Tokiwagi Gakuen High School 0 - 2 Vegalta Sendai Ladies
Hirata Miki and Kakinoki Runa came into the Tokiwagi side for the second of their two derby games against Vegalta Sendai. Vegalta themselves were unchanged from the side which had beaten JFA Academy last week. Tokiwagi started with Shiraki up front while top scorer Michigami was employed in midfield in an attempt to stifle the Vegalta attackers.
Tokiwagi succeeded for most of the first half in repelling successive waves of attacks before finally in the 43rd minute Uetsuji picked up the ball following an unsuccessful defensive clearance and struck sweetly into the top corner out of the reach of Hayashizaki in the Tokiwagi goal.
Shiraki was withdrawn at half-time, with Kosuda Rina coming on in her stead. Michigami was pushed up front as the lone striker and caused Vegalta some heart-stopping moments as her power and speed were often too much for the Vegalta defence. In the 72nd minute however, Vegalta could finally breathe more easily when last week's two-goal heroine Kakazu lashed home from a Yasumoto pass. Tokiwagi had no answer and Vegalta go into their crunch match with Takahashi four points clear.
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Hayashizaki Mei, Takamura Chisato, Okamori Kasane (capt), Okakura Mika, Kakinoki Runa, Hirata Miki, Matsuura Nagisa, Ito Miki, Shiraki Akari, Michigami Ayaka, Horii Mizuki
Subs: Kosuda Rina (Shiraki Akari, HT), Yagami Yuriya (Kakinoki Runa, 74 mins), Sasaki Miwa (Horii Mizuki, 74 mins), Sugihara Haruna (Ito Miki, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Fukumura Kanae
Vegalta Sendai Ladies:
Amano Misaki, Nakamura Mami, Sakai Yuki, Osafune Kana, Ideue Asako, Shimokozuru Aya (capt), Kakazu Asuka, Ono Hitomi, Uetsuji Yumi, Nakahara Saori, Ito Minako
Subs: Yasumoto Sawako (Nakahara Saori, 63 mins), Yamamoto Risa (Ono Hitomi, 79 mins)
Unused subs: Saita Yuki, Tanaka Keiko, Takahashi Nana
Scorers: Uetsuji Yumi (43 mins), Kakazu Asuka (72 mins)
Sfida Setagaya FC 4 - 0 Bunnys Kyoto SC
In front of their largest home crowd since the opening weekend, Setagaya beat Bunnys Kyoto by four goals, though in truth the game was much closer than the scoreline suggests. The first half was goalless, and it wasn't until the 51st minute that Setagaya had the lead, Ishibuchi heading her ninth goal of the season to relieve the home players and supporters.
Seven minutes later Setagaya began to feel comfortable as a sweeping move down the left led to Sasago and Oshima exchanging passes before Oshima headed in past Akiyama.
Two goals in the last five minutes put some gloss on the scoreline for the Nadeshiko League hopefuls, with first Nagasawa and then Usuda, with her first goal of the season, striking to make the final scoreline 4-0.
Bunnys are next at home to the JFA Academy girls, while Setagaya look to push on towards the top four with a visit to Shizuoka.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawaguchi Mana, Fukuhara Nao, Kawashima Tamai, Tanaka Marina, Nagata Maya, Oshima Sayuri, Tanaka Mariko, Minemoto Chizuru, Sasago Masae, Nagasawa Yume, Ishibuchi Yuki
Subs: Usuda Haruka (Oshima Sayuri, 65 mins), Uchiyama Tomoka (capt) (Ishibuchi Yuki, 71 mins), Kotabe Yuri (Minemoto Chizuru, 77 mins), Ishizaki Miu (Nagasawa Yume, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Muramatsu Yuki
Scorers: Ishibuchi Yuki (51 mins), Oshima Sayuri (58 mins), Nagasawa Yume (85 mins), Usuda Haruka (89 mins)
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Akiyama Tomomi, Hanazaki Rena, Fujino Aiko, Ii Kiyono, Sada Fumika, Ukita Kotone, Yamashita Yu, Watanabe Juri, Miyai Mina, Kinjo Keina, Miura Kyoko (capt)
Subs: Hattori Sae (Miyai Mina, 84 mins)
Unused subs: Isashi Kaede, Kawachi Erika, Fujimoto Ami
Booked: Ii Kiyono
JFA Academy Fukushima 4 - 0 AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
Masuya Rika was again in fine form for the JFA Academy, as she scored her first hat-trick of the season to take her total for the season to twelve goals. The underage international had scored two against the same opposition early in the season in a 5-0 win, and following her return from a training session in Spain once again showed her class.
With ten minutes played Masuya had scored two goals to already put the result beyond doubt. Kojima Miku wasn't to be left out, as she scored her fourth in the previous five games she has started. Kojima's goal came in the 55th minute and two minutes later Masuya completed the scoring to emphasise the Academy's superiority.
Nagano stay second from bottom, with five points from their twelve games. JFA Academy retain their position in the top half of the table.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Inoue Nene, Yamamori Anna, Miyake Shiori (capt), Norimatsu Ruka, Yoshitake Manami, Kitagawa Hikaru, Mizutani Yuki, Narumiya Yui, Kadoi Megumi, Kojima Miku, Masuya Rika
Subs: Kojima Hikaru (Kitagawa Hikaru, 59 mins), Sunaga Manami (Masuya Rika, 63 mins), Mori Sayaka (Norimatsu Ruka, 67 mins), Tachibana Yo (Kojima Miku, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Moriya Miyabi
Scorers: Masuya Rika (6, 55, 57 mins), Kojima Miku (10 mins)
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Matsumoto Azumi, Yamashita Mayumi, Tanaka Nami, Takagi Nao (capt), Murayama Yuri, Satou Kaede, Hanabusa Misa, Hamagaki Kana, Uchiyama Tomoyo, Hashiura Satsuki, Urasaki Yuka
Subs: Sayama Marina (Hanabusa Misa, 61 mins), Kitagawa Minamo (Yamashita Mayumi, 73 mins), Nomoto Hanako (Urasaki Yuka, 78 mins)
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme 8 - 0 Japan Soccer College Ladies
Ahead of their top of the table clash with Vegalta Sendai, Takahashi welcomed JSCL and showed the bottom side no mercy in soundly beating them by eight goals. In the entire game JSCL only had one shot at goal in comparison to Takahashi's twenty-eight. Within eight minutes the home side were three goals up, with Takano opening the scoring and Nishikawa Asuka adding two for herself.
In a seven minute spell just before half-time Takahashi scored three more, the goals coming from Muramatsu, Sugita (from the penalty spot), and Shigemasa. Shigemasa was rested at half-time, along with Nishikawa and Tachibana Rei.
In the second half Kurakazu Shiho scored two to open her season's account in what was her first start following four substitute appearances this season.
This comprehensive victory keeps Takahashi within sight of promotion to the Nadeshiko League, and a victory over Vegalta Sendai next Sunday would put them just a point behind their illustrious opponents.
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme:
Yamamoto Ayaka, Takeda Arisa, Imanishi Azusa, Muramatsu Mafuyu, Koike Ayano (capt), Sugita Ami, Shigemasa Kai, Takano Saki, Tachibana Rei, Nishikawa Asuka, Kurakazu Shiho
Subs: Kamata Ran (Shigemasa Kai, HT), Komatsu Mina (Tachibana Rei, HT), Yamaguchi Saya (Nishikawa Asuka, HT), Tanaka Shiho (Takeda Arisa, 74 mins), Sakamoto Aoi (Yamamoto Ayaka, 83 mins)
Scorers: Takano Saki (2 mins), Nishikawa Asuka (4, 8 mins), Muramatsu Mafuyu (37 mins), Sugita Ami (42 mins, pen), Shigemasa Kai (44 mins), Kurakazu Shiho (55, 67 mins)
Booked: Nishikawa Asuka, Shigemasa Kai
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Fukada Ayami, Takahashi Sakura, Hayashimoto Saki, Usui Rika, Endo Yuu, Toriumi Mai (capt), Sasaki Shiori, Sakaguchi Yuki, Shanou Miki, Iwasaki Manami, Nakayama Aoi
Subs: Matsumoto Hotaru (Nakayama Aoi, 62 mins)
Unused subs: Goto Sanae, Nishioka Nana, Sakai Manami, Toyota Yuri
Ehime FC Ladies 3 - 1 Je Vrille Kagoshima
Ehime took all three points at home to Kagoshima to take them to fourteen points for the season and cement their position in mid-table. Kagoshima had taken the lead in the eleventh minute through Imanaka Yuri, for whom this was her fourth goal of the season and third in three games.
The visitors could not hold on until half-time as Nishigawa equalised following a pass from Yamashiro. Eight minutes into the second half Ehime's top scorer Nakada Maiko scored her eighth of the season, again following a pass from Yamashiro and with eleven minutes remaining Nishigawa scored her second to confirm the result.
Kagoshima remain on eleven points, but should feel capable of remaining ahead of the weaker sides below them. Ehime next take on JSCL whom they will feel confident of beating.
Ehime FC Ladies:
Osako Hanako, Hagiwara Masumi, Onoyama Nana, Sato Hiromi, Ogawa Akari, Iwamoto Yuka, Yamashiro Miyuki (capt), Nishigawa Sayumi, Haruyama Saori, Niwa Mizuho, Uesato Saki
Subs: Akune Mana (Niwa Mizuho, HT), Nakada Maiko (Uesato Saki, HT), Maruyama Yuka (Nishigawa Sayumi, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Marugata Rie, Matsuyama Miki
Scorers: Nishigawa Sayumi (42, 79 mins), Nakada Maiko (53 mins)
Je Vrille Kagoshima:
Eguchi Mika, Miyazako Fumika, Nijima Yuki, Kurahara Honami, Nakae Maki (capt), Shimada Naoko, Nozaki Ayumi, Niiho Madoka, Sannomiya Shiki, Nakashima Ayaka, Imanaka Yuri
Subs: Hamada Erina (Nakae Maki, 28 mins), Moriwaki Satsuki (Miyazako Fumika, 78 mins)
Unused subs: Mitsudome Kanami
Scorers: Imanaka Yuri (11 mins)
Booked: Hamada Erina
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies 2 - 0 Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita
Nittaidai kept up the pressure on the top two with a comfortable 2-0 win over fellow students Shizuoka. Shimada Chiaki scored from a free kick in the 54th minute to give the home side the lead they had deserved, and fourteen minutes later Uemura Shoko showed determination to score her eighth goal of the season.
Shizuoka's top two scorers this year, Okuda Mika and Oda Kanna had all of Shizuoka's seven shots in the game between them but could not prevent Nittaidai from winning their tenth game of the season. Nittaidai's next game is away to Kagoshima and they will feel confident of getting a win to remain in touch with the leaders Vegalta Sendai and FC Takahashi. Shizuoka are at home to Sfida Setagaya.
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Yamamoto Arisa, Yamagata Hisami, Togashi Kaori, Nagashima Hikari, Fujisawa Marin, Oguri Mao, Shimokawa Saori (capt), Kitano Rie, Ito Yukina, Shimada Chiaki, Uemura Shoko
Subs: Takashima Ruriko (Ito Yukina, 68 mins), Ozeki Miyu (Uemura Shoko, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Aoyagi Maririn, Abe Rie, Kudo Asami
Scorers: Shimada Chiaki (54 mins), Uemura Shoko (68 mins)
Booked: Uemura Shoko
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Maehara Ringo, Nishiyama Mei, Kitaoka Chiaki, Kanefuda Anzu (capt), Komagata Nana, Kanno Mie, Sayama Momoko, Suzuki Rina, Ito Mari, Okuda Mika, Oda Kanna
Unused subs: Takahashi Miharu, Hirata Misato, Matsuno Miyuki, Iida Miku, Kinpara Reika