J3 Review: Blaublitz Akita 2-1 Fujieda MYFC

Despite dominating large parts of the game and taking an early lead, Fujieda MYFC fell to a 7th defeat of the season away to Blaublitz Akita.

After last week’s impressive 0-0 draw at home to second place Zweigen Kanazawa, manager Musashi Mizushima decided to make just one change and it was an enforced one, as suspended Hiroki Narabayashi was replaced in defence by Shunya Ando. That meant Mizushima kept faith with a 4-4-2 system. Blaublitz also decided to start with an adventurous 3-5-2 system.

The last time Fujieda won was on the 30th March but it looked that the drought could possibly be ending soon as within two minutes of the game kicking off, MYFC took the lead. Unsurprisingly, it was Tsugutoshi Oishi who scored, his 7th goal of the season in just his 9th game. A brilliant goal scoring record in his debut season at Fujieda.

However, the early drama didn’t stop there. 11 minutes after Fujieda took the lead, Blaublitz hit back with a goal of their own. It was top scorer Hirotika Miyoshi who scored, equalising the game with his fourth of the season.

Desmond out-jumped by Blaublitz’s goalkeeper.

Then, four minutes later disaster struck for MYFC as perfect start to the match became a nightmare as the hosts took the lead. It was winger Miyoshi who scored again and it was a significant goals as it put the hosts in the lead.

And that was that. After 17 minutes, the match had been decided. Three early goals decided the outcome of the match.

Shunya Ando trying to block a shot.

Fujieda were clearly shell-shocked but they just failed to react having gone ahead early. Maybe taking the lead was a bad thing as they players may have become complacent.

As the match went on, MYFC tried to push for an equaliser but they were continuous frustrate them. Mizushima brought on three substitutes during the second half, with Takumi Hashimoto, Yuhei Marumoto and Takahiro Tanio all came on but to no effect.

Tsugutoshi Oishi going up for a header.

In the end, Blaublitz managed to hold on for victory but it may have not been deserved. Fujieda had more shots, more corners and more free-kicks. The home side also had more yellow cards but in football you don’t always get what you deserve.

Blaublitz Akita (3-5-2) – Ishikawa; Esaki, Shimakawa, Hatta; Shinzato, Kumabayashi, Kawata, Miyoshi, Yamada (Mine 59′); Maeyama (Suzuki 90+1′), Fujii

Fujieda MYFC (4-4-2) – Park; Ando, Desmond, Uchida, Okuda; Mizuki (Marumoto 76′), Nakatsuru, Hisatomi (Hashimoto 64′), Sato (Tanio 61′); Oishi, Ishii

Scorers: Oishi 2′, Miyoshi 13′, 17′

Attendance: 2,378

Next match: J League U22 (home) 18/05/14

This loss will really hurt for Fujieda. It was a game they would have hoped to have got something from, especially after last week’s decent result. Losing to two early goals having gone one up early on, will disappoint Mizushima especially.

Photo credits to http://blaublitz.jp/

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