Sunday, June 15, 2008

R20 Back On Track

Yokohama FC 0 - 1 FC Gifu (ht 0-0)
FC Gifu finally got back on track in Yokohama today holding onto a gritty 1-0, their first win since May 11th in round 13.
The game's solitary goal came in the 68th minute when a loose corner kick ball was kicked into the net by Kan Kazunori.
The first half wasn't overly exciting with both sides playing well defensively but only having one shot at goal. In the second half the pace picked up a bit and Yokohama squandered at least two golden chances at goal. But in the end of the day Gifu's defense held strong, producing its third clean sheet in as many weeks. Yokohama may be a bit unlucky to have not even managed a draw in this game but at the same time Gifu will be happy that they won, especially considering the referee blowed the whistle on them too many times when it looked like there were good counter-attacking chances ahead.
Next week Gifu visit Kusatsu Thespa and will be determined to break Kusatsu's impressive four game winning streak and at the same time gain revenge for the loss inflicted on them in round 14.
Next game June 21st (away) vs Kusatsu Thespa

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