Japanese Non-league Football News

JFL News In Brief
... lots more friendly matches over the weekend, with the new JFL season just two weeks away... on Saturday, Arte Takasaki overcame AC Nagano Parceiro from the Hokushinetsu League for a 4-2 win. 21-year-old midfielder Yudai Iwama was twice on target for Arte. The other four games were all draws... YKK AP were held 3-3 by another Hokushinetsu League team, Zweigen Kanazawa, Hiro Morikawa picking up a brace for the Toyama-based team...

... Gainare Tottori's sluggish pre-season continued with a 2-2 draw against Kansai League champions Banditonce Kobe... but FC Ryukyu could only manage the same scoreline against Nishihara High School, both their goals coming from Fukutaro Kuroda... the match of the day, however, was undoubtedly Rosso Kumamoto against Honda FC. Yoshio Kitagawa opened the scoring for Rosso in the fifth minute, only for the 2006 JFL champions to equalise through Daiju Kawashima thirteen minutes later...

06 Mar 07 - Daiju Kawashima, Honda FC striker

Daiju Kawashima, Honda FC striker

... on Sunday, Rosso had an easier time of it in a 3-0 defeat of New Wave Kitakyushu, thanks to goals from defender Takumi Morikawa and midfield pair Mitsuhiro Seki and Yuichi Yamauchi... Cerezo Osaka beat Sagawa Kyubin SC 5-1... Gainare Tottori went down 2-1 to Kyoto Sanga reserves... FC Ryukyu beat their neighbours from the Kyushu League Kaiho Bank SC 3-0... and Yokogawa Musashino thumped Tochigi SC 4-1...

04 Mar 07 - Tochigi in white take on Yokogawa Musashino

Tochigi in white take on Yokogawa Musashino

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