Gimcheon Sangmu aims for a win against Cheonan City FC away from home.캡틴토토
Gimcheon will host Cheonan City FC in a Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 34R away match on October 1 at 4 p.m. at Cheonan Stadium. After turning things around with a 4-1 home win against Anyang, Gimcheon is determined to break the cycle of away defeats in Cheonan and secure all three points.
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 gain direct promotion to K League 1. Starting with Cheonan, Gimcheon has tough opponents in Bucheon, Ansan, Gimpo, Gyeongnam, and Seoul Eland.
Their opponent, Cheonan City FC, is in the best mood of the 2023 season. Two months after recording their first win of the season at the end of July, they have won three straight games and are looking like a completely different team. They beat Seoul Eland, Bucheon, and Jeonnam. However, with two wins against Cheonan this season (six goals scored and one conceded), Gimcheon is determined to end their last meeting with a win.
On October 1, the day of the match against Cheonan, 18 members of the Gimcheon Sangmu’s main flagbearer, the 7th, will be promoted to corporal. The Gimcheon 7th team is led by captain Won Doo-jae and includes Cho Young-wook, Kim Jin-kyu, Lee Sang-min, Jeong Jung-in, and Kang Hyun-moo.
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 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.