Big match review: Honda Lock 1-1 Fujieda MYFC

A goal fifteen minutes from time by striker turned defender Shogo Fujimaki secured a draw for Fujieda who will be disappointed not to come away with a win for 16th place Honda Lock.

There were two changes in Fujieda’s starting lineup. The suspended Alan was replaced up front by Takahisa Nishiyama and Shinji Tominari made way in defence for Shogo Nakatsuru.

There were also changes on the bench. After sitting four games as a sub, Kerlon was absent from the squad altogether.

The game did not start well for the visitors as withing seven minutes, Kanta Takahashi, playing his second match for the club, was booked for a bad tackle.

And it got worse for Fujieda as in the 18th minute there went 1-0 down. Hiroshi Harada scored only his second goal of the season to put Honda Lock 1-0 up. His right footed effort, assisted by Ryohei Suwazono, beating Tatsuya Murao in goal.

Despite this, MYFC had four shots in the first half compared to the Lock’s two.

Half time saw Nishiyama surprisingly replaced by Yuki Okada. Although it could have been a move to give additional support to now lone striker Oha, replacing a forward with a midfielder when the side was 1-0 down was not be expected.

Fujieda continued to apply pressure in the second half with players having shots from all angles. Nakatsuru was replaced by Tominari in defence in the 56th to try and reassure the back four and give them more license to go forward.

Eventually, it paid off with Fujieda getting the equaliser they craved. It was Fujimaki who got the goal he so desperately wanted to get his side back in the game. It was his first for the club after moving from Ventforet Kofu in February.

The away side continued to push for a winner with Takumi Hashimoto being replaced by striker Takahiro Tanio in order to try and apply more pressure to Honda Lock’s defence but it was not to be and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Honda Lock (4-4-2) – Kuwahara; Ueda, Miyaji, Waseda (Matsuse 81′), Okumiya; Etsuda (T. Murayama 71′), Harada, M. Murayama, Suwazono; Shuto (Asou 77′), Kugisaki

Fujieda MYFC (4-4-2) – Murao; Nakatsuru (Tominari 56′), Fujimaki, Takahashi, Narabayashi; Ishii, Okuda, Hisatomi, Hashimoto (Tanio 81′); Nishiyama (Okada 45′) Oha

Final score: Honda Lock 1-1 Fujieda MYFC

Scorers: Harada 18′, Fujimaki 75′

Attendance: 452

Next game: Sunday 4th August, HOYO Oita (home)

Not a win for Fujieda then and they will be disappointed with as this game was a great chance for them to record back to back wins. However, it was good to see Fujimaki score his first goal for the club and it has proved a very good decision to switch him to centre back after he arrived as a striker.

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