April 01, 2017
Unexpected defeat of Tokushima Vortis, that arrived to matchday 6 in a great moment of playing and results. However, Ricardo Rodríguez’s players did not find their true level in the defeat 0-2 against Matsumoto Yamaga, team that was classified in the middle of the table before the match.
This time the bet of Ricardo Rodríguez clashed against the good tactical scheme of Matsumoto, team that had the best chances of scoring, with a total of eleven shots on the goal of Kajikawa, goalkeeper of Vortis. Takasaki, Matsumoto´s inside forward, had the first big opportunity for the visiting team in the first half, but his shot went out. Miyasaka, midfielder of Matsumoto, also came close to put his team in advantage with a spectacular shot from outside the area that went out very close to the goal of Vortis. Without many offensive options, the men of Ricardo Rodríguez had the best chance mediated the first half. Mawatari left his defender on the right side to serve a good crossing to the heart of the box that did not find the deadly finishing of Hirose by a few meters. In this match, unlike past games, Watari and Shimaya did not have great participation in the offensive phase of Tokushima Vortis.
The goals came in the second half. The first one in the 62nd minute, scored by Kohei Kudo, who took advantage of a very good assist by Ishihara. The 0-2 arrived shortly after, in the 64th minute, in a great kick from outside the box by Miyakasa, who had already been close to score in the first half. There was no reaction of Tokushima Vortis, who suffered the second defeat of the season and now ranks fifth with 12 points.
Tokushima Vortis plays the next match in the stadium of Renofa Yamaguchi, team that has only five points in the standings. The sixth matchday of J2 leaves a new change of leader, with Tokyo Verdy‘s Spanish coach Miguel Angel Lotina now on top, who added their fifth consecutive win after beating Okayama 0-1.