Big match review: Yokohama SCC 1-2 Fujieda MYFC

Kerlon celebrating v Yokohama

Kerlon looking to the skies after scoring

Fujieda MYFC made it three wins on the bounce with an away win a Yokohama Sports and Culture Club. For the second match in a row, Brazilian attacking midfielder Kerlon scored the decisive goal as Toshihide Saito’s men now see themselves in fourth of the Japan Football League.

The loss only added to the to Yokohama’s woes as they recorded their fourth straight loss and slip into 16th place in the league. However, at one point it looked like the side were going to end their loss streak when they took the lead in the 19th minute through striker Kazuma Inoue. The 23 year old picked up his first goal of the season to add to the two he scored last year in his debut season for Yokohama.

The hosts’ lead lasted until just before half time. Takahisa Nishiyama, playing in that more advanced role up top with Alan, scored his second goal of the season to make sure Saito’s half time team talk would have to be changed.

Whatever he did say at half time looked like it may have worked when in the 77th minute, that man Kerlon scored the crucial winner for MYFC to send the travelling fans home happy. The Brazilian has now scored in his last two games and has the wonderful record of every game he has scored in so far, Fujieda have won.

Fans celebrating v YSCC

The MYFC players saluting their loyal fans

Saito made just one change going into this game and that was in defence with Shogo Nakatsuru replacing Hiroki Narabayashi at right back. Although Fujieda conceded their first game in two matches, the win was all that mattered in the end. Daichi Shibata in goal conceded his first ever goal for MYFC.

Yokohama SCC (4-5-1) – 1. Takahashi; 2. Watanabe, 3. Shirai, 5. Hattori, 25. Nishiyama; 8. Aota (9. Matsuda 79′), 10. Yoshida, 13. Ozawa, 24. Inoue (11. Ito 69′), 29. Tomozawa (21. Miinagawa 85′); 4. Iike

Fujieda MYFC (4-4-2) – 31. Shibata; 2. Saito, 15. Sato, 19. Tominari, 23. Nakatsuru (3. Narabayashi 75′); 7. Ishii, 8. Hisatomi, 10. Kerlon (13. Fujimaki 90+2′), 27. Ishida; 9. Alan, 11. Nishiyama

Final score: Yokohama SCC 1-2 Fujieda MYFC

Scorers: Inoue 19′, Nishiyama 41′, Kelon 75′

Attendance: 498

Next game: Sunday 14th April 3pm (7am UK time) – Honda FC (home)

Three straight wins now for MYFC and can this incredible streak keep on going? Well we will find out next week at home to local rivals Honda FC. It’s a big game for the club and the fans will be hoping to put one other their prefecture rivals.


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