So, it finally happened. Nagano relinquished their 100% record while, slightly more predictably, Shunta Takahashi scored again. Let’s have a quick look at what happened.
There were two games on Saturday in the JFL. The aforementioned Shunta Takahashi helped FC Ryukyu overturn a 1-0 half time deficit against Sagawa Printing into a 2-1 win. In the other game Machida Zelvia won 2-1 against Zweigen Kanazawa in front of over 1100 in Ishikawa. The hosts took an early lead through Shohei Kiyohara, but goals either side of the break from Ayuto Otake & Kazuhiro Kishida consigned Zweigen to their fourth defeat of the season.
On Sunday, Blaublitz Akita became the first team to take points from AC Nagano Parceiro when the teams drew 1-1 at Yabase Stadium. It all looked to be going to plan for Parceiro when Yuji Unozawa put them in front on the hour but were stunned when Masutoshi Matsuda hit a last minute equalizer. both Unozawa and Matsuda are strikers in form for their respective teams. Kamatamare Sanuki inched up to within a point of Parceiro as they saw off Sony Sendai 2-0 thanks to goals from Nishino and Kijima. Up into third place on the back of four successive wins are SC Sagamihara who won 3-2 against HOYO Oita, thanks in large part to a brace from Keisuke Moriya.
Yokogawa Musashino were left shell-shocked when previously stale Y.S.C.C. exploded for five second half goals on their way to a 5-0 routing of their hosts. Before this game, the Yokohama club looked like they were missing Masao Tsuji badly, but everything seemed to click in this game. In another derby, Fujieda MYFC surrendered a two goal half time lead to draw 3-3 at home to Honda FC in front of a crowd of around 1500. Yasunao Makino grabbed Honda’s equalizer with 5 minutes remaining.
MIO Biwako Shiga recorded their third win of the season, narrowly edging out Fukushima United 1-0 in Koga. Makoto Nakamura scored MIO’s winner 3 minutes from time to condemn United to their third defeat in four games. In Miyazaki, Mutsuki Amma’s second half leveler for Tochigi Uva kept Honda Lock waiting for their first win as his goal ensured that the game finished 1-1.