Jeju United brought Suwon Samsung Bluewings’ recent run of good form to a crashing halt as ex-Suwon man Bae Ki-jong struck twice to set the visitors on their way to a well-deserved 3-0 win on Saturday.
Bae returned to haunt his former side with goals in the 38th and 54th minutes, and then former FC Seoul forward Kim Eun-joong grabbed his eighth of the season in injury time to keep Jeju at the top of the table and bring to an end Suwon’s unbeaten run of nine games.
FC Seoul kept up the pressure on Jeju as they recorded a fine 4-0 home win over Daegu. Choi Tae-wook, Jung Jo-guk, Dejan Damjanovic and Lee Seung-ryul were all on target to keep the capital club tucked in right behind Jeju at the top of the standings.
A Jung Kyung-ho double and a further goal from Seo Dong-hyun had Gangwon 3-0 up on Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors by the 58th minute in Jeonju, and though Lee Yo-han pulled one back for the home side three minutes from time Jeonbuk slumped to a surprise defeat and lost ground on the leaders.
Carmelo Enrique Valencia was the goal hero for Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i as they came back from Gyeongnam with a single goal victory, whilst Fabio Rogerio Correia Lopes and Uh Kyung-joon were on target for Daejeon Citizen as they recorded only their fourth win of the season by a 2-0 scoreline at home to Busan I’Park.
Huh Jung-moo’s search for his first victory as Incheon United manager will continue as though Yoo Byung-soo netted his thirteenth of the season just eight minutes into their away encounter with Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix, Park Won-hong equalised right at the death to make it two draws out of two since Huh returned to domestic league management.
K-League Results (Friday September 10th to Sunday September 12th, 2010)
Jeonbuk 1-3 Gangwon
Daejeon 2-0 Busan
FC Seoul 4-0 Daegu
Gyeongnam 0-1 Ulsan
Suwon 0-3 Jeju
Gwangju 1-1 Incheon
Ulsan Mipo Dockyard recorded their highest ever National League winning margin as they trounced bottom club Yesan 8-0 on Saturday. Alexandre Egea hit a hat-trick and a double from Kim Ji-sung was added to by goals from Park Jae-hyun, Kim Sung-min and Park Joon-tae as Mipo ran riot over their hapless opponents.
Gangneung City remained at the top of the second stage standings with a fine 2-0 win away at Goyang Kookmin Bank, whilst a 54th minute Kim Yeon-kyo effort saw Busan Transportation Corporation slump to a surprise defeat at Cheonan City.
A 55th minute Kim Min header meant that Chungju Hummel’s fine start to the second stage continued at home to first stage winners Daejeon Hydro & Nuclear Power, whilst Incheon Korail’s second stage slump shows no sign of ending as they were held 1-1 by Changwon City.
Ansan Hallelujah’s Lim Sung-ho pounced three minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win against Mokpo City, whilst Yongin City and Suwon City played out a 1-1 draw in the weekend’s other match.
National League Results (Friday September 10th and Saturday September 11th, 2010)
Goyang KB 0-2 Gangneung
Cheonan City 1-0 Busan TC
Ulsan Mipo 8-0 Yesan
Changwon City 1-1 Incheon Korail
Ansan Hallelujah 1-0 Mokpo City
Yongin City 1-1 Suwon City
Chungju Hummel 1-0 Daejeon HNP
The K3 League playoff standings are starting to look a lot clearer as a number of crucial matches were played out this weekend.
In Group A, Samcheok Sinwoo Electronics’ victory over Goyang means they require just one win from their final five matches to wrap up a playoff berth, whilst Gyeongju Citizen’s fine 5-1 win over lowly Asan has cemented their position in second place in the group. Nearest challengers Bucheon FC 1995′s defeat at home to Yongin has all but ended their hopes of a championship playoff spot as they trail Gyeongju by eleven points with five games to play.
Group B’s top two sides both won at the weekend, with Icheon Citizen boosting their goal difference considerably thanks to a 7-2 win away at third-placed Yangju Citizen. Pocheon’s 2-1 win away to Namyangju means that both Icheon and Pocheon remain level on 45 points with each side having four matches remaining whilst third-placed Yangju, who have a game in hand over the leaders, lie seven points further back on the 38 point mark.
K3 League Group A Results (Saturday September 11th, 2010)
Cheongju Jikji 6-1 Seoul Martyrs
Samcheok 2-0 Goyang
Gyeongju 5-1 Asan
Bucheon 2-3 Yongin
K3 League Group B Results (Saturday September 11th, 2010)
Chuncheon 0-0 Seoul United
Yangju 2-7 Icheon
Cheonan 4-3 Chunnam Youngkwang
Namyangju 1-2 Pocheon