Well, the final nail is in the coffin for Verdy promotion. Playing a 3-5-2, Mito got out on the attack early when FW Shogo Shiozawa scored, minutes later Kohei Nishino would notch one of his two goals on the day. Out goes Sugawara, In comes Hiramoto......oh yeah, that reminds me....the lineup
Kaimoto, Togawa, Ichiyanagi, Fujita
NAGAI, Tomisawa, Sugawara, Marcus
Bench: Tokizawa, Kina, Kanazawa, Hiramoto, Saito
Anyhow second half starts and defender Jungo konno makes it 3-0. U-21 member Ichiyanagi is sent away so U-47 member Tetsuhiro Kina can come in. Great move, Kohei Nishino hits to make it 4-0 a mere three minutes later.
Martin Saito comes in for Hiroyama and scores 6 minutes later. 4-1.....out with a whimper and not a bang. Combined with a tie between Kashiwa and Yokohama FC and the final chance for promotion is out the window. Game Over!!!!!!
Here's hoping that Tokizawa gets a little time in net. Nothin to play for now but pride so let the kids see what they can do.
I'd like to see Tokizawa in net and Killoran on the bench next game......give the kid 20 or 30 minutes. Maybe bring out Yanagisawa for his farewell tour and Ono for some first team stuff.
I'd go with this lineup
Silva and Hiroyama
Bench: Takagi, Killoran, Mihara, Kiyama, Tsurumaki
If you don't want to have all the youngsters on the bench at the same time, spread it out over the 5 games but it does no good at this point to have the retreads come out now. If you want to have a sendoff on the 26th..........have at it.
In other news, ZE LUIS went back to Brazil for treatment on his bad hamstring
It looks like we've seen the last of Ze for the season and maybe for good.