Tokushima Vortis maintain their strength in away games, although this time perhaps there was a bitter taste left at the end, as Ricardo Rodríguez’s men missed a new victory in the last seconds. Even so, Tokushima (52 points) celebrate not only maintaining the lead for one more week, but increasing a further point in distance with the third place.
After 15 minutes, Tokushima made a spectacular offensive play in the last third of the field, combining almost all the players to reach the rival box, where Kishimoto was close to scoring the opening goal. The goal that was avoided by Okayama’s defence over the line. The home team also had their chance to score in the following minutes, with two actions of great danger.
Tokushima started the second half with a higher pace of play, reaching the rival goal multiple times with clear scoring opportunities. The blue team opened the score in the 79th minute of the game, via Kawata. After several rejections inside the box, the Tokushima striker controlled the ball with his chest to execute afterwards a spectacular volley. The draw by Okayama came about in the 92nd minute via their player Saito, who found a space inside the box to finish off with a header.
Despite this latest move, Tokushima again achieved a positive balance in a new away game.