Gimcheon won 3-2 at home against Ansan Greeners FC in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gimcheon Sports Complex on Tuesday at 4 p.m. KST. Gimcheon snapped a four-match winless streak and recorded its first win under head coach Jung Jung-yong.
Prior to this game, Gimcheon had been in a long goal drought since the 12th round match against Seongnam FC. They had played to goalless draws in two consecutive home matches against FC Anyang and Chungbuk Cheongju, and lost 0-1 against Jeonnam Dragons. Kim Ji-hyun, the team’s main gun, left the team for another country, leaving a gap in Gimcheon’s front line.
Coach Jung Jung-yong used Cho Young-wook in the front line against Ansan. After Kim Ji-hyun’s departure, Cho moved from the side to the center of the field. However, he was unlucky with his goal in the previous match. Against the Ansan defense, Cho had a wide radius of action and was able to create cracks. In the 23rd minute, he assisted Kim Min-jun’s goal with an exquisite pass. 안전놀이터
Three minutes into first-half stoppage time, Cho finally got his goal. He neatly converted a penalty kick earned by Kang Hyun-mook to tie the game. It was Gimcheon’s first goal in four games and Cho’s first goal at home this season. After tasting the goal, Cho Young-wook battled with the Ansan defenders in the box and looked to score again.
In the 39th minute of the second half, Cho went to hell and back. He missed a penalty kick opportunity earned by Lee Joon-seok, but the goalkeeper Lee Seung-bin’s feet came off the line first, giving him another chance. Cho Young-wook took the chance again, and this time he converted to complete his multi-goal performance. Gimcheon went on to beat Ansan with a dramatic goal from Dui-min to claim all three points, breaking their goal drought with three goals in one game.
After the twists and turns, Cho Young-wook gave coach Jung Jung-yong a big gift. After making history at the national age group level, Chung and Cho reunited as master and pupil in Gimcheon. It will be interesting to see the bromance between the two men in Gimcheon.