Fukuoka J. Anclas 0 - 2 Ange Violet Hiroshima
Fukuoka J. Anclas' hopes of promotion before the start of the season have been dashed over the opening three weekends, and against Ange Violet Hiroshima they must have felt the need to turn things around immediately. They made one change to the side which lost to Ehime, Fujimoto Yuki returning to the starting lineup in place of Fukui Shihori. Ange Violet were unchanged.
Just as in last week's victory over Cerezo Osaka Sakai, Ange Violet took an early lead through Ichikawa Sonoka, with carelessness at the back for Fukuoka causing trouble for goalkeeper Shimada and her hurried clearance fell straight to Ichikawa who scored with ease.
Hiroshima were to hold this lead until half-time, and things were to get worse for Fukuoka in the 68th minute, as the visitors scored again, Enya Mari with her first league goal, beating Shimada one-on-one.
Fukuoka thus went bottom of the table with Sunday's games to be played, and the task now for manager Tsushima Takeshi will be to reorganise the team and aim for stability, starting next Saturday against Nojima. Ange Violet move up the table, and will hope that this success will help attract another large attendance next Sunday at home to Bunnys Kyoto.
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Shimada Megumi, Yanagita Shiori, Hanada Aiko (capt), Ito Chisa, Fujisawa Marin, Doi Narumi, Doshita Misato, Yoshizawa Ai, Takahashi Chizuru, Fujimoto Yuki, Marugata Rie
Subs: Fukui Shihori (Takahashi Chizuru, 68 mins), Inoue Miku (Yanagita Shiori, 72 mins), Ukita Kotone (Doi Narumi, 79 mins)
Unused subs: Kishi Hoshimi, Misawa Chihiro
Ange Violet Hiroshima:
Uetani Kumiko, Tanaka Ayako (capt), Konishi Natsuki, Yamashita Kurumi, Kitagawa Kana, Yamagata Hisami, Takeda Yuki, Saihara Mizuki, Ichikawa Sonoka, Mizuno Yuri, Enya Mari
Subs: Katsurama Fumina (Saihara Mizuki, 28 mins), Uozumi Arisa (Mizuno Yuri, 56 mins), Akagi Yui (Ichikawa Sonoka, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Kameda Megumi, Tokoro Yuka
Scorers: Ichikawa Sonoka (19 mins), Enya Mari (68 mins)
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies 0 - 0 Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki
Having seen off the challenge of last week's league leaders Nojima, Nittaidai faced new leaders Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki in Yokohama today, with Kojima and Nozu coming in for Enokidani and Ishii. Takatsuki made no changes to the side which destroyed Bunnys.
Nittaidai's defence was well organised and Takatsuki's strikeforce made little impression on Matsuda's goal, though Nittaidai had few chances of their own. In the 71st minute Nittaidai brought on Hirata Hikari to partner Uemura in attack in hopes of making the breakthrough but defences continued to dominate and the game ended in a goalless stalemate.
Takatsuki stay top, at least until tomorrow, and next week are at home to Ehime. Nittaidai travel to Sakai to take on Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies.
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Matsuda Kasumi, Sakurai Mayuka, Haza Hisui, Abe Rie, Oki Shiho, Ito Yukina (capt), Goto Ami, Kojima Wakiko, Nozu Erika, Maegami Eri, Uemura Shoko
Subs: Yamakawa Natsuki (Ito Yukina, 59 mins), Hirata Hikari (Maegami Eri, 71 mins), Kitano Rie (Goto Ami, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Inoue Nene, Maeda Risa
Booked: Ito Yukina
Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki:
Ono Maya, Shimamura Yuko, Hatanaka Miyuka, Akiba Yumeko, Tsuboi Ayako, Torao Naomi, Narumiya Yui, Hazuki Yuki, Sato Kaede (capt), Maruyama Karina, Saito Toshiko
Subs: Yoshimura Midori (Saito Toshiko, 71 mins), Horiuchi Sayaka (Shimamura Yuko, 81 mins), Ishikawa Yuu (Hazuki Yuki, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Gocho Misaki, Takatani Misato
Ehime FC Ladies 3 - 5 Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara
An extraordinary game in Uwajima ultimately saw Nojima Stella come away with a badly needed win, as they stay in touch with the leaders in the Challenge League.
Ehime went two goals up after half an hour, Kushiyama Saki with the first and Kawamura Akari - who had replaced Ogawa Manami in the starting lineup - with the second. Nojima were the more phyiscal side, and Ehime were beginning to get worn out even in the first half. In the 36th minute Nojima pulled one back, Kanai Nanane the scorer.
Just after half-time Nojima equalised through and own goal and Ehime looked doomed, but went back in the lead through new recruit Watai Shiori, scoring her second of the season following a fine counter-attack.
Nojima's pressure paid off in the end. In a six minute spell late in the half, Kawarazaki Nozomi equalised and Kanai scored twice more to complete her hat-trick as the visitors moved onto nine points, and on Saturday welcome the struggling Fukuoka J. Anclas. Ehime are stuck in mid-table on six points, and face another difficult test on Sunday when they travel to Takatsuki.
Ehime FC Ladies:
Ueno Yukiko, Iwamoto Yuka, Kamata Ran, Nishimura Nozomi, Haruyama Saori, Yamashiro Miyuki, Watai Shiori, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Kushiyama Saki, Akune Mana, Kawamura Akari
Subs: Oya Ayumi (Kawamura Akari, 78 mins), Tagami Natsumi (Watai Shiori, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Osako Hanako, Kariya Maiko, Ogawa Manami
Scorers: Kushiyama Saki (16 mins), Kawamura Akari (31 mins), Watai Shiori (51 mins)
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Kobayashi Shiori, Terada Reiko, Yoshida Ayaka (capt), Kinjo Airi, Goto Maika, Yoshimi Natsuki, Omiya Reona, Kawarazaki Nozomi, Inoue Yurie, Minamino Arisa, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Nagasawa Madoka (Inoue Yurie, 68 mins), Nanjo Masayo (Kobayashi Shiori, 86 mins), Saito Haruna (Yoshida Ayaka, 90 mins)
Unused subs: Nishimura Atsumi, Oyama Saki
Scorers: Kanai Nanae (36, 77, 79 mins), Own Goal (47 mins), Kawarazaki Nozomi (73 mins)
Bunnys Kyoto SC 1 - 0 Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies
Bunnys Kyoto held off the challenge of Cerezo Osaka Sakai to claim a welcome three points as they stay clear of danger at the bottom.
Sawada Yuka opened her scoring account for this season with the only goal in the thirteenth minute, when she volleyed home Kushige Aoi's corner kick.
Bunnys travel to Hiroshima to face Ange Violet next Sunday, with Cerezo Osaka Sakai at home hoping to pick up their first points against impressive Nittaidai.
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Konno Mai, Akamine Mizuki, Saito Hitomi, Yamamoto Yumi, Akiyama Ryo, Kushige Aoi, Sawada Yuka, Matsuda Nozomi, Shibuya Yumiko, Hanazaki Rena, Oshima Sayuri
Subs: Kawano Maaya (Kushige Aoi, 65 mins), Fuchibe Mami (Hanazaki Rena, 79 mins), Yamaguchi Yurie (Oshima Sayuri, 85 mins), Masuda Kasumi (Akamine Mizuki, 86 mins)
Scorers: Sawada Yuka (13 mins)
Booked: Kushige Aoi
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Fukunaga Erika, Azuma Manami, Takarada Saori, Wakisaka Reina, Takahashi China, Hayashi Honoka, Nishida Meika (capt), Matsubara Shiho, Maegawa Miki, Nojima Sakura, Tamazakura Kotono
Subs: Katsuoka Miyu (Azuma Manami, 62 mins), Yakata Miyu (Nojima Sakura, 62 mins), Furusawa Rui (Tamazakura Kotono, 73 mins), Morinaka Hina (Yakata Miyu, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Nishinaka Maho
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita 0 - 0 AS Harima Albion
AS Harima Albion's impressive series of successive wins in their opening games came to an end today, as Shizuoka Sangyo held them to a goalless draw.
Harima stay fourth on ten points, which all four top teams now stand on. Shizuoka Sangyo sit on four points from as many games, and are missing Sayama Momoko's versatility. The likelihood this year is that promotion will remain a very remote possibility. They next play Setagaya needing a win. Harima will hope to again attract a crowd of over 1,000 when they welcome Nagano.
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Inukai Ayano, Shiroshita Chinatsu, Ogata Yurika, Nakase Akane, Ishida Risa, Hirano Asami (capt), Kubota Mitsuki, Kanno Mie, Atsumi Yuka, Oda Kanna, Shimamura Kumiko
Subs: Kuchiki Hikaru (Atsumi Yuka, 69 mins)
Unused subs: Terada Ikumi, Takahata Airi, Kitaoka Chiaki, Miyazaki Kaoru
AS Harima Albion:
Kirihata Kotono, Egami Narumi (capt), Nishiyama Emi, Kitagawa Wakana, Sakai Nozomi, Fujimoto Madoka, Okajima Eri, Koyano Yuu, Saito Manami, Shirota Miki, Murakawa Saki
Subs: Yamaguchi Saya (Murakawa Saki, 78 mins)
Unused subs: Sugimoto Aoi, Minami Chiho, Sugiyama Yuka, Machida Akari
Booked: Okajima Eri
JFA Academy Fukushima 1 - 2 Sfida Setagaya FC
Despite the JFA Academy coming under sustained pressure from Setagaya, it was the schoolgirls who took the lead in the 32nd minute, Tachibana Yo with her second of the season finishing off a fine move involving Hirata and Ibaraki.
Setagaya equalised almost immediately, Nagata Maya scoring off a through pass from Hasegawa Aoi. The game remained level until eight minutes from time, with Tomiyama Hitomi scoring her first goal of the season from the spot to give Setagaya all three points.
Setagaya take on the underperforming Shizuoka Sangyo University, with the JFA Academy travelling up to Matsushima to face rivals Tokiwagi Gakuen High School on Saturday.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Asano Natsumi, Takahira Miyu, Hashinuma Maho, Moriya Miyabi (capt), Kitagawa Hikaru, Hirata Mai, Nakajo Yui, Tachibana Yo, Ibaraki Mitsuba, Tsukamoto Natsuki, Okuma Rana
Subs: Ueda Yuriko (Okuma Rana, HT), Yonei Honoka (Tsukamoto Natsuki, 65 mins), Morita Umi (Nakajo Yui, 73 mins), Takahashi Fuko (Ibaraki Mitsuba, 75 mins), Akimoto Haruka (Kitagawa Hikaru, 89 mins)
Scorers: Tachibana Yo (32 mins)
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawamura Yuki, Fukuhara Nao, Tanaka Mariko, Tanaka Marina, Nagasawa Yume, Kawashima Tamai, Nagata Maya (capt), Hasegawa Aoi, Usuda Haruka, Sunoki Yurie, Shimojo Aya
Subs: Nagasaki Akane (Usuda Haruka, 71 mins), Tomiyama Hitomi (Kawashima Tamai, 73 mins), Shano Miki (Sunoki Yurie, 84 mins), Okada Ayame (Hasegawa Aoi, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Sakuragi Ayana
Scorers: Nagata Maya (34 mins), Tomiyama Hitomi (82 mins, pen)
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies 9 - 0 Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades
A crushing victory for Nagano over Shimizu showed the gulf in class between the league's bottom side and almost everyone else. Yokoyama Kumi scored five goals and was involved in all of Uchiyama Tomoyo's four.
Yokoyama has scored in all four of Nagano's games so far, and will hope for more of the same as her side travel to Harima for their first ever meeting. Shimizu will be hoping for an off day from the JSCL when they travel south.
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Ikegaya Natsumi, Tanaka Nami (capt), Oshima Nozomi, Yajima Yuki, Shinohara Shihoko, Uchiyama Tomoyo, Hamagaki Kana, Yoshida Aoi, Shigemasa Kai, Uchiyama Tomoka, Yokoyama Kumi
Subs: Hatano Saki (Shinohara Shihoko, HT), Hashiura Satsuki (Uchiyama Tomoka, 62 mins), Urasaki Yuka (Hamagaki Kana, 62 mins), Nomoto Hanako (Yoshida Aoi, 77 mins)
Unused subs: Kanefuda Anzu
Scorers: Yokoyama Kumi (16, 29, 63, 72, 89 mins), Uchiyama Tomoyo (41, 47, 51, 68 mins)
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades:
Maruyama Kimi, Inoue Yurie, Taniguchi Emi, Kawachi Erika, Baba Sayumi, Kobayashi Natsumi, Kanashiro Wakana (capt), Sato Kaede, Miura Kyoko, Yamaki Kotomi, Kawasumi Saki
Subs: Oda Sayaka (Baba Sayumi, 45 mins), Matsushita Norimi (Inoue Yurie, 45+1 mins), Miyagawa Tomoko (Yamaki Kotomi, 58 mins), Hirukawa Mio (Taniguchi Emi, 67 mins), Hanabusa Misa (Kawasumi Saki, 79 mins)
Japan Soccer College Ladies 2 - 2 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
An entertaining game which followed the Albirex Niigata - Urawa Red Diamonds match saw both sides lead before Tokiwagi Gakuen graduate Kudo Asami rescue a point for the JSCL.
The home side had taken the lead into half-time, Iwasaki Manami scoring her first of the season. Within fifteen minutes of the restart Tokiwagi had turned it around to lead with goals from Kadowaki Shihomi - her first ever in the league - and from Shiraki Akari, who scored her fourth in three games. Just as Tokiwagi thought they had done enough, Kudo swooped to level things up as the game entered additional time.
The JSCL can move onto seven points with a win over Shimizu next weekend. Back in Miyagi, Tokiwagi Gakuen welcome the JFA Academy back for the first of their two meetings in Tohoku this year.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kawashima Kana, Nomura Natsumi, Takahashi Sakura, Tadano Yuki, Sano Saki, Kusakari Ayako (capt), Kudo Asami, Nakashima Ayaka, Sakaguchi Yuki, Iwasaki Manami, Toriumi Mai
Subs: Otomo Chinatsu (Takahashi Sakura, 45+1 mins), Yoneda Saki (Tadano Yuki, 82 mins)
Unused subs: Endo Honami, Kikuchi Ruri, Matsumoto Hotaru
Scorers: Iwasaki Manami (36 mins), Kudo Asami (90 mins)
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Ono Asuka, Kawasaki Saya, Matsukubo Akari, Sasaki Yukina, Asari Iku, Nishikawa Ayaka (capt), Ichise Nana, Iwaki Ayano, Shiraki Akari, Sugihara Haruna, Kobayashi Rikako
Subs: Kadowaki Shihomi (Sugihara Haruna, HT), Mitsuhashi Asuka (Iwaki Ayano, 73 mins)
Unused subs: Suzuki Aguri, Genseki Kiyoka, Fujino Suzuka
Scorers: Kadowaki Shihomi (49 mins), Shiraki Akari (60 mins)