Hwaseong FC of Steel Wins 2023 K3 League…the top of the league for the third time since its foundation

Hwaseong FC, coached by Kang Kang, won 2-1 in the 29th round of the K3 League against Changwon City Hall at Changwon Sports Complex on March 3 at 7pm. With the win, Hwaseong increased its lead over second-place FC Mokpo to seven points and secured the title regardless of the outcome of the remaining matches.레모나토토

Hwaseong FC’s title was already decided before the match. Second-placed FC Mokpo, four points behind Hwaseong, needed a win to catch up to Hwaseong, but they were coming off a 1-3 reverse against Daejeon Corail.

Hwaseong FC opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a goal from Sandy off a corner kick, before Ruan added a second in the 38th minute off an assist from Jang Young-woo. Changwon City Hall rallied with a late consolation goal from Tae Hyun-chan in stoppage time, but it was unable to affect the outcome.

The 2023 K3 League will feature 15 teams playing a year-round home-and-away league, with the final standings determined solely by regular season results. Hwaseong FC started the season with a 17-match unbeaten streak, and after 29 rounds of 27 matches, the team has 16 wins, 9 draws, and 2 losses for 57 points.

This is the third league title for Hwaseong FC since its inception. In 2014, when the K3 League was called the K3 Challengers League, Hwaseong FC won the championship after finishing second in the regular season. In 2019, they topped the regular season in the K3 League Advance and defeated Yangpyeong FC in the championship. It was their first title since the league was reorganized into the unified K3 League in 2020.

The K3 League does not yet have a promotion system with the top tier K League 2, but the bottom two teams in the final K3 League standings are automatically relegated to the K4 League. The 13th-place team in the K3 League will play the winner of the K4 League playoffs for promotion.

Meanwhile, Yeoju FC leads the K4 League with 57 points, three points ahead of second-place Daegu FC B, which has played one less game. Yeoju FC will clinch the K4 League title with a draw or better against FC Chungju on May 5 at 3pm.

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