Gimcheon Sangmu’s fifth-grade players Kang Yoon-seong, Kwon Chang-hoon, Kim Ji-hyun, and Lee Young-jae said goodbye to their fans in their last game before retirement at home against Chungbuk Cheongju.
Gimcheon Sangmu Professional Football Club drew 0-0 at home against Chungbuk Cheongju FC in the 14R of the ‘Hana OneQ K League 2 2023’ at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 6:30 p.m. on the 21st.
Gimcheon faced Chungbuk Cheongju in a 4-3-3 formation. Cho Young-wook, Kim Ji-hyun, and Kim Min-joon were the first line, while Won Doo-jae, Kim Jin-gyu, and Lee Young-jae were the second line. Park Min-gyu, Kim Jae-woo, Lim Seung-gyeom, and Kang Yoon-sung formed the back line, with Kang Hyun-moo in goal. It was Kang’s first appearance since his enlistment.
In the first half, Gimcheon took the initiative in attack. Centering on Lee Young-jae, they continued to attack. In the 33rd minute, Lee Young-jae took a sharp shot at the opponent’s goal, but it went wide. Just before the end of the first half, Lee Young-jae’s mid-range shot was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper.
In the 10th minute of the second half, Lee Young-jae opened the scoring. In the 18th minute, the opponent’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Kang Hyun-moo. In the 21st minute, Gimcheon struggled to score inside the penalty box, but it was unsuccessful. Until the 30th minute of the second half, Gimcheon dominated the offense with more than four times as many shots as Chungbuk Cheongju, but the game ended in a scoreless tie.
After the game, Gimcheon held a ceremony to honor Kang Yoon-seong, Kwon Chang-hoon, Kim Ji-hyun, and Lee Young-jae of the 5th Gimcheon. It was the last game for the players, who are scheduled to be discharged on June 26. The players and the citizens of Gimcheon gathered together for the last time, including a raffle of memorabilia and a free hug.토토사이트
Captain Lee Young-jae said, “I still can’t believe it, even though my discharge is a month away. It seemed short and long at the same time. Right after enlisting, I was grateful just to play a game. Now that I’ve adapted and heard enough, I’m very happy.”
Meanwhile, Gimcheon will take a one-week break before playing an away game against the Jeonnam Dragons on June 4. It will be interesting to see how they can fill the void left by the ex-players.