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Seoul E-Land FC 2-4 Gangwon FC

I had an interesting chat with E-Land boss Martin Rennie a couple of weeks ago when he told me that he was trying to encourage the team to take more risks when attacking rather than always trying to play it safe. This came after the pretty dull 0-0 home draw to Bucheon and since then our scorelines have been a 5-1 win, a 3-2 win and now a 4-2 defeat.

Three games, two wins, 10 goals for and 7 against. You really can't fault that for entertainment and if this is the way we are going to play then you have to take the rough with the smooth. Sometimes it's not going to come off and when it doesn't it might be a sore one. It would be churlish to complain about those nights - we just have to learn to live with them.

That being the case I think we can hopefully just write-off this as 'one of those nights'. I don't think for a second that we were outplayed by Gangwon or that they deserved such a meaty win - the stats suggest Seoul E-Land were the dominant team. However, on the night everything Gangwon touched turned to goals and so the result is what it is.

Although Gangwon had opened the scoring fairly early in the match, Tarabai's injury time equaliser suggested that we might be on for another comeback. It was an impressive goal - Joo Min-kyu won the ball with a slide tackle in midfield, turned and took a few paces towards the halfway line before launching a shot from the centre circle that beat the Gangwon goalie all ends up only to smash off the bar right back onto Tarabai's head for the finish. It was 2 in 2 for the Brazilian but he really should give at least half the goal to Joo.

Sadly in the second half Gangwon scored early and, as Seoul chased the game, picked off third and fourth goals. How we were 4-1 behind at that stage was pretty much anyone's guess. Seoul didn't stop playing though and right at the death that man Joo Min-kyu picked up a consolation goal for his fifth of the season.

At the end of the game the Seoul fans still cheered on their team. And they probably deserved it. If they play like that every week they'll win more than they lose, and if not at least we'll see some goals along the way.

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