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Ansan 1 - 1 Chungju
Mike Brandon @ Wa Stadium 21st October 2011
Ansan's domestic season stutters to a close with a poor draw against bottom of the table Chungju

As the battles for the play-off spots in the National League go down to the wire, the other end of table has its own drama. With Mokpo occupying 12th spot, Ansan 13th and Chungju 14th it is a real battle of the bottom. Ansan's final home fixture to bottom of the table Chungju therefore represented a brilliant opportunity to condemn Chungju to the foot of the table and give Ansan a fighting chance of finishing in the lofty heights of twelth in the league.

Chungju 2 - 1 Ansan

 

With both teams without a win for a long time, the game did not promise to be a exploive but there was a hint of fireworks just two minutes in as a clumsy challenge led to the referee pointing to the spot to award Chungju an early penalty. The four hundred fans huddled together on the Wa Stadium side pitch stand looked on desparingly until goalkeeper Jinung Kang palmed away the spot-kick to the deleight of the home crowd. The first proved lively with Ansan threatening often, Jusang Lee ever busy and Hyeongi Kim looking inventive down the right. However nothing was converted and the teams wient in level at half time.

Ansan got the goal they wanted soon after the break, after a well won free-kick in the corner resulted in confusion in the box. The crowd saw little but the ball ripple the net as defender Gyoobum Kim wheeled away to celebrate putting Ansan ahead as he got the ball home amidst a crowd of bodies in the 51st minute. Ansan talisman Jusang Lee was brought off for defender Injoon Jang as Ansan looked content to hold on to the draw, a decision that proved costly as Chungju brought the scores level just past the hour mark with Min Kim scoring from a corner. Ansan have been woeful at defending set pieces this season and this sentiment was confounded here. Ansan threw on some more attack minded players but it was to little effect as the game stuttered out to an anti-climatic close. The result means Ansan have not won at home in the last six games, recording their last victory back in August against Changwon. However with Mokpo losing the following day at home to Gangneung, Ansan's end of season away trip down to the south-west coast could still yield a twelth placed finish.

 
line out and oath Gyoobom goal
 

 

 

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