JFL preview: Sagawa Printing v Fujieda MYFC

The only game in the JFL this weekend sees Fujieda travel to Sagawa Printing, as 12th place host 11th. This is both sides’ game in hand so can make ground on the teams above them.

Fujieda MYFC team news

After last week’s very disappointing 3-0 home loss to MIO Biwako Shiga, MYFC have a great chance to redeem themselves against another side lower than them in the league.

Suspensions dominate the teams news for Fujieda once again. Two players return from missing out last week, including Toshihide Saito, who’s defensive organisation was clearly missing last week. Also returning is goalkeeper Daichi Shibata.

However, a further two players are banned for Sunday’s match. After receiving his marching orders last week for two bookable offences, midfielder Hiroyuki Ishida is unavailable for selection. He will sit out alongside Shogo Fujimaki who picked up his fourth booking of the season last Sunday.

Last week’s new signings failed to make an appearance last week so they could be in for a debut this Sunday. Newly registered ‘keeper Daijiorou Harada is unlikely to feature again after making the bench last week as Shibata is now back from suspension.

Shuto Ishino made the bench last week so could remain there. Manato Takahashi was not in the squad last week but Saito could be tempted to include him as another attacking option.

Sagawa Printing fact file

Nickname: Print Dynamite
Founded: 1986
Ground: Taiyogaoka Stadium
Season in JFL: 11th
Last season: 7th

One of the regulars in the JFL, after competing in their first season in the division back in 2003, Sagawa Printing are sitting their usual mid-table spot. Having finished 12th three times before, they currently sit in the same position now back can overtake Fujieda with a win on Sunday.

The ‘Print Dynamite’ are in decent form coming into this match. They are unbeaten in their last four with two wins and two draws and have only conceded one goal in that spell. Last week the side had a very impressive result, defeating Sony Sendai 1-0 away from home against a side who were 5th in the table before the match.

Their current top scorer is surprisingly Takahiro Urashima. The once defender played 27 games last season for Sagawa in the league without scoring but this season in a more advanced midfield role the 25 year old has scored six goals so far. Although, he has kept some of his defensive traits having picked up seven bookings so far in 2013.

The player likely to be creating the chances is the experienced Hiroshi Otsuki. He has six assists so far this season so will be the side’s creative influence.

Last season’s result

Last year when Fujieda traveled to Sagawa to take on the Print Dynamite the game ended with a 2-0 win for the home side.

Kick off is on Sunday at 5am/1pm.

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