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JFL Wednesday Results
After the second round of JFL 2007 fixtures took place on holiday Wednesday, the top of the early-season table features a fascinating combination of the old and the new. Two goals in the last twenty minutes of their first ever home game at this level of football saw promoted side FC Gifu beat Arte Takasaki to go joint top with the more familiar name of Tochigi SC, who also claimed a 2-0 win at FC Kariya.

Also retaining their 100% start to the season are Alo's Hokuriku, for whom new forward Yuuya Nagatomi was twice on target in their 3-2 defeat of JEF Reserves, and Rosso Kumamoto. As was the case at the weekend, the Kyushu side again required a very late goal to claim all three points, this time from Daishiro Miyazaki at Sagawa Printing.

21 Mar 07 - Driving ’em wild at JEF Reserves

Driving ’em wild at JEF Reserves

There were two major surprises amongst the other fixtures. Daisuke Matsuoka of Mitsubishi Mizushima continued his explosive start to the year, notching up two goals for the second game in succession and so helping his side to claim a tremendous win over potential title challengers Sagawa Kyubin SC. But in Ibaraki, local students Ryutsu Keizai University roared out of the starting blocks with a Yuta Mikado goal against YKK AP and later scored two more for a 3-0 triumph.

Left pointless at the bottom alongside Sagawa Printing and Kariya are TDK SC, defeated 2-0 by a Honda FC side keen to bounce back from their loss on Sunday to Gifu. Elsewhere, the other two matches ended in draws between FC Ryukyu and Yokogawa Musashino and between Gainare Tottori and Sony Sendai.

22 Mar 07 - TDK SC and Honda FC line up before their match

TDK SC and Honda FC line up before their match

Wed 21 Mar: FC Gifu 2-0 Arte Takasaki
Wed 21 Mar: FC Kariya 0-2 Tochigi SC
Wed 21 Mar: FC Ryukyu 0-0 Yokogawa Musashino
Wed 21 Mar: JEF Reserves 2-3 Alo's Hokuriku
Wed 21 Mar: Mitsubishi Mizushima 2-1 Sagawa Kyubin SC
Wed 21 Mar: Ryutsu Keizai University 3-0 YKK AP
Wed 21 Mar: Sagawa Printing 0-1 Rosso Kumamoto
Wed 21 Mar: Gainare Tottori 1-1 Sony Sendai
Wed 21 Mar: TDK SC 0-2 Honda FC

1. = FC Gifu 6 (+3)
1. = Tochigi SC 6 (+3)
3. Alo's Hokuriku 6 (+2)
4. Rosso Kumamoto 6 (+2)
5. Yokogawa Musashino 4 (+1)
6. Ryutsu Keizai University 3 (+2)
7. Honda FC 3 (+1)
8. JEF Reserves 3 (-)
9. Sagawa Kyubin SC 3 (-)
10. = YKK AP 3 (-1)
10. = Mitsubishi Mizushima 3 (-1)
12. Arte Takasaki 3 (-1)
13. = Sony Sendai 1 (-1)
13. = Gainare Tottori 1 (-1)
15. FC Ryukyu 1 (-1)
16. Sagawa Printing SC 0 (-2)
17. = FC Kariya 0 (-3)
17. = TDK SC 0 (-3)

22 Mar 07 - Daisuke Matsuoka scores against Sagawa Kyubin

Daisuke Matsuoka scores against Sagawa Kyubin

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