4 August 2012 15:57
Seoul consolidated second position on the K. League table on Saturday after overcoming a gallant Gangwon outfit 3-2.
The four-time domestic champions had won seven games in succession against Gangwon since losing 2-1 back in the 2009 season but they made a poor start as Weslley found the back of the net after eight minutes.
However, leading league goal scorer Dejan Damjanovic got the hosts back on level terms with his 17th goal of the season on 32 minutes.
And two in goals in the space of four minutes from Colombian attacking midfielder Molina Uribe opened up a 3-1 lead before Sung-Min Jung scored with three minutes remaining to ensure a nervy finish.
Meanwhile, a hat-trick from Brazilian striker Caique inspired Gyeongnam to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Daegu at the Changwon Football Center.
Caique converted a second minute spot-kick before Australian defender Luke DeVere netted his third goal in as many league matches on 49 minutes to give Gyeongnam a 2-0 lead.
Gyeongnam soon found themselves three goals to the good courtesy of Caique just after the hour mark and he completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later, while Il-Soo Hwang pulled a goal back for the visitors with less than 15 minutes left.
Elsewhere, Gwangju’s winless streak extended to eight games after they were beaten 2-0 by Busan I’Park at Guus Hiddink Stadium.
A 15th-minute goal from Fagner and Ji-Hun Yoo’s strike deep into injury time helped move Busan level on points with Jeju United, who were edged 2-1 away at Sangju Sangmu courtesy of a brace from Sang-Hee Lee.
And Jun-Jae Nam’s 58th goal was enough to hand Incheon United a 1-0 win and three points against Chunnam Dragons.