Last week's hat-trick heroine Nagasawa Yume struck again to take her total to seven goals in this, her debut season. A ball knocked goalwards by Fukuhara resulted in a free-for-all and it was Nagasawa who kept her head to score the decisive goal.
Setagaya move into fourth position overnight, just ahead of Tokiwagi, while Kagoshima, who haven't won since June 17th, remain in trouble in ninth place, four points behind Ehime. They next play on August 5th against the impressive JFA Academy.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawaguchi Mana, Fukuhara Nao, Kawashima Tamai (capt), Nagata Maya, Tanaka Marina, Mori Hitomi, Tanaka Mariko, Sasago Masae, Oshima Sayuri, Ishibuchi Yuki, Nagasawa Yume
Subs: Ishizaki Miu (Kawashima Tamai, 41 mins), Nakaoka Momoko (Ishibuchi Yuki, 63 mins), Usuda Haruka (Sasago Masae, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Osaki Aimi, Kojima Erina
Scorers: Nagasawa Yume (69 mins)
Je Vrille Kagoshima:
Eguchi Mika, Miyazako Fumika, Nakae Maki (capt), Kurahara Honami, Nijima Yuki, Niiho Madoka, Nozaki Ayumi, Shimada Naoko, Sannomiya Shiki, Imanaka Yuri, Nakashima Ayaka
Subs: Hamada Erina (Nakae Maki, 37 mins), Moriwaki Satsuki (Nijima Yuki, 71 mins)
Unused subs: Mitsudome Kanami
Japan Soccer College Ladies 0 - 8 Vegalta Sendai Ladies
Vegalta Sendai's travelling fans were well rewarded for their trip to Niigata as their team as expected ran out easy winners against bottom side JSCL. By half-time the score was 3-0 with two goals from Shimokuzuru and one from Nakahara Saori, taking her season's total to nine. Ito Minako, Sendai's top scorer, did not play in this game having limped off early last week in the match against FC Takahashi.
Sendai continued where they left off in the second half, with another goal for Shimokuzuru coming in the middle of four other goals, two for Koyama and one each for Kakazu and one for Ono.
Sendai's next game is at home to Ehime, whom they also beat 8-0 earlier in the season, while JSCL will feel capable of getting a result against Nagano.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Fukada Ayami, Hayashimoto Saki, Usui Rika, Kusakari Ayako, Sakaguchi Yuki, Nakayama Aoi, Shanou Miki, Kato Yoshimi, Sasaki Shiori, Toriumi Mai (capt), Iwasaki Manami
Subs: Matsumoto Hotaru (Kato Yoshimi, 74 mins), Nishioka Nana (Sasaki Shiori, 81 mins)
Unused subs: Goto Sanae, Sakai Manami, Toyota Yuri
Vegalta Sendai Ladies:
Saita Yuki, Nakamura Mami, Yamamoto Risa, Osafune Kana, Ideue Asako, Shimokozuru Aya (capt), Kakazu Asuka, Ono Hitomi, Uetsuji Yumi, Nakahara Saori, Yasumoto Sawako
Subs: Koyama Kie (Nakahara Saori, HT), Tanaka Keiko (Ideue Asako, 61 mins), Takahashi Nana (Shimokozuru Aya, 61 mins), Sakai Yuki (Uetsuji Yumi, 72 mins), Saito Ayaka (Saita Yuki, 84 mins)
Scorers: Nakahara Saori (15 mins), Shimokozuru Aya (27, 44, 57 mins), Koyama Kie (48, 82 mins), Kakazu Asuka (54 mins), Ono Hitomi (59 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies 2 - 3 Nittaidai Football Club Ladies
Third placed Nittaidai faced an embarrassing defeat when in the 27th minute, Niwa Mizuho scored to give Ehime a 2-0 lead, with Akune Mana scoring the first five minutes earlier - both women scoring their first goals of the season.
However, Yamaguchi Minami, playing in her first game for Nittaidai, scored two within ten minutes to make the scores even at half-time. On 58 minutes Nittaidai brought on top scorer Uemura Shoko and within thirteen minutes she cut inside to score the winner to deny Ehime the chance to get into the top seven while giving themselves a chance of overtaking Takahashi in second.
Nittaidai don't play again until the 26th of July, while Ehime travel to Matsushima to play Vegalta Sendai in what will be a very tough challenge.
Ehime FC Ladies:
Osako Hanako, Matsuyama Miki, Onoyama Nana, Hagiwara Masumi, Ogawa Akari, Yamashiro Miyuki, Iwamoto Yuka, Nishigawa Sayumi, Akune Mana, Nakada Maiko (capt), Niwa Mizuho
Subs: Uesato Saki (Niwa Mizuho, 56 mins), Kushiyama Saki (Matsuyama Miki, 61 mins), Konishi Natsuki (Iwamoto Yuka, 72 mins), Marugata Rie (Nakada Maiko, 81 mins), Yamada Maya (Nishigawa Sayumi, 85 mins)
Scorers: Akune Mana (22 mins), Niwa Mizuho (27 mins)
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Yamamoto Arisa, Togashi Kaori, Yamana Maki, Toriyabe Kozue, Fujisawa Marin, Takashima Ruriko, Shimokawa Saori (capt), Oguri Mao, Ito Yukina, Shimada Chiaki, Yamaguchi Minami
Subs: Uemura Shoko (Ito Yukina, 58 mins), Maegami Eri (Yamaguchi Minami, 67 mins), Sato Minami (Shimada Chiaki, 81 mins)
Unused subs: Kamimura Aya, Kitano Rie
Scorers: Yamaguchi Minami (31, 41 mins), Uemura Shoko (71 mins)
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School 7 - 0 Bunnys Kyoto SC
Michigami Ayaka wasted no time in giving Tokiwagi the lead against Bunnys Kyoto. Her powerful run down the left wing was too much for her marker and her shot easily beat the onrushing Akiyama. That third minute goal was the first of four for Michigami. Her second came in the ninth minute, which added to Horii Mizuki's first goal of the season in the sixth minute, put the result beyond doubt before Bunnys had even got into their rhythm.
Bunnys composed themselves, reorganised and managed to gain some possession in midfield and defensively they managed to stifle the Tokiwagi attack. However Michigami's third goal in the 38th minute saw the depressed Bunnys side go in 4-0 down at half time.
The rain which has been incessant in the first half stopped for a time in the second half, but Michigami wasn't finished and she scored her fourth in the 51st minute to show off her good form in advance of the U-20 World Cup, the opening games of which take place a short walk from the stadium in which this game was played.
Hirata Miki and Yahata Asuka added two more goals to give Tokiwagi and extremely easy 7-0 win ahead of their trip to Shizuoka while Bunnys face Takahashi looking to shore up their defence.
|The Bunnys side which visited Sendai today|
|Coming in from the right, Michigami (10) powers past Sada (24)...|
|... and calmly scores her second of the day|
|Fujimoto Ami (obscured behind Okakura (3) ) had Bunnys' best chance|
|Substitute Yahata Asuka scores the game's final goal|
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Hayashizaki Mei, Takamura Chisato, Okamori Kasane (capt), Okakura Mika, Kakinoki Runa, Hirata Miki, Kosuda Rina, Matsuura Nagisa, Sasaki Miwa, Horii Mizuki, Michigami Ayaka
Subs: Tanaka Yasuko (Kakinoki Runa, 64 mins), Yahata Asuka (Hirakuni Mizuki, 72 mins), Mitamura Momoko (Horii Mizuki, 72 mins), Hirakuni Mizuki (Kosuda Rina, 21 mins)
Unused subs: Fukumura Kanae
Scorers: Michigami Ayaka (3, 9, 38, 51 mins), Horii Mizuki (6 mins), Hirata Miki (60 mins), Yahata Asuka (83 mins)
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Akiyama Tomomi, Hanazaki Rena, Ii Kiyono, Sada Fumika, Ukita Kotone, Yamashita Yu, Watanabe Juri, Miura Kyoko (capt), Miyai Mina, Fujimoto Ami, Kinjo Keina
Subs: Kawachi Erika (Yamashita Yu, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Isashi Kaede, Yanagimura Ayano
Booked: Sada Fumika
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme 3 - 1 AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
Takahashi kept the pressure on Vegalta Sendai at the top with a straightforward 3-1 win over strugglers Nagano. Takano Saki opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a screaming shot into the back of the net with Matsumoto powerless to stop it.
Into the second half and Sugita Ami became Takahashi's sole leading scorer with eight goals. In the 64th minute Nishikawa Asuka, like Takano looking forward to the U-20 World Cup this summer, made it 3-0 and Takahashi were coasting.
In the third minute of additional time, Urasaki Yuka scored a consolation goal for Nagano with what was only her side's second shot at goal in the entire game.
Takahashi march on to Kyoto next weekend where they will feel very confident of beating Bunnys, while Nagano hope to gain all three points against winless JSCL.
FC Takahashi Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme:
Yamamoto Ayaka, Takeda Arisa, Matsushita Fumiko (capt), Muramatsu Mafuyu, Koike Ayano, Sugita Ami, Shigemasa Kai, Takano Saki, Kanbara Misaki, Nishikawa Asuka, Kurakazu Shiho
Subs: Takahashi Chiho (Kanbara Misaki, 38 mins), Tachibana Rei (Kurakazu Shiho, HT), Tanaka Shiho (Shigemasa Kai, 70 mins), Kamata Ran (Koike Ayano, 79 mins)
Unused subs: Sakamoto Aoi
Scorers: Takano Saki (8 mins), Sugita Ami (47 mins), Nishikawa Asuka (64 mins)
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Matsumoto Azumi, Murayama Yuri, Tanaka Nami, Yamashita Mayumi, Sayama Marina, Hamagaki Kana, Satou Kaede, Takagi Nao (capt), Hanabusa Misa, Uchiyama Tomoyo, Urasaki Yuka
Subs: Kitagawa Minamo (Hanabusa Misa, HT), Hatano Saki (Sayama Marina, 84 mins)
Unused subs: Hashiura Satsuki
Scorers: Urasaki Yuka (90+3 mins)
JFA Academy Fukushima 1 - 1 Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita
Shizuoka brought in Takahashi Miharu to replace Maehara Ringo's in goal following their 7-0 home drubbing at the hands of Sfida Setagaya, as well as making two other changes. JFA Academy made two changes of their own, with Sunaga and Miyake coming into the side.
The first half was scoreless, but in the 54th minute Kadoi Megumi scored her first goal in four games with a well-placed free kick.
Okuda Mika equalised for Shizuoka five minutes later - her sixth goal of the season which makes her Shizuoka's joint top-scorer with Oda Kanna.
Shizuoka are next at home facing a tough test against Tokiwagi Gakuen and Michigami Ayaka, who's back in fine goal-scoring form. JFA Academy's next game is on the 26th of July, away to Nittaidai.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Inoue Nene, Sunaga Manami, Yamamori Anna, Miyake Shiori (capt), Yoshitake Manami, Moriya Miyabi, Narumiya Yui, Mizutani Yuki, Kadoi Megumi, Masuya Rika, Kojima Miku
Unused subs: Hashinuma Maho, Nakajo Yui, Tachibana Yo, Morita Umi, Ueda Yuriko
Scorers: Kadoi Megumi (54 mins)
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Takahashi Miharu, Nishiyama Mei, Sayama Momoko, Kanefuda Anzu (capt), Hirata Misato, Kanno Mie, Ito Mari, Suzuki Rina, Shirai Aoi, Okuda Mika, Oda Kanna
Subs: Kinpara Reika (Kanno Mie, 82 mins)
Unused subs: Maehara Ringo, Matsuno Miyuki, Komagata Nana
Scorers: Okuda Mika (59 mins)
Booked: Kanefuda Anzu