Japanese Non-league Football News

JFL - Round 32
Honda FC made virtually sure of the 2006 JFL title on Thursday with a 5-1 thrashing of FC Ryukyu, placing them six points ahead of Sagawa Kyubin Tokyo with just two games remaining. Ryukyu in fact took a 20th-minute lead through a rare goal from defender Wataru Nakazato, but a hat-trick from star striker Junya Nitta saw Honda through to a comfortable victory. Sagawa Tokyo too strolled to three points against lowly opposition in the shape of Mitsubishi Mizushima, which included a 26th goal of the season for JFL top marksman Tetsuya Okubo.

Leading the fight for third place are Sagawa Kyubin Osaka, 3-1 winners over SC Tottori, while Rosso Kumamoto got their first victory in three games at Sagawa Printing despite conceding twice in injury time. In fact, the only losers out of the top five teams were YKK AP in the Toyama derby clash with Alo's Hokuriku, although YKK's Mitsuru Hasegawa was on target for the tenth time this year with his consolation effort in a 2-1 defeat.

Of the chasing teams, Tochigi SC needed a last-minute goal to defeat JEF Club 2-1 and Yokogawa Musashino picked up a first win in four against Ryutsu Keizai University. With Mitsubishi, Ryukyu and RKU all losing, at the foot of the table Honda Lock gave themselves a chance of avoiding a relegation play-off place as they won 3-2 at a Sony Sendai side who now have just one win in twelve games, Shoma Mizunaga grabbing two crucial goals for Lock. In the other match, Arte Takasaki squeezed past FC Kariya with the only goal of the game.

Thu 23 Nov: Alo's Hokuriku 2-1 YKK AP
Thu 23 Nov: Arte Takasaki 1-0 FC Kariya
Thu 23 Nov: FC Ryukyu 1-5 Honda FC
Thu 23 Nov: Sagawa Kyubin Osaka 3-1 SC Tottori
Thu 23 Nov: Sagawa Kyubin Tokyo 3-0 Mitsubishi Mizushima
Thu 23 Nov: Sagawa Printing 2-4 Rosso Kumamoto
Thu 23 Nov: Sony Sendai 2-3 Honda Lock
Thu 23 Nov: Tochigi SC 2-1 JEF Club
Thu 23 Nov: Yokogawa Musashino 3-1 Ryutsu Keizai University

1 Honda FC 77 (+37)
2 Sagawa Kyubin Tokyo 71 (+55)
3 Sagawa Kyubin Osaka 66 (+35)
4 YKK AP 63 (+33)
5 Rosso Kumamoto 63 (+25)
6 Alo's Hokuriku 56 (+24)
7 Tochigi SC 56 (+14)
8 Yokogawa Musashino 54 (+17)
9 Sony Sendai 37 (-13)
10 JEF Club 35 (-12)
11 Arte Takasaki 35 (-26)
12 SC Tottori 32 (-2)
13 FC Kariya 31 (-16)
14 Sagawa Printing 29 (-26)
15 FC Ryukyu 28 (-22)
16 Ryutsu Keizai University 25 (-34)
17 Mitsubishi Mizushima 24 (-43)
18 Honda Lock 21 (-46)

Secret: 管理者にだけ表示を許可する
Add to Technorati Favorites

Designed by aykm.