Kerlon’s first goal of the season and his fourth in Fujieda colours, was enough to secure MYFC’s second win a row. The victory takes the side up to tenth place in the Japan Football League after four matches. Sagawa move in the opposite way in the table, as they fall down to 12th place.
Although the squad was unchanged from last week, there was a tactial change as Kerlon dropped into midfield and Takahisa Nishiyama moved forward into a more advanced role.
Brazilian attacking midfielder, Kerlon, scored the only goal in the game just after half time to secure a first win at the Fujieda Sports Complex Park of the season for for MYFC, who now have two wins and two losses in 2013. The ex-Inter player seemed to relish the role in midfield rather than playing up front like in previous games this season. It could be something to think about after his goal today.
Also interesting to see is that Nishiyama started up top with Alan. He has been playing on the left wing this season so maybe his goal last week against Mio was enough to convince manager, Toshihide Saito, to start him further forward. He did get seven goals last season and it seemed to pay off today.
Saito also decided to stick with Daichi Shibata in goal, and why not? The youngster has played two games so far and kept a clean sheet in both of them. He is also seems to be a lucky charm as both games he played, MYFC have won.
Fujieda MYFC (4-4-2) – 31. Shibata; 2. Saito, 3. Narabayashi, 15. M Sato, 19. Tominari; 7. Ishii, 8. Histomi, 10. Kerlon (23. Nakatsuru 79′), 27, Ishida; 9. Alan (20. Okuda 68′), 11. Nishiyama (21. Tanio 86′)
Sagawa Printing (4-4-2) – 1. Yamaoka; 4. Ikuda, 5. Ezoe, 13. Kanai, 22. Takahasi (2. Shima 73′); 6. Nakai, 8. Otsuki, 14. Urashima, 18. Usami (3. Saeki 87′); 11. Iwasaki, 19. Ueda (15. K Sato 54′)
Final score: Fujieda 1-0 Sagawa
Goals: Kerlon 48′
Next game: Saturday 6th April 5am (UK time) – Yokohama SCC (away)
So another decent win then for Fujieda then and good to see Kerlon on the scoresheet after being subbed off last week. Need to carry this on now into next week’s match against Yokohama SCC as they are currently in 15th place. They have only won one game so far this season so MYFC will have a great chance of making it three wins in a row.