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Regional League News In Brief
...in Hokushinetsu, 2007 runners-up AC Nagano Parceiro have signed veteran former Yokohama F Marinos defender Yoshiaki Maruyama from Vegalta Sendai... newly promoted to Division 1 of the Hokushinetsu League, Saurcos Fukui have signed two midfielders released by Fervorosa, Yoshitaka Uchida and Yuki Suenaga... another midfield duo, Kyohei Yamagata and Kazuyuki Otsuka, have joined V Varen Nagasaki from Avispa Fukuoka...
Regional League News In Brief
... ambitious Tokai League Division 2 side MIE Rampole have appointed ex-Kyoto Sanga boss Bunji Kimura as their new manager... in Shikoku, Kamatamare Sanuki have signed striker Yuuya Iwadate and defender Shinya Hatta from Mito Hollyhock, forward Yuuya Yoshizawa from Kashima Antlers and midfielder Ryunosuke Okamoto from neighbours Tokushima Vortis...
Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off Results
In a desperately close Final Group of this year's Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off tournament, favourites Fagiano Okayama recovered from the disappointment of a penalty shoot-out defeat on Saturday to win their Sunday game and take top spot. This means that the Chugoku League champions will be automatically promoted to the JFL for 2008, where they will be joined by Kyushu's New Wave Kitakyushu.

The Fukuoka outfit bounced back from a slow start to claim a sensational 2-0 win on Sunday over then-leaders Banditonce Kobe. In what was an incredibly close tournament, this enabled them to squeeze out Kobe's Kansai neighbours FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu into third place.

While Banditonce will have to go back to their Regional League for next season, FC Mi-o's fate remains unclear until the J-League confirm whether or not Rosso Kumamoto and FC Gifu will definitely be promoted to J2. The most likely outcome looks to be that Mi-o will be required to play off against Arte Takasaki for the right to play in the JFL in 2008, but it is the J-League itself which is required to make a final decision.

Final Group in Kumagaya

Fri 30 Nov: Fagiano Okayama 1-1 New Wave Kitakyushu (PK 4-3)
Fri 30 Nov: Banditonce Kobe 1-1 FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu (PK 5-3)
Sat 01 Dec: Fagiano Okayama 0-0 Banditonce Kobe (PK 2-4)
Sat 01 Dec: New Wave Kitakyushu 0-1 FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu
Sun 02 Dec: Fagiano Okayama 1-0 FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu
Sun 02 Dec: New Wave Kitakyushu 2-0 Banditonce Kobe

1. Fagiano Okayama 6 (+1)
2. New Wave Kitakyushu 4 (+1)
3. FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu 4 (-)
4. Banditonce Kobe 4 (-2)
Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off Results
The First Round group stage of the Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off tournament has been staged over the weekend, with fourteen top Regional League sides competing for the right to go through to the Final Round next weekend - the ultimate goal, of course, being a place in the JFL next season. The participants were divided into four groups, the winners of which would qualify for the deciding stage.

Group A was essentially a battle between competition favourites Fagiano Okayama and Kyushu's Honda Lock, who were relegated out of the JFL just twelve months ago. With each having beaten Tohoku League side Grulla Morioka, the decider on Sunday was taken 3-1 by Chugoku League champions Fagiano. They will be joined next week by Group B winners New Wave Kitakyushu, whose passage past unfancied Yazaki Valente and NEC Tokin was not necessarily as smooth as they might have liked.

There were four teams apiece in Groups C and D - and both were won by representatives from Kansai, although FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu were taking part in their capacity as holders of the All-Japan Shakaijin competition held last month. Banditonce Kobe continue to develop their reputation as one of the top sides at this level of football, winning Group C in the main thanks to a key victory over ambitious Kanto League champions FC Machida Zelvia.

And Group D was a thriller of a contest between FC Mi-o and Matsumoto Yamaga Club from the Hokushinetsu region. Mi-o crushed FC Central Chugoku 9-1 in the opening fixture in the group, while Matsumoto brushed aside Tokushima Vortis Amateur. In the end it came down to the last match and it was the more experienced Light Greens from Shiga prefecture who overcame a stiff challenge from the Dark Greens from Nagano.

Group A in Hiroshima

Fri 23 Nov: Grulla Morioka 1-2 Fagiano Okayama
Sat 24 Nov: Grulla Morioka 0-3 Honda Lock
Sun 25 Nov: Fagiano Okayama 3-1 Honda Lock

1. Fagiano Okayama 6 (+3)
2. Honda Lock 3 (+1)
3. Grulla Morioka 0 (-4)

Group B in Hiroshima

Fri 23 Nov: Yazaki Valente 2-2 New Wave Kitakyushu (PK 2-4)
Sat 24 Nov: Yazaki Valente 2-1 NEC Tokin
Sun 25 Nov: New Wave Kitakyushu 1-0 NEC Tokin

1. New Wave Kitakyushu 5 (+1)
2. Yazaki Valente 4 (+1)
3. NEC Tokin 0 (-2)

Group C in Kariya

Fri 23 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia 0-1 Banditonce Kobe
Fri 23 Nov: Shizuoka FC 3-1 Norbritz Hokkaido
Sat 24 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia 2-2 Shizuoka FC (PK 5-4)
Sat 24 Nov: Banditonce Kobe 3-1 Norbritz Hokkaido
Sun 25 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia 6-0 Norbritz Hokkaido
Sun 25 Nov: Banditonce Kobe 3-1 Shizuoka FC

1. Banditonce Kobe 9 (+5)
2. FC Machida Zelvia 5 (+5)
3. Shizuoka 4 (-)
4. Norbritz Hokkaido 0 (-10)

Group D in Matsumoto

Fri 23 Nov: FC Central Chugoku 1-9 FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu
Fri 23 Nov: Matsumoto Yamaga Club 4-0 Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sat 24 Nov: FC Central Chugoku 0-4 Matsumoto Yamaga Club
Sat 24 Nov: FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu 2-1 Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sun 25 Nov: FC Central Chugoku 0-6 Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sun 25 Nov: FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu 2-0 Matsumoto Yamaga Club

1. FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu 9 (+11)
2. Matsumoto Yamaga Club 6 (+6)
3. Tokushima Vortis Amateur 3 (+1)
4. FC Central Chugoku 0 (-18)
Regional League Play-off Groups Announced
After the conclusion over the weekend of the Kyushu League campaign, the JFA have confirmed the draw and fixture list for the forthcoming Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off tournament, which will decide which teams are to be promoted from the Regional Leagues to the JFL. The format of the competition - which is to be staged in Hiroshima - splits the fourteen participating teams into four groups for the First Round stage, with each group winner qualifying for a further round robin group.

At present it is not clear how many sides will move up to the JFL, given the uncertainty surrounding the number of teams that might gain promotion from the JFL to J2 itself. That said, it is likely that at least two top Regional League clubs will have the opportunity to follow FC Gifu and TDK SC up into the third tier of Japan's footballing pyramid, with the possibility, too, of an extra team having the opportunity to play-off against JFL strugglers Arte Takasaki.

This, for the moment, is speculation and for the time being the contenders will be preparing for the challenge of playing what for some of them amounts to three vital matches in three days. But picking favourites pre-competition is a difficult task this year, with enough wildcards throwing in a degree of genuine unpredictability. It could be argued that Chugoku's Fagiano Okayama and Kansai League champions Banditonce Kobe are the most likely teams to succeed.

But Honda Lock and New Wave Kitakyushu will be strong representatives from Kyushu, FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu are fresh from an impressive Shakaijin win and FC Machida Zelvia, Matsumoto Yamaga Club and Tokushima Vortis Amateur - from Kanto, Hokushinetsu and Shikoku respectively - all look set to be the best teams to come from their regions for some years. Below is a full list of participants and the First Round fixtures.

Participants

Banditonce Kobe - Kansai League champions
Fagiano Okayama - Chugoku League champions
FC Central Chugoku - Chugoku League runners-up
FC Machida Zelvia - Kanto League champions
FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu - All-Japan Shakaijin winners
Grulla Morioka - Tohoku League champions
Honda Lock - Kyushu League runners-up
Matsumoto Yamaga Club - Hokushinetsu League champions
NEC Tokin - Tohoku League runners-up
New Wave Kitakyushu - Kyushu League champions
Norbritz Hokkaido - Hokkaido League champions
Shizuoka FC - Tokai League champions
Tokushima Vortis Amateur - Shikoku League champions
Yazaki Valente - Tokai League runners-up

Group A

Fri 23 Nov: Grulla Morioka - Fagiano Okayama
Sat 24 Nov: Grulla Morioka - Honda Lock
Sun 25 Nov: Fagiano Okayama - Honda Lock

Group B

Fri 23 Nov: Yazaki Valente - New Wave Kitakyushu
Sat 24 Nov: Yazaki Valente - NEC Tokin
Sun 25 Nov: New Wave Kitakyushu - NEC Tokin

Group C

Fri 23 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia - Banditonce Kobe
Fri 23 Nov: Shizuoka FC - Norbritz Hokkaido
Sat 24 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia - Shizuoka FC
Sat 24 Nov: Banditonce Kobe - Norbritz Hokkaido
Sun 25 Nov: FC Machida Zelvia - Norbritz Hokkaido
Sun 25 Nov: Banditonce Kobe - Shizuoka FC

Group D

Fri 23 Nov: FC Central Chugoku - FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu
Fri 23 Nov: Matsumoto Yamaga Club - Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sat 24 Nov: FC Central Chugoku - Matsumoto Yamaga Club
Sat 24 Nov: FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu - Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sun 25 Nov: FC Central Chugoku - Tokushima Vortis Amateur
Sun 25 Nov: FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu - Matsumoto Yamaga Club
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