14000 plus showed up to see the rematch of a controversial 2-0 decision that took place last month in the National. Of course, it was bound to be interesting because A. There is now recent history between the two squads, and B. My big butt wasn't there. Anyhow, from the ticker, this game did not fail to entertain.
DF Kaimoto, Aoba, Ichiyanagi, Fujita
MF Kuba, Marcus, Sugawara, Nejime
FW Saito, Hiramoto
Bench Tomisawa (79), Morimoto (60), Ohashi (89), Kina(That old chestnut?), Mizuhara
What do 6 yellows, 1 red, a PK, and a 20 to 10 shot disadvantage equal? If you said a stunning 2-1 victory for Gang Green, you'd be inexplicably correct. But that's not the shocking part. The scoring began in the 37th minute when Masaki "Big Marty" Saito put one in the net off a pass from Hiramoto. That's not the shocker...........the shocker came in the 64th minute when......I think......Vegalta was called on an offsides. Big Takagi took the free kick and........wait for it.....SCORED THE WINNING GOAL! I'm hoping that Ultranippon can contact his friend and get this game up on the web so I can see what happened. Ichiyanagi did his best Hagimura impression by getting a red card.
Vegalta was awarded a PK in the 80th minute and Borges put it in.....I think it was Nejime's fault but I'm not sure.
Anyhow.....an enthralling game against Jun Tamano awaits at Ajinomoto on the 16th.....I'll be in the 1969 seats. TV 1969 is winless at the Aji but Vortis really stinks......somethings gotta give.