Gimcheon challenges Cheonan to lead K League 2 with away win

Gimcheon Sangmu aims for a win against Cheonan City.

On October 1 at 4 p.m., Gimcheon will host Cheonan at Cheonan Sports Complex for their 34R away match of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023. Having turned things around with a 4-1 victory at home against Anyang, Gimcheon is determined to break the cycle of away defeats in Cheonan and secure all three points.

‘First in history’ Gimcheon reignites promotion battle

On the 23rd, Gimcheon won against Anyang for the first time since its inception after seven games. On the same day, Gimcheon also made history when a politician scored the club’s first ever hat trick.

With the win in the last round, Gimcheon closed the gap on leaders Busan to four points. With six games to go until the end of the regular season, Gimcheon is determined to rack up points once again to win the K League 2 title and earn direct promotion to K League 1. Starting with Cheonan, Gimcheon has tough opponents in Bucheon, Ansan, Gimpo, Gyeongnam, and Seoul Eland.

Their opponents, Cheonan City FC, are in the best mood of the 2023 season. Just two months after reporting their first win of the season in late July, they’ve gone on a three-game winning streak and are looking like a completely different team. They beat Seoul Eiland, Bucheon, and Jeonnam. However, with two wins (six goals scored and one conceded) against Cheonan this season, Gimcheon is determined to end their last meeting with a win.

Gimcheon 7, about to be promoted to ‘corporal,’ attempts to perfect spear and shield

On October 1, the day of the Cheonsan away match, 18 members of Gimcheon Sangmu’s main jockeys, the 7th Ki, will be promoted to corporal. The Gimcheon 7th Ki includes captain Won Doo-jae, Jo Young-wook, Kim Jin-kyu, Lee Sang-min, Politician, and Kang Hyun-moo, all of whom have been starters this season.

When Cho Young-wook missed the Hangzhou Asian Games, his teammate Politician filled the void perfectly and emerged as Gimcheon’s new go-to guy. He became the first player in the club’s history to score a hat trick, something that even top strikers such as Cho Kyu-sung and Oh Hyun-gyu have failed to accomplish.

The shield is also strong. Kang Hyun-moo, who has been a regular starter since September, has recorded a super-save in every game. He kept a clean 토토사이트 sheet against Chungbuk Cheongju on Sept. 2 and allowed just one goal on 13 shots against Seongnam on Sept. 19. Against Anyang on the 23rd, he conceded one goal on 14 shots (9 on target) to secure the three points. On the same day, he also recorded an assist to increase his offensive points.

Gimcheon, which is fighting a point war every game for direct promotion, is determined to win at Cheonsan with Gimcheon’s 7th man.

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