Matchday 12 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-4 Machida Zelvia


Matchday 12 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-4 Machida Zelvia

Verdy went down to their second defeat in 5 days with a 4-1 defeat to near neighbours Machida Zelvia, after the good start to the season its two losses in a row for Verdy, it was defentily a day to forget but it started off so well for Verdy when they scored the first goal of the game, it was a ball through to Ryohei Hayashi and he shot from just inside the D and it went past Koki Fukui in the Machida goal to his right but it wasn’t long till Machida got their equaliser when a Verdy chance was broken up and a ball up field found Machida MF Kota Morimura and he ran towards the Verdy box where his pass found Ryohei Yoshihama and he ran into the box with the ball and put the ball past Naoto Kamifukumoto’s right and went into the back of the net to make it 1-1, into the second half and it was Machida who took the lead after a short pass to a Verdy DF was closed down and the pass found a Machida player and he passed it to Morimura to put it into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Machida, it was 3-1 to Machida 10 minutes later when Yoshihama scored his second goal and Machida’s third and to put the nail even more in the coffin Machida made it 4-1 with only a couple of minutes to go after a run into the box by Koji Suzuki and he passed to Yuki Nakashima who put it into the back of the net to make the day worse for Verdy but sent those Machida fans who were at the game, it sent them home very happy.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 6,505

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Narawa, S Inoue, Uchida, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Watanabe, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Tamura, Sawai, Sato, Takai

Machida Zelvia Team – Fukui, Otani, Sakai, Fujii, Okuyama, Nakamura, Y Inoue, Morimura, Yoshihama, Nakashima, Sugimori

Machida Zelvia Subs – Takahara, Shimosaka, Hashiguchi, Kojima, Hirato, Babunski, Suzuki

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11nDdMg4u_w

Match Statistics and Info
14’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 11 – Ryohei Hayashi
17’ GOAL – Zelvia – Number 14 – Ryohei Yoshihama
30’ – Yellow Card – Zelvia – Kodai Fujii
48’ GOAL – Zelvia – Number 29 – Kota Morimura
52’ – Sub – Verdy – Shion Inoue Off, Naoto Sawai On
58’ GOAL – Zelvia – Number 14 – Ryohei Yoshihama
60’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Kazuma Takai On
64’ – Sub – Verdy – Yuta Narawa Off, Yuhei Sato On
71’ – Yellow Card – Zelvia – Yuya Nakamura
73’ – Sub – Zelvia – Yuya Nakamura Off, Taiki Hirato On
79’ – Sub – Zelvia – Ryohei Yoshihama Off, Koji Suzuki On
88’ GOAL – Zelvia – Number 30 – Yuki Nakashima
90’ +3’ – Sub – Zelvia – Koki Sugimori Off, Dorian Babunski On

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 3 – Zelvia 13
FK – Tokyo Verdy 17 – Zelvia 10
CK – Tokyo Verdy 5 – Zelvia 4
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Zelvia 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 0/0 – Zelvia 2/0

Matchday 12 Results –

Thursday, 3rd May
JEF United Chiba 1-0 Fagiano Okayama
Tochigi SC 3-1 Kyoto Sanga
Tokyo Verdy 1-4 Machida Zelvia
Ventforet Kofu 1-1 Renofa Yamaguchi
Matsumoto Yamaga 2-0 Mito Hollyhock
Zweigen Kanazawa 2-3 Albirex Niigata
Tokushima Vortis 2-0 Ehime FC
Avispa Fukuoka 2-1 Montedio Yamagata
Roasso Kumamoto 1-2 FC Gifu
Oita Trinita 1-2 Omiya Ardija
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-2 Yokohama FC

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sunday, 6th May – Home v Zweigen Kanazawa, 2pm

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Matchday 12 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia


Matchday 12 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia

Verdy’s 12th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Machida Zelvia at Ajinomoto Stadium. It was the first defeat for Verdy in Matchday 11 when they lost 2-0 away to Omiya Ardija, now it’s a midweek matchday with it being Constitutional Memorial Day (which is part of Golden Week, which is coupled with Showa Day and Greenery Day) and the Public Holiday game is against their near neighbours Machida Zelvia at Ajinomoto Stadium, it’s sort of like on Boxing Day here in the UK when you play a team that is in your general area of where you live (Example – the team I support here in England are Spennymoor Town FC and they played Blyth Spartans on Boxing Day and New Year as they are in close proximity to each other), Zelvia currently are sitting in 8th place in the league with 16 points – winning 4 games, drawing 4 and losing 3 with a +2 goal difference at the moment, their last game was a 4-3 defeat away to Oita Trinita (you can find out all the info below) while Verdy will want to get back to winning ways after losing to Omiya and see themselves currently 5th after dropping one place and have 18 points. The last time the teams played each other was last season and Verdy came away with 2 wins against Zelvia, the away game Verdy won 4-2 (Verdy goals from Watanabe, Hatanaka, Pinheiro and Kaz Anzai, for Zelvia – Yoshida and Todaka) for the 3-1 Verdy home win it was a OG, Pinheiro and Hatanaka for Verdy and Endo the goalscorer for Zelvia, let’s hope the boys in green can get back to winning ways. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Omiya (Sat 28th Apr)
Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Taira

Uchida-Inoue-Watanabe

R Hayashi-Narawa-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Sato, Kajikawa, Takai, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Subs – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Alan Pinheiro On (58’) – Tomohiro Taira Off, Kanya Fujimoto On (62’) – Alan Pinheiro Off, Kazuma Takai On (75’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Machida Zelvia (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D D W L
Machida Zelvia – W D L L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Machida Zelvia’s last league game Away to Oita Trinita at Oita Bank Dome. It was a 4-3 defeat for Zelvia away to Oita Trinita, Kenji Baba scored a first half hat trick, he scored his first goal in the 3rd minute, his second goal in the 31st minute and then he got his hat-trick on the 45th minute but Zelvia got back into the game in the second half when Ryusuke Sakai scored on the 47th minute but it wasn’t till about 5 minutes to go in normal time when it was 3-2, Taiki Hirato scored on the 84th minute but Oita got a 2 goal lead back whne Kohei Isa scored on the 90th minute and Zelvia scored their 3rd goal in injury time thanks to Kodai Fujii and it finished Oita 4-3 Machida.

GK – Takahara
DF – Otani
DF – Sakai
DF – Fukatsu (Red Card – 12’)
DF – Okuyama
MF – Nakamura (Off, 56’)
MF – Y Inoue
MF – Romero Frank
MF – Yoshihama (Off, 15’)
FW – Nakashima
FW – Sugimori (Off, 67’)

Subs
GK – Fukui
DF – Fujii (On, 15’)
MF – Morimura
MF – Ri
MF – Hirato (On, 67’)
FW – Dorian Babunski
FW – Suzuki (On, 56’)

Data – For Machida v Oita
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 13
Corner Kicks – 3
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/1 Red

Top Goal scorer – Kota Fukatsu – 3 Goals (In 10 Games)

Here are the Matchday 12 Fixtures of the 2018 Season –

Thursday, 3rd May
JEF United Chiba v Fagiano Okayama
Tochigi SC v Kyoto Sanga
Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia
Ventforet Kofu v Renofa Yamaguchi
Matsumoto Yamaga v Mito Hollyhock
Zweigen Kanazawa v Albirex Niigata
Tokushima Vortis v Ehime FC
Avispa Fukuoka v Montedio Yamagata
Roasso Kumamoto v FC Gifu
Oita Trinita v Omiya Ardija
Kamatamare Sanuki v Yokohama FC

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 11 2018 Season Review – Omiya Ardija 2-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 11 2018 Season Review – Omiya Ardija 2-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy lost their first game of the J2 2018 Season as they lost 2-0 away to Omiya Ardija, every team in the league has at least lost one game, although it took Verdy till Matchday 11 to lose their first game, to the game itself, it was a good first chance for Verdy when a ball up field by Naoya Tamura found its way to Kota Watanabe and he backed healed it to Douglas Vieira – his shot was saved by Takashi Kasahara in the Omiya goal to go out for a corner, it was a great chance for Omiya – a quick free kick – a cross into the box from Akinari Kazazura found Genki Omae who shot towards goal and it was saved by Naoto Kamifukumoto in the Verdy goal and then the follow up chance from Shintaro Shimada was saved again by Kamifukumoto, Verdy had another good chance after a cross from the right hand side by Vieira – the cross found the head of Ryohei Hayashi who headed it towards goal but Kasahara saved it to keep it at 0-0, into the second half, it was Omiya who took the lead in the 49th minute when a through ball by Shintaro Shimada found Striker Robin Simovic and he went around Kamifukumoto and put it into the back of the empty net to make it 1-0 to Omiya, near the end of the game, it was the substitute Mateus who got the second goal, Mateus got the ball in midfield and he ran through the Verdy defence and he got into the box and put the ball past Kamifukumoto to make it 2-0. Shame to lose the unbeaten run but oh well, well done to Omiya.

NACK5 Stadium Omiya, Attendance – 9,927

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Uchida, Inoue, Watanabe, R Hayashi, Narawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Sato, Kajikawa, Takai, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Omiya Ardija Team – Kasahara, Sakai, Kikuchi, Komoto, Kawazura, Shimada, Oyama, Mikado, Okunuki, Simovic, Omae

Omiya Ardija Subs – Shiota, Yamakoshi, Mateus, Yokotani, Barada, Toscano, Tomiyama

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCB-8cu8rhM

Match Statistics and Info
49’ GOAL – Omiya – Number 9 – Robin Simovic
58’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Alan Pinheiro On
62’ – Sub – Verdy – Tomohiro Taira Off, Kanya Fujimoto On
64’ – Sub – Omiya – Kanji Okunuki Off, Mateus On
73’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Yuta Narawa
75’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Kazuma Takai On
84’ – Sub – Omiya – Robin Simovic Off, Takamitsu Tomiyama On
89’ GOAL – Omiya – Number 16 – Mateus
90’ – Sub – Omiya – Keisuke Oyama Off, Akimi Barada On

Shots – Omiya 10 – Tokyo Verdy 8
FK – Omiya 10 – Tokyo Verdy 16
CK – Omiya 5 – Tokyo Verdy 5
PK – Omiya 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Omiya 0/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 11 Results –

Saturday, 28th April
Montedio Yamagata 0-1 Tochigi SC
Mito Hollyhock 1-2 Kyoto Sanga
Yokohama FC 1-0 Tokushima Vortis
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-1 Avispa Fukuoka
Oita Trinita 4-3 Machida Zelvia
FC Gifu 0-1 Zweigen Kanazawa
Renofa Yamaguchi 1-2 Albirex Niigata
Omiya Ardija 2-0 Tokyo Verdy
Ehime FC 1-1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Ventforet Kofu 1-1 JEF United Chiba
Fagiano Okayama 3-1 Roasso Kumamoto

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Thursday, 3rd May – Home v Machida Zelvia, 2pm

Matchday 11 2018 Season Preview – Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 11 2018 Season Preview – Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 11th game of the 2018 season is Away to Omiya Ardija at NACK5 Stadium. Verdy’s last game (In Matchday 10) was a big result with a 3-0 win over Mito Hollyhock, goals from Hatanaka, Vieira and Pinheiro sealed the 3 points and put Verdy into the play-off spot early days into the season, next game up for Verdy is a way game to Omiya Ardija, Omiya got relegated from J1 in the 2017 by finishing bottom of the league and came down to J2 with Niigata and Kofu (Verdy has already faced Kofu and drew 0-0), the last time these 2 teams faced each other was in the 2015 season where they faced each other 3 times – twice in the league and one in the Emperors Cup, in the league it’s one each with Verdy winning the away game 2-0 (Minami and Tamura scored) while Omiya winning their away game 1-0 (Tomiyama scored) with Omiya winning the Emperors Cup game 3-1 (Pinheiro scored for Verdy while Izumisawa and Watanabe scored for Omiya). Really hope the boys in green can keep up the good start to the season and hopefully get something from the game. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Mito (Sat 21st Apr)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Taira

Uchida-Watanabe-Inoue

R Hayashi-Narawa-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Lee, Kajikawa, Takai, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Subs – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Alan Pinheiro On (69’) – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (78’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Kanya Fujimoto (90’ +1’)

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

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

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Omiya Ardija’s last league game Away to Albirex Niigata at Denka Big Swan Stadium. Omiya sealed a 1-0 win thanks to the only goal of the game at the start of the second half all thanks to the leading scorer Genki Omae scoring on the 48th minute and that sealed all 3 points.

GK – Kasahara
DF – Okui (Off, 90’ +2’)
DF – Kikuchi (Off, 73’)
DF – Komoto
DF – Kawazura
MF – Shimada
MF – Oyama
MF – Mikado
MF – Okunuki (Off, 70’)
FW – Simovic
FW – Omae

Subs
GK – Shiota
DF – Yam Akoshi (On, 90’ +2’)
MF – Mateus (On, 70’)
MF – Sakai (On, 73’)
MF – Barada
FW – Toscano
FW – Tomiyama

Data – For Omiya v Niigata
Shots – 14
Free Kicks – 17
Corner Kicks – 5
Penalties – 0
Cards – 3 Yellow/0 Red

Top Goal scorer – Genki Omae – 5 Goals (From 9 Games)

Here are the Matchday 11 Fixtures of the 2018 Season –

Saturday, 28th April
Montedio Yamagata v Tochigi SC
Mito Hollyhock v Kyoto Sanga
Yokohama FC v Tokushima Vortis
Kamatamare Sanuki v Avispa Fukuoka
Oita Trinita v Machida Zelvia
FC Gifu v Zweigen Kanazawa
Renofa Yamaguchi v Albirex Niigata
Omiya Ardija v Tokyo Verdy
Ehime FC v Matsumoto Yamaga
Ventforet Kofu v JEF United Chiba
Fagiano Okayama v Roasso Kumamoto

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 10 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 3-0 Mito Hollyhock


Matchday 10 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 3-0 Mito Hollyhock

Verdy got a big 3-0 win over Mito Hollyhock with goals from Shinnosuke Hatanaka, Douglas Vieira and Alan Pinheiro, let’s have a look at the game, it started off so well for Verdy when a corner when the ball came into the box and then Ryohei Hayashi headed the ball down to Shinnosuke Hatanaka and then he blasted the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy, into the second half, Verdy had a good couple of chances but the Mito Goalkeeper Koji Homma, Mito had a good chance thanks to Ryotaro Ito but the Verdy GK Naoto Kamifukumoto saved it, it was a great chance for Verdy when a Mito DF hit a ball up field but Kota Watanabe got to it first and then went on a run towards goal but his shot went just wide, Verdy made it 2-0 after another corner – the corner came in and the Mito GK came out of his goal line area and tried to get the ball but Tomohiro Taira got above the Mito DF and headed it down to Douglas Vieira who cheekily backheels it into the back of the net to make it 2, Verdy made it 3-0 right near the end of the game – it was a pass from Watanabe to Alan Pinheiro and he chipped the Mito GK to make it 3-0 to Verdy, it was a big big win for the boys in Green.

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka, Attendance –3,726

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Uchida, Watanabe, Inoue, R Hayashi, Narawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Lee, Kajikawa, Takai, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Mito Hollyhock Team – Homma, Ito, Hosokawa, Fukui, Diego, Kurokawa, Shirai, Kojima, Kimura, Baiano, Kishimoto

Mito Hollyhock Subs – Hasegawa, Sato, Hirano, Toyama, Ito, Miyamoto, Saito

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp-BUe2b5hw

Match Statistics and Info
10’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 4 – Shinnosuke Hatanaka
10’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Shinnosuke Hatanaka
17’ – Yellow Card – Mito – Ryoji Fukui
22’ – Yellow Card – Mito – Yuji Kimura
46’* – Sub – Mito – Jefferson Baiano Off, Takuya Miyamoto On
53’ – Yellow Card – Mito – Ryoji Fukui (2nd Yellow Card)
60’ – Sub – Mito – Yuji Kimura Off, Ryotaro Ito On
69’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Alan Pinheiro On
72’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
74’ – Sub – Mito – Takeru Kishimoto Off, Keita Saito On
78’ – Sub – Verdy – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
90’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 7 – Alan Pinheiro
90’ +1’ – Sub – Kota Watanabe Off, Kanya Fujimoto On

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 12 – Mito 9
FK – Tokyo Verdy 15 – Mito 15
CK – Tokyo Verdy 4 – Mito 4
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Mito 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 1/0 – Mito 3/1

Matchday 10 Results –

Saturday, 21st April
Tokyo Verdy 3-0 Mito Hollyhock
Kyoto Sanga 1-2 Roasso Kumamoto
Ehime FC 0-0 Ventforet Kofu
Fagiano Okayama 0-0 FC Gifu

Sunday, 22nd April
Albirex Niigata 0-1 Omiya Ardija
Avispa Fukuoka 3-1 JEF United Chiba
Yokohama FC 0-0 Tochigi SC
Matsumoto Yamaga 1-0 Montedio Yamagata
Zweigen Kanazawa 0-1 Oita Trinita
Tokushima Vortis 0-1 Kamatamare Sanuki
Machida Zelvia 1-2 Renofa Yamaguchi

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Saturday, 28th April – Away v Omiya Ardija, 4pm

Matchday 10 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Mito Hollyhock


Matchday 10 2018 Season Preview –Tokyo Verdy v Mito Hollyhock

Verdy’s 10th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Mito Hollyhock at Ajinomoto Stadium. Up to double figures of matchday now, it was another draw last matchday with Roasso Kumamoto – it was a 0-0 draw and one more point up the table(see the Review against Kumamoto in my last post) and Verdy see themselves in 5th place with 6 draws and 3 wins after 9 games, while Mito see themselves a place behind in 6th place on the same amount of points but it’s -1 on goal difference is all that separates both teams. The head to head between both teams from last season was a win in each game, the first game from last season was in Matchday 3 (Saturday 11th March) and Verdy came away with a 4-0 win with goals from Y Takagi (2), Pinheiro and Ibayashi and then the away game came in Matchday 25 when Mito won 3-2 – goals from Tamura and Vieira scored for Verdy and Maeda, a OG and Saito scored for Mito, let’s hope Verdy can keep up the great start to the season and get something from this game wherever it would be a win or a draw. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Kumamoto (Sat 15th Apr)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Taira

Uchida-Watanabe-Inoue

Martinez-Narawa-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Sato, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Takai

Subs – Carlos Martinez Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (69’) – Douglas Vieira Off, Ryohei Hayashi On (85’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Mito Hollyhock (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D D W D D
Roasso Kumamoto – L D L D W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Mito Hollyhock’s last league game at Home to Zweigen Kanazawa at K’s Denki Stadium. Mito got a 1-0 victory over Kanazawa and the only goal of the game came from Takeru Kishimoto just before half time on the 36th minute.

GK – Homma
DF – Ito
DF – Hosokawa
DF – Fukui
DF – Diego
MF – Kurokawa
MF – Shirai (Off, 77’)
MF – Kojima
MF – Kimura
FW – Baiano (Off, 80’)
FW – Kishimoto (Off, 88’)

Subs
GK – Hasegawa
MF – Sato (On, 77’)
MF – Hirano
MF – Toyama
MF – Ito (On, 88’)
FW – Miyamoto (On, 80’)
FW – Saito

Data – For Hollyhock v Kanazawa
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 9
Corner Kicks – 3
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/0 Red

Top Goalscoer – Jefferson Baiano – 4 Goals (9 Games Played)

Here are the Matchday 10 Fixtures of the 2018 Season –

Saturday, 21st April
Tokyo Verdy v Mito Hollyhock
Kyoto Sanga v Roasso Kumamoto
Ehime FC v Ventforet Kofu
Fagiano Okayama v FC Gifu

Sunday, 22nd April
Albirex Niigata v Omiya Ardija
Avispa Fukuoka v JEF United Chiba
Yokohama FC v Tochigi SC
Matsumoto Yamaga v Montedio Yamagata
Zweigen Kanazawa v Oita Trinita
Tokushima Vortis v Kamatamare Sanuki
Machida Zelvia v Renofa Yamaguchi

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 9 2018 Season Review – Roasso Kumamoto 0-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 9 2018 Season Review – Roasso Kumamoto 0-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy settled for another 0-0 draw, that’s the sixth 0-0 draw of the season for the boys in green, to the game, it was a great chance for Verdy first off when Shion Inoue shot from just outside the box and went just wide, then Kumamoto had a good chance when a cross came in from the left but Byong Jun An headed over, it was another good chance for Kumamoto when another cross came in and Yusuke Minagawa headed the ball wide, still 0-0 at this point, a great chance for Verdy when Kota Watanabe got the ball in their own half and ran all the way up the field and passed it to Ryota Kajikawa, he crossed it into the box and Watanabe got his head on the ball but it went wide, Naoto Kamifukumoto in the Verdy goal stopped a chance from a corner after a shot from Shuhei Kamimura wwas swallowed up by Kamifukumoto, Verdy were close again when a cross in from the right hand side of the pitch, the ball found the head of Ryohei Hayashi but he put it just wide, the game finished 0-0, decent game but it’s 1 point each.

EGAGO Kenko Stadium, Attendance – 10,011

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Uchida, Watanabe, Inoue, Martinez, Narawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Wakasa, Sato, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Takai

Roasso Kumamoto Team – Sato, Kotani, Aoki, Sonoda, Tanaka, Nakayama, Yonehara, Hachikubo, Kuroki, Minagawa, An

Roasso Kumamoto Subs – Nitadori, Ueda, Katayama, Uehara, Kamimura, Sano, Maki

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_Kz2rnDtU

Match Statistics and Info
69’ – Sub – Verdy – Carlos Martinez Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
76’ – Sub – Kumamoto – Yuto Nakayama Off, Shuhei Kamimura On
85’ – Sub – Verdy – Douglas Vieira Off, Ryohei Hayashi On
87’ – Sub – Kumamoto – Yusuke Minagawa Off, Seiichiro Maki On
90’ +4’ – Sub – Byong Jun An Off, Tsubasa Sano On

Shots – Kumamoto 7 – Tokyo Verdy 10
FK – Kumamoto 9 – Tokyo Verdy 13
CK – Kumamoto 5 – Tokyo Verdy 4
PK – Kumamoto 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Kumamoto 0/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 9 Results –

Saturday, 14th April
Ventforet Kofu 0-1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 Renofa Yamaguchi
Omiya Ardija 1-1 Fagiano Okayama

Sunday, 15th April
Montedio Yamagata 1-0 Kyoto Sanga
Roasso Kumamoto 0-0 Tokyo Verdy
Mito Hollyhock 1-0 Zweigen Kanazawa
Tochigi SC 2-1 Albirex Niigata
FC Gifu 0-0 Tokushima Vortis
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-1 Ehime FC
Oita Trinita 1-1 Yokohama FC
JEF United Chiba 3-2 Machida Zelvia

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Saturday, 21st April – Home v Mito Hollyhock, 3pm