FC Gifu finished their pre-season camp/tour with a win over a team they will be playing in J2 this season.
It was one of those weirdly scheduled 4 quarter games that Japanese teams seem to love while warming up for the season proper. In any event, it probably gives the coaching staff more time to evaluate players in a game situation.
The quarters went as follows:
- Q1 0-0
- Q2 0-0
- Q3 1-0
- Q4 1-4
So, as you can see, things were pretty tight until the last stanza, a period in which Cristian Nazarit scored a hat-trick and Shun Nogaito added another.
The squad headed home last night, and will step up pre-season training in anticipation of a warm up game against Grampus next week.