Ansan Greeners FC failed to capitalize on a lack of decisiveness despite dominating the game.
Ansan lost 1-2 at home to Seoul Eland FC in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at 6:30 p.m. on April 28 at Ansan Wah~ Stadium.
Ansan played a 4-3-3 defense in the match. The trio of Jeong Ji-yong, Jeong Jae-min, and Kim Bum-soo led the way, while the midfield featured 메이저놀이터 Kim Jin-hyun, Kim Kyung-joon, and Kim Jae-sung. Lee Jun-hee, Jun-soo, Jang Yoo-seop, and Kim Chae-woon were in charge of the back defense, and Lee Seung-bin was in goal.
Ansan didn’t have any easy chances until the midway point of the first half, as the opponents played a tight game. Kim Bum-soo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a left-footed mid-range shot to raise the spirits. Seoul E-Land responded in the 34th minute with a shot from Lee Si-heon.
In the end, Ansan, unable to break the flow, conceded the first goal in the 42nd minute through Chang Jun.
Awakened after the goal, Ansan fought back fiercely. In the 45th minute, Kim Kyung-jun’s threatening left-footed shot went just wide. A minute later, Kim Chae-woon’s left-footed mid-range shot hit the post.
Ansan continued their momentum in the second half and seemed to be on the verge of scoring. Jung Jae-min headed in a cross from Jeong Ji-yong two minutes into the second half, but the goal was disallowed after video assistant referee (VAR) confirmed a foul by Jung Jae-min.
Ansan put the disappointment of the disallowed goal behind them and pushed forward again. Gabriel’s left-footed free kick in the 10th minute was blocked by Seoul Eland goalkeeper Moon Jung-in, and Jang Yoo-seob rushed forward again to try to put it in, but he was blocked again by Moon Jung-in.
Despite dominating the game, they conceded another goal. In the 24th minute of the second half, Gabriel’s surprise mid-range shot was unstoppable.
Ansan centered on Gabriel and Yoon Joo-tae to try to find a goal. In the 24th minute, Gabriel’s left-footed mid-range shot was headed straight at Moon Jung-in. Yoon attempted a right-footed free kick in the 37th minute, but it went just wide. In the second minute of stoppage time, his shot hit the post.
Refusing to give up, Ansan managed to score. Jung Jae-min scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. However, there wasn’t enough time to turn the game around and the team ended up with a 1-2 loss.