2: We finish with a whimper

30 November 2014
Goyang, Korea

So we finished the season where we started, although the win in the final match saw us one point closer to 8th place. Our ability to put away the lesser teams was the primary reason for our inability to move up the table. Still a record of 4-4-4 with another managers squad is not too bad. It could have been much worse.

League Table


Sangju earned a well deserved promotion. Looking at the log jam in the middle, a good finish next season is on the cards if we perform well.

Match Results

Goyang Hi F.C. v Gyeongnam


A truly heroic performance against top of the table Gyeongnam. In the end Gyeongnam drew 0-0 against Goyang Hi FC on a mild autumnal evening at Goyang Stadium.

Gyeongnam FC were nearly handed the lead in the 70th minute through Kwon Jin-Soo’s lapse in concentration but failed to capitalise.

Both teams had a number of attempts at goal, which promised much, but the quality of finishing was poor throughout. Gyeongnam FC had the better chances but were unable to put them away.

Suwon F.C. v Goyang Hi F.C.

Suwon FC, who have one of the league’s poorest disciplinary records, suffered defeat against Goyang Hi FC on a wet evening at Suwon Stadium.

Winger Kim Jin-Woo got Goyang Hi FC off to a flyer by scoring a placed shot on 4 minutes. Striker Lee Cheol-Joo completed the scoring for Goyang Hi FC with a well executed finish on 11 minutes.

Full-back Kim Kyung-Min had a chance to score from the penalty spot for Suwon FC on the 31 minute mark but missed his spot-kick. Things went from bad to worse for Suwon FC as midfielder Jeong Seung-Jin earned himself an early bath for a vicious foul on 63 minutes.

A very important result saw us pick up a vital three points.

Goyang Hi F.C. v Daegu

Daegu’s match against Goyang Hi FC will have been a meaningful one for Daegu’s Jang Kyung-Ho as he was able to celebrate victory over his former club.

Winger Kim Jin-Woo gave Goyang Hi FC the lead with a placed shot in the 15th minute. Winger Kim Kyung-Min then equalised for Daegu FC in the 19th minute with a towering header from close range.

An error from Goyang Hi FC’s Joo Dong-Hyun allowed winger Ryang Sung-Hwan to score an accurate finish from some distance. Kim Kyung-Min added his 2nd goal of the game with a placed shot on 39 minutes.

An error from Goyang Hi FC’s Hwang Jung-In allowed Kim Kyung-Min to score a placed shot from close range.

Goyang was slaughtered at home by a relentless Daegu side. Despite scoring first the pressure got to our defence who made a series of goal mistakes. Not a result to look back on with pride at all.

Adding insult to injury Anyang won so the gap is now back to four points.

Sangju v Goyang Hi F.C.

An action packed first half saw chances created at both ends, with Goyang having the better of the opening half hour. Sangju went ahead with a Yoo Sang-Hyun free kick. Goyang struck back withing three minutes through Kim Byung-Kwon and the contest was locked at 1-1 at half time.

A mishandled cross saw Sangju back in front through Lee Won-Jae before a great free kick from Yoo Sang-Hyun made it 3-1. A defensive error presented yet another chance to Sangju’s Hwang Ki-Yong  who gleefully converted it for 4-1 meaning the game was as good as over.

The action was not finished as the Goyang defence was picked open with consumate ease once more by Lee Won-Jae on 72 minutes to make it 5-1.

Goyang managed a late consolation goal through Kim Byung-Kwon but it did little to change the outcome and the match finished with a comprehensive 5-2 win to league leaders Sangju.

Goyong Hi F.C. v Chungju Hummel

Chungju made the early inroads, striking the post on 8 minutes and again on the half hour mark. Goyong’s passing was poor gifting posession to Chungju and heaping pressure upon their defence. However Chungju were unable to capitalize and the game went into half time all square.

The deadlock was broken soon after the resumption as Kim Kyung-Do seized on the rebound of yet another woodwork strike to put the ball into a wide open goal.

Goyong put numerous shots in and Kim Jin-Woo ws rewarded as he got on the end of a great through ball by Kim Byung-Kwon to level things up. Lee Cheol-Joo made it 2-1 for Goyong as he seaized on a loose pass out from the goalkeeper and from nowhere Goyong was in front.

The scoring was not done as Kim Yong blased home a drive from the edge of the box to level things up 2-2 with eight minutes to go. That was the final act in an entertaining match which ended 2-2.

Daejeon v Goyang Hi F.C.

Second to last game for the season sees Goyang take on Daejeon. Daejeon settled well and Kim In-Joon got free at the far post to volley home the cross. Things got worse for the visitors as Jeong Dae-Ho latched onto a loose ball in the area to double the lead.

Despite having the better of the game, Daejeon could not extend their lead and the half finished 2-0 in Daejeon’s favour.

What ever the coach said at half time worked as Goyang came out firing in the second half. From a corner Kwon Jin-Soo escaped his marker and blasted home the cross to pull a goal back. Game On! There was action at both ends without anything conclusive happening.

Finally Daejeon made something stick as Noh Tae-Joon found himself in acres of space in the box and headed home the insurance goal from point blank range with only five minutes to go.

That was the final action as the game finished 3-1 to Daejeon.

Goyang Hi F.C. v Anyang

Both teams exchanged shots in first 10 mins before Anyang started asserting more control. Ham Ik-Chan broke the deadlock for Anyang just after the half hour mark getting on a fine cross from Shin Joon-Hyuk.

Goyang struck right back through Lee Cheol-Joo who scored his 10th goal of the season. Despite the best efforts of the Anyang side the match went into half time 1-1.

Goyang took the lead via a great individual effort Lee Cheol-Joo scored a fine second goal with a thunderous drive. Goyang continued their dominance as Kim Jin-Woo was on hand to score his 13th with a really composed finish.

Anyang’s keeper pulled off a number of good saves to deny the visitors. With time almost up Ham Ik-Chan scored a consolation goal in stoppage time. The game finished 3-2 – a good way to finish the season.

Moving Forward

Scoring goals has not been a problem for the team, and the midfield has been solid. Defensively we were not strong enough and this is the key area I am going to be looking to strengthen before next season.

I also have to find a replacement for Lee Cheol-Joo who is on loan. One option is to see if I can extend his loan deal.

Situations Vacant


An interesting selection of jobs available. According to the rules of engagement I can not apply for any European vacancies. I am going to modify the rules to allow me to apply for European jobs after 2025 if I have not been offered a job there.

Final Word

So there we have it the end of season one. Not a raging success but not an abject failure either. I will be back next year with the pre-season review and the objectives for next season.

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