Saturday, October 21, 2006

Tiekushima Vortis

Well, it wasn't the result Verdy needed or wanted but it was a very hard fought match. The scoring started in the 6th minute with a strike from Yasutaka Kobayashi, 14 minutes later Silva notched his second goal in 2 games. Early in the second half, Nozomi Hiroyama put Verdy up would be a very short lead however as Vortis got even on a knock by Vortis midfielder Andre. 2-2 Final

Both teams were very even according to the numbers, notching 19 shots apiece and earning an equal 6 corners. Would have been nice to watch.

Around the League

Yokohama managed only 6 shots against cross-prefecture rivals Shonan Bellmare but it was enough as the King himself, Kazu Miura notched the only goal. Takanori Sugeno turned away 16 shots to post the shutout

Vissel went up to Sapporo to face a reeling Consadole side. Consadole is still reeling.....4-1 Kobe

Ehime slammed Kusatsu 5-2 to move up to 9th. Tosu also got a result over Yamagata 3-1.

The table now with 6 to go

Kobe 83pts
Yokohama 82pts
Kashiwa 78pts
Vegalta 68pts (game tommorow vs. Mito)
Sagan 67pts
Verdy 63pts

Consadole was officially eliminated from promotion contention with the loss.

Finally, Ultranippon has a nice video clip of the 1994 Verdy squad........I'm gonna try and steal it!


Nick said...

I saw the game on TV, good game,exciting stuff and some good goals.The Andre strike was a thunderbolt free kick from miles out which maybe Takagi could have done better,but saying that it was a sweet hit.It was an open game with both teams providing some attacking play. The front pair for Verdy looked lively and I thought we might sneak it at the end but it wasn`t to be. Draw was a fair result,given what had gone on in the previous 90 minutes. If we can play like we did yesterday every week,next year i think we`ll be there or there abouts at the end of the season.Im looking forward to next year with hope,as I don`t think there will be as much chopping and changing of personel as this season.With a settled line up and forwards who can score goals we might be ok.Then again,with Sir Ramos in charge we he decide to sell EVERYONE and start again!! Who knows?? Onwards and Upwards the Boys trot on!!

SMB said...

I think NTV and Cyberagent won't allow him to do the constant's a little unfair to judge him on just one year and a complete change in team but he brings it on himself with the constant media whoring.

Hiroyama and Silva are a really nice combo though......I don't know how long Saito or Hiramoto will stay if they are constantly 4th striker