Gwangju's big Felipe finds his scoring boots

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Gwangju have struggled since their return to K League 1, but in the past couple of weeks, they have found the good form that helped them run away with the K League 2 and their striker, big Felipe - the Mighty Lamppost - has found his scoring touch. 

Suwon win give Felipe and Gwangju confidence 

Two weeks ago, Gwangju went into the away game against Suwon Bluewings without a win from their opening four matches of the season. Confidence seemed to be ebbing away, and the belief that they could win matches in K League 1 looked to be sadly lacking.

Under normal circumstances, an away trip to face Suwon Bluewings in that form would be an almighty uphill struggle. However, this Bluewings side is made of different stuff, and are in utter cack form, so turned out to be the exact opposite that Gwangju needed to face in the end.

With the game tick-tocking into the 90th minute and injury time, big Felipe managed to stab in a last-minute winner which give them a morale-boosting victory. That morale boost seemed to benefit both their main striker Felipe and Gwangju on the whole. 

The Mighty Lamppost scores a top banger

The Mighty Lamppost was at it again, as big Felipe got the ball and show an amazing technique for a big lad, to slot the goal superbly and with the utmost aplomb into the bottom corner of Busan's net.

This was Felipe's second goal in a couple of weeks, and he looks to have finally found his feet in Korea's top division, and how they must be happy. He was a big part of why they got promoted and he is going to be a big part of them staying up if they manage to.

For they are to succeed in beating the drop they will have to continue to be smarter about how they play to Felipe's strengths if he is going to continue to be their main man, something they failed to do well in the opening weeks of the season.

With Incheon United coming up in the league next, Gwangju could be looking at 9 points from 3 matches, and that would totally flip their opening to the season on its head with Gwangju hoping the current momentum boost generates them a healthy stack of points before the inevitable dip that most newly promoted sides face.

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