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JFL Saturday Scores
Rosso Kumamoto's hopes of winning the JFL title this season were dealt a hammer blow on Saturday, when their trip to Toyama ended in a 2-1 defeat to Alo's Hokuriku. Leading scorer Yutaka Takahashi breached the tough Alo's defence within the opening minute, but midfielder Keisuke Kimoto equalised shortly afterwards and then scored again six minutes from time to leave Rosso four points behind leaders Sagawa Kyubin SC, having played a game more. And in a good day for Toyama football, Alo's' neighbours YKK AP narrowed the gap on Rosso by beating Sony Sendai via a last-minute own goal.

Lower down the table, Tochigi SC's season has suddenly sprung back into life after the disastrous run had seen the J-League hopefuls slump into the lower half of the table. But last week's defeat of FC Gifu has given them hope that they can still snatch a top-four finish and a place in J2 and this weekend a Kenichiro Meta goal ten minutes before the end was enough to claim three more vital points at the expense of one of their rivals, Yokogawa Musashino. Honda FC won 1-0 at Gainare Tottori in the evening game, while FC Kariya beat Mitsubishi Mizushima 1-0 to put an end to their recent poor run of results.

01 Aug 07 - Things get exciting at Tochigi vs Yokogawa Musashino

Things get exciting at Tochigi vs Yokogawa Musashino

Sat 28 Jul: Alo's Hokuriku 2-1 Rosso Kumamoto
Sat 28 Jul: FC Kariya 1-0 Mitsubishi Mizushima
Sat 28 Jul: Gainare Tottori 0-1 Honda FC
Sat 28 Jul: Sony Sendai 0-1 YKK AP
Sat 28 Jul: Tochigi SC 1-0 Yokogawa Musashino

1. Sagawa Kyubin SC 51 (+32)
2. Rosso Kumamoto 47 (+22)
3. YKK AP 41 (+11)
4. Yokogawa Musashino 37 (+10)
5. FC Gifu 37 (+8)
6. Alo's Hokuriku 37 (+2)
7. Honda FC 36 (+10)
8. Tochigi SC 32 (+8)
9. JEF Reserves 32 (-)
10. Ryutsu Keizai University 27 (-4)
11. TDK SC 26 (+4)
12. Sagawa Printing 26 (-7)
13. Mitsubishi Mizushima 25 (-8)
14. Gainare Tottori 24 (-6)
15. Sony Sendai 22 (-15)
16. FC Kariya 20 (-13)
17. FC Ryukyu 19 (-28)
18. Arte Takasaki 5 (-26)

01 Aug 07 - Keisuke Kimoto of Alo’s Hokuriku

Keisuke Kimoto of Alo’s Hokuriku

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