Taiwan Steel rally to go clear at top

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Taiwan Steel’s Benchy Astama, left, shoots against Taichung Futuro in their Taiwan Football Premier League match in New Taipei City on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of the CTFA

Taiwan Steel on Sunday came from behind to beat Taichung Futuro 2-1 and seize their 10th consecutive victory, giving them a three-point advantage at the top of the Taiwan Football Premier League table.

Taichung Futuro, who were in second place ahead of the match, looked on course to challenge for the title in New Taipei City when they opened the scoring in the 20th minute from a set-piece, with South Korean striker Joo Ik-seong credited for the goal, although replays suggested the free-kick bounced off a defender.

Taiwan Steel believed they had equalized just before halftime when Yu Chia-huang’s glancing header from a corner seemed to have crossed the goal-line before Futuro goalkeeper Tuan Yu scooped it out.

Despite their protests, the officials did not give the goal and Futuro clung on to their 1-0 lead.

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