Maetan High School defeated Hyundai High School and won a victory
Date : 2017.07.10
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Maetan High School defeated Hyundai High School and won a victory in the ‘2017 Daekyo Noonnoppi National High School Football League, the King of Kings Game of First Half and the 72th National High School Championship Game.’
Maetan High School won the cup in the final match against Hyundai High School, winning the game 2-1 which was held at Gimcheon Stadium on July 2. It is their second victory in a row followed by the victory in the King of Kings game last year. Metan High School gave the first goal to Kim Dohun of Hyundai High School in the 25’. However, Metan High School gained two goals, one by Jeon Sejin in the 47’ and another one by Kim Yeongjun in the 83’ and finally able to have a come-from-behind win.
Maetan High School is a youth team of Suwon Samsung and Hyundai High School is a youth team of Ulsan Hyundai. The game between these two teams is even more meaningful because the game was held only one day after the game between Ulsan Hyundai and Suwon Samsung of the ‘2017 KEB Hana Bank K League Classic’ on July 1. Coincidently, the ‘older’ Suwon Samsung’s loss against Ulsan Hyundai 1-2 was paid back by ‘younger’ Maetan High School. Maetan High School also won Osan High School by penalty shoot-out in the round of 16, and paid back for Suwon Samsung’s loss to FC Seoul a week before.
This game could be called home game of Hyundai High School. Gimcheon citizens who formed supporters autonomously supported Hyundai High School, which is from same Yeoungnam region. Few but Ulsan Hyundai supporters also sang a cheering song in a corner of the stand. Thanks to the power of support, Hyundai High School dominated the game at the beginning. Starting with the shooting of Kim Dohun in the 5’, Hyundai High School continuously aimed to get a goal against Maetan High School.
Maetan High School, which had a hard battle in the first half and was behind the game 0-1, showed a significant change with the start of the second half. Joo Seungjin, the coach of Maetan High School, substituted Kim Seokhyun with the start of the second half, and this strategy was powerful. In the 47’, Kim Seokhyun broke through left side, lifted up the cross near the goal line. The ball was passed to Choi Jeonghun on the other side and was tossed to Jeon Sejin right in front of the goal. Jeon Sejin ran a shooting and successful to gain the equalizer goal.
The atmosphere of the game became even hotter. While there was a fierce offensive and defensive battle between the two team since the middle of second half, Maetan High School got a tie-breaking goal in the 83’. Kwon Minho lifted up a cross by overlapping the ball to left side, and Kim Yeongjun gained a goal while running towards the goal. Maetan High School players cheered up and Coach Joo Seungjin gave an applause while smiling.
As the game ran towards the end, Hyundai High School tried hard to get an equalizer goal. They aimed to get a goal even until the 5 minutes of overtime but defense force of Maetan High School was also powerful. Goalkeeper Kim Minjae especially showed a good defense and contributed to get over the risks. Hyundai High School desperately wanted to have an additional goal but the chief referee blew a whistle. It was the moment when joy and sorrow were alternate.
Award list of ’2017 Daekyo Noonnoppi National High School Football League, the King of Kings Game of First Half
Winner: Maetan High School
Second place winner: Hyundai High School
Third place winner: Gangneung Joongang High School, Pohang Jecheol High School
Fair Play Team: Hyundai High School
MVP: Jeon Sejin (Maetan High School)
Second MVP: Choi Jun (Hyundai High School)
Scoring Award: Jeong Seongjun (Boin High School)
Defense Award: Kim Daewon (Maetan High School)
GK Award: Kim Minjae (Maetan High School)
Best Coach Award: Joo Seungjin (Maetan High School)
Referee’s Awards: Kim Yongwoo, Lee Jeongseok, Kim Jeonggeon, Choi Ilwoo, Kim Jaehong, Seol Taehwan
Words = Kwon Taejung
Photos = KFA