Wednesday, June 25, 2008

R22 Lack Of Strike-Power

FC Gifu 0 - 1 Avispa Fukuoka (ht 0-0)
I've come to a realisation about FC Gifu over the last few weeks. We are seriously in need of a good Forward who knows where to be at the right time.
This was once again shown tonight as Gifu created plenty of scoring chances, defended like demons, but yet again came out on the wrong side of a game that seemed destined to end either a 0-1 loss or a 0-0 draw.
The home stats show it all. 11 games - 1 win, 3 draws, 7 losses. 6 goals scored in those 11 games by Gifu, 18 against. 7 scoreless games for Gifu.
Going to Nagara Stadium almost means going to watch Gifu lose....
Anyway, in the end of the day Gifu were beaten by MF Tatsunori Hisanaga's nice heading goal in the 62nd minute. Yusuke Tanaka was red-carded in the 70th minute for elbowing Atsushi Katagiri in the head, but Gifu couldn't take advantage of it. Although I definitely wouldn't say that Fukuoka were the best team on the day, they got the goal, and ultimately that was enough to put them a place ahead on the table, knocking Gifu back down to 10th.
Next game June 28th (away) vs Tokushima Vortis

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