‘Pohang Ace’ Koh Yeong-jun scored the winning goal in a ‘theater’ in a home game against Daejeon Hana Citizen.
In the home game against Daejeon in the 13th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 13th, Pohang won 3-2 thanks to Ko Young-jun’s winning goal in the second half of extra time. After 3 consecutive matches (2 draws, 1 loss), they pushed Daejeon (21 points) to 4th place with 23 points and jumped to 3rd place.
Both teams finished the first half at 0-0 after a one-and-a-half battle, but in the second half, a fire-breathing show of fire continued. In the 7th minute of the second half, Pohang scored the opening goal. Baek Seong-dong, who took over the kill pass from Jeka, shook the net with a right-footed shot from the front of the box. However, in the ninth minute of the second half, after two minutes, Daejeon’s equalizer came. In the free-kick situation, Lee Jin-hyun’s kick followed by defender Jo Yoo-min’s header into the net. In the 21st minute of the second half, Pohang’s goal came from a set piece again. Koh Young-Jun’s corner kick was headed by Grant and the team went ahead 2-1 again. However, in the 31st minute of the second half, Jeon Byung-gwan of Daejeon turned the game around again, 2-2, with a powerful mid-range shot.
At the moment when both teams seemed to be sharing one point, the right foot of Go Young-jun, the ace coach Kim Ki-dong trusted and used, flashed. Koh Young-joon was regretful by missing one-on-one goal chances in two consecutive games against Jeju and Daegu. However, coach Kim Ki-dong said, “The process of creating perfect chances is fine as long as no goals are scored. 스포츠토토 I hope Young-Jun will not get discouraged by missing out on perfect chances following the match against Jeju. It is a process of growth,” and conveyed his unwavering faith. Koh Young-joon rewarded the coach’s trust with a goal. In the 46th minute of the second half, he took over Lee Ho-jae’s kill pass and shook the net without delay, defeating the ‘rising enemy’ Daejeon and presenting a thrilling home victory to Pohang fans in 4 games.