J3 Review: Grulla Morioka 4-1 Fujieda MYFC

Fujieda MYFC slumped to a fourth straight defeat and remained rooted to the bottom of the J3 table after losing 4-1 away to 6th place Grulla Morioka.

Fujieda boss Musashi Mizushima made just one change to the team which started last weekend’s 2-1 loss to YSCC. After being subbed at half time last week, Shunya Ando started the game on the bench. His replacement was Daijirou Okuda, who came on at half time on Saturday.

Grulla started the game with a solid 4-4-2 system, employing Ryota Doi and Kodai Sato up front, who have scored two goals each so far.

In the defeat to YSCC, Fujieda were 2-0 down inside the first 30 minutes but the start to this match was a lot less eventful, something that will please Mizushima. The only event in the opening half an hour was a booking to Hiroki Narabayashi.

However, after what seemed like a solid start, MYFC caved in and conceded a quick fire double from Ryota Doi within six minutes.

His first came in the 32nd minute and then six minutes later he scored again to make it 2-0 to Grulla after 38 minutes. Doi made 18 appearances back in 2012 for Thespakusatsu Gunma in J2 without scoring but he now has four goals already this season.

The goals created a sense of déjà vu for Fujieda fans as it was the same scoreline after 45 minutes against YSCC and like in that game, Mizushima made a double change at half time.

Off went two midfielders in Takumi Hashimoto and Yuhei Marumoto and on came fellow midfielder Shogo Nakatsuru and striker Yusuke Ishii. A bold move but one that was needed if Fujieda wanted to salvage anything from the second half.

However, just eight minutes into the second half, any hopes of a comeback were quashed as Grulla further extended their lead. This time it was Doi’s striker partner Kodai Sato who scored, his third of the season.

The game then settled down as it any way back into the game for MYFC seemed out of reach. Mizushima made another couple of changes, sending on Kazushi Uchida and Ando. They replaced Takahiro Tanio and Uchida.

Then in the 78th minute, Grulla made the scoreline even more crushing as they scored a fourth. Having only come on as substitute seconds before, it was midfielder Kohei Yoshioka who scored, his first of the year.

With the game now wrapped up with a four goal lead, the hosts felt comfortable enough to replace their goalkeeper with another from the bench.

Although maybe this goalkeeper was not as strong as four minutes into injury time, Tsugutoshi Oishi grabbed a consolation goal for Fujieda. It was the striker’s sixth of the season, already equalling last year’s top scorers, Kerlon and Alan, who also managed six. That goal meant Oishi had scored over half of Fujieda’s goals this year, 6 out of 11.

Grulla Morioka (4-4-2) – K. Doi (Matsushita 79′); Morita, Okada, Kobayashi, Saito; Omichi (Yoshioka 78′), Tomii (Tokita 71′), Matsuda, Takase; R. Doi (Sugahara 88′), Sato (Tanaka 84′)

Fujieda MYFC (4-2-3-1) – Park; Narabayashi, Mochizuki, Mizuki, Okuda (Ando 74′); Marumoto (Nakatsuru 45′), Sato; Hashimoto (Ishii 45′), Hisatomi, Tanio (Uchida 62′); Oishi

Scorers: Doi 32′, 36′, Sato 53′, Yoshioka 78′, Oishi 90+4

Attendance: 1,004

Next match: Zweigen Kanazawa (home) 04/05/14

Another game, another loss for Fujieda. It’s a shame there aren’t 11 Tsugutoshi Oishi’s because he continues to score goals!

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