Three goals in the opening half an hour were enough for Nojima as they held out against a Tokiwagi side which try as they might, could not find a goal to get themselves back into the game. Yoshimi Natsuki, who scored Nojima's only goal on their visit to Miyagi last year - in a game which resulted in a 6-1 loss for the visitors - once again found the target from a free kick positioned just outside the area. That goal came in the 6th minute and was Yoshimi's sixth of the season. Nojima's latter two goals were both scored by Omiya Reona - her first goals in the league since graduation from Waseda University.
Nojima are now four points off the top, and next weekend face Harima, who are one point and one place above them. Tokiwagi make the long journey to Fukuoka.
|Inoue Yurie was brought in for Nagasawa Madoka for Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara|
|Ono Asuka stretches but fails to prevent Yoshimi Natsuki's free kick from entering the net|
|Omiya Reona scores her second, and Nojima's third of the afternoon|
|Tokiwagi Gakuen attempted to outmuscle the Nojima defence, which has struggled thus far this season|
|Tokiwagi's players missed an enormous number of chances,|
in this instance Kobayashi hit the crossbar
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Ono Asuka, Kawasaki Saya, Matsukubo Akari, Ichise Nana, Genseki Kiyoka, Nishikawa Ayaka (capt), Sasaki Yukina, Sugihara Haruna, Shiraki Akari, Mitsuhashi Asuka, Kobayashi Rikako
Subs: Fujino Suzuka (Sasaki Yukina, HT), Iwaki Ayano (Mitsuhashi Asuka, 62 mins), Kobayashi Nanako (Sugihara Haruna, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Suzuki Aguri, Doi Asuka
Booked: Matsukubo Akari
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Kobayashi Shiori, Goto Maika, Terada Reiko, Yoshida Ayaka, Kinjo Airi, Yoshimi Natsuki, Omiya Reona, Oyama Saki (capt), Inoue Yurie, Minamino Arisa, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Nagasawa Madoka (Goto Maika, 67 mins), Kawarazaki Nozomi (Yoshida Ayaka, 75 mins)
Unused subs: Nanjo Masayo, Nishimura Atsumi, Saito Haruna
Scorers: Yoshimi Natsuki (6 mins), Omiya Reona (22, 27 mins)
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies 7 - 2 Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies
Though Uchiyama Tomoka gave Nagano the lead early in their encounter with Cerezo Osaka, their young opponents went into the lead after 36 minutes, with Nishida and Matsubara both scoring. Nagano recovered quickly, Uchiyama Tomoyo equalising just before half-time. In the second half it was no contest, as Nagano added five more, aided somewhat by Cerezo making five substitutions which unsettled the team. Hashiura, Yajima and Hamagaki's goals - one each - were added to by a brace from the league's top scorer, Yokoyama Kumi.
Nagano's next game is away to Ange Violet and they will hope to have enough to secure victory; Cerezo have a huge game against their relegation rivals the JSCL, who are seven points ahead of them.
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Ikegaya Natsumi, Oshima Nozomi, Tanaka Nami (capt), Yajima Yuki, Urasaki Yuka, Hatano Saki, Yokoyama Kumi, Yoshida Aoi, Hamagaki Kana, Hashiura Satsuki, Uchiyama Tomoka
Subs: Uchiyama Tomoyo (Hatano Saki, 35 mins), Wada Makoto (Uchiyama Tomoka, 60 mins)
Unused subs: Unoki Mao, Shinohara Shihoko, Ichikawa Manayuki
Scorers: Uchiyama Tomoka (23 mins), Uchiyama Tomoyo (42 mins), Yokoyama Kumi (56 (pen, 85 mins), Hashiura Satsuki (75 mins), Yajima Yuki (89 mins), Hamagaki Kana (90+1 mins)
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Fukunaga Erika, Hashimitsu Kyoka, Wakisaka Reina, Takarada Saori, Morinaka Hina, Hayashi Honoka, Furusawa Rui, Yakata Miyu, Matsubara Shiho, Maegawa Miki, Nishida Meika (capt)
Subs: Tamazakura Kotono (Yakata Miyu, 57 mins), Fujiwara Nodoka (Hashimitsu Kyoka, 59 mins), Tanaka Mika (Morinaka Hina, 64 mins), Katsuoka Miyu (Furusawa Rui, 77 mins), Nishinaka Maho (Fukunaga Erika, 83 mins)
Scorers: Nishida Meika (33 mins), Matsubara Shiho (36 mins)
Booked: Takarada Saori, Hashimitsu Kyoka
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades 0 - 2 Ange Violet Hiroshima
Ange Violet completely dominated Shimizu and scored twice to take home the points, Katsurama scoring the first in the opening half after Maruyama Kimi in the Shimizu net failed to claim the ball, and in the second half the victory was secured when Takeda Yuki scored direct from a corner.
Shimizu are now four points off safety, with Ange Violet moving into the top half on twelve points.
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades:
Maruyama Kimi, Kobayashi Natsumi, Kawachi Erika, Oda Sayaka, Hanabusa Misa, Matsushita Norimi, Kanashiro Wakana (capt), Sato Kaede, Yamaki Kotomi, Miura Kyoko, Kawasumi Saki
Subs: Miyagawa Tomoko (Matsushita Norimi, HT), Baba Sayumi (Kawasumi Saki, 77 mins)
Unused subs: Taniguchi Emi, Inoue Yurie, Hirukawa Mio
Ange Violet Hiroshima:
Kameda Megumi, Tokoro Yuka, Yamashita Kurumi, Tanaka Ayako (capt), Konishi Natsuki, Kitagawa Kana, Takeda Yuki, Enya Mari, Ichikawa Sonoka, Mizuno Yuri, Katsurama Fumina
Subs: Uozumi Arisa (Tokoro Yuka, 38 mins), Yamagata Hisami (Konishi Natsuki, HT), Akagi Yui (Uozumi Arisa, 83 mins)
Unused subs: Uetani Kumiko, Yamashita Mayumi
Scorers: Katsurama Fumina (19 mins), Takeda Yuki (78 mins)
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita 1 - 1 Ehime FC Ladies
Neither side will be happy with a single point from this game, with both slipping further behind the leading contenders at the top of the table. Kariya Maiko scored her first league goal to give Ehime the lead om 56 minutes, with Shizuoka equalising thirteen minutes from time, Ogata Yurika heading in Kubota's delivery from a free kick.
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Inukai Ayano, Nishiyama Mei, Nakase Akane, Ogata Yurika, Ishida Risa, Atsumi Yuka, Suzuki Rina, Kubota Mitsuki, Kanno Mie, Hirano Asami (capt), Shiroshita Chinatsu
Subs: Oda Kanna (Ishida Risa, 13 mins), Komagata Nana (Atsumi Yuka, 67 mins), Shimamura Kumiko (Shiroshita Chinatsu, 77 mins)
Unused subs: Terada Ikumi, Kitaoka Chiaki
Scorers: Ogata Yurika (77 mins)
Booked: Hirano Asami
Ehime FC Ladies:
Osako Hanako, Kamata Ran, Nishimura Nozomi, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Kushiyama Saki, Watai Shiori, Yamashiro Miyuki, Kariya Maiko, Oya Ayumi, Akune Mana, Haruyama Saori
Subs: Ogawa Manami (Oya Ayumi, HT), Iwamoto Yuka (Kushiyama Saki, 75 mins), Tagami Natsumi (Yamashiro Miyuki, 83 mins), Nakachi Hinako (Watai Shiori, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Ueno Yukiko
Scorers: Kariya Maiko (56 mins)
Booked: Nishimura Nozomi
Sfida Setagaya FC 3 - 0 Fukuoka J. Anclas
Fukuoka have put together a remarkable recent run but were today stopped in their tracks by a dominant Sfida Setagaya, though it wasn't until the second half that they found the breakthrough. Shimojo Aya's goal, scored direct from a free kick was the opener just after half-time and Sunoki Yurie scored the second with twenty-five minutes remaining - both women scoring their third of the season. In additional time Nagasaki added another, her second thus far this year.
Setagaya are third, two points behind the leaders. Fukuoka are eleventh.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Kawamura Yuki, Fukuhara Nao, Tanaka Marina (capt), Okada Ayame, Sunoki Yurie, Tanaka Mariko, Usuda Haruka, Kuwahara Yoshie, Shano Miki, Shimojo Aya, Nagasawa Yume
Subs: Nagata Maya (Shano Miki, 60 mins), Kawashima Tamai (Usuda Haruka, 67 mins), Kubo Ayano (Kuwahara Yoshie, 72 mins), Nagasaki Akane (Nagasawa Yume, 77 mins), Ishino Himeka (Kawamura Yuki, 90+3 mins)
Scorers: Shimojo Aya (47 mins), Sunoki Yurie (65 mins), Nagasaki Akane (90+3 mins)
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Shimada Megumi, Yanagita Shiori, Hanada Aiko (capt), Ito Chisa, Fujisawa Marin, Fukui Shihori, Ukita Kotone, Doshita Misato, Yoshizawa Ai, Marugata Rie, Fujimoto Yuki
Subs: Takahashi Chizuru (Fukui Shihori, 71 mins)
Unused subs: Kishi Hoshimi, Inoue Miku, Doi Narumi
Booked: Hanada Aiko, Yoshizawa Ai
AS Harima Albion 2 - 3 Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki
Harima twice levelled against Takatsuki - Murakawa with a reply to Sato's opener and Nakajima doing likewise to Saito's first of the afternoon. It was Saito who struck the decisive goal nine minutes from time though, her sixth of the season, and the third occasion on which she has scored twice.
Takatsuki thus go top of the table, ahead of Nittaidai on goal difference, and two points ahead of Setagaya and Nagano.
AS Harima Albion:
Kirihata Kotono, Egami Narumi (capt), Nishiyama Emi, Kitagawa Wakana, Sakai Nozomi, Fujimoto Madoka, Okajima Eri, Nakajima Chihiro, Shirota Miki, Chiba Sonoko, Murakawa Saki
Subs: Saito Manami (Murakawa Saki, 61 mins)
Unused subs: Sugimoto Aoi, Hasatani Toko, Minami Chiho, Koyano Yuu
Scorers: Murakawa Saki (20 mins), Nakajima Chihiro (63 mins)
Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki:
Ono Maya, Ikeda Asumi, Hatanaka Miyuka, Akiba Yumeko, Shimamura Yuko, Torao Naomi, Narumiya Yui, Tsuboi Ayako, Sato Kaede (capt), Horiuchi Sayaka, Hazuki Yuki
Subs: Saito Toshiko (Shimamura Yuko, 23 mins), Takatani Misato (Horiuchi Sayaka, 61 mins), Yoshimura Midori (Ikeda Asumi, 82 mins), Toyama Sayuri (Hazuki Yuki, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Gocho Misaki
Scorers: Sato Kaede (15 mins), Saito Toshiko (34, 81 mins)
JFA Academy Fukushima 2 - 0 Nittaidai Football Club Ladies
Nittaidai's first loss of the season came at the hands of the JFA Academy, who have now won their last four games without conceding a goal. Two early goals did the damage, Okuma Rana heading in a Kitagawa ball and it was Kitagawa herself with the second.
Nittaidai drop to second on goal difference, while the Academy's recent form has seen them move steadily up the table and they currently lie seventh.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Asano Natsumi, Nakajo Yui, Hashinuma Maho, Moriya Miyabi, Takahira Miyu, Hirata Mai, Takahashi Fuko, Mizutani Yuki (capt), Ibaraki Mitsuba, Okuma Rana, Kitagawa Hikaru
Subs: Kojima Miku (Ibaraki Mitsuba, 75 mins), Morita Umi (Okuma Rana, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Hannah Stambaugh, Iseri Natsuki, Ueda Yuriko
Scorers: Okuma Rana (5 mins), Kitagawa Hikaru (12 mins)
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Inoue Nene, Sakurai Mayuka, Abe Rie, Haza Hisui, Oki Shiho, Ito Yukina (capt), Goto Ami, Enokidani Misaki, Nozu Erika, Uemura Shoko, Yamakawa Natsuki
Subs: Hirata Hikari (Nozu Erika, 58 mins), Kojima Wakiko (Enokidani Misaki, 60 mins), Maegami Eri (Uemura Shoko, 82 mins)
Unused subs: Yamamoto Arisa, Nagashima Hikari
Japan Soccer College Ladies 2 - 1 Bunnys Kyoto SC
Toriumi Mai's first goal of the season for the JSCL from the penalty spot gave the struggling Niigata side a huge boost in their fight against relegation. Kawano had given Bunnys the lead after just five minutes though this was cancelled out by Nittaidai graduate Kudo Asami ten minutes later. This result leaves both sides on seven points.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kawashima Kana, Sano Saki, Takahashi Sakura, Kusakari Ayako (capt), Sakaguchi Yuki, Kudo Asami, Tadano Yuki, Yoneda Saki, Iwasaki Manami, Toriumi Mai, Nakashima Ayaka
Subs: Ishibuchi Yuki (Nakashima Ayaka, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Hamada Momoka, Honda Suzuno, Nomura Natsumi, Toyota Yuri
Scorers: Kudo Asami (15 mins), Toriumi Mai (77 mins, pen)
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Konno Mai, Akamine Mizuki, Saito Hitomi (capt), Yamamoto Yumi, Akiyama Ryo, Shibuya Yumiko, Sawada Yuka, Matsuda Nozomi, Kawano Maaya, Hanazaki Rena, Fuchibe Mami
Subs: Oshima Sayuri (Fuchibe Mami, 58 mins), Yamaguchi Yurie (Hanazaki Rena, 83 mins), Masuda Kasumi (Yamaguchi Yurie, 90+2 mins)
Scorers: Kawano Maaya (5 mins)
Booked: Akamine Mizuki