Sfida Setagaya FC 3 - 5 Ehime FC Ladies
An entertaining game in Tokyo, which evoked memories of Ehime's 6-4 victory over the same opposition in 2012, saw the Shikoku side maintain their top-half status, with Setagaya dropping well off the pace. A lead goal for Setagaya from Tanaka Mariko was matched by one from Oya Ayumi to make it a 1-1 game at half-time gave no indication of the intensity to come after the break.
Ehime scored four goals in twenty-seven second-half minutes to win the game. Oya scored twice to complete her first ever league hat-trick and there were further goals from Akune Mana and Kamata Ran. Setagaya weren't lying down, and did respond with goals from Sunoki and Tanaka Marina but ultimately were outclassed.
Ehime have a much greater test at home next week to Nagano, Setagaya welcome Harima, another side ahead of them in the table.
Sfida Setagaya FC:
Ishino Himeka, Fukuhara Nao, Tanaka Marina (capt), Yamamoto Naomi, Ito Yukina, Tanaka Mariko, Mori Hitomi, Hasegawa Aoi, Nakamura Yushika, Suda Ayaka, Sunoki Yurie
Subs: Nagata Maya (Nakamura Yushika, 67 mins), Hanagiri Naomi (Suda Ayaka, 67 mins), Hori Yoshie (Hasegawa Aoi, 77 mins)
Unused subs: Machi Tamaki, Hara Shiho, Shano Miki, Tomiyama Hitomi
Scorers: Tanaka Mariko (5 mins), Sunoki Yurie (27 mins), Tanaka Marina (87 mins)
Ehime FC Ladies:
Nakamura Saki, Kamata Ran, Muramatsu Mafuyu, Nishimura Nozomi, Haruyama Saori, Iwamoto Yuka, Yamashiro Miyuki, Ogawa Manami, Nishigawa Sayumi (capt), Akune Mana, Oya Ayumi
Subs: Kawamura Akari (Ogawa Manami, 52 mins), Sakurai Yuika (Haruyama Saori, 85 mins), Senba Yuna (Oya Ayumi, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Osako Hanako, Nomura Haruka
Scorers: Oya Ayumi (25, 64, 72 mins), Akune Mana (55 mins), Kamata Ran (82 mins)
AS Harima Albion 2 - 1 Ange Violet Hiroshima
Two headed goals from set plays were enough for Harima to see off Hiroshima, who have greatly disappointed this season. For the hosts Chiba Sonoko scored her fifth goal in the first half and Fushiki Kaho her second goal of the season to win the game, with young Kanda Wakaho scoring her third goal to pull Hiroshima level just before half-time.
Harima are away to Setagaya next week, Hiroshima may well struggle again at home to Nojima.
AS Harima Albion:
Kirihata Kotono, Kawai Honami, Nishiyama Emi, Fujimoto Madoka (capt), Sakai Nozomi, Okajima Eri, Chiba Sonoko, Fushiki Kaho, Sato Rina, Murakawa Saki, Imai Haruka
Subs: Iwasaki Anna (Imai Haruka, 49 mins), Saito Manami (Fushiki Kaho, 89 mins)
Unused subs: Sugimoto Aoi, Minami Chiho, Machida Akari
Scorers: Chiba Sonoko (10 mins), Fushiki Kaho (76 mins)
Ange Violet Hiroshima:
Kameda Megumi, Akamine Mizuki, Saito Hitomi, Takeda Yuki (capt), Ichikawa Sonoka, Yamaguchi Yurie, Watanabe Kazumi, Akagi Fumika, Kanda Wakaho, Saihara Mizuki, Mizuno Yuri
Subs: Katsurama Fumina (Yamaguchi Yurie, 28 mins), Egashira Ayuki (Akagi Fumika, 84 mins), Kuramoto Aya (Katsurama Fumina, 84 mins)
Unused subs: Shimizu Aki, Yamashita Kurumi, Matsuda Ikumi, Kawano Maaya
Scorers: Kanda Wakaho (45 mins)
Booked: Akamine Mizuki, Saito Hitomi
FC Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme 1 - 2 Nittaidai SC Yokohama
There was to be no revenge for Kibi against intercollegiate champions Nittaidai at home in Tsuyama today, with the Yokohama side's top strikers Hirata and Uemura again a thorn in the Kibi side. Kibi's most senior player, Noma Fumika, scored her first goal of the season to give Kibi a first-half lead but Hirata popped up to equalise seven minutes after the restart and with seven minutes remaining Uemura finished off a good move to ensure that her side stay within two points of Nojima in second. Kibi are still bottom, and badly need a win over Fukuoka next week. Nittaidai will expect victory away to the Japan Soccer College.
FC Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme:
Fujita Suzuka, Kanbara Misaki, Mukai Satsuki, Miyaji Asuka, Noma Fumika (capt), Hamamoto Marin, Yoshida Nagisa, Takatsuka Ayane, Yoshitake Manami, Kurakazu Shiho, Ikejiri Mayu
Subs: Komatsu Mina (Hamamoto Marin, 72 mins), Goya Eriko (Kurakazu Shiho, 79 mins), Sekiguchi Mayu (Kanbara Misaki, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Sakamoto Aoi, Kadota Rui, Sasaki Yuka, Mamyo Sena
Scorers: Noma Fumika (13 mins)
Nittaidai SC Yokohama:
Hiraide Haruka, Matsunaga Saki, Oga Risako, Nozu Erika, Oki Shiho, Sakurai Mayuka (capt), Nagashima Hikari, Seno Yuki, Miura Momo, Uemura Shoko, Maeda Risa
Subs: Goto Ami (Nagashima Hikari, HT), Hirata Hikari (Maeda Risa, HT), Yamamoto Hirona (Uemura Shoko, 87 mins)
Unused subs: Morita Yukari, Ishii Chiharu
Scorers: Hirata Hikari (52 mins), Uemura Shoko (83 mins)
Fukuoka J. Anclas 0 - 8 Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara
Fukuoka had been feeling better about themselves recently, with a three-game unbeaten streak and a first win, but today were no match whatsoever for Nojima, who pelted the home side's goal, eventually scoring eight to improve their goal difference. No player scored a hat-trick, with Yoshimi scoring a brace and there was a first goal of the season for Oyama Saki. The other scorers were Tanaka, her fifth of the season, Ishida and Nagasawa, with their second and Gonno with her third.
Fukuoka next host Kibi in a battle of the bottom two; Nojima also play a struggling side, Hiroshima.
Fukuoka J. Anclas:
Kishi Hoshimi, Ito Chisa, Komatsu Misato, Fujisawa Marin (capt), Yanagita Shiori, Ukita Kotone, Fujimoto Yuki, Doshita Misato, Hanada Aiko, Fukui Shihori, Marugata Rie
Subs: Kobayashi Natsumi (Yanagita Shiori, 73 mins), Yatsugi Akane (Fukui Shihori, 73 mins), Doi Narumi (Marugata Rie, 73 mins)
Unused subs: Ueda Erina, Sato Kaede
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Kobayashi Shiori, Ishida Minami, Sakamoto Juri, Hirano Yuka, Kobayashi Miharu, Yoshimi Natsuki, Kawashima Haruna (capt), Tanaka Yoko, Oyama Saki, Minamino Arisa, Kanai Nanae
Subs: Gonno Takako (Kanai Nanae, HT), Nagasawa Madoka (Minamino Arisa, 78 mins), Setoguchi Nana (Ishida Minami, 82 mins)
Unused subs: Yoshida Ayaka, Omiya Reona
Scorers: Yoshimi Natsuki (35, 59 mins), Tanaka Yoko (39 mins), Ishida Minami (53 mins), Minamino Arisa (67 mins), Oyama Saki (69 mins), Gonno Takako (70 mins), Nagasawa Madoka (90+1 mins)
Japan Soccer College Ladies 0 - 6 AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
Hayashizaki Mei made a first appearance in the league since graduating from Tokiwagi Gakuen High School in 2012 as Nagano swept aside the Japan Soccer College. Yokoyama Kumi scored her second hat-trick of the season to lead the scoring in the division, with Yajima Yuki scoring her first goals of the season with a brace, and Noguchi Miya came off the bench to score her first ever league goal.
Nagano stay top, unbeaten and unrivalled. They next travel to play Ehime, with the Japan Soccer College hosting Nittaidai.
Japan Soccer College Ladies:
Kawashima Kana, Sano Saki, Takahashi Sakura (capt), Kusakari Ayako, Sakaguchi Yuki, Nomura Natsumi, Tsurumi Marina, Sasaki Shiori, Matsumoto Hotaru, Yamazaki Sayuri, Saito Mami
Subs: Honda Suzuno (Saito Mami, 74 mins)
Unused subs: Kamimura Aya, Kikuchi Ruri, Fukumoto Junko, Tanabe Riena
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Hayashizaki Mei, Tanaka Nami (capt), Yajima Yuki, Suzuki Azusa, Sakamoto Riho, Hamagaki Kana, Kunisawa Shino, Saito Akane, Makii Kasane, Yokoyama Kumi, Tomari Shiho
Subs: Noguchi Miya (Suzuki Azusa, 59 mins), Uchiyama Tomoyo (Hamagaki Kana, 66 mins), Wada Makoto (Tomari Shiho, 86 mins)
Unused subs: Ikegaya Natsumi, Takashima Ruriko, Takasu Sakiho, Hashiura Satsuki
Scorers: Yokoyama Kumi (22, 41, 58 mins), Yajima Yuki (29, 49 mins), Noguchi Miya (73 mins)