K League – I’Park Earn First Point of the Season
BUSAN, South Korea – Lee Won-kyu scored a crucial extra time goal, to lift the I'Park into a 3-3 draw versus Sangju Sunday afternoon at the Asiad World Cup Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The I'Park once again got off to a quick start, with Han Sang-woon opening the score in the 5th minute on a nice crossing pass. However, defensive lapses led to two Sangju goals before the half, as Cho Yong-tae struck in the 29th minute and Choi Hyo-jin scored in the 38th.
As the game progressed, it was an up and down affair until Iain Fyfe scored his first K League goal in the 84th minute, to level the score at two all.
Sangju quickly deflated I'Park's hopes with an 87th minute strike from Kim Jung-woo on a beautiful give and go past a dejected Lee Beom-young, but Lee Won-kyu equalized in extra time to give I'Park the draw. The I'Park almost pulled out the victory, but a last second attempt went just wide of the post.
After the game, defender Iain Fyfe was pleased with the result.
"It was a crazy game. It could have been 7-0. But, I'm glad we got our first point from it," he told Busan Haps.
I'Park have shown good signs of offense thus far scoring four goals in two games, though defensive lapses have given the I'Park trouble, as they have now given up five goals in two games.
The I'Park next play in Ulsan on Wednesday.
By Jeff Liebsch