August 04, 2018
Tokushima Vortis resumed competition after a two-week break due to the postponement of last week’s game. A break that has not stopped the good streak of the blues, who added against Mito Hollyhock their fifth victory in the last six matches. This has resulted in a spectacular rise in the Japan League 2 rankings. With 37 points (and a match still to be played) Tokushima Vortis is just two wins away from the play-off spots.
Despite the score was only 1-0, both teams could have scored many more goals in a very open game. Tokushima Vortis scored in their first approach on goal. A play in which Shimaya took advantage of a lost ball inside the box to score the goal for the blues with his left foot. Mito Hollyhock barely approached Kajikawa’s goal, only with a shot inside the box that went out. The second half did have much more action, with goal chances for both teams.
There was also equality in shots to the post. First it was Sisi who hit the crossbar and in the last minutes of the game it was Mito Hollyhock who sent the ball to the post. In the deflection, the visitors scored, but it was disallowed due to offside. One of the moments of the match came in the second half with the substitution of Spanish striker David Barral, who was making his debut for Tokushima Vortis. A great addition to aspire to the promotion to Japan League 1. Next matchday awaits a direct rival for the same objective, Renofa Yamaguchi.