2017 Season Review

2017 Season Preview

  4th March Ansan 2 - 1 Daejon It was a dream start for the newest incarnation of Ansan FC, as they overcame Daejon at the Wa. Uzbek forward Nasimov opened the scoring just before half time, becoming the first non-Korean player to score for an Ansan side. Lee Ho-seok equalised for the visitors five minutes into the second half, but in a scintillating finale, Han Gun-yong scored deep into injury time to start the new era with three points. ...
  11th March Busan 3 - 1 Ansan

Ansan came back down to Earth with a defeat at promotion contenders Busan. Yoo Yeon-Seung equalised for Ansan during the first half, before Busan asserted control with a goal on the stroke of half time. Three bookings told the second half story as Ansan were overwhelmed, giving up a penalty to allow Busan a comfortable victory.

  19th March Ansan 1 - 0 Anyang The first line 4 derby of the new Ansan era went to the home side, with Montenegran forward Luka Rotkovic scoring twenty minutes from time.
  26th March Seoul E-Land 1 - 0 Ansan A second half strike downs Ansan, as the Greeners continue to show promise, but fail to take a point in Jamsil.
29th March Gangenung 0(5) - 0(4) Ansan Ansan fail to build on their run to the 5th round of the cup last season with a disastrous defeat on the east coast. A drab game remained goalless throughout 120 minutes before National League (3rd tier) outfit Gangneung knocked Ansan out on penalties.
  1st April Ansan 2 - 4 Bucheon On the back of an embarrassing FA Cup exit, Ansan played out a six goal thriller at the Wa. Bucheon opened the scoring before Park Han-Su equalised on the stroke of half time. Bucheon struck twice in the second half to establish a two goal advantage before Jang Hyuk-Jin found the net the give the visitors hope with just over ten minutes remaining. Park Han-Su found the next again a few minutes later, but as an own-goal, condemning Ansan to their first home defeat of the Greeners era.
  9th April Ansan 3 - 3 Suwon Ansan were certainly finding their scoring boots at the Wa Stadium after another 6 goal thriller resulted in spoils even in the city derby. The game was heading to half-time at 0-0 before a frantic 5 minutes saw Lee In-Jae opened the scoring before Suwon responded just before half-time. Ansan would have the last say before the oranges however as Nasimov found the net in first half injury time. Suwon would turn the game on its head in the second half, scoring twice, before Uruguayan Raul Tarragona equalised to level the game at three-three. Neither side could find another in the final twenty minutes to leave the first Ansan-Suwon derby of the Greeners era honours even.
  15th April Asan 1 - 0 Ansan Old Ansan versus new Ansan as the Greeners traveled to Asan to take on the police franchise that had landed the 2016 Challenge title. Asan found the winner 8 minutes from time, before Yoo Yeon-Seung became the first Greener to see red as he received a second yellow in injury time.
  23rd April Gyeongnam 3 - 0 Ansan Gyeongam give Ansan their first real lesson of the new era with a thumping win on the south coast.
  29th April Ansan 0 - 1 Seongam An early goal sees Ansan falling to a third successive defeat.
  3rd May Bucheon 2 - 0 Ansan A lame Ansan performance continues Ansan's poor run, with Ansan having now taken just a single point in the past 7 games.
  6th May Ansan 2 - 1 Asan Ansan arrest their calamitous run with a 2-1 victory against their old guise. Raul Tarragona scored his second and third goals of the campaign, including an epic 91st minute winner.
  13th May Ansan 0 - 0 Suwon Hardly hitting the exhilirating moments of their previous encounter, the second city derby of the Greeners era ended in a drab nil-nil. However, it was a step in the right direction considering the run of form Ansan had been in previously.
  21st May Anyang 2 - 1 Ansan In a pulsating second Line 4 derby of the season, Anyang had their revenge. An ill-tempered first half saw two Ansan players enter the book while Anyang took the lead five minutes before the whistle. Ansan took the game to Anyang and found their reward when substitute Kim Myung-Jae scored the equaliser with just over twenty minutes remaining. Ansan would be their own undoing however then just minutes later, Song Joo-Ho found the back of his own net to give Anyang the win.
  29th May Ansan 1 - 2 Seoul E-Land Ansan's season begins to hit panic mode, as they fall to another defeat, making it 7 defeats in ten games. Seoul led at half time, before Jang Hyuk-Jin equalised in the middle of the second half. Ansan looked to have secured a point before Japanese midfield Atsuki Wada struck five minutes into injury time to steal all 3 points for the Jamsil outfit.
  3rd June Seongnam 0 - 0 Ansan A boring nil-nil was a welcome sight, and Ansan were made to fight for it too, picking up four bookings.
  11th June Ansan 3 - 3 Gyeongnam Having scored just 4 goals in their previous 9 outings, Ansan once again dug deep in a blistering final thrifty minutes. Raul Terragona broke the deadlock on the hour mark, closely followed by Jung Kyung-Ho doubling the lead five minutes later. Gyeongnam pulled one back but Raul looked to have put the game to rest when he added Ansan's third and his fifth of the season with less than 15 minutes to go. However two goals in as many minutes five minutes before team saw Gyeongnam rescue a point in dramatic fashion.
  17th June Daejon 1 - 2 Ansan Where did this one come from? Ansan grab their first win in over a month with Raul Terragona and Park Han-Su finding the net in the second half. Ansan couldn't keep a clean sheet however after conceding a Daejon consolation in the 90th minute to make an almost tense finish.
  26th June Ansan 0 - 3 Busan All previous progress was checked as Busan once again put three past Ansan.
  1st July Asan 0 - 0 Ansan A boring game at least marked just a single defeat in the previous 5, bringing some much needed stability to Ansan's league performances.
  16th July Ansan 1 - 1 Seongnam Ansan returned from a two week break to a fiery encounter with Seongnam. A first half that yielded four yellow cards, three going Ansan's way was tempered by an opener from Raul Terragona on the quarter hour mark. Ansan looked to have snuffed out the second half before Park Jun-Hee was shown a straight red ten minutes from time (after having been booked in the first half), and the inevitable equaliser from Seongnam came just a few minutes later.
  22nd July Ansan 1 - 1 Daejon Jung Kyung-Ho struck ten minutes from time to salvage a draw against Daejon, and keep Ansan's consistent single point earning streak going, now standing at three games.
  30th July Seoul E-land 3 - 3 Ansan After a month without a win, Ansan fans were left stunned by Raul Terragona's first half brace. However 3 goals in little over fifteen put Seoul E-land into a 3-2 lead. Ansan would take something from the game however with a strike from Park Jun-Hee fifteen minutes from time.
  5th August Gyeongnam 3 - 1 Ansan The first half was once again much better for Ansan as they conceeded another three goals in the second half, this time Gyeongnam requiring 24 minutes to dispatch the Greeners. Jung Kyung-ho did bring the score back to 2-1 before Gyeonnam restored their two goal cushion.
  13th August Suwon 0 - 4 Ansan A massive marquee win for Ansan in the inter-city derby, as they tore apart Suwon City. Han Gun-yong put Ansan ahead just before half time with his second of the season. Kim Byung-suk doubled Ansan's advantahe in ten minutes into the second half. A fiery derby saw a frustrated for Suwon's Australian Adrian Leijer. Raul Terragona took full advantage of the man advantage to bag his third brace of the season, competing Ansan's demolition of the Suwon fortress. This was only the second that Ansan have won by a four goal margin, the other being away to Goyang in september 2016.
  19th August Busan 3 - 0 Ansan The euphoria of the previous game was quickly dispelled by a 3-0 smashing by Busan i'Park, with Ansan conceding within five miutes.
  23rd August Ansan 2 - 2 Anyang The third Line 4 derby of the season saw honours even. Yong Jae-hyun was sent off for a second bookable offence for Anyang twenty minutes from time. Despite being a man down, Cho Suk-jae popped up to put the vistors ahead with ten minutes left on the clock. However a frantic last five minutes saw Han Gun-yong equalise with his third of the season, before Park Han-su seemingly grabbed the winner in injury time. The game was to end in controvery as referee Kim Dae-yong gave Anyang a penalty which was duly converted by Kim Hyo-gi seven minutes into stoppage time to leave Ansan fans bitter.
  26th August Ansan 0 - 2 Bucheon ansan's miserable form continued with another home defeat, this time by Bucheon with goals in the first and second half.
  2nd September Seongnam 1 - 0 Ansan

Ansan almost nabbed a point in Seongnam before Seongnam were awared a penalty two minutes from time which was duly converted.

  9th September Ansan 0 - 1 Busan Another game, another late game as Hong Jin-ki won it for Busan in the last minute.
  17th September Suwon 0 - 2 Ansan Trust promotion chasing Suwon to end Ansan's poor run of form, as Ansan took another three points from the ancient city. It was yet another brace from Raul Terragona that did it with a first half penalty and another midway through the second half.
  23rd September Anyang 2 - 0 Ansan Ansan's other derby rivals were not so willing to give up points so easilly. After a drab Saturday evening affair, Anyang popped up with two goals in the last fifteen minutes to make sure that they took the overall Line 4 derby spoils for the season with two wins and a draw to Ansan's sole victory in the fixture.
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  1st October Ansan 1 - 0 Gyeongnam A 67th minute red card for Gyeongnam's Alex Bruno was not the first of the south coast clubs' gifts as they conceded an injury time own goal for to secure Ansan their last three points of the season.
  9th October Bucheon 1 - 1 Ansan Raul terragona put Ansan ahead with his twelfth of the season in the second half which looked to have secured a great win for the Green Wolves. However a straight red for Park Hun-hee was follwed up by Moon Ki-han equalising with an injury time penalty.
  15th October Ansan 0 - 1 Asan Asan returned to the Wa for the last time in 2017 and took home a 1-0 win courtesy of a Lee Jae-an goal twenty minutes from time.
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  21st October Ansan 1 - 1 Seoul E-land Lee In-jae's equaliser rescued a point against the Jamsil side.
  29th October Daejon 1 - 1 Ansan Raul Terragona gave Ansan a first half lead before Ansan gave up their usual goal ten minutes from time to end the season with a draw.
      AFSC Player of the Season: Raul Terragona