Matchday 45 (Play Off Final) 2018 Season Review – Jubilo Iwata 2-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 45 (Play Off Final) 2018 Season Review – Jubilo Iwata 2-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy couldn’t replicate the playoff wins over fellow J2 sides Omiya and Yokohama and get into J1 – the lads just couldn’t beat Jubilo Iwata on the day, so they (Iwata) will be playing in J1 while Verdy will be in JLeague Division 2 for the 2019 Season, a few days later the club announced that Miguel Angel Lotina and Ivan Palanco Santiago would be leaving Verdy after a couple of seasons in charge, after getting Verdy in the Top 10 in those 2 seasons deserves a massive thank you for getting the boys in Green up there in the playoff picture each time – in Lotina/Santiago first season, they got Verdy into 5th place with 70 points but lost to Avispa in the Semi Final of the PlayOff’s while the 2018 Season – Lotina and Santiago with Verdy went one better and getting into the final with a different type of a playoff system (which I don’t think works that well).
To The Game itself, it was Verdy who was first chance on goal when a long ball up the field found Douglas Vieira but he could get the ball past the Kaminski and the Iwata defender, there was some flowing football from Iwata ultimately led to Naoto Kamifukumoto giving away a penalty just before half time and it was scored by Koki Ogawa by sending Kamifukumoto the wrong way to make it 1-0 to the home team, into the second half and it was another chance for Iwata when Koki Ogawa put his chance just wide, Verdy then had a good chance when a free kick came into the box and the ball fell to Leandro and his shot was saved by Kaminski, there was another chance for Ogawa but was well saved by Kamifukumoto and Iwata hit the cross bar from a shot by Yoshito Okubo but it 10 minutes to go, Taishi Taguchi scored a free kick to seal Iwata place in J1 and Verdy stay in J2. What a disappointment for Verdy in the end after having such a amazing season overall after getting so far into the playoffs and coming up short

Just a massive thank you to the Tokyo Verdy Management/Players/Staff and especially the fans for a amazing 2018 Season – All the best to Lotina and Santiago for the 2 seasons and I would like to wish them all the very best for the future.

Yamaha Stadium, Attendance – 14,588

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Taira, Kagawa, Inoue, Kajikawa, Sato, Narawa, Vieira, R Hayashi

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Lee, Watanabe, Uchida, Leandro, Pinheiro

Jubilo Iwata Team – Kaminski, Ol, D Ogawa, Ominami, Takahashi, Taguchi, Adailton, Yamada, Uehara, K Ogawa, Okubo

Jubilo Iwata Subs – Miura, Fujita, Nakamura, Matsumoto, Araki, Musaev, Kawamata

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvnz3p8gaE

Match Statistics and Info
41’ GOAL – Iwata – Number 18 – Koki Ogawa
43’ – Yellow Card – Ryota Kajikawa
46’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Kota Watanabe On
46’ – Sub – Verdy – Douglas Vieira Off, Leandro On
55’ – Yellow Card – Takuma Ominami
64’ – Sub – Verdy – Yuta Narawa Off, Yong Jick Lee On
80’ – Sub – Iwata – Adailton Off, Daigo Araki On
80’ GOAL – Iwata – Number 7 – Taishi Taguchi
88’ – Sub – Iwata – Yoshito Okubo Off, Masaya Matsumoto On
90’ +3’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Yong Jick Lee
90’ +5’ – Sub – Iwata – Hiroki Yamada Off, Shunsuke Nakamura On

Shots – Iwata 13 – Tokyo Verdy 2
FK – Iwata 16 – Tokyo Verdy 15
CK – Iwata 4 – Tokyo Verdy 2
PK – Iwata 1 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Iwata 1/0 – Tokyo Verdy 2/0

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – 2019 Pre-Season

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Matchday 45 (Play Off Final) 2018 Season Preview – Jubilo Iwata v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 45 (Play Off Final) 2018 Season Preview – Jubilo Iwata v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 48th and last game of the 2018 season is Away to Jubilo Iwata at Yamaha Stadium. This is it! Verdy are in the final of the J1/J2 Play Off’s, after the 1-0 wins over Omiya and Yokohama, Verdy go into the game against Jubilo Iwata on the back of a 42 game J2 season and 3 Emperors Cup games and a extra 2 playoff games and now it’s the final game of the season and it’s a big one with a chance of getting promoted into JLeague Division 1 or staying in Division 2, all that stands between going up to J1 or staying in J2 is 90 minutes of football, the last game Jubilo Iwata played was a 2-1 loss to the J1 Champions (see Look At Our Opponents below), the last time these 2 teams met was all the way back in the 2015 J2 Season and Iwata beat Verdy twice in that season – Iwata won at home 2-0 and Iwata won at Ajinomoto Stadium 3-0 but who knows what it’s going to be like tomorrow, it’s going to be so nerve racking for both clubs, let’s hope it will be a good game, fingers crossed Verdy can do the job. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Yokohama FC (Sun 2nd December)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Taira-Kagawa

Inoue-Watanabe-Sato

Narawa-R Hayashi-Lee

Bench – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Kajikawa, Leandro, Pinheiro, Vieira

Subs – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (49’) – Yong Jick Lee Off, Leandro On (49’) – Yuta Narawa Off, Douglas Vieira On (74’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Jubilo Iwata (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – L W D W W
Jubilo Iwata – W W D L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Jubilo Iwata’s last game in the League Away to J1 Champions Kawasaki Frontale at Todoroki Stadium. A 2-1 loss to Kawasaki Frontale saw Jubilo Iwata finish down in the J1/J2 Play Off Final, but it was Iwata who scored first with Yoshito Okubo on the 78th minute but minutes later Frontale got their equaliser when Tatsuki Nara scored on the 83rd minute but in injury time it was Frontale who got all 3 points thanks to a Own Goal in the 94th minute sealed Iwata’s place in the playoffs and loses out by goal difference.

(4-4-2 Formation)
GK – Kaminski
DF – Oi
DF – Ogawa
DF – Ominami
DF – Takahashi
MF – Taguchi (Off, 90’ +1’)
MF – Nakamura (Off, 73’)
MF – Yamada
MF – Uehara
FW – Kawamata
FW – Okubo (Off, 83’)

Subs
GK – Miura
DF – Sakurauchi (Off, 90’ +1’)
MF – Matsumoto (Off, 73’)
MF – Adailton
MF – Araki
MF – Musaev (Off, 83’)
FW – Ogawa

Data – For Iwata v Frontale (Away)
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 14
Corner Kicks – 2
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/0 Red

Leading Scorer – Kengo Kawamata – 12 Goals (From 33 Games)

Here are the Play Off Fixtures/Results –

1st Round
Sunday, 25th November
Omiya Ardija 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

2nd Round
Sunday, 2nd December
Yokohama FC 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Final
Saturday, 8th December
Jubilo Iwata v Tokyo Verdy

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 44 (Play Off 2nd Round) 2018 Season Review – Yokohama FC 0-1 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 44 (2nd Round Place Off) 2018 Season Review – Yokohama FC 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy qualified for the J1/J2 Play Off Final with a stunning win over Yokohama FC after scoring a very late goal when a corner for Verdy found the head of Verdy’s own goalkeeper Naoto Kamifukumoto which created the goal that Douglas Vieira put into the back of the net to send Verdy into the final, to the game itself, it was Yokohama FC who got the first chance of the game when a cross into the box found the head of Yokohama striker Ibba and his header hit the post and was cleared away, so close for Yokohama in the first half, there was a decent chance for Verdy but the Yokohama defence stayed strong and blocked Ryohei Hayashi’s shot, then Verdy had a chance after Yuta Narawa’s cross into the box and the ball fell to Leandro who tried to half volley it but it didn’t get very far and was cleared away by the Yokohama Defence, Verdy then had a free kick and was taken by Yuhei Sato and the Yokohama GK Yuta Minami palmed the ball well away from his goal, it was a free kick from Yuhei Sato again which was cleared away by the Yokohama Defence and it started a counter attack and at the end of the counter attack the ball found Kengo Kitazume who shot from the right hand side of the box and Naoto Kamifukumoto was at the far post and pushed it out for a corner, Yokohama had another good chance after a Yokohama player had a shot blocked, he got the ball back and then crossed the ball into the box and then the Yokohama player in the box put his shot over the bar, Yokohama went really close when a mistake by a Verdy Defender Akira Ibayashi failed to clear the ball and the Yokohama midfielder Yuji Senuma put his chance just wide of the post and went out for a goal kick – Ibayashi just put him off enough for him to miss, very late on into the game and with time running out, Kamifukumoto even came up for the Verdy corner, the corner came in and the ball found the head of the Verdy GK Kamifukumoto and he headed the ball towards the Yokohama goal, Minami dropped the ball right in front of Douglas Vieira who came on 20 minutes before this, Vieira was not marked by Yokohama Defenders and he put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy in the 96th minute of the game, the Verdy fans went crazy and Vieira jumped into the crowd to celebrate with everyone and Verdy players also celebrated with Kamifukumoto as he created the goal to win the game, what a end to the game! I even started celebrating like mad at home when Vieira scored that goal! Verdy now move onto the Play Off Final against Jubilo Iwata who finished 16th in J1 on the final Matchday of the season.

NK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium, Attendance – 12,625

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Taira, Kagawa, Inoue, Watanabe, Sato, Narawa, R Hayashi, Lee

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Kajikawa, Leandro, Pinheiro, Vieira

Omiya Ardija Team – Shiota, Sakai, Hatao, Kikuchi, Kawazura, Tomiyama, Oyama, Mikado, Barada, Mateus, Omae

Omiya Ardija Subs – Kasahara, Watabe, Komoto, Yokotani, Babunski, Okunuki, Simovic

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNZ0m8oyilE

Match Statistics and Info
14’ – Yellow Card – Yokohama – Calvin Jong A Pin
23’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Shion Inoue
49’ – Sub – Verdy – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
49’ – Sub – Verdy – Yong Jick Lee Off, Leandro On
62’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa
69’ – Yellow Card – Yokohama – Takuya Nagata
74’ – Sub – Verdy – Yuta Narawa Off, Douglas Vieira On
80’ – Sub – Yokohama – Naoki Nomura Off, Kazuhito Watanabe On
88’ – Sub – Yokohama – Ibba Off, Akira Toshima On
90’ +4’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Douglas Vieira
90’ +6’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
90’ +7’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Leandro

Shots – Yokohama 14 – Tokyo Verdy 7
FK – Yokohama 19 – Tokyo Verdy 24
CK – Yokohama 6 – Tokyo Verdy 3
PK – Yokohama 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Yokohama 2/0 – Tokyo Verdy 4/0

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Saturday, 8th December – Play Off Final – Away v Jubilo Iwata, 2pm

Matchday 44 (Play Off 2nd Round) 2018 Season Preview – Yokohama FC v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 44 (Play Off 2nd Round 2018 Season Preview – Yokohama FC v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 47th game of the 2018 season is Away to Yokohama FC at NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium. Now it’s the Second Round of the play off’s and Verdy travel to Yokohama after beating Omiya in the First Round with a 1-0 win even though Uchida got sent off for 2 yellow cards but still went on to win the game, Yokohama finished Third in the J2 League after the 1-0 win over Ventforet Kofu (see Look At Our Opponents below), the head to head between the 2 teams in the 2018 Season is in Matchday 17 where Yokohama and Verdy drew 2-2 at NHK Spring Stadium – Verdy scorers were Yuhei Sato (14’) and Yong Jing Lee (90’ +5’), Yokohama scorers were Kensuke Sato (57’) and Toshima (74’) and then in Matchday 22 it was Verdy who won 2-1 at Ajinomoto Stadium with a OG (5’) and Izumisawa (70’) scoring the 2 goals for Verdy and Laajab (81’) scoring the only goal of the game for Yokohama, let’s hope Verdy can get to the final of the play off’s but Yokohama will be a tough test but Verdy have done well against them this season, let’s hope for the victory, fingers crossed. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Omiya (Sun 25th November)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Taira-Kagawa

Uchida-Inoue-Watanabe

Narawa-Sato-R Hayashi

Bench – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Lee, Kajikawa, Leandro, Mori, Pinheiro

Subs – Kota Watanabe Off, Yong Jick Lee On (64’) – Yuta Narawa Off, Leandro On (71’) – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Masashi Wakasa On (74’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Yokohama FC (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D L W D W
Yokohama FC – D W W W W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Yokohama FC’s last game in the League Away to Ventforet Kofu at Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium. The only goal of the game was with 20 minutes to go when Kosuke Saito scored which saw Yokohama finish Third in the table.

(3-6-1 Formation)
GK – Minami
DF – Kawasaki
DF – Tashiro
DF – Jong A Pin
MF – Kitazume
MF – Senuma
MF – K Sato
MF – Saito
MF – Nagata
MF – Domingues (Off, 41’)
FW – Ibba (Off, 79’)

Subs
GK – Yamamoto
DF – Arai
MF – Watanabe (On, 79’)
MF – Ishii
MF – Nakazato
MF – Nomura (On, 41’)
FW – Miura

Data – For Yokohama v Kofu (Away)
Shots – 4
Free Kicks – 22
Corner Kicks – 5
Penalties – 0
Cards – 1 Yellow/0 Red – Kensuke Sato

Leading Scorer – Ibba – 17 Goals (From 39 Games)

Here are the Play Off Fixtures –

1st Round
Sunday, 25th November
Omiya Ardija 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

2nd Round
Sunday, 2nd December
Yokohama FC v Tokyo Verdy

Final
Saturday, 8th December
Jubilo Iwata v Yokohama FC/Tokyo Verdy

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 43 (Play Off 1st Round) 2018 Season Review – Omiya Ardija 0-1 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 43 (1st Round Place Off) 2018 Season Review – Omiya Ardija 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy qualified for the Semi Final of the Play Off’s with a 1-0 win over Omiya Ardija when the only goal of the game came with 20 minutes to go of the game as Tomohiro Taira scored the goal to put the away side into the Semi final of the playoff’s and Verdy go onto face Yokohama FC at the weekend at the NHK Spring Stadium, to the game itself, from a Verdy corner, the ball was blocked and then the ball came back to the corner taker and then passed to Shion Inoue, his shot went well over the bar, then it was Yuhei Sato who had Verdy’s next chance – after some skill to get away from his defender, he had a shot which went wide, Omiya had a decent chance after a free kick and Verdy GK Naoto Kamifukumoto punched the ball away and the Omiya put in another cross into the box to Hiroto Hatao to have a shot but a Verdy Defender deflected it out for a corner but nothing came of it, into the second half, Tatsuya Uchida hit a shot that went well over the bar, but after this he was yellow carded and received a Red Card, seems a very harsh second yellow, but Verdy were down to 10 men for 30 minutes of the second half, with Verdy down to 10 men, Yuta Mikado got the ball off a Verdy player and then passed it to Mateus and he ran towards the Verdy goal but blasted his shot over the bar, Verdy got themselves a free kick on the left had side of the box, Sato took the free kick and then the ball found the head of Tomohiro Taira (seem liked he didn’t touch it but replays showed he did) and the ball went into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy with about 20 minutes to go, Taira put his body on the line went a attempted bicycle kick by Genki Omae, Omae hit Taira not meaning to but Taira got the header away and got a free kick for his troubles, Omiya were desperate to get the equaliser, a long cross into the box and Kamifukumoto came along way out of his goal to try and punch it away but the ball found Takamitsu Tomiyama and he headed the ball towards the goal but second half sub Masashi Wakasa cleared the ball away off the line somehow, it was heart in mouth moment for both set of fans when a ball into the box for Robin Simovic, he controlled it on his chest and swivelled his body and shot which a Verdy DF was behind him and he hit the post but that was the last action and the Verdy Management got into a huddle after the full time whistle while the Verdy players were so pleased and were highfiving and hugging each other, great result by everyone involved, while the Omiya players looked dejected, whatever happens next weekend with Yokohama, I would like to wish Omiya all the best for next season.

Nack5 Stadium, Attendance – 11,858

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Taira, Kagawa, Uchida, Inoue, Watanabe, Narawa, Sato, R Hayashi

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Lee, Kajikawa, Leandro, Mori, Pinheiro

Omiya Ardija Team – Shiota, Sakai, Hatao, Kikuchi, Kawazura, Tomiyama, Oyama, Mikado, Barada, Mateus, Omae

Omiya Ardija Subs – Kasahara, Watabe, Komoto, Yokotani, Babunski, Okunuki, Simovic

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy7ZGW0NNs4

Match Statistics and Info
18’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Tatsuya Uchida
59’ – 2nd Yellow Card/Red Card – Verdy – Tatsuya Uchida
64’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Yong Jick Lee On
70’ – Yellow Card – Omiya – Noriyoshi Sakai
71’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 5 – Tomohiro Taira
71’– Sub – Verdy – Yuta Narawa Off, Leandro On
74’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Masashi Wakasa On
76’ – Sub – Omiya – Takamitsu Tomiyama Off, Kanji Okunuki On
81’ – Sub – Omiya – Akimi Barada Off, Robin Simovic On
81’ – Sub – Omiya – Keisuke Oyama Off, Shigeru Yokotani On
90’ +3’ – Yellow Card – Omiya – Kosuke Kikuchi

Shots – Omiya 7 – Tokyo Verdy 7
FK – Omiya 11 – Tokyo Verdy 16
CK – Omiya 5 – Tokyo Verdy 3
PK – Omiya 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Omiya 2/0 – Tokyo Verdy 2/1

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sunday, 2th December – Play Off Semi Final – Away v Yokohama FC, 1pm

Matchday 43 (Play Off 1st Round) 2018 Season Preview – Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 43 (Play Off 1st Round) 2018 Season Preview – Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 46th game of the 2018 season is Away to Omiya Ardija at Nack 5 Stadium. Verdy see themselves with a away game to Omiya Ardija in the Play Off 1st Round where whoever wins will play Yokohama FC in the Semi Final (because of Zelvia not having a J1 Licence – they can’t compete in the play off – they would have been facing Yokohama), Omiya can go through even if they draw the game as they finished above Verdy in J2 Table, in the last Matchday (42), Omiya came away from Okayama with a 1-0 win which put them in 5th place and qualifying for a playoff place while Verdy drew 1-1 with fellow Tokyo team Machida Zelvia to seal the final play off place while Avispa Fukuoka missed out by only a point, in the head to head between both teams for the 2018 Season, Omiya and Verdy won 1 home game against each other, Omiya won 2-0 with Simovic (49’) and Mateus (89’) getting the goals back in Matchday 11 (Sat 24th April) but Verdy won their home game on Matchday 27 (Sat 4th August) when they won 2-1 when Alan Pinheiro (12’) and Douglas Vieira (45’ +3’) scored for Verdy and Mikado (71’) scored the only goal for Omiya. Let’s hope it will be a good game and hope Verdy can get through to the Semi Final but it will be a very tough game, fingers crossed the lads can do it. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Machida Zelvia (Sat 17th November)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Taira-Kagawa

Uchida-Inoue-Watanabe

Narawa-R Hayashi-Pinheiro

Bench – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Sato, Lee, Kajikawa, Mori

Subs – Alan Pinheiro Off, Yong Jick Lee On (71’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Yuhei Sato On (86’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Omiya Ardija (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D L W D
Omiya Ardija – D L D W W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Omiya Ardija’s last game in the League Away to Fagiano Okayama at City Light Stadium. Omiya’s win against Okayama sealed a playoff spot with the only goal came on the 67th minute when Kosuke Kikuchi put the ball into the back of the net to finish in the playoffs.

(4-4-2 Formation)
GK – Shiota
DF – Sakai
DF – Hatao
DF – Kikuchi
DF – Kawazura
MF – Shimada
MF – Oyama (Off, 84’)
MF – Mikado
MF – Barada
FW – Tomiyama (Off, 87’)
FW – Omae

Subs
GK – Kasahara
DF – Okui
DF – Komoto (On, 87’)
MF – Yokotani (On, 84’)
MF – Babunski
MF – Okunuki
FW – Simovic

Data – For Omiya v Okayama (Away)
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 23
Corner Kicks – 1
Penalties – 0
Cards – 2 Yellow/1 Red – Shintaro Shimada

Leading Scorer – Genki Omae – 24 Goals (From 41 Games)

Here are the Play Off Fixtures –

1st Round
Sunday, 25th November
Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy

2nd Round
Sunday, 2nd December
Yokohama FC v Omiya Ardija/Tokyo Verdy

Final
Saturday, 8th December
TBA v 16th Place J1 Team

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 42 2018 Season Review – Machida Zelvia 1-1 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 42 2018 Season Review – Machida Zelvia 1-1 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy qualified for the play off’s when Verdy drew with Machida Zelvia and with Avispa only drawing 0-0 away to FC Gifu, Verdy finished 6th (19 wins, 14 draws and 9 losses with +15 Goal Difference) in the table and visit Omiya in the 1st Round on Sunday 25th November, to the game itself, it was a chance for Machida Zelvia when a shot from Hirofumi Yamauchi just outside and was saved by Naoto Kamifukumoto and it was another chance for Zelvia when a cross from a corner found the head of Kota Fukatsu but his header went wide, now into the second half, with 15 minutes to go of the game, Verdy took the lead thanks to a long ball into the box and the ball found Ryohei Hayashi and Ryohei chipped the Zelvia GK Koki Fukui and the ball went into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy but the lead didn’t last long (6 minutes to be exact) when Machida Zelvia equalised after some 1-2 passing football and the ball was crossed into the box by Romero Frank and then Naoki Otani got the ball and found the back of the net to make it 1-1 with 8 minutes to go, but the final whistle went and it finished 1-1 and Verdy qualified for the play off’s while Machida finished in the top 4 but can’t take part in the play off’s due to not having a a J1 License but it’s been a good season for our Tokyo neighbours and almost could of won the league if results went their way but it’s been a good season for both Verdy and Zelvia overall.

Machida Stadium, Attendance – 10,013

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Taira, Kagawa, Uchida, Inoue, Watanabe, Narawa, R Hayashi, Pinheiro

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Sato, Lee, Kajikawa, Mori

Machida Zelvia Team – Fukui, Otani, Sakai, Fukatsu, Okuyama, Inoue, Hirato, Doi, Yoshihama, Yamauchi, Nakashima

Machida Zelvia Subs – Takahara, Shimosaka, Fujii, Frank, Morimura, Nakamura, Babunski

Match Highlights –

Match Statistics and Info
56’ – Sub – Machida – Hirofumi Yamauchi Off, Yuya Nakamura On
66’ – Sub – Machida – Ryohei Yoshihama Off, Dorian Babunski On
71’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Yong Jick Lee On
76’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 11 – Ryohei Hayashi
79’ – Sub – Machida – Shuta Doi Off, Romero Frank On
80’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Yong Jick Lee
82’ GOAL – Machida – Number 35 – Naoki Otani
83’ – Yellow Card – Machida – Kota Fukatsu
86’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Yuhei Sato On
88’ – Yellow Card – Machida – Ryusuke Sakai

Shots – Machida 9 – Tokyo Verdy 7
FK – Machida 10 – Tokyo Verdy 13
CK – Machida 7 – Tokyo Verdy 4
PK – Machida 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Machida 2/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 42 Results –

Sunday, 17th November
Montedio Yamagata 1-1 Oita Trinita
JEF United Chiba 0-0 Tochigi SC
Machida Zelvia 1-1 Tokyo Verdy
Ventforet Kofu 0-1 Yokohama FC
Matsumoto Yamaga 0-0 Tokushima Vortis
Albirex Niigata 0-2 Renofa Yamaguchi
Zweigen Kanazawa 3-1 Mito Hollyhock
FC Gifu 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka
Fagiano Okayama 0-1 Omiya Ardija
Kamatamare Sanuki 0-2 Kyoto Sanga
Roasso Kumamoto 3-0 Ehime FC

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sunday, 25th November– Play Off 1st Round – Away v Omiya Ardija, 1pm