Fujieda MYFC are through to tomorrow’s Shizuoka Prefecture Cup final after defeating Hamamatsu University 3-2 but were made to work hard for it as the university side pushed the favourites all the way.
Toshihide Saito went for a strong strong despite being the favourites to win. Kerlon did not feature in the matchday squad as he nears a move away from Fujieda. Oha was also missing after he left the club this week.
Instead, a 4-5-1 system was used with Alan leading the attack, receiving support from Takumi Hashimoto. The big news come on Fujieda’s substitute bench though as Daisuke Ichikawa continued his recovery from injury by making the bench for the first time this season.
Despite this, the away side were the first to score and they took their 1-0 lead into half time. Fearing an upset, Saito made changes at half time, including defender Kazushi Uchida, and it was the centre back who scored the equaliser. It was his first goal of the season as he has managed just two sub appearances in the league all year. It took the hosts just one minute into the second half to score.
Twelve minutes later, Fujieda scored again. This time it was Ken Hisatomi who fired home, scoring his fifth goal of the season. Masaya Sato then wrapped the victory in the 72nd minute and although Tokiwa pulled a goal back, the home side managed to hold onto the victory.
Fujieda MYFC (4-5-1) – Murao; Narabayashi (Ishii), Fujimaki, Tominari, Nakatsuru (Uchida); Hisatomi, Murase, Sato, Hashimoto (Nishiyama), Okuda; Alan
Due to the fact this was a prefectural cup match, there is little information available for this match. Therefore, I am missing information on Hamamatsu ‘s team and goalscorers and also the times which Fujieda made their substitutes.
Final score: Fujieda MYFC 3-2 Hamamatsu University
Scorers: Uchida 46′, Hisatomi 58′, Sato 72
Next game: Sunday 24th August, Honda FC (home)
Probably not as comfortable win as Saito would have liked but a win nonetheless and it puts Fujieda into tomorrow’s final against arch rivals Honda FC. The winner of this important Shizuoka Derby takes a place in the first round of Emperor’s Cup which starts next weekend.