JFL Week 6 preview

Once again, JFL weekend is split over the Saturday & Sunday and there a couple of big games this weekend.

On Saturday, FC Ryukyu will look to return to winning ways when they welcome Sagawa Prinitng  to Okinawa. Ryukyu were hammered 4-1 by MIO Biwako last week, but Shunta Takahashi will be looking to add to his haul of 6 goals so far. The other Saturday game takes place in Kanazawa where Zweigen Kanazawa, no doubt aided by a sizable home support, take on Machida Zelvia. Machida will be buyoed by their win last time out, while Zweigen were beaten by pacesetters Nagano.

On Sunday, AC Nagano Parceiro will look to preserve their 100% record when they travel to Tohoku to face Blaublitz Akita. Nagano will look to Unozawa to keep up his good form, while Akita will rely on their strike pairing of Handa and Matsuo to finally de-rail Parceiro. It is 2nd v 3rd in Kagawa Prefecture as 1-0 experts Kamatamare Sanuki host Sony Sendai. Sendai have quietly crept into 3rd after 2 wins and 3 draws from their first 5 games, while Sanuki have won four of their first five, all by a 1-0 scoreline. MIO Biwako Shiga will look to build on their fine win last week when they take on Fukushima United in Koga. Fukushima are still smarting from their reverse against Tochigi last week and will be desperate to get back on track, but MIO have forward Shingo Kinoshita in form and will be ready for them.

Y.S.C.C. face a derby of sorts when they make the short trip to Yokogawa Musashino. Y.S.C.C. need a positive result to get their season started. There is another derby in Shizuoka (not to be confused with the S-Pulse v Jubilo one) when Honda FC travel to Fujieda to face Kerlon and Fujieda MYFC. Kerlon is in form for the team from east Shizuoka after scoring in his two previous matches. SC Sagamihara will be confident of maintaining their decent start to the season when they host lowly HOYO Oita while Honda Lock will look to climb off the bottom of the JFL table when they play Tochigi Uva in Miyazaki.

Full week 6 fixtures:

  • FC Ryukyu v Sagawa Printing
  • Zweigen Kanazawa v Machida Zelvia
  • Blaublitz Akita v AC Nagano Parceiro
  • Kamatamare Sanuki v Sony Sendai
  • MIO Biwako Shiga v Fukushima United
  • Yokogawa Musashino v Y.S.C.C.
  • Fujieda MYFC v Honda FC
  • SC Sagamihara v HOYO Oita
  • Honda Lock v Tochigi Uva

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