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Newly-promoted hopefuls FC Central Chugoku destroyed Chugoku League rivals Fagiano Okayama 5-0 in the most sensational result of the Regional League seasons so far on Sunday, at a stroke casting serious doubt over the viability of Fagiano as promotion contenders and candidates for the JFL. At the top of the division two rounds in are nevertheless experienced outfit Hiroshima Fujita SC , although their 1-0 win over the smalltown Iwami SC means that they have played two of the weaker sides in the league thus far. In second place after a 4-1 thrashing of Renofa Yamaguchi are last year's champions Sagawa Kyubin Chugoku - and indeed it is Renofa, established in recent months with the long-term intention of bringing J-League football to their remote prefecture, who now prop up the table after two heavy defeats. Next weekend, however, sees a mouthwatering clash betwen Fujita and FC Central that may go a long way towards deciding the destination of the 2006 title.

07 May 06 - FC Central Chugoku fans cheer their team against Fagiano

FC Central Chugoku fans cheer their team against Fagiano

Sun 07 May: FC Central Chugoku 5-0 Fagiano Okayama
Sun 07 May: Iwami SC 0-1 Hiroshima Fujita SC
Sun 07 May: JFE Steel 2-2 Hitachi Manufacturing Kasado (PK 6-7)
Sun 07 May: Renofa Yamaguchi 1-4 Sagawa Kyubin Chugoku

1 Hiroshima Fujita SC 6 (+3)
2 Sagawa Kyubin Chugoku 5 (+2)
3 FC Central Chugoku 4 (+5)
4 Iwami SC 3 (-)
5 Fagiano Okayama 3 (-1)
6 Hitachi Manufacturing Kasado 2 (-1)
7 JFE Steel 1 (-2)
8 Renofa Yamaguchi 0 (-7)

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