This game was played on July 19th
Nojima Stella ended the weekend level with Nittaidai at the top of the table following their eighth win in succession, having recovered from a less then auspicious start to the season.
Shizuoka were the surprise leaders early in the game, their top scorer and captain Hirano Asami with her fifth of the season after ten minutes. Nojima responded well and their in-form players Yoshimi Natsuki and Minamino Arisa both scored before half-time to change the complexion of the game.
In the second half Nojima scored twice more, with goals from another two players having good seasons, Omiya Reona and Kawarazaki Nozomi, with Kanai Nanae assisting on both occasions.
Nojima's next match is away to struggling Fukuoka, where they will expect another three points. Shizuoka have had a disappointing season thus far and will hope for better next Sunday against Harima Albion.
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Terada Ikumi, Nakase Akane, Shimamura Kumiko, Nishiyama Mei, Ogata Yurika, Suzuki Rina, Kubota Mitsuki, Ishida Risa, Hirano Asami (capt), Kitaoka Chiaki, Kanno Mie
Subs: Oda Kanna (Ishida Risa, HT mins), Shiroshita Chinatsu (Kubota Mitsuki, 67 mins)
Unused subs: Maehara Ringo, Miyazaki Kaoru, Takahata Airi
Scorers: Hirano Asami (10 mins)
Booked: Ishida Risa
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Kobayashi Shiori, Goto Maika, Terada Reiko, Yoshida Ayaka, Nagasawa Madoka, Oyama Saki (capt), Yoshimi Natsuki, Omiya Reona, Inoue Yurie, Minamino Arisa, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Kawarazaki Nozomi (Inoue Yurie, 66 mins), Nanjo Masayo (Kobayashi Shiori, 79 mins), Kinjo Airi (Kanai Nanae, 84 mins), Nishimura Atsumi (Goto Maika, 89 mins), Saito Haruna (Minamino Arisa, 89 mins)
Scorers: Yoshimi Natsuki (24 mins), Minamino Arisa (35 mins), Omiya Reona (57 mins), Kawarazaki Nozomi (74 mins)
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School 3 - 1 Ange Violet Hiroshima
Komori Aoi came off the bench for her second substitute appearance this season, and scored two late goals to win this tie against Ange Violet Hiroshima. In the first half Tokiwagi looked to attack up the middle, but were repeatedly thwarted by Ange Violet's tight defence. In the 39th minute Shiraki Akari finally made the breakthrough for Tokiwagi, as they went in a goal up at half-time.
Kawasaki Saya gave away a penalty in the 70th minute, which Enya Mari scored to equalise. Komori came on immediately, and within three minutes had scored her first goal of the season, beating goalkeeper and defenders well to score in front of goal. With two minutes remaining Komori scored again, rounding Uetani in the Ange Violet net to score into an empty net.
Tokiwagi stay ninth but have two games in hand on those above them. They now travel to Minnesota to compete in the USA Cup, and next play Ehime in the Challenge League on July 20th. Ange Violet also next play on the 20th, against fellow promoted side Harima Albion.
|Kuramoto Aya (No. 4) made her first appearance for Ange Violet Hiroshima today|
|Uetani dives bravely at the feet of Shiraki to deny Tokiwagi Gakuen's top scorer|
|Enya Mari scores from the spot to level the scores with twenty minutes remaining|
|Komori Aoi scores the first of her two goals which won the game for Tokiwagi Gakuen|
|Komori takes the ball around Uetani to score into the empty net with two minutes remaining|
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Ono Asuka, Kawasaki Saya, Matsukubo Akari, Ichise Nana, Genseki Kiyoka, Nishikawa Ayaka (capt), Sugihara Haruna, Shiraki Akari, Sasaki Yukina, Kadowaki Shihomi, Kobayashi Rikako
Subs: Kobayashi Nanako (Sasaki Yukina, HT), Fujino Suzuka (Matsukubo Akari, 65 mins), Komori Aoi (Kadowaki Shihomi, 70 mins), Takahashi Anna (Sugihara Haruna, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Okada Mari
Scorers: Shiraki Akari (39 mins), Komori Aoi (73, 88 mins)
Booked: Kawasaki Saya, Sugihara Haruna
Ange Violet Hiroshima:
Uetani Kumiko, Ichikawa Sonoka, Matsuda Ikumi, Takeda Yuki (capt), Katsurama Fumina, Kitagawa Kana, Enya Mari, Mizuno Yuri, Konishi Natsuki, Kuramoto Aya, Saihara Mizuki
Subs: Tateishi Sae (Kuramoto Aya, 36 mins), Uozumi Arisa (Konishi Natsuki, 39 mins), Yamashita Kurumi (Tateishi Sae, HT), Yamashita Mayumi (Saihara Mizuki, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Kameda Megumi
Scorers: Enya Mari (70 mins, pen)
JFA Academy Fukushima 2 - 0 Fukuoka J. Anclas
Fukuoka didn't play particularly well in 2013, but this year they have regressed considerably and are only five points above the relegation zone. Today they were again easily beaten, Ibaraki and Mizutani the scorers, the former with her first goal of the season and the latter her second. Next Sunday Fukuoka are at home to Shizuoka Sangyo and the JFA Academy visit Ehime in the final inter-block matches.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Asano Natsumi, Moriya Miyabi, Hashinuma Maho, Morita Umi, Ari Hudson, Ibaraki Mitsuba, Hirata Mai, Mizutani Yuki (capt), Takahashi Fuko, Tachibana Yo, Nakajo Yui
Subs: Ueda Yuriko (Ari Hudson, 25 mins), Yonei Honoka (Ibaraki Mitsuba, 68 mins), Chiba Nanami (Hashinuma Maho, 80 mins), Iseri Natsuki (Takahashi Fuko, 80 mins)
Unused subs: Hannah Stambaugh
Scorers: Ibaraki Mitsuba (21 mins), Mizutani Yuki (51 mins)
Booked: Takahashi Fuko
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Kishi Hoshimi, Yanagita Shiori, Hanada Aiko (capt), Ito Chisa, Fujisawa Marin, Ukita Kotone, Doi Narumi, Doshita Misato, Yoshizawa Ai, Fujimoto Yuki, Marugata Rie
Subs: Iimura Ami (Fujisawa Marin, 60 mins), Takahashi Chizuru (Doi Narumi, 62 mins), Fukui Shihori (Yoshizawa Ai, 75 mins)
Unused subs: Shimada Megumi
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies 1 - 5 Nittaidai Football Club Ladies
Nagano were extremely disappointing in losing their third match of the season to academic opposition. On the other hand, Nittaidai's first year Hirata Hikari - formerly with Fukuoka - was sensational and her four goals today took her to ten from four starts, and thirteen in total for the season.
Hirata scored twice in both halves, with a late goal from Uchiyama Tomoyo Nagano's only reply. Nagano will play Bunnys next weekend full of determination to recover, though they are very unlikely to make it to a promotion play-off. Nittaidai take the lead in the League, and next Saturday are expected to win again at home to the JSCL.
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Ikegaya Natsumi, Oshima Nozomi, Yajima Yuki, Urasaki Yuka, Tanaka Nami (capt), Uchiyama Tomoyo, Yoshida Aoi, Shigemasa Kai, Hamagaki Kana, Hashiura Satsuki, Yokoyama Kumi
Subs: Kanefuda Anzu (Tanaka Nami, 67 mins), Wada Makoto (Yoshida Aoi, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Unoki Mao, Makii Kasane, Uchiyama Tomoka
Scorers: Uchiyama Tomoyo (76 mins)
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Inoue Nene, Sakurai Mayuka, Haza Hisui, Nozu Erika, Oki Shiho, Goto Ami, Kojima Wakiko, Enokidani Misaki, Ito Yukina (capt), Maeda Risa, Hirata Hikari
Subs: Ishii Chiharu (Maeda Risa, 76 mins), Uemura Shoko (Hirata Hikari, 86 mins), Matsuda Kasumi (Inoue Nene, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Abe Rie, Kitano Rie
Scorers: Hirata Hikari (17, 36, 66, 80 mins), Enokidani Misaki (71 mins)
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades 0 - 4 Bunnys Kyoto SC
The comfort with which Bunnys beat Shimizu gives a clear indication of just how poor the bottom side are this season, and with the three points picked up the Kyoto side go four points clear of Cerezo Osaka Sakai.
Fuchibe, Oshima and Akamine all scored their first goals of the season with Matsuda scoring her second as Bunnys scored more than twice for the first time this season.
Shimizu next play Cerezo on Saturday and a defeat would almost certainly mean their finishing bottom; Bunnys are at home to Nagano and will hope to stay clear of the bottom two with a positive result.
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades:
Maruyama Kimi, Kobayashi Natsumi, Taniguchi Emi, Oda Sayaka, Inoue Yurie, Matsushita Norimi, Kanashiro Wakana (capt), Sato Kaede, Yamaki Kotomi, Miura Kyoko, Miyagawa Tomoko
Subs: Kawachi Erika (Matsushita Norimi, 70 mins), Baba Sayumi (Miyagawa Tomoko, 84 mins)
Unused subs: Kawasumi Saki
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Konno Mai, Akiyama Ryo, Saito Hitomi (capt), Yamamoto Yumi, Kawano Maaya, Oshima Sayuri, Matsuda Nozomi, Sawada Yuka, Shibuya Yumiko, Akamine Mizuki, Fuchibe Mami
Subs: Hanazaki Rena (Kawano Maaya, HT), Yamaguchi Yurie (Fuchibe Mami, 74 mins), Tanihara Yukari (Shibuya Yumiko, 86 mins)
Unused subs: Yamashita Yu
Scorers: Fuchibe Mami (52 mins), Oshima Sayuri (76 mins), Akamine Mizuki (81 mins), Matsuda Nozomi (84 mins)
Japan Soccer College Ladies 1 - 0 Ehime FC Ladies
Toriumi Mai scored her first goal from open play this season, to add to the two penalties she scored, as the JSCL beat Ehime with a late goal to ease their relegation worries while adding pressure on the Ehime management, as they have made no progress since both sides were promoted in 2012.
Ehime are at home to the JFA Academy next weekend, with the JSCL travelling to Kanagawa to take on leaders Nittaidai.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kawashima Kana, Takahashi Sakura, Kusakari Ayako (capt), Yukita Rui, Sano Saki, Yoneda Saki, Sakaguchi Yuki, Kudo Asami, Toriumi Mai, Horie Mitsuki, Iwasaki Manami
Subs: Matsumoto Hotaru (Iwasaki Manami, 67 mins), Ishibuchi Yuki (Yoneda Saki, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Komatsu Akane, Tadano Yuki, Nomura Natsumi
Scorers: Toriumi Mai (81 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies:
Osako Hanako, Kamata Ran, Nishimura Nozomi, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Kawamura Akari, Watai Shiori, Iwamoto Yuka, Kariya Maiko, Yamashiro Miyuki, Akune Mana, Haruyama Saori
Subs: Oya Ayumi (Kawamura Akari, 58 mins), Tagami Natsumi (Watai Shiori, 58 mins)
Unused subs: Ueno Yukiko, Mukaidani Ayaka, Yamada Maya
Sfida Setagaya FC 1 - 1 Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki
Setagaya's largest attendance of the season witnessed an eventful and entertaining draw which kept Takatsuki in pole position for automatic promotion while keeping Setagaya themselves in with a chance of at least a play-off place.
Takatsuki had fewer chances but they took the lead in the 65th minute when Narumiya Yui scored a fine goal. Setagaya were stunned but fought back well and twelve minutes later they equalised through a Tanaka Marina penalty.
Takatsuki are three points ahead of Nojima who have a game in hand, and are eight points ahead of Setagaya. Takatsuki next play in early August against Fukuoka. Setagaya play local rivals Nojima next Saturday in the most important match thus far for both sides.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Ishino Himeka, Kawashima Tamai, Tanaka Marina, Kuwahara Yoshie, Tanaka Mariko, Fukuhara Nao, Nagata Maya (capt), Hasegawa Aoi, Nagasawa Yume, Sunoki Yurie, Shimojo Aya
Subs: Nagasaki Akane (Nagasawa Yume, 59 mins), Okada Ayame (Kuwahara Yoshie, 71 mins), Usuda Haruka (Hasegawa Aoi, 71 mins)
Unused subs: Kawamura Yuki, Shano Miki
Scorers: Tanaka Marina (77 mins, pen)
Booked: Fukuhara Nao, Tanaka Mariko
Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki:
Ono Maya, Sato Kaede (capt), Hatanaka Miyuka, Akiba Yumeko, Yoshimura Midori, Narumiya Yui, Torao Naomi, Tsuboi Ayako, Maruyama Karina, Saito Toshiko, Hazuki Yuki
Subs: Shimamura Yuko (Saito Toshiko, 59 mins), Hirano Satoko (Yoshimura Midori, 62 mins), Horiuchi Sayaka (Maruyama Karina, 90+2 mins)
Unused subs: Gocho Misaki, Yoshioka Haruka
Scorers: Narumiya Yui (65 mins)
Booked: Ono Maya, Tsuboi Ayako
AS Harima Albion 2 - 1 Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies
Cerezo Osaka Sakai's two recent wins gave them great hope that they could take something from this game against Harima Albion, but they were to leave Himeji with nothing to show for their efforts.
Murakawa Saki has had a fine season with Harima and scored her third goal of the season just after half-time. With ten minutes remaining Cerezo captain Nishida Meika equalised to the great joy of her teammates, but with three minutes remaining Nishiyama Emi knocked in a Nozomi free kick to secure all three points and fourth place for Harima.
Cerezo Osaka Sakai next play Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades in a must-win game for both sides, especially for Shimizu. Harima play Ange Violet on July 20th.
AS Harima Albion:
Kirihata Kotono, Kitagawa Wakana, Nishiyama Emi, Fujimoto Madoka (capt), Sakai Nozomi, Nakajima Chihiro, Okajima Eri, Koyano Yuu, Murakawa Saki, Chiba Sonoko, Shirota Miki
Subs: Saito Manami (Koyano Yuu, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Sugimoto Aoi, Yamaguchi Saya, Hasatani Toko, Sugiyama Yuka
Scorers: Murakawa Saki (48 mins), Nishiyama Emi (87 mins)
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Nishinaka Maho, Hashimitsu Kyoka, Katsuoka Miyu, Takarada Saori, Morinaka Hina, Furusawa Rui, Nishida Meika (capt), Matsubara Shiho, Hayashi Honoka, Maegawa Miki, Tamazakura Kotono
Subs: Yakata Miyu (Furusawa Rui, 62 mins), Fujiwara Nodoka (Hashimitsu Kyoka, 67 mins), Wakisaka Reina (Tamazakura Kotono, 79 mins)
Unused subs: Yamashita Rina, Azuma Manami
Scorers: Nishida Meika (80 mins)