Tokushima Vortis closed a spectacular season with the title of champion of the Japan League 2. The defeat against Aviska Fukuoka did not matter, since Ricardo Rodríguez’s men took the title (84 points) thanks to a favorable goal-average with respect to Fukuoka; one more award for the offensive philosophy of the highest-scoring team in the championship, with 67 goals.
Despite the fact that both teams had achieved their great objective just three days before, the promotion to Japan League 1, the match went on with great intensity. Kishimoto could have been able to put Tokushima in the lead in a great opportunity in the sixth minute of the game, where the Fukuoka goalkeeper was very successful to avoid the 0-1. Tokushima added another chance minutes later, in a shot with the left foot by Nishiya that was saved again by the local goalkeeper.
The locals did hit in their first shot on goal that came after a quick offensive transition. Ishizu, in the 16th minute of the game, made the 1-0 with a crossed shot. The match maintained a high pace, always with Fukuoka creating dangerous situations in their transitions after recovering the ball in midfield.
Kamifukumoto had to intervene spectacularly in the opening minutes of the second half to prevent Fukuoka from taking further distance in the scoreboard. Saves that kept Tokushima alive in the game until the last minute, although without finding the tying goal. Anyway, Tokushima once again showed a high level of gameplay, a faithful reflection of what has led the blue team to win the Japan League 2 title.