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 2-1..........it 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
Vegalta 68pts (game tommorow vs. Mito)
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!