Gangneung Joongang High School won the Geumgangdaegi National High School Football Tournament for the first time in five years.

Gangneung Jungang High School beat Incheon Bupyeong High School 1-0 to win the championship while the final of the ‘2023 Geumgang National High School Football Tournament’ hosted by the Gangwon-do Minilbo and the Korea Football Association and organized by the Gangwon-do Football Association was held at Gangbuk Public Stadium in Gangneung on the 20th. did. With this, Gangneung Jungang High School will lift its 4th championship cup following 2000, 2004 (Lee Sang-sang former Gangneung Agricultural High School), and 2018.

Both teams struggled at the beginning of the first half. Incheon Bupyeong High School (hereinafter referred to as Bupyeong) had sharp attacks on both sides, and Gangneung Jungang High School (hereinafter referred to as Center) attacked through rear build-up after stealing the ball through cooperative defense to prevent this. In the first half of the day, the wind blew from the central camp to the Bupyeong camp, so the center often attempted long passes in the back space after seeing the penetration of the forward striker.

In the 11th minute of the first half, Kim Shin (Bupyeong) dribbled from the right side and kicked it with his left foot from outside the right side of the box, but it unfortunately missed to the right side of the goal. In the 20th minute of the first half, Kang Han-seo (center)’s high-flying header shot was hit by Ko Eun-seok (center) again, but it missed the goal.

Around the middle of the first half, the center, which increased ball possession in the attacking area, took several corner kick opportunities. The center kicked close to the goal post to take advantage of the wind. In the 27th minute of the first half, Kim Do-won (center)’s left corner kick went straight to the goal, but goalkeeper Kim Min-gyu (Bupyeong) made a save.

In the second half of the first half, on the contrary, Bupyeong increased the ball possession rate in the offensive area and threatened the center gate, but failed to lead to a goal and the first half ended 0-0.

In the second half that followed, the center saved a chance. In the 4th minute of the second half, a pass miss from the Bupyeong camp hit the Bupyeong player and flowed backwards, and Shin Hong-seung (center), who received it, broke through to the left side of the box with a short dribble, folded it once, and scored the opening goal and the winning goal with a right-footed inside shot.

Afterwards, the center tried to maintain the atmosphere by attempting a counterattack centered on the dribble breakthrough of striker Jo Min-seo (center), but Bupyeong’s momentum for an equalizer was not easy. Around the middle of the second half, Bupyeong launched an attack with all but Park Jeong-woo in the last line of defense. When Bupyeong suddenly increased the number of attacks, the center suffered confusion with the opponent’s marking, and although the central defensive line showed excellent performance in blocking shots, it gave up several shooting opportunities. Every time goalkeeper Kim Hyeong-jun (center) saved the center from a crisis.먹튀검증

With 3 minutes of extra time in the second half, Bupyeong, who had an equalizer chance in 1 minute of extra time, cried at the bad luck at the goal. Bupyeong received an opportunity to counterattack as the center failed to attack the right flank. Kim Shin (Bupyeong) quickly penetrated to the right side of the box and shot with his right foot, but it hit the left post. In the 2nd minute of added time, Bupyeong’s right corner kick was kicked by Jang Hyo-seong (Bupyeong), who overcame the defensive contention and headed it, but it flew over the goal and missed the opportunity for overtime. The game ended as it was, and the central team won the championship cup by beating Bupyeong 1-0. 

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