23 April 2015
Another five games played and we remain top of the pile. I am really pleased with the guts my players have shown in toughing this out. Against Suwon I had to field two central mid-fielders alongside my striker due to injuries and fatigue, so to remain unbeaten in these games is itself a victory.
A good win against Daejeon fas followed up with a difficult cup tie – the extra time killed the squad and so I had to field a weaker side against Suwon as a result.
This is where the rubber starts to meet the road. I need to keep on winning. The good thing is that by the end of these games we should be back to almost full strength.
The pecking order has begun to sort itself out now, as Gangwon seem to have put the bad start behind them and have moved up the table. Incheon look unable to bounce back and may not be going back up this year.
Only five matches played since my last report, but the key is five results without a defeat. I am very pleased with the boys.
Daejeon Citizen 1-3 Goyang Hi FC
Daejeon, who have one of the league’s poorest disciplinary records, suffered defeat against Goyang Hi FC on a breezy evening at Daejeon World Cup Stadium.
Midfielder Kim Myung-Kil showed a sign of things to come though as he nearly gifted Goyang Hi FC a goal on 8 minutes. Striker Kim Seung-Won gave Goyang Hi FC the lead with a nice effort from 16 metres in the 29th minute.
Cho Myung-Won scored from the penalty spot after Lee Sung-Joo gave away a penalty. Striker Rincón pulled one back for Daejeon Citizen after 48 minutes with a placed shot from long range.
An error from Daejeon Citizen’s Jeong Chang-Hyun allowed winger Kim Byung-Kwon to score a real poacher’s effort from 18 metres.
Dongguk University 0-1 Goyang Hi FC (KFA Cup 2nd Rnd)
Youth was no match for experience on a fine afternoon at Dongguk Univ. Stadium as a young Dongguk Univ. team succumbed to a 1-0 (won after extra time) defeat at the hands of a much more experienced Goyang Hi FC side.
Goyang Hi FC’s winner came through Ko Joon-Young as he seized on Kim Sung-Kyoo’s mistake to score a powerful penalty.
Goyang Hi FC had more of the ball, which was to force their opponents into shooting from long range when they saw an opening.
Suwon FC 0-0 Goyang Hi FC
One of the competition’s worst defences put in a battling display as Suwon FC shared the spoils with Goyang Hi FC on a cold and clear evening at Suwon Stadium. Injuries forced us to field a weakened side with midfielders for strikers. The draw was acceptable.
Goyang Hi FC covered a lot of ground but also conceded far too many fouls, meaning their effort was often for nothing.
FC Anyang 1-2 Goyang Hi FC
Goyang Hi FC had their midfield to thank on a breezy afternoon at Anyang Stadium as they showed their strikers how to finish.
An error from Goyang Hi FC’s Maciej Bulka allowed young striker Shin Joon-Hyuk to score a well timed close range finish. Goyang Hi FC captain Na Young-Woong then equalised for Goyang Hi FC in the 46th minute with a deftly executed finish from long range.
Things turned sour for FC Anyang when midfielder Lee Min-Koo earned himself an early bath for persistent fouling on 78 minutes. Na Young-Woong scored what proved to be the winner on 79 minutes with an incisive finish from 13 meters.
Goyang Hi FC 2-2 Korean Police Soccer Team
Goyang Hi FC had their midfield to thank on a mild spring evening at Goyang Stadium as they showed their strikers how to finish.
Goyang Hi FC captain Na Young-Woong got Goyang Hi FC off to a flyer by scoring a deftly executed finish on 5 minutes. Midfielder Kwak Kyung-Tae then equalised for Korean Police Soccer Team in the 41st minute with a placed shot.
Midfielder Cho Myung-Won then put Goyang Hi FC back in front after 45 minutes with a fine header from point-blank range. Centre-back Min Dong-Kwon equalised for Korean Police Soccer Team after 67 minutes with a well timed close range finish.