The Ulsan Hyundai U-15s have lifted their first ever K League U-15 Championship trophy.
The Ulsan U-15s defeated FC Seoul U-15s 4-2 on penalties in the final of the GROUND.N K League U15 Championship in Cheonan,카지노사이트 Chungcheongnam-do on 21 November.
Ulsan U-15 came close to winning the title when striker Ahn Chul-woo scored the first goal in the third minute of the second half, but conceded a dramatic equaliser just before the end to force the game into extra time. After a fierce battle in extra time, the two teams went into a penalty shootout. Ulsan U-15 came out on top thanks to saves from goalkeeper Choi Joo-ho and accurate shots from the kickers.
Ulsan U-15 were strong favourites to win the tournament after a strong showing in the group stage. Ulsan U-15 warmed up with a 3-0 win against Busan I-Park U-15 and a 7-2 win against Chungnam Asan FC U-15. As a result, they topped their group and advanced to the quarter-finals. Ahn Chul-woo, who was named the tournament’s Offensive Player of the Tournament, scored a hat-trick in the second group game against Chungnam Asan and the opening goal in the final to claim the title of top scorer for the team.
In the main draw, the team defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen U-15 5-0 and Seongnam FC U-15 3-1 to reach the final with multiple goals and a comfortable result. Defender Kim Jung-moo was the star of the show in the tournament, scoring three goals in two matches, while defender Kang Moo-sung (three goals in the tournament) and striker Kim Jun-seo (three goals in the tournament) also contributed to the team’s success with multiple goals in the tournament.
Having made up for their bronze medal at the 52nd National Youth Sports Games by winning the K League U-15 Championship, Ulsan U-15 are determined to improve their ranking in the National Secondary Football League and challenge for the title at the 2023 National Secondary Football League Wangjoongwang.
“The kids played this tournament with the mindset that they can do it on their own,” said Kim Ho-yu, who tasted his first championship since taking over as U-15 coach this year. The trophy is great, but I’m happy that this mindset has spread to the team,” said Kim.
The team’s captain, Kim Min-chan, said, “I’m happy that we were able to produce results together in the first year of the coach’s appointment. I’m glad we were able to show our gratitude to him by winning. We will do our best to continue our good performance in the remaining competitions.”
Ulsan U-14 finished as runners-up in the underage competition, the GROUND.N K League U14 Championship.