk Cheongju took an early lead as foreign striker George scored back-to-back goals in the second and 26th minutes of the first half. They conceded a late goal through Yoon Min-ho in the 22nd minute, but never trailed again. 안전놀이터
In the match between Jeonnam Dragons and Gimcheon Commerce at Gwangyang Sports Complex, the home team won 1-0 thanks to Valdivia’s wonder goal in the 34th minute.
Valdivia made an exquisite turn in front of the penalty box to create an angle and then shot straight into the Gimcheon goal. It turned out to be the final goal.
Jeonnam improved to 6W2D7L (20 points) and Gimcheon to 7W3D4L (24 points).