Tokushima Vortis enjoyed their second consecutive victory last night in a vibrant game against Renofa Yamaguchi who, despite currently being in the bottom of the table, showed that there are no easy games in this competition.
Vortis began the game with a clear scoring opportunity from a corner kick. Luckily for Yamaguchi, Uchida’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper. The hosts responded to Tokushima’s dominance of the game with a counterattack that almost ended in a goal for Yamaguchi. During the final minutes of the first half, Yamaguchi were able to secure first half-time lead with a goal by Tanaka.
In the second half Tokushima Vortis strenghthened their efforts to turn around the scoreline. An objective that was achievable after a spectacular second half. Kishimoto was one of the most outstanding players among the Blues, being involved in almost all build-ups to goal-scoring opportunities. A few minutes into the second half, Tokushima came close to equalising with a shot from the left end of the box that came off the far post. Few minutes later, Kishimoto’s shot once again bounced off the post, this time however, it was picked out by Kiyotake who was able to score the equaliser. The second goal for Tokushima Vortis came in the 70th minute, with a great goal by Konichi from outside the box.
This victory places the Blues ninth in the table with 10 points. The promotion qualification spots are only a single point away and direct promotion lies at 5 points away from Tokushima. The next match against Mito Hollyhock is a good opportunity for Vortis to more closely approach those positions.