Japanese Non-league Football News

Kanto League Division 1
It was the big kick-off in Division 1 of the Kanto League on Sunday, with a series of fascinating matches for local fans. Long-standing league members Toho Titanium got off to an excellent start with a 4-1 win over Yaita SC, who having led the division for almost the entire season last year managed to drop down to third place on the final day. Former Saitama Teachers club Saitama SC managed a solid 1-0 win against a Toshiba Fuchu side about to embark upon only their second season of Regional football.

Surprise 2006 champions YSCC took on newly-promoted Hitachi Tochigi Uva, but crashed to a 3-0 defeat with all the goals coming in a disastrous second period. The other team to move up from Division 2, ambitious FC Machida Zelvia, recorded if anything an even better result against local big guns Luminozo Sayama, for with time running out their ex-Arte Takasaki defender Ryan Yon I snatched a last-gasp goal for a terrific 3-2 win. Unfortunately, only 150 fans were there to see it.

16 Apr 07 - Machida Zelvia celebrate their winner over Luminozo Sayama

Machida Zelvia celebrate their winner over Luminozo Sayama

Sun 15 Apr: Luminozo Sayama 2-3 FC Machida Zelvia
Sun 15 Apr: Saitama SC 1-0 Toshiba Fuchu
Sun 15 Apr: Yaita SC 1-4 Toho Titanium
Sun 15 Apr: YSCC 0-3 Hitachi Tochigi Uva

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