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Maetan High School won U-18 Football League Championship for the first time.

Date : 2016.12.05 View : 1792
Maetan High School (Suwon Samsung U-18) won U-18 Football League Championship for the first time.

On December 4, Maetan High School defeated Yeongdeungpo Technical High School 2-0 in the final of 2016 U-18 Football League Championship at Yeonggwang Spotium. Jeon Sejin and Choi Jeonghoon scored in the first half and the Suwon U-18 kept the lead until the final whistle.

Maetan coach Joo Seungjin said at the pre-match interview that they will push hard the opponent to dominate the atmosphere. Jeon Sejin who scored 4 goals this tournament led the Maetan’s attack. In the 7’, Jeon fired a shot after penetrating right flank of the box but the shot just went wide.

Yeongdeungpo engaged in counter attacks. In the 11’, Shin Jaewoon headed a ball from the midfield area but the ball only hit the crossbar.

In the 20’, Maetan High School scored the first goal of the game. Park Sanghyeok delivered a ball from a corner kick and Jeon Sejin headed the ball. It was Jeon’s fifth goal in the competition.

With a lead, Maetan looked even more lively. In the 33’, Choi Jeonghoon scored the second goal for the team. Choi crossed a ball from the right flank and the ball was deflected by Yeongdeungpo defender Lee Sanghyeon. Yeongdeungpo goalkeeper Kang Changwon tried to reach his arm to the ball but the ball went into the net. Choi attempted another shot in the 40’ but failed to score.

Yeongdeungpo started the second half aggressively to narrow the gap. But they suffered from lack of final touches in the box. Yeongdeungpo put Lee Changhyeon to reinforce the attack. In the 59’, Ha Seungwoon tried a shot receiving a pass from Hwang Eunseok but the Yeongdeungpo goalkeeper secured the ball.

In the 67’, Maetan had a chance to make it three. Park Sanghyeok fired a strong shot from a free kick but the ball hit the crossbar. Maetan fired a several shots from the following corner kick but Yeongdeungpo goalkeeper Kang showed some good saves.

Yeongdeungpo tried hard until the last minute but failed to break their scoreless run. Yeongdeungpo Technical High School ended up with the runner up but they achieved the best result in their football league championship history.


<2016 U18 Football League Championship>
Winner: Maetan High School
Runner up: Yeongdeungpo Technical High School
Third places: SOL Football Center, Eonnam High School
Fair play award: Maetan High School
Best player: Park Sanghyeok (Maetan High School)
Best player runner up: Heo Seungwoon (Yeongdeungpo Technical High School)
Most goal scorer: Kang Minjae (Yeongdeungpo Technical High School)
Best defender: Kim Daewon (Maetan High School)
Best GK: Lee Seongju (Maetan High School)
Best coach: Joo Seungjin (Maetan High School)
Best referees: Lee Jihoon, Song Taemyeong, Choi Seunghwan, Lee Jeongpyo, Park Myeongho, Jang Geonjae

Words: Kwon Taejeong
English translation: Cho Keonho
Photo: FA Photos