FC Gifu 3-2 Yokohama FC (ht 1-0)
FC Gifu showed guts and determination as they came back from 2-1 down to record an exciting victory in front of 9000 fans at Nagaragawa last night. Both teams traded dodgy PK's and then Yokohama hit the lead shortly after. Momentum then began to swing the way of Gifu and they scored two goals through Shimada and Kazunori.
It was a great game, lots of passion from both teams, good crowd, good weather, and all the goodness of Nagaragawa.
Next week is a toughy away to Vegalta Sendai, who Gifu has never beaten. If Gifu wants to get into the top 10 though, a victory here is vital. (Then again, as a Vegalta Sendai supporter also, a loss for them would be disasterous for their return to J1!) Once again I will be sitting on the fence for the Richy derby!