Japanese Non-league Football News

Kyushu League
The Kyushu League reached the midway point in its season with a double-header set of fixtures on Saturday and Sunday, as all eleven member clubs gathered in Okinawa for their games. And it was good news all round for Honda Lock, who won their game in hand in Saturday to move top of the table - and then on Sunday triumphed in the big match of the season so far, 3-1 against ambitious V Varen Nagasaki.

But matters look even worse for the 2006 champions when combined with a pair of victories for New Wave Kitakyushu - including an 11-0 thumping of Kaiho Bank SC - which sees the Fukuoka-based hopefuls coached by Jorge Yonashiro move ahead of V Varen into second place. Just about clinging on to hopes of a top two finish are Nippon Steel Oita, 1-0 winners on Sunday against Kumamoto Teachers.

It was a good weekend's work for Okinawa Kariyushi and Volca Kagoshima, both of whom scored good wins against some of the weaker teams in the league to move into comfortable mid-table positions. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki suffered a pair of losses but surely have enough to steer clear of the battle to avoid the bottom two. Osumi NIFS United are right on the fringe of that fight after their defeat of Mitsubishi, but Kaiho Bank and Nanakuma Tombies both continue to look outclassed at this level.

02 Jun 07 - New Wave come close to scoring against Kumamoto Teachers

New Wave come close to scoring against Kumamoto Teachers

Sat 02 Jun: Kaiho Bank SC 0-2 Volca Kagoshima
Sat 02 Jun: Kumamoto Teachers 0-1 New Wave Kitakyushu
Sat 02 Jun: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki 1-3 Osumi NIFS United
Sat 02 Jun: Nanakuma Tombies 0-4 Okinawa Kariyushi
Sat 02 Jun: Nippon Steel Oita 2-3 Honda Lock

Sun 03 Jun: Honda Lock 3-1 V Varen Nagasaki
Sun 03 Jun: New Wave Kitakyushu 11-0 Kaiho Bank SC
Sun 03 Jun: Nippon Steel Oita 1-0 Kumamoto Teachers
Sun 03 Jun: Okinawa Kariyushi 4-3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki
Sun 03 Jun: Volca Kagoshima 9-1 Nanakuma Tombies

1. Honda Lock 27 (+31)
2. New Wave Kitakyushu 25 (+25)
3. V Varen Nagasaki 23 (+32)
4. Nippon Steel Oita 20 (+8)
5. Okinawa Kariyushi 18 (+6)
6. Volca Kagoshima 15 (-12)
7. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki 12 (-8)
8. Osumi NIFS United 10 (-7)
9. Kumamoto Teachers 6 (-17)
10. Kaiho Bank SC 6 (-37)
11. Nanakuma Tombies 3 (-37)

03 Jun 07 - Action from Honda Lock’s vital win over V Varen Nagasaki

Action from Honda Lock’s vital win over V Varen Nagasaki

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