The 60th Cheongryonggi National Middle School Football Tournament, which aims to determine the strongest middle school soccer team in Korea, kicked off on May 5.
Co-hosted by the Busan Ilbo and the Korea Football Association, organized by the Busan City Football Association, the Goseong-gun Football Association, and sponsored by Goseong-gun, the tournament will be held for 13 days from May 5 to 17 at Goseong-gun Sports Park 1-3-4, Hwaehwa Sports Park, and Goseong-gun General Sports Complex. The tournament will feature 23 teams from eight provinces across the country competing for the 60th Cheongnyonggi title.
On the first day of the tournament, Busan’s Haeundae-gu FC U15, Gangseo FC U15 and Busan I-Park Football Academy U15 registered their first wins. Masanjung FC U15 in Gyeongnam, Baejaejung FC U15 in Seoul, Suncheon FC U15 in Jeonnam, Namhae Sports Club U15 in Treasure Island, Gyeongnam, Dunchon U15 in Seoul, and Gwangheejung U15 in Seoul also won their first group games.
In Group 1, Haeundae FC won their first group match against Cantera FC U15 3-1. Lee Sun-woo, Yoo Ho-jin, and Park Bo-geun scored consecutive goals for Haeundae FC. Bae Jun-seo, Lee Young-min, Koo Nam-heon, and Jin Hyun-woo scored for Masan Jungang FC, which opened with a 4-0 win over Busanjin SC U15.
In Group 2, Busan’s Gangseo FC earned a 1-0 win over Seoul’s Bae Jae-joong. Bae Jae-joong was unfortunate to concede an own goal in first-half stoppage time. Suncheon FC defeated Ulsan Hyojeongjoong U15 2-0 thanks to goals from Choi Gun-min in the 13th minute and Kim Jae-joon in stoppage time.
In Group 3, Boseom Namhae came from behind to win 2-1 in Seoul. Treasure Island Namhae conceded an early goal in the 10th minute to Gowonjoong’s Kim Ji-gang, but Park Gun-min equalized in the first minute of the second half, followed by Park Jun-beom’s goal in the 12th minute of the second half. Busan’s Deokcheon SC U15 earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Gyeongnam Yeoncho FC U15.
Dunchonjung, one of the strong favorites to win the tournament, showed their class in their first match of Group 4 with a 3-0 victory over Gyeongnam Changnyeong FC U15. Kim Chae-won scored a brace in the fifth and 29th minutes of the second half. Gyeongnam Jinju FC U15 and Daegu Chungjoong drew 2-2 in a tightly contested match. Chungju took a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to Jang Min-kyu’s first goal in the 9th minute and the opponent’s own goal in the 12th minute, but Jinju FC’s Jung Woo-jin and Yang Seo-won scored in the 7th and 12th minutes of the second half to seal the victory.
In Group 5, I-Park Academy defeated Daegu FC Cannon U15 3-1. IPark Academy took the lead in the first three minutes of the match, with Kim Jae-yoon scoring the first goal and Joo Jae-young completing his multi-goal performance.
Gyeongnam Goseong FC U15 and Jeonbuk Wanju FC U15 battled to a 4-4 draw after four goals apiece. A goal by Baek Su-yang in the 13th minute of the first half and a goal by Choi Joo-hyung in the first minute of first-half stoppage time gave Goseong FC a 2-0 lead, but Wanju FC’s Lee Yong-hyun scored a minute later to end the first half with a one-goal lead.
Goseong FC opened the second half with a goal from Oh Sung-hoon to make it 3-1. Five minutes later, Ko Yoon-hwan scored to bring Wanju FC back to 2-3. Yang Jae-hyuk’s goal in the 19th minute of the second half made it 4-2, but back-to-back goals by Go Yoon-hwan and Lee Yong-hyun in the 27th and 30th minutes of the second half allowed Wanju FC to finally tie the game.먹튀검증
In Group 6, Kwang Hee-joong defeated Busan West SC U15 2-0 in a 2-0 win. Kim Seung-woo opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the second half, and Kim Jin-wook scored the winning goal in stoppage time to seal the victory.