Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita 1 - 6 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
A second-half blitz from Tokiwagi Gakuen has left Shizuoka Sangyo in danger of not making the top twelve and therefore Nadeshiko League Division Two status next year. For their part Tokiwagi Gakuen have no intention of playing in the Nadeshiko League but will still be disappointed to have finished eighth this season.
Kashihara Mayu made her first start for Tokiwagi Gakuen today, with Kuratani Narumi coming off the bench to make her first appearance, capped with the final goal of the day. Tokiwagi's other scorers were Kawasaki, Sugihara, Shiraki Akari, Genseki Kiyoka, and Kobayashi Rikako who has scored in each of the last six games. Shimamura Kumiko scored her first of the season for Shiuzoka, their only reply.
Tokiwagi Gakuen will finish eighth regardless of their result against Setagaya on the last day. Shizuoka will look to beat Shimizu by a significant margin and then hope that Fukuoka don't beat Cerezo Osaka Sakai.
Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata Bonita:
Terada Ikumi, Takahata Airi, Shimamura Kumiko, Nishiyama Mei, Nakase Akane, Ogata Yurika, Kubota Mitsuki, Hirano Asami (capt), Ishida Risa, Shiroshita Chinatsu, Kanno Mie
Subs: Kuchiki Hikaru (Ishida Risa, 66 mins), Komagata Nana (Kanno Mie, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Maehara Ringo, Kinpara Reika, Asano Megumi
Scorers: Shimamura Kumiko (80 mins)
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School:
Ono Asuka, Kashihara Mayu, Asari Iku, Genseki Kiyoka, Kobayashi Nanako, Ichise Nana, Iwaki Ayano, Shiraki Akari, Kobayashi Rikako, Sugihara Haruna (capt), Kawasaki Saya
Subs: Kuratani Narumi (Kawasaki Saya, 71 mins), Okuda Seika (Sugihara Haruna, 76 mins), Satake Anna (Kashihara Mayu, 79 mins), Doi Asuka (Shiraki Akari, 80 mins), Suzuki Hinako (Ichise Nana, 87 mins)
Scorers: Kawasaki Saya (38 mins), Sugihara Haruna (61 mins), Shiraki Akari (72 mins), Genseki Kiyoka (88 mins), Kobayashi Rikako (90 mins), Kuratani Narumi (90+3 mins)
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara 1 - 2 Ange Violet Hiroshima
With just a three point gap to leaders Takatsuki and a game in hand, Nojima and their supporters had seen this as game as the ideal opportunity to make up not just the three points but also the goal difference. It was not to be.
Katsurama Fumina opened the scoring in the first half, finishing well off a Saihara through pass to silence the Nojima contingent - the largest ever for a home game. Expected to come out strong in the second half, Nojima fell further behind with Katsurama scoring again seven minutes into the second half.
Nojima finally found the net in additional time, Kanai Nanae with a goal that was ultimately a small consolation - Nojima have to beat Takatsuki by five goals next Sunday to gain automatic promotion. Ange Violet are ninth and will finish no worse than tenth. Their final game is at home on Saturday to Nittaidai.
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Kobayashi Shiori, Terada Reiko, Setoguchi Nana, Yoshida Ayaka, Goto Maika, Oyama Saki (capt), Omiya Reona, Nagasawa Madoka, Inoue Yurie, Minamino Arisa, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Kinjo Airi (Goto Maika, 57 mins), Saito Haruna (Inoue Yurie, 57 mins), Kawarazaki Nozomi (Nagasawa Madoka, 74 mins)
Scorers: Kanai Nanae (90+2 mins)
Ange Violet Hiroshima:
Uetani Kumiko, Kitagawa Kana, Matsuda Ikumi, Takeda Yuki (capt), Konishi Natsuki, Katsurama Fumina, Yamagata Hisami, Ichikawa Sonoka, Mizuno Yuri, Saihara Mizuki, Enya Mari
Unused subs: Kameda Megumi, Yamashita Kurumi, Akagi Yui, Uozumi Arisa, Kuramoto Aya
Scorers: Katsurama Fumina (19, 52 mins)
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies 3 - 1 Bunnys Kyoto SC
Nittaidai had an expected win over Bunnys Kyoto which keeps them in the hunt for second place in the League this year. The home side's two top strikers this year, Uemura Shoko and Hirata Hikari both scored before Hanazaki Rena pulled a goal back with five minutes remaining to give Bunnys hope of an important point. The equaliser didn't come, and Maegami Eri made the game safe for Nittaidai in additional time.
Bunnys must now wait for tomorrow's result between Ehime and Cerezo Osaka Sakai to see if they will be granted a stay of execution. Their final game is at home to Bunnys on Saturday; Nittaidai are away to Ange Violet on the same day.
Nittaidai Football Club Ladies:
Inoue Nene, Matsunaga Saki, Nagashima Hikari (capt), Abe Rie, Yamakawa Natsuki, Ishii Chiharu, Kitano Rie, Enokidani Misaki, Fuse Kanako, Hirata Hikari, Uemura Shoko
Subs: Maegami Eri (Uemura Shoko, 66 mins), Yamamoto Hirona (Fuse Kanako, 71 mins), Maeda Risa (Hirata Hikari, 86 mins), Ito Yukina (Yamakawa Natsuki, 90+2 mins)
Unused subs: Matsuda Kasumi
Scorers: Uemura Shoko (37 mins), Hirata Hikari (47 mins), Maegami Eri (90+1 mins)
Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Takagi Misa, Akamine Mizuki, Saito Hitomi (capt), Akiyama Ryo, Kawano Maaya, Imai Haruka, Yamamoto Yumi, Matsuda Nozomi, Sawada Yuka, Oshima Sayuri, Kushige Aoi
Subs: Hanazaki Rena (Kushige Aoi, 75 mins), Yamaguchi Yurie (Oshima Sayuri, 83 mins)
Unused subs: Yamashita Yu, Tanihara Yukari, Fuchibe Mami
Scorers: Hanazaki Rena (85 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies 0 - 4 Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies
Cerezo Osaka Sakai's young team completed a remarkable turnaround in the second half of the season to secure league participation for next season with a thumping 4-0 win away to Ehime, their biggest of the season.
Tanaka Mika, who played very little this season compared to last, opened the scoring with her very first goal of 2014 in the eleventh minute to calm Cerezo nerves, and the visitors went in leading at half-time.
Eight minutes after the restart Matsubara Shiho doubled the lead and though Ehime made three changes minutes later, they were unable to stop captain Nishida Meika making it 3-0 on sixty-four minutes.
Cerezo had also made changes as they looked to a more defensive set up, though it didn't stop them scoring a fourth, their top scorer this season Tamazakura Kotono netting her eighth in the final minute of normal time to complete the rout and reverse the 5-1 scoreline in favour of Ehime in the sides' first meeting this season.
Cerezo Osaka have a chance of finishing in the top twelve, with the expectation that such a position would be enough to see them gain entry to the new Nadeshiko League Two division. They need to beat Fukuoka in their last match and stay ahead of Shizuoka Sangyo University on goal difference. Ehime are away to Bunnys hoping to overtake Ange Violet in ninth place.
Ehime FC Ladies:
Ueno Yukiko, Kamata Ran, Watai Shiori, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Kawamura Akari, Iwamoto Yuka, Yamashiro Miyuki, Kariya Maiko, Akune Mana, Oya Ayumi, Ogawa Manami
Subs: Nishimura Nozomi (Iwamoto Yuka, 56 mins), Kushiyama Saki (Kawamura Akari, 56 mins), Haruyama Saori (Ogawa Manami, 56 mins), Tagami Natsumi (Oya Ayumi, 67 mins), Yamada Maya (Akune Mana, 88 mins)
Booked: Tagami Natsumi
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Fukunaga Erika, Maegawa Miki, Wakisaka Reina, Katsuoka Miyu, Morinaka Hina, Nojima Sakura, Tanaka Mika, Hayashi Honoka, Yakata Miyu, Nishida Meika (capt), Matsubara Shiho
Subs: Inoue Hina (Tanaka Mika, HT), Tamazakura Kotono (Yakata Miyu, HT), Takarada Saori (Nojima Sakura, 59 mins), Fujiwara Nodoka (Katsuoka Miyu, 90 mins), Nishinaka Maho (Fukunaga Erika, 90+3 mins)
Scorers: Tanaka Mika (11 mins), Matsubara Shiho (53 mins), Nishida Meika (64 mins), Tamazakura Kotono (90 mins)
Sfida Setagaya FC 2 - 0 AS Harima Albion
Sfida Setagaya beat Harima to keep up their hopes of finishing in the top four, thought ultimately this season will have been a disappointment for the ambitious Tokyo side.
The goals came from a penalty by Tanaka Marina, her eleventh goal of the season, and from Usuda Haruka. Setagaya are two points behind Harima and will know their likely finishing position when they take on Tokiwagi Gakuen on the League's final day. Harima play the JSCL on Sunday and a win will guarantee them a top four finish.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Ishino Himeka, Fukuhara Nao, Tanaka Mariko, Tanaka Marina, Sunoki Yurie, Usuda Haruka, Nagata Maya (capt), Mori Hitomi, Nagasaki Akane, Hasegawa Aoi, Nagasawa Yume
Subs: Kuwahara Yoshie (Usuda Haruka, 72 mins), Shimojo Aya (Mori Hitomi, 76 mins), Hori Yoshie (Nagasaki Akane, 87 mins), Kawashima Tamai (Nagata Maya, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Sakuragi Ayana
Scorers: Tanaka Marina (15 mins, pen), Usuda Haruka (62 mins)
Booked: Usuda Haruka, Nagasaki Akane, Mori Hitomi
AS Harima Albion:
Kirihata Kotono, Kitagawa Wakana, Nishiyama Emi, Fujimoto Madoka (capt), Sakai Nozomi, Nakajima Chihiro, Okajima Eri, Koyano Yuu, Saito Manami, Chiba Sonoko, Murakawa Saki
Subs: Momii Mika (Koyano Yuu, 66 mins), Yamaguchi Saya (Okajima Eri, 75 mins)
Unused subs: Sugimoto Aoi, Hasatani Toko, Machida Akari
Japan Soccer College Ladies 2 - 3 AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
A late comeback by the JSCL wasn't enough to stop Nagano taking all three points which keeps them in fifth with a chance of finishing fourth on the last weekend. The League's top scorer Yokoyama Kumi scored in the very first minute to take her to twenty-eight for the season and she will look to hit thirty in her side's final game against the Academy.
Nagano added two more after half-time through Uchiyama Tomoyo and Tanaka Nami, and the visitors looked safe until an own goal was followed up by a goal from the spot by Horie Mitsuiki. The JSCL ran out of time in the end, and will have to settle for tenth at best.
Nagano host the JFA Academy as noted earlier; the JSCL are away to Harima.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kawashima Kana, Nomura Natsumi, Takahashi Sakura, Kusakari Ayako (capt), Sano Saki, Yoneda Saki, Sakaguchi Yuki, Matsumoto Hotaru, Iwasaki Manami, Toriumi Mai, Kudo Asami
Subs: Horie Mitsuki (Matsumoto Hotaru, 60 mins), Ishibuchi Yuki (Iwasaki Manami, 72 mins), Konno Hitomi (Nomura Natsumi, 78 mins), Kikuchi Ruri (Toriumi Mai, 90 mins)
Unused subs: Komatsu Akane,
Scorers: Own Goal (86 mins), Horie Mitsuki (90 mins, pen)
Booked: Sakaguchi Yuki
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Ikegaya Natsumi, Tanaka Nami, Oshima Nozomi, Urasaki Yuka, Yajima Yuki, Hamagaki Kana, Yoshida Aoi, Kunisawa Shino, Hashiura Satsuki, Yokoyama Kumi, Uchiyama Tomoka
Subs: Makii Kasane (Yoshida Aoi, HT), Uchiyama Tomoyo (Uchiyama Tomoka, HT), Ichikawa Manayuki (Hamagaki Kana, 79 mins)
Unused subs: Unoki Mao, Aoshima Miyabi
Scorers: Yokoyama Kumi (1 min), Uchiyama Tomoyo (54 mins), Tanaka Nami (62 mins)
Booked: Yajima Yuki
JFA Academy Fukushima 8 - 0 Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades
The JFA Academy had no difficulty whatsoever in dispatching bottom-side Shimizu, with a brace for Moriya, a first goal for Takahashi Fuko and a third goal in two appearances this season for Endo Jun the highlights.
The Academy finish the season away to Nagano, having already finished ahead of rivals Tokiwagi Gakuen, and with a chance of overtaking Setagaya who are sixth. Shimizu host another Shizuoka Sangyo University in the Shizuoka derby, though their attention will already be turning to the relegation play-offs.
JFA Academy Fukushima:
Hannah Stambaugh, Nakajo Yui, Hashinuma Maho, Kitagawa Hikaru, Morita Umi, Hirata Mai, Tachibana Yo, Mizutani Yuki (capt), Moriya Miyabi, Okuma Rana, Ibaraki Mitsuba
Subs: Endo Jun (Ibaraki Mitsuba, 42 mins), Ueda Yuriko (Okuma Rana, 63 mins), Takahashi Fuko (Morita Umi, 72 mins), Akimoto Haruka (Nakajo Yui, 72 mins)
Unused subs: Asano Natsumi
Scorers: Okuma Rana (9 mins), Tachibana Yo (19 mins), Moriya Miyabi (36, 44 mins), Kitagawa Hikaru (49 mins), Mizutani Yuki (52 mins), Endo Jun (72 mins), Takahashi Fuko (90+1 mins)
Shimizu Daihachi Pleiades:
Maruyama Kimi, Kobayashi Natsumi, Taniguchi Emi, Oda Sayaka, Hirukawa Mio, Miyagawa Tomoko, Kanashiro Wakana (capt), Sato Kaede, Yamaki Kotomi, Kawachi Erika, Baba Sayumi
Subs: Miura Kyoko (Oda Sayaka, 52 mins), Inoue Yurie (Taniguchi Emi, 56 mins), Matsushita Norimi (Hirukawa Mio, 75 mins)
Fukuoka J. Anclas 0 - 2 Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki
This game was played on August 3rd
Takatsuki did what was needed against Fukuoka J. Anclas in the Kyushu rain and have moved into second with just Nittaidai above them, level on points with Nojima, against whom they play their final match of the season.
The away side were utterly dominant, and a first half goal from Hazuki - her sixth this season - was added to late in the game by Tsuboi's fifth. Takatsuki's players did however pick up five yellow cards in this game which may cost them later in the season.
Takatsuki play again next Saturday, away to Ehime. On Sunday Fukuoka are also in action, away to leaders Nittaidai.
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Kishi Hoshimi, Yanagita Shiori, Hanada Aiko (capt), Ito Chisa, Fujisawa Marin, Ukita Kotone, Doi Narumi, Doshita Misato, Takahashi Chizuru, Fujimoto Yuki, Marugata Rie
Subs: Iimura Ami (Takahashi Chizuru, 62 mins), Yoshizawa Ai (Doi Narumi, 80 mins), Fukui Shihori (Marugata Rie, 80 mins)
Unused subs: Shimada Megumi
Speranza FC Osaka Takatsuki:
Ono Maya, Yoshimura Midori, Hatanaka Miyuka, Akiba Yumeko, Hirano Satoko, Torao Naomi, Narumiya Yui, Sato Kaede (capt), Maruyama Karina, Tsuboi Ayako, Hazuki Yuki
Subs: Saito Toshiko (Maruyama Karina, 71 mins), Honda Saki (Sato Kaede, 80 mins), Shimamura Yuko (Hazuki Yuki, 90+2 mins)
Unused subs: Hattori Mayu, Toyama Sayuri
Scorers: Hazuki Yuki (42 mins), Tsuboi Ayako (78 mins)
Booked: Tsuboi Ayako, Hazuki Yuki, Narumiya Yui, Maruyama Karina, Ono Maya