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JFL Sunday Scores
It was a single goal fifteen minutes from time scored by ex-Kashiwa Reysol defender Kota Fukatsu that proved the difference between the two teams, as FC Gifu overcame Tochigi SC to win the vital early season top-of-the-table JFL clash on Sunday. This means that newcomers Gifu are now three points clear of Sagawa Kyubin SC, with seven wins and a draw from their opening eight fixtures, and are on course for promotion to J2 itself. Tochigi remain fifth - but also in the chasing pack, Yokogawa Musashino fell to a 1-0 defeat at Alo's Hokuriku, striker Kazuma Matsushita getting his name on the scoresheet.

The lower half of the division looks all set to be as closely fought as the promotion race. Just four points divides the bottom nine teams, Sony Sendai, Arte Takasaki and Sagawa Printing level at the foot of the table. They were overtaken by an FC Kariya side who cruised to a 3-0 win over TDK SC, star striker Tomohiro Kato netting twice in the first twenty minutes for the Aichi club. And it was also a good day for Okinawa's FC Ryukyu, who went a goal down in only the second minute to Mitsubishi Mizushima but came back early in the second half to win 2-1.

29 Apr 07 - Tochigi in yellow on the attack against Gifu

Tochigi in yellow on the attack against Gifu

Sun 29 Apr: Alo's Hokuriku 1-0 Yokogawa Musashino
Sun 29 Apr: FC Kariya 3-0 TDK SC
Sun 29 Apr: FC Ryukyu 2-1 Mitsubishi Mizushima
Sun 29 Apr: Tochigi SC 0-1 FC Gifu

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

29 Apr 07 - Aerial excitement from Gainare Tottori vs Sagawa Kyubin

Aerial excitement from Gainare Tottori vs Sagawa Kyubin

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