Nojima Stella Kanagawa 4 - 0 Japan Soccer College Ladies
Nojima Stella moved to the top of the table overnight as they overcame the JSC Ladies in Sagamihara today. Nanjo Masayo started in goal for the first time for the home side and the JSC introduced young Miyazaki Serina to their starting lineup.
Two first half goals by Kanai Nanae were added to in the second half by Yoshimi Natsuki, with her second coming from the spot. Both players have now scored four this season. Toriumi and Nakashima were lively up front for the JSC but couldn't repeat their heroics from last week. They next host the struggling Kagoshima, while Nojima have a home derby against Nittaidai to look forward to.
Nojima Stella Kanagawa:
Masayo, Terada Reiko, Yoshida Ayaka, Sakamoto Juri (capt), Goto Maika,
Yamane Hikari, Yoshimi Natsuki, Kinjo Airi, Inoue Yurie, Kawarazaki
Nozomi, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Saito Haruna (Kawarazaki Nozomi, HT), Nishimura Atsumi (Inoue
Yurie, 56 mins), Kataoka Saki (Terada Reiko, 68 mins), Kobayashi Shiori
(Nanjo Masayo, 79 mins)
Scorers: Kanai Nanae (16, 33 mins), Yoshimi Natsuki (49, 66 mins (pen))
Booked: Inoue Yurie
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kato Yoshimi, Takahashi Sakura, Kusakari Ayako (capt), Sakaguchi Yuki,
Miyazaki Serina, Iwasaki Manami, Sasaki Shiori, Toriumi Mai, Nomura
Natsumi, Nakashima Ayaka
Subs: Mori Misato (Miyazaki Serina, 59 mins), Matsumoto Hotaru (Iwasaki Manami, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Kawashima Kana, Tadano Yuki, Kawajiri Mayu
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades 2 - 2 Je Vrille Kagoshima
An entertaining match saw both sides earn their first point of the season. Pleiades had taken the lead early, Hamanaka Saki heading in Miura's free kick. Seven minutes later Imanaka scored direct from a free kick to give Kagoshima their first goal of the season and with eighteen minutes remaining her corner kick was headed in by Oh Yu Sun to give the visitors a surprising lead. However, with just six minutes remaining Miura Kyoko, recently transferred from Bunnys, headed in the equaliser to give either side a share of the points. Neither side will be happy with just a single point, with the sides above them looking stronger.
Pleiades host neighbours Shizuoka next Sunday hoping to pick up a point, while Kagoshima travel to Niigata for a match against the JSC Ladies to whom their top scorer of last year, Nakashima Ayaka, transferred this season.
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades:
Sato Masami, Suwabe Wakana, Taniguchi Emi, Kawachi Erika, Inoue Yurie, Miyagawa Tomoko, Kanashiro Wakana (capt), Matsushita Norimi, Kobayashi Natsumi, Hamanaka Saki, Miura Kyoko
Subs: Oda Sayaka (Inoue Yurie, 55 mins)
Unused subs: Yoshimura Rina, Hirukawa Mio, Sato Mariko, Maruyama Kimi
Scorers: Hamanaka Saki (3 mins), Miura Kyoko (84 mins)
Je Vrille Kagoshima:
Nakagawa Yoshimi, Yamada Kaori, Hirata Misato, Oh Yu Sun, Sakamoto Ayaka, Murai Kaori, Mok Sun Jung, Imanaka Yuri, Mitsudome Kanami, Sannomiya Shiki (capt), Konishi Momoka
Subs: Saito Toshiko (Murai Kaori, 59 mins)
Unused subs: Fukuishi Konan
Scorers: Imanaka Yuri (10 mins), Oh Yu Sun (72 mins)
Booked: Mok Sun Jung, Oh Yu Sun
Sfida Setagaya FC 0 - 1 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Tokiwagi Gakuen came away with all three points to leave the home side shocked as they suffered their first loss of the season. With the race for promotion set to be very tight, it was a defeat Setagaya could ill afford. Tomiyama had been brought into the Setagaya side and along with Oshima, Mori and Shimojo, peppered the Tokiwagi goal with shots but to no avail, former Setagaya youth player Fukumura excelling on her return to goal for the schoolgirls. The goal came in the 64th minute, Shiraki Akari again scoring down the middle following a through pass from Sugihara Haruna.
Tokiwagi Gakuen are now the only side in the Challenge League with a 100% record and having been below par last season, look to once again challenge for the title. They next travel to distant Fukuoka on Saturday, while Setagaya will expect a comfortable victory away to bottom of the table Hoyo Sukarabu.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawaguchi Mana (capt), Fukuhara Nao, Kawashima Tamai, Usui Rie, Nagata Maya, Hori Yoshie, Tanaka Mariko, Tomiyama Hitomi, Oshima Sayuri, Mori Hitomi, Shimojo Aya
Subs: Shano Miki (Oshima Sayuri, 68 mins), Ikeda Takami (Hori Yoshie, 75 mins), Kuwahara Yoshie (Tomiyama Hitomi, 87 mins), Nagasawa Yume (Nagata Maya, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Osaki Aimi
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Fukumura Kanae, Sugihara Haruna, Kakinoki Runa, Hirata Miki, Okakura Mika (capt), Nishikawa Ayaka, Mitamura Momoko, Shiraki Akari, Kawasaki Saya, Sasaki Miwa, Kobayashi Rikako
Subs: Yagami Yuriya (Mitamura Momoko, 77 mins), Hirakuni Mizuki (Kobayashi Rikako, 83 mins)
Unused subs: Matsukubo Akari, Ichise Nana, Mitsuhashi Asuka
Scorers: Shiraki Akari (64 mins)
Hoyo Sukarabu FC 0 - 1 AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
A vital away win for Nagano and a first clean sheet for Jessica Klauzenberg will have pleased ambitious manager Honda Midori, as her side move onto six points and away from those stuggling at the bottom. Urasaki Yuka was extremely lively and last year's top scorer scored her first of the season in the 72nd minute, assisted by Hashiura Satsuki. Nagano have now won twice in succession and will be confident of beating Bunnys Kyoto next Sunday. Hoyo Sukarabu have a very difficult assignment at home to Sfida Setagaya.
Hoyo Sukarabu FC:
Umemura Minami, Hashimoto Emiko, Himeno Kanako (capt), Kondo Nanami, Wada Mari, Kugimiya Risa, Kiyosue Chihiro, Kinoshita Yuuna, Sato Mitsuki, Matsumoto Mei, Suzu Arisa
Subs: Hanabusa Misa (Matsumoto Mei, 81 mins)
Unused subs: Katsuo Hitomi, Nagamatsu Maki, Nakano Mizuki, Kusuno Kaho
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Jessica Lynne Klauzenberg, Hatano Saki, Tanaka Nami (capt), Komatsu Misato, Urasaki Yuka, Takagi Nao, Yoshida Aoi, Aoshima Miyabi, Hamagaki Kana, Hashiura Satsuki, Uchiyama Tomoka
Subs: Uchiyama Tomoyo (Aoshima Miyabi, 63 mins), Yamashita Mayumi (Yoshida Aoi, 80 mins), Ichikawa Miku (Uchiyama Tomoka, 90+3 mins),
Unused subs: Himono Chiho, Sato Kaede
Scorers: Urasaki Yuka (72 mins)
Booked: Tanaka Nami
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies 0 - 1 Bunnys Kyoto SC
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies once again struggled with stamina as they fell behind to a late Kushige Aoi goal which sees both teams side-by-side on three points from five games. Nishida Meika was the most productive up front for Cerezo, but Bunnys had far more of the play and the midfield trio of Kameoka, Kushige and Sawada have quite a number of scoring chances between them.
Bunnys look to continue their momentum against Nagano, while Cerezo host Ehime who still harbour hopes of promotion this season.
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Fukunaga Erika, Hashimitsu Kyoka, Toyohara Iroha, Azuma Manami, Morinaka Hina, Tanaka Mika, Nishida Meika (capt), Hayashi Honoka, Nojima Sakura, Matsubara Shiho, Takarada Saori
Subs: Fujiwara Nodoka (Tanaka Mika, HT), Maegawa Miki (Nojima Sakura, 51 mins), Tamazakura Kotono (Hayashi Honoka, 76 mins), Narisako Misaki (Takarada Saori, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Ishiodori Nana
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Konno Mai, Saito Hitomi, Saito Natsumi, Nakamura Miki, Akiyama Ryo, Kameoka Natsumi, Kushige Aoi, Sawada Yuka, Yu Ji Eun, Toyoda Nayuha (capt), Tanihara Yukari
Subs: Yamaguchi Yurie (Akiyama Ryo, 81 mins), Yoshino Yuka (Kushige Aoi, 85 mins), Okawa Masami (Tanihara Yukari, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Iwasa Megumi, Yamashita Yu
Scorers: Kushige Aoi (83 mins)
Booked: Yu Ji Eun
Fukuoka J. Anclas 1 - 1 Ehime FC Ladies
Hirata Hikari continues to impress for Anclas as she gave them the lead in the 57th minute as her side looked to continue their outstanding start to the season. Visiting Ehime were without Nakada Maiko but managed to draw level with eleven minutes remaining through very lively defender Kushiyama Saki.
Ehime must continue to pick up points if their goal of promotion is to be realised, and they should be confident of a win over Cerezo next Sunday. Tokiwagi Gakuen are the visitors to Fukuoka and should be a very stern test for the home side.
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Shimada Megumi, Iimura Ami, Hanada Aiko (capt), Ito Chisa, Ukita Kotone, Hirata Hikari, Yoshizawa Ai, Doshita Misato, Fujimoto Yuki, Shibuya Yumiko, Tagashira Yoko
Subs: Kurahara Honami (Tagashira Yoko, 75 mins)
Unused subs: Jung Seul Won, Nomura Haruka, Lee Hae Mi, Kim Kyoung Sin
Scorers: Hirata Hikari (57 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies:
Ueno Yukiko, Kushiyama Saki, Onoyama Nana, Horie Tomoko, Nishimura Nozomi, Iwamoto Yuka, Ogawa Manami, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Kuzuma Riyo, Akune Mana, Marugata Rie
Subs: Yamashiro Miyuki (Marugata Rie, HT), Kikuchi Riho (Kuzuma Riyo, 75 mins)
Unused subs: Osako Hanako, Mukaidani Ayaka, Arakawa Tomoe
Scorers: Kushiyama Saki (79 mins)
Booked: Horie Tomoko
AS Elfen Sayama FC 3 - 1 Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita
Shizuoka Sangyo will regret not coming away with three points from this encounter, after Sayama goalkeeper Yamago Nozomi was sent off in the 22nd minute. The penalty kick resulting from her foul was saved by replacement Kobayashi Maiko - Ishida the culprit for Shizuoka - and within a few minutes Arakawa Eriko had headed the home side into the lead at the other end. Shizuoka couldn't really get going and with two further goals from Uchida and Azami in the second half, Sayama had a relatively comfortable victory. Oda Kanna, Shizuoka's top scorer last season, finally got off the mark this season with a late consolation.
Next Sunday Sayama will face an interesting encounter against a full-strength JFA Academy side while Shizuoka are away to Shimizu in the big derby match.
AS Elfen Sayama FC:
Yamago Nozomi (capt), Akitaya Misato, Kobayashi Natsumi, Kiyohara Yuko, Utsumi Yui, Ito Kanako, Hagiwara Aimi, Uchida Saki, Azami Rie, Arakawa Eriko, Nara Misaki
Subs: Kobayashi Maiko (Nara Misaki, 24 mins), Suzuki Kaoruko (Uchida Saki, 77 mins), Kawai Nayo (Akitaya Misato, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Yajima Yuki, Segi Aiki
Scorers: Arakawa Eriko (30 mins), Uchida Saki (55 mins), Azami Rie (75 mins)
Sent off: Yamago Nozomi
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Terada Ikumi, Kanefuda Anzu, Sayama Momoko (capt), Nishiyama Mei, Oda Kanna, Suzuki Rina, Ogata Yurika, Kubota Mitsuki, Shimamura Kumiko, Ishida Risa, Okuda Mika
Subs: Shirai Aoi (Suzuki Rina, 61 mins)
Unused subs: Maehara Ringo, Takahata Airi, Iida Miku, Miyazaki Kaoru
Scorers: Oda Kanna (82 mins)