June 30, 2018
Tokushima Vortis demonstrated against the leader of the Japan League 2, Oita Trinita, that the position that currently occupies in the table (15th) does not do any justice. Tokushima Vortis has deserved more points against the leading teams of the classification, but has not always been determinant on goal. It is a matter of changing the dynamics, and it started against the leader. Great news. Although the play-off spots are still far, ten points ahead, the vibrations of the team are very good, with players in great shape, like Shimaya. In a league as long as the Japan League 2 there is more than enough time to close that gap.
Despite the visit of the leader, Tokushima Vortis enjoyed one of the most comfortable matches of the season. Ricardo Rodríguez did not change his game philosophy against Oita Trinita. The ball was blue. Tokushima Vortis took the lead in the scoreboard after fifteen minutes with a penalty scored by Iwao after a hand of Marutani.
Precisely Marutani was the protagonist again being sent off in the 49th minute after a hard tackle worthy of a red card without discussion. With one player less, Shimaya led the offensive game of Tokushima Vortis. His was the goal in the 69th minute, with a shot with his right leg. Minutes later, Shimaya, with a great play in the box of Oita Trinita, assisted to Yamasaki to close the game in favor of Tokushima Vortis. Roasso Kumamoto awaits in the next matchday. The objective is to continue the escalation that begun agaisnt the leader.