BUSAN – The disappointing season for Busan I'Park continued Sunday afternoon, as they drew 1-1 with Seoul before a crowd of 5,208 fans at the Asiad World Cup Stadium, Sunday.
The I'Park had two early chances to score in the 18th minute, first a header by Lee Sang-hong and then Han Ji-ho hit the post on a beautiful run down the left side one minute later.
The I'Park controlled most of the first half and had the better scoring chances, but midfielder Ko Yo-Han opened the scoring on a blistering shot from eight meters out, to give Seoul a 1-0 lead.
Goalkeeper Jeon Sang-wook kept I'Park from falling behind by two, as Seoul pressed early in tbe second half, while offensively, they struggled to find the net.
Substitute Yang Dong-Hyun finally equaled the score with a terrific strike in the 73rd minute, just five minutes after coming onto the pitch.
Deyan almost broke the tie in the 75th minute, after some sloppy defense gave him a clear shot, which luckily went just wide.
Though they didn't win, the I'Park are playing much better defensively, and have now gone undefeated in two games.
"It wasn't the result we wanted, but it's something to improve upon," said Iain Fyfe after the game.
The I'Park are still looking for their first league win of the season, and will try against Daegu next Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Asiad World Cup Stadium.
By Jeff Liebsch