Top Three all win - Vegalta Sendai reach 50 goal milestone
Vegalta Sendai Ladies 6 - 1 Sfida Setagaya FC
An excellent attendance of just over 1,400 spectators saw Vegalta Sendai score their fiftieth goal in ten games today, as their campaign to attain promotion at the first attempt continues to appear destined to succeed. Last week's victors over second-placed FC Takahashi were no match for the attacking prowess of the Sendai ladies, as they were hit for six today in the northeast. By half-time the score was only 1-0 however, with an early sixth minute goal giving the crowd expectations of another huge win. Nakahara Saori scored for the eighth time in six games.
In the second half Vegalta went on a goal blitz, with four strikes in twenty minutes. Takahashi Nana celebrated her first start for the club with a goal on 57 minutes, with the league's new top scorer Ito Minako making it 3-0 four minutes later. Substitute Ono Hitomi scored nine minutes later, and Ito got her second of the day on 77 minutes.
Setagaya scored a consolation with four minutes remaining, Oshima Sayuri with her first of the season. Finally, Yasumoto Sawako wrapped things up in the 89th minute for Vegalta, who have a chance next week to go four points clear of Takahashi who don't play. Vegalta travel to Kanagawa to play Nittaidai, while Setagaya are at home to JSCL.
Vegalta Sendai Ladies:
Saita Yuki, Nakamura Mami (capt), Sakai Yuki, Osafune Kana, Ideue Asako, Takahashi Nana, Uetsuji Yumi, Nakahara Saori, Kakazu Asuka, Koyama Kie, Ito Minako
Subs: Yamamoto Risa (Nakamura Mami, 79 mins), Tanaka Keiko (Nakahara Saori, 83 mins), Ono Hitomi (Koyama Kie, 45 mins), Yasumoto Sawako (Uetsuji Yumi, 73 mins)
Unused subs: Saito Ayaka
Scorers: Nakahara Saori (6 mins), Takahashi Nana (57 mins), Ito Minako (61, 77 mins), Ono Hitomi (70 mins), Yasumoto Sawako (89 mins)
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawaguchi Mana, Nagasawa Yume, Kawashima Tamai, Tanaka Marina (capt), Fukuhara Nao, Oshima Sayuri, Tanaka Mariko, Mori Hitomi, Usuda Haruka, Ishibuchi Yuki, Sasago Masae
Subs: Nagasaki Akane (Tanaka Mariko, 82 mins), Minemoto Chizuru (Usuda Haruka, 65 mins), Uchiyama Tomoka (Sasago Masae, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Osaki Aimi, Ishizaki Miu
Scorers: Oshima Sayuri (86 mins)
Booked: Sasago Masae
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme 2 - 1 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
For the second home game in a row FC Takahashi managed a crowd of over 500, and happily for them this time they managed to overcome the opposition, in the form of Tokiwagi Gakuen. Having lost the top spot to Vegalta Sendai last week, the students were determined to stay in touch. Tokiwagi themselves were also looking for a win to help them get back on track following recent disappointments against Sfida Setagaya and Nittaidai.
Takahashi took the lead as early as the second minute, with Nishikawa Asuka heading in from a Shigemasa corner. They had to wait until the second half before making it 2-0, Noma Fumika scored her fourth of the season.
Tokiwagi gave themselves a fighting chance with a goal for Matsuura Nagisa, just her second of the season. However the schoolgirls couldn't find another and they find themselves falling off the pace, five points behind Nittaidai in third and a full nine points behind locals Vegalta Sendai.
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme:
Morimoto Kiyo, Takeda Arisa, Muramatsu Mafuyu, Imanishi Azusa, Koike Ayano, Takano Saki, Shigemasa Kai, Sugita Ami, Tachibana Rei, Nishikawa Asuka, Noma Fumika (capt)
Subs: Komatsu Mina (Tachibana Rei, HT), Kamata Ran (Koike Ayano, 68 mins), Yamaguchi Saya (Noma Fumika, 78 mins), Miyake Ayumi (Shigemasa Kai, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Yamamoto Ayaka
Scorers: Nishikawa Asuka (2 mins), Noma Fumika (56 mins)
Booked: Sugita Ami
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Hayashizaki Mei, Takamura Chisato, Okamori Kasane (capt), Okakura Mika, Kosuda Rina, Hirata Miki, Nishikawa Ayaka, Matsuura Nagisa, Michigami Ayaka, Sugihara Haruna, Horii Mizuki
Subs: Kawasaki Saya (Sugihara Haruna, HT), Yagami Yuriya (Kosuda Rina, 73 mins), Komori Aoi (Matsuura Nagisa, 81 mins)
Unused subs: Fukumura Kanae, Kakinoki Runa
Scorers: Matsuura Nagisa (81 mins)
Booked: Okamori Kasane
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies 0 - 6 Nittaidai Football Club Ladies
Nagano were once again torn apart, this time to the tune of six goals. Nittaidai, third in the table and with a chance to catch Takahashi next week, were in no mood to take things easy as they notched six goals. Uemura Shoko was replaced in the 66th minute, by which stage she had scored four goals, two in the first half and two after the break - with Shimada supplying final balls for three of the four.
Kudo Asami scored two more towards the end of the game to make the scoreline emphatic, Shimada supplying the final ball on the final goal to underline her influence on the game.
Nagano remain 11th, with only JSCL below them, though will feel they have a chance against Je Vrille Kagoshima next week. Nittaidai are at home to Vegalta Sendai in the only game involving sides in the top four.
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Matsumoto Azumi, Satou Kaede, Hatano Saki, Yamashita Mayumi, Kitagawa Minamo, Urasaki Yuka, Murayama Yuri, Takagi Nao (capt), Hanabusa Misa, Hashiura Satsuki, Uchiyama Tomoyo
Subs: Hamagaki Kana (Hatano Saki, 54 mins), Sayama Marina (Kitagawa Minamo, 79 mins)
Booked: Hamagaki Kana
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Aoyagi Maririn, Sakurai Mayuka, Yamagata Hisami (capt), Nagashima Hikari, Fujisawa Marin, Ito Yukina, Ishii Chiharu, Kitano Rie, Oguri Mao, Shimada Chiaki, Uemura Shoko
Subs: Kudo Asami (Uemura Shoko, 66 mins), Yamana Maki (Oguri Mao, 73 mins), Abe Rie (Ito Yukina, 83 mins)
Unused subs: Yamamoto Arisa, Ozeki Miyu
Scorers: Uemura Shoko (4, 35, 49, 61 mins), Kudo Asami (77, 90 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies 3 - 3 Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita
Ehime and Shizuoka played out an enthralling 3-3 draw today, with neither side quite able to manage to pull away with a winning goal. Ehime took the lead within ten minutes, Nishigawa Sayumi following up last week's hat-trick with another goal. Shizuoka captain Kanefuda Anzu equalised from the spot on 28 minutes, before Ehime's top scorer Haruyama Saori bagged another for her collection to give Ehime a 2-1 half-time lead.
Oda Kanna scored twice midway through the second half to turn the game around, the first goal coming direct from a corner kick. Three minutes later Ehime recovered and equalised with the game's final goal, a sixth of the season for Nakada Maiko.
Ehime remain four points behind Shizuoka in eighth place. Their next game is at home to FC Takahashi in two weeks, while Shizuoka take on Je Vrille Kagoshima on the same day.
Ehime FC Ladies:
Osako Hanako, Hagiwara Masumi, Onoyama Nana, Sato Hiromi, Ogawa Akari, Iwamoto Yuka, Yamashiro Miyuki, Akune Mana, Nishigawa Sayumi, Haruyama Saori, Nakada Maiko (capt)
Subs: Kushiyama Saki (Hagiwara Masumi, 76 mins), Niwa Mizuho (Akune Mana, 84 mins)
Unused subs: Marugata Rie, Uesato Saki, Ogawa Manami
Scorers: Nishigawa Sayumi (9 mins), Haruyama Saori (35 mins), Nakada Maiko (77 mins)
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Maehara Ringo, Nishiyama Mei, Kitaoka Chiaki, Kanefuda Anzu (capt), Morishita Sachie, Kanno Mie, Sayama Momoko, Ogata Yurika, Shirai Aoi, Okuda Mika, Oda Kanna
Subs: Komagata Nana (Shirai Aoi, 81 mins)
Unused subs: Saito Kanna, Iida Miku, Matsuno Miyuki, Suzuki Rina
Scorers: Kanefuda Anzu (28 mins), Oda Kanna (63, 74 mins)
Booked: Kitaoka Chiaki
Japan Soccer College Ladies 1 - 3 JFA Academy Fukushima
Even with several of the Academy's top players away at a JFA training camp in Spain, their players who stayed at home still had enough to handle JSCL. JFA Academy made six changes from the side which lost to Tokiwagi, while JSCL brought in Toyota for Nakayama.
Kadoi Megumi continued her fine form with the opening goal in the eleventh minute, following build-up play from Mizutani and Kojima. Kojima herself made it 2-0 after 36 minutes, when it was Kadoi who supplied her with the final ball.
On the hour mark Sunaga, making her third start, got her first goal of the campaign, as she headed in from a Kojima cross. With nine minutes remaining, Sasaki Shiori got a consolation for JSCL, knocking in a free kick, just as she had done two weeks ago against Je Vrille Kagoshima.
JFA's next game is away to Vegalta Sendai on the 24th of June, while JSCL travel to Setagaya next weekend.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Fukada Ayami, Shinagawa Ayaka, Hayashimoto Saki, Takahashi Sakura, Hayakawa Kumiko, Toriumi Mai (capt), Sasaki Shiori, Sakaguchi Yuki, Shanou Miki, Toyota Yuri, Usui Rika
Subs: Iwasaki Manami (Toyota Yuri, 36 mins), Goto Sanae (Hayakawa Kumiko, 60 mins), Matsumoto Hotaru (Usui Rika, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Komatsu Akane, Nakayama Aoi
Scorers: Sasaki Shiori (81 mins)
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Hannah Stambaugh, Yoshitake Manami, Yamamori Anna (capt), Mori Sayaka, Kitagawa Hikaru, Moriya Miyabi, Hirata Mai, Mizutani Yuki, Kadoi Megumi, Sunaga Manami, Kojima Hikaru
Subs: Ikeda Mao (Sunaga Manami, 60 mins), Tachibana Yo (Kitagawa Hikaru, 66 mins), Morita Umi (Kojima Hikaru, 66 mins), Hashinuma Maho (Hirata Mai, 75 mins), Nakajo Yui (Yoshitake Manami, 80 mins)
Scorers: Kadoi Megumi (11 mins), Kojima Hikaru (36 mins), Sunaga Manami (60 mins)
Booked: Mizutani Yuki
Bunnys Kyoto SC 0 - 0 Je Vrille Kagoshima
A scoreless draw between two very poor sides, and a point each which neither will be happy with. Kagoshima had more chances, and twice as many shots at goal. Nozami Ayumi had five of those shots for Kagoshima, while Watanabe had two for Bunnys. Both sides began with the same players that were badly beaten last week.
Kagoshima are away next week to Nagano, both desperate for points, while Bunnys don't play for another two weeks, when they take on Nittaidai.
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Isashi Kaede, Hanazaki Rena, Fujino Aiko, Ii Kiyono, Sada Fumika, Ukita Kotone, Yamashita Yu, Watanabe Juri, Kinjo Keina, Miura Kyoko (capt), Miyai Mina
Subs: Fujimoto Ami (Miyai Mina, 63 mins)
Unused subs: Akiyama Tomomi, Yanagimura Ayano, Kawachi Erika
Booked: Ii Kiyono, Watanabe Juri
Je Vrille Kagoshima:
Eguchi Mika, Miyazako Fumika, Kurahara Honami, Nijima Yuki, Nakae Maki (capt), Shimada Naoko, Niiho Madoka, Nozaki Ayumi, Sannomiya Shiki, Nakashima Ayaka, Imanaka Yuri
Subs: Moriwaki Satsuki (Shimada Naoko, 80 mins)
Unused subs: Hamada Erina, Mitsudome Kanami