Fujieda MYFC came out on top in a nine goal game to defeat their local rivals Honda FC 7-2 to book their place in the first round of the Emperor’s Cup next week. The match was played at the Kusanagi Athletic Stadium.
The Shizuoka Cup final was contested between these two clubs last year, when both teams were still in the JFL. This year though, with Fujieda in the J3 League and Honda still in the JFL, it would be the only chance for the two rivals to play against each other this season.
Honda came top in the first stage of the JFL, losing just one of their 13 matches, winning 11 of them. These stats meant the club were looking to cause an upset against their rivals.
Fujieda put out an unchanged side from the previous weeks’ 0-0 draw with Gainare Tottori. The only change was in the formation, as MYFC went for a 5-3-2 system, with Yuta Kutsukake dropping into defence.
Seven substitutes are allowed on the bench in this competition, with three allowed to come on, and Daisuke Ichikawa was amongst Fujieda’s subs.
Honda were looking for an upset and to avenge their 1-0 loss to Fujieda last year in the final of this tournament but their hopes of a good start to the match were quashed as after just three minutes, Tsugutoshi Oishi put Fujieda 1-0 up.
Five minutes later, Oishi scored again to make it 2-0 to Fujieda. Then the goals really started to flow. In the 11th minute, Shogo Nakatsuru made it 3-0, before Oishi completed a 19 minute hat-trick to make it 4-0.
In the 35th minute, Takahisa Nishiyama got in on the act to make it 5-0 to MYFC at half time.
At the half time break, the match was pretty much already over and both sides made changes. Fujieda took off goalscorers Nakatsuru and Nishiyama and brought on Yuichiro Edamoto and Masato Mizuki.
Ten minutes into the second half, Ken Hisatomi scored Fujieda’s sixth of the game.
Two minutes after that though, Honda hit back with a goal of their own, with defender Yuhei Nakagawa grabbing the goal.
Oishi was then replaced by Ichikawa as MYFC looked to make sure they did not concede again.
However, Honda then scored again to make it 6-2 in the 74th minute as another defender, Keita Miyauchi, reduced the deficit further.
One minute later though, Fujieda ensured they drew the second half as striker Yusuke Ishii scored to make it 7-2.
The game finished with a five goal winning margin for MYFC and the result means the side will enter the Emperor’s Cup next Saturday in the first round.
Fujieda MYFC (5-3-2) – Park; Mansho, Uchida, Mochizuki, Sato, Kutsukake; Nakatsuru (Mizuki 45′), Hisatomi, Nishiyama (Edamoto 45′); Ishii, Oishi (Ichikawa 61′)
Honda FC (4-3-3-) – Nakamura; Nakagawa, Sunamori, Sudo, Miyauchi; Suzuki, Itokazu, Furuhashi; Iga, Harada (Tsuchiya 45′), Kagawa
Scorers: Oishi 3′, 8′, 19′, Nakatsuru 11′, Nishiyama 35′, Hisatomi 55′, Nakagawa 57′, Miyauchi 74′, Ishii 75′
Next match: Arterivo Wakayama 05/07/14 (away)
A great win for Fujieda and it was very good to score seven goals against a side which had only conceded 11 in its 13 league games so far.
Fujieda will now play away to Arterivo Wakayama in the first round of the Emperor’s Cup next Saturday.
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