Fell asleep before I could catch the 3:40 am replay but it sounds like another epic battle went down. I was watching Junior High School kids sing the same song 7 times......EXACTLY HOW I LIKE TO SPEND MY SATURDAYS!!!!!
Anyhow, here's the lineups
FW Hiramoto Silva
Bench: Mizuhara-Kina (38 min)-Kanazawa-(45 min)-Nagai (80 min) Saito
We'll keep it brief.........Silva started off the scoring in the second minute to give Verdy a 1-0 lead.......I guess the Tosu squad smelled weakness in the middle and put two up in a 6 minute span........Sugawara comes out and MY FAAAAAAAAAVORITE verdy player Kina comes in, one minute later Tomisawa evens up the score. 2-2 at the half.
Kanazawa comes in for the ineffective Ichiyanagi, who I think is starting to buy his own hype a touch. 80th minute sees the exit of Marcus and the entrance of Mr. Nagai. 5 minutes later, the penultimate goal occurs when Hiramoto puts one in the net in the 85th minute.....(it looks like he split two defenders and put it past the Sagan keeper. )
3-2 Verdy in another tight game.
Revoverdy has a funny story about how Hiramoto went to training thinking he wasn't going to play yesterday and found out he was a starter! Good thing he showed up........unlike the middle of the season.
The table for the last twelve games looks like this so far
1. Yokohama FC 6 wins 1 tie 2 losses 19 pts
4. Kashiwa Reysol 5 wins 2 ties 2 losses 17 pts
5. Ehime FC 5 wins 2 ties 3 losses 17 pts
6. Vissel Kobe 5 wins 1 tie 3 losses 16 pts
7. Consadole Sapporo 4 wins 3 ties 2 losses 15 pts
8. Vegalta Sendai 2 wins 4 ties 3 losses 10 pts
9. Tokushima Vortis 2 wins 3 ties 5 losses 9 pts
10. Thespa Kusatsu 2 wins 2 ties 5 losses 8 pts
11. Montedio Yamagata 1 wins 4 ties 4 losses 7 pts
12. Mito Hollyhock 2 wins 1 tie 5 losses 7 pts
13. Shonan Bellmare 1 win 2 ties 6 losses 5 pts
Revoverdy also has a tip about two Brazilians training with the squad, a defender named Bruno and a forward named Leandro
Anyhow a Thursday encounter against lone J2 emperor's cup representative and all around good guys Consadole Sapporo. Will Hulkamania run wild?
Until then.......see ya!