The competition for offensive points is also fierce at the “Hana Bank K League 1 2024,” which has continued through the sixth round. Two players scored more than one point per game. They are Lee Sang-hun (26) of Gangwon FC and Lee Dong-kyung (27) of Ulsan HD. The two seniors and juniors of Ulsan Hyundai High School have seven goals, five goals and two assists, respectively.
Lee Sang-hun scored multiple goals in an away game (3-2 win) in the sixth round against Jeonbuk Hyundai held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 7th. The only game in which Lee remained silent this season was against Daejeon Hana Citizen (1-1 draw) on the 17th of last month, and he reported multiple goals in both games in April.

He already has a “career high.” The seven goals are Lee Sang-hun’s most in the K League 1. The previous record is five goals in the 2018 season when he was a member of the Jeonnam Dragons. Thanks to his better-than-expected performance, Gangwon is ranking fifth with two wins, three draws and one loss, and nine points.

He has played for different ages but has no presence in the professional league. After joining Ulsan in 2017, he played for two games in two seasons and was loaned to Jeonnam in 2018. Even after returning to Ulsan, he only scored one goal (five games) in 2019 and one goal (eight games) in 2020. He also played for the Busan I’Park for a long time starting from the 2021 season.

But there was a “graceful” for Lee. Kangwon coach Yoon Jeong-hwan remembered Lee Sang-hun who briefly shared a meal with him when he took the helm of Ulsan from 2015 to 2016. Since joining Kangwon at the behest of Yoon, Lee has been showing off his “killer instinct” by moving back and forth between the second line and the front line. To Yoon’s compliment that he has good decision-making ability and location, Lee replied, “Chance was lucky. The coach told me to make more than 10 offensive points, but I will try harder.”

Lee Dong-kyung’s performance is also impressive. Starting with two goals and one assist in the second round against Gimcheon Sangmu, he will also display brilliant performances in every round of matches including the opening goal of a sixth round home game (3-0 win) against Suwon FC on Wednesday. This is due to his stellar pre-season performance. The Korea Professional Football Association also nominated Lee Dong-kyung as the final candidate for the March Player of the Month along with Gabriel (Gwangju FC), Kim Hyun-wook (Kimcheon FC), and Jeong Jae-hee (Pohang Steelers). 여우알바

There is one regret, however. He will join the military at the end of this month. He will leave the team when he is in the best form. Lee said, “I want to give Ulsan the maximum number of points before fulfilling my mandatory military service. Coincidentally, Lee Dong-kyung and Ulsan will have a seventh round home game against Lee Sang-hun’s Gangwon Province on Tuesday.

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