Tokushima Vortis moves away from the play-offs after losing against Albirex Niigata, a direct rival for the same goals in the Japan League 2.
The locals were tremendously successful in their offensive actions, scoring in every approach on Tokushima Vortis goal. The first goal came with a spectacular volley shot from Toshima from outside the box in the 24th minute. Up in the scoreboard, Albirex knew how to handle the pace of the game to strike again after half an hour of the match with Leonardo’s goal in a shot inside the box. The first half ended without further clear chances for both sides.
The second half brought two more goals from the locals, leaving Tokushima with no possibility to comeback, this time less successful in offensive actions than in previous matches. Watanabe in the 59th minute of the match, with a good shot from outside the box, put the 3-0 and in the final part of the match Homma in a counterattack ratified the local win.
Tokushima Vortis is left with 36 points to descend to the eleventh position of the Japan League 2. From the 13th place, Tokyo Verdy, to the 6th, Montedio, there are only 7 points difference. The next matchday Tokushima plays at home against Ventforet, seventh in the standings.