Tokushima Vortis could not take away anything positive from their visit to Okayama despite being ahead in the first few minutes of the game.
Kiyotake, in the 7th minute of the game, was able to score the penalty given to Tokushima. After the goal, the hosts demonstrated a high level of play, led by their striker Nakama, a player of great technical quality. Nakama was key in the equaliser before half time, assisting Lee Yong Jae.
The second half saw multiple opportunities for both teams. Halfway through the second half Kiyotake had the clearest chance for Tokushima Vortis, but his header went over the crossbar. With a quarter of an hour remaining on the clock, Okayama went ahead with a volley from Nakama. Despite the goal, Tokushima Vortis continued to fight for at least a draw. However, Kishimoto’s shot was deflected by Okayama’s defense in the last minute of the game.
The defeat leaves Tokushima Vortis 14th in the table with 12 points, four points behind the promotion qualification spots. The next match will be played away from home, against Kyoto Sanga.