After last Sunday’s games there remains only one team with a 100% record in the JFL while one team is also pointless at the foot.
Starting at the top, AC Nagano Parceiro recorded their third consecutive win by a single goal as they saw off Honda Lock thanks to Yuji Unozawa’s first half strike. The two teams are now at opposite ends of the JFL spectrum as this was Lock’s third straight defeat and Nagano’s third consecutive win. Fukushima United were handed their first defeat of the season by Sagamihara SC as the Kanagawa club won 2-1 in Fukushima. Sagamihara were looking to bounce back after their 4-1 hiding against Machida last week and they scored two goals late in the second half to take control of the game. Fukushima pulled a goal back in injury time but they fell to their first JFL defeat. FC Ryukyu and Honda FC are now level on points in joint second place, just behind Nagano. FC Ryukyu beat Yokogawa Musashino 1-0 in Okinawa thanks to Shunta Takahashi’s second half strike while Honda FC were held to a goalless draw by Zweigen Kanazawa.
In Takamatsu, Shikoku, Kamatamare Sanuki were surprisingly handed their first defeat of the season by visitors HOYO Oita. Yatsunori Shimaya’s 86th minute strike saw the Oita side take the points back to Kyushu in front of just over 1,000 spectators in Takamatsu. Blaublitz Akita recorded their second win in a row, beating the Y.S.C.C. at Mitsuzawa in Yokohama. First half goals from Takeshi Handa and Masatoshi Matsuda condemned Y.S.C.C. to their second defeat on the spin. Machida Zelvia followed up their thumping win last week with a disappointing 0-0 draw at Tochigi Uva; MIO Biwako Shiga were beaten 2-0 at home by MYFC Fujieda courtesy of second half goals from Takahiro Tanio and Takahisa Nishiyama; and Sagawa Printing were held to a 0-0 draw by Sony Sendai.
JFL results from March 24th
- Kamatamare Sanuki 0-1 HOYO Oita
- Tochigi Uva 0-0 Machida Zelvia
- Sagawa Printing 0-0 Sony Sendai
- MIO Biwako Shiga 0-2 MYFC Fujieda
- YSCC 0-2 Blaublitz Akita
- AC Nagano Parceiro 1-0 Honda Lock
- FC Ryukyu 1-0 Yokogawa Musashino
- Fukushima United 1-2 Sagamihara SC
- Honda FC 0-0 Zweigen Kanazawa