Very even match that was decided in favor of Ventforet thanks to the accuracy of their two forwards, one of them well known for the fans of Tokushima: Utaka. The former player of Vortis scored for the visitors in minute 19 of game in a great individual play against the Blues defence.
Tokushima Vortis managed to recover from the 0-1, returning to their associative hame play to reach Ventforet box. In the 26th minute, Kawata was close to score with a technical resource in a set piece. The ball hit the crossbar. Just five minutes later, Kawata repeated in an action that ended in a shot near the rival goal.
The best chance for Tokushima came in the 73rd minute, in an Uchida’s action from the left wing blocked under the goal by the goalkeeper of Ventforet.
With Tokushima pushing in attack, Uchida scored the second goal in minute 94 for Ventforet after starting from the middle of the field to finish in goal within the box.
The defeat leaves Tokushima with 37 points, opening the distance to 8 points with play-off spots. This week the scenery changes, with the match against Honda FC in the third round of the Emperor’s Cup.