Taiwan Steel edge Hang Yuan to take No. 2 spot

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 04, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

From left, Taiwan Steel defender Chen Wei-chuan and midfielder Alim Zumakulov pressure Hang Yuan FC forward Wu Yen-shu while he controls the ball in their Taiwan Football Premier League match at Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of CTFA

Taiwan Steel on Sunday grabbed three points with a narrow 1-0 win against Hang Yuan FC, to move into the No. 2 spot on the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL) log, while Taipower FC beat NTUS 2-0 to maintain first place.

Taking advantage early in the match of opposition defenders who had not yet settled down, Taiwan Steel’s attacking trio of Wu Chun-ching, Marc Fenelus from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Benchy Astama from Haiti pushed forward with good passes.

After only one minute of play, Fenelus dribbled from the right flank, feeding a short pass inside the penalty area to Astama, who slotted the ball into the net past goalkeeper Huang Chiu-lin.

It was Astama’s eighth goal of the season, and he is now third on the TFPL scoring chart.

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