J.League Division 2: Matchday 37 Table

(JEF United Chiba rose one place in the table and strengthened their hopes of a play-off place as they defeated Thespa Kusatsu 2-0 at the Fukuda Denshi Arena. Akihiro Hyodo and Tatsuya Yazawa’s fine work saw Yazawa’s shot meet with a good save by Kazuma Kita, Tomoyuki Arata followed up to net the rebound to give the home side the lead on twenty minutes. Yazawa was again inolved in JEF’s second of the match, driving at the Thespa defence before laying the ball off to defender Keiji Watanabe, whose cross square across goal was converted by Yusuke Tanaka)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ventforet Kofu 37 11 5 3 27 18 11 6 1 29 13 +25 77
2 Shonan Bellmare 37 10 7 2 26 14 7 6 5 31 26 +17 64
3 Kyoto Sanga 36 12 2 4 30 17 8 2 8 22 22 +13 64
4 JEF United Chiba 37 10 5 4 30 14 8 3 7 22 16 +22 62
5 Oita Trinita 37 8 4 7 22 20 10 3 5 31 18 +15 61
6 Yokohama FC 37 7 4 7 20 19 11 3 5 33 22 +12 61
7 Tokyo Verdy 37 11 2 6 28 16 7 4 7 31 24 +19 60
8 Montedio Yamagata 37 10 4 4 29 19 5 8 6 21 23 +8 57
9 Tochigi SC 37 8 5 6 21 19 8 3 7 22 19 +5 56
10 Fagiano Okayama 37 8 6 5 21 17 6 7 5 14 15 +3 55
11 Mito HollyHock 37 11 4 4 30 20 4 4 10 14 23 +1 53
12 Giravanz Kitakyushu 37 7 3 9 23 26 8 4 6 23 18 +2 52
13 Matsumoto Yamaga 36 6 6 5 24 19 7 6 6 16 17 +4 51
14 Roasso Kumamoto 37 9 5 4 27 20 4 5 10 10 23 -6 49
15 Tokushima Vortis 36 5 5 7 18 21 6 5 8 19 19 -3 43
16 Thespa Kusatsu 37 4 6 8 13 20 7 4 8 16 18 -9 43
17 Avispa Fukuoka 37 5 9 4 22 23 4 4 11 27 36 -10 40
18 Ehime FC 37 7 6 5 26 19 2 6 11 13 24 -4 39
19 FC Gifu 36 5 5 9 13 24 2 7 8 11 23 -23 33
20 Kataller Toyama 37 4 6 9 19 26 3 5 10 15 26 -18 32
21 Gainare Tottori 37 7 1 10 17 30 2 3 14 13 45 -45 31
22 FC Machida Zelvia 37 3 4 11 11 30 3 6 10 18 27 -28 28
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J.League Division 2: Matchday 36 Results

(Gainare Tottori took a further stride towards safety with a 2-0 victory at home to Thespa Kusatsu. Shota Koide netted a rebound after Eijiro Mori’s drive had been well saved by Kazuma Kita, and an own goal one minute from time made the points safe for Hideo Yoshizawa’s men. Gainare are now four points clear of FC Machida Zelvia, who remain bottom)

Mito HollyHock
Okamoto 3′, 35′
Shimada 16′
3 Giravanz Kitakyushu
Tokiwa 7′
1
Tochigi SC
Owada 55′
1 Ventforet Kofu
Davi 24′, 90’+2
2
Gainare Tottori
Koide 55′
Own Goal 89′
2 Thespa Kusatsu
0
FC Machida Zelvia
Kono 32′
1 Oita Trinita
Kijima 14′
Tameda 45’+1
Ishigami 72′
3
Avispa Fukuoka
Naruoka 49′
1 Yokohama FC
Own Goal 90’+1
1
Montedio Yamagata
Akiba 76′
1 Tokyo Verdy
Tsuchiya 90’+5
1
Tokushima Vortis
P Kyoto Sanga
P
Ehime FC
Arita 64′, 90’+5
2 JEF United Chiba
Arata 11′
Hyodo 69′
2
Kataller Toyama
Asuke 65′
1 Fagiano Okayama
Ishihara 61′
1
Shonan Bellmare
Iwakami 75′
1 Roasso Kumamoto
Saito 43′
Kitajima 90’+4
2
Matsumoto Yamaga
P FC Gifu
P

(All matches played 30 September 2012, with the exception of Shonan Bellmare v Roasso Kumamoto, which took place on 1 October 2012 having been postponed due to the effects of Typhoon Jelawat)

Kyoto Sanga and Matsumoto Yamaga v. FC Gifu were postponed due to the effects of Typhoon Jelawate, and dates for these two fixtures will be confirmed once announced.

J.League Division 2: Matchday 35 Table

(JEF United Chiba appeared to be heading for victory in their clash with Tokyo Verdy when Tatsuya Yazawa connected with Tomoyuki Arata’s low cross inside the six yard box to put his side 2-1 ahead with four minutes of normal time to play. However, a stunning first-time volleyed return ball by substitute Ryosuke Tone, only introduced in the 89th minute, allowed Takuma Abe to control and clip his shot past Masahiro Okamoto in the third minute of added time for a share of the points. JEF and Verdy are two of three teams on 58 points in the fight for a minimum of a play-off berth, joining Oita Trinita who slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Tochigi SC, the latter only two points further afield)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ventforet Kofu 35 10 5 3 24 16 10 6 1 27 12 +23 71
2 Shonan Bellmare 35 10 6 1 25 12 7 6 5 31 26 +18 63
3 Kyoto Sanga 35 12 2 4 30 17 7 2 8 20 21 +12 61
4 JEF United Chiba 35 9 5 4 28 14 8 2 7 20 14 +20 58
5 Tokyo Verdy 35 11 1 6 27 15 7 3 7 30 23 +19 58
6 Oita Trinita 35 8 4 6 21 18 9 3 5 28 17 +14 58
7 Yokohama FC 35 7 4 7 20 19 10 2 5 30 20 +11 57
8 Montedio Yamagata 35 10 3 3 28 16 5 8 6 21 23 +10 56
9 Tochigi SC 35 8 5 4 19 15 8 3 7 22 19 +7 56
10 Giravanz Kitakyushu 35 7 3 8 23 25 8 4 5 22 15 +5 52
11 Fagiano Okayama 35 7 6 5 19 16 6 6 5 13 14 +2 51
12 Mito HollyHock 35 10 3 4 26 18 4 4 10 14 23 -1 49
13 Matsumoto Yamaga 35 6 6 5 24 19 6 6 6 15 17 +3 48
14 Tokushima Vortis 35 5 5 7 18 21 6 5 7 17 16 -2 43
15 Thespa Kusatsu 35 4 6 8 13 20 7 4 6 16 14 -5 43
16 Roasso Kumamoto 35 9 5 4 27 20 2 5 10 6 22 -9 43
17 Avispa Fukuoka 35 5 8 4 21 22 4 4 10 26 34 -9 39
18 Ehime FC 35 7 5 5 24 17 2 5 11 13 24 -4 37
19 FC Gifu 35 5 5 9 13 24 2 6 8 10 22 -23 32
20 Kataller Toyama 35 3 5 9 16 24 3 5 10 15 26 -19 28
21 Gainare Tottori 35 6 1 10 15 30 2 3 13 12 43 -46 28
22 FC Machida Zelvia 35 3 4 10 10 27 3 5 10 17 26 -26 27

J.League Division 2: Matchday 32 Table

(Montedio Yamagata claim the point their pressure deserved in their visit to the Pocarisweat Stadium, having gone behind by two goals to Tokushima Vortis inside the first 35 minutes. Tomoyasu Hirose started the revival with a quarter of an hour to play, and Branquinho converted a spot-kick ten minutes later to complete the comeback. Kim Jong-Min handled a Shogo Nishikawa header on the goalline to leave referee Ryoichi Imamura no choice but to show the substitute forward a red card and award the penalty. Montedio remain in fourth position in the table)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ventforet Kofu 32 9 4 3 22 15 9 6 1 24 10 +21 64
2 Shonan Bellmare 32 9 6 1 23 12 7 6 3 28 20 +19 60
3 JEF United Chiba 32 9 4 3 26 9 8 2 6 20 12 +25 57
4 Montedio Yamagata 32 10 3 2 27 14 5 8 4 19 18 +14 56
5 Oita Trinita 32 7 4 5 19 17 9 3 4 27 15 +14 55
6 Kyoto Sanga 32 11 2 4 26 16 6 2 7 18 18 +10 55
7 Tokyo Verdy 32 10 0 6 23 14 7 2 7 28 21 +16 53
8 Tochigi SC 32 8 4 4 18 14 7 3 6 21 18 +7 52
9 Yokohama FC 32 6 3 7 18 18 9 2 5 29 20 +9 50
10 Fagiano Okayama 32 6 6 5 16 15 6 6 3 13 12 +2 48
11 Giravanz Kitakyushu 32 6 3 7 19 21 7 4 5 19 15 +2 46
12 Mito HollyHock 32 9 3 4 24 18 3 4 9 11 18 -1 43
13 Tokushima Vortis 32 5 5 6 17 19 6 4 6 16 14 +0 42
14 Matsumoto Yamaga 32 4 6 5 14 18 6 5 6 14 16 -6 41
15 Thespa Kusatsu 32 3 6 7 10 18 7 4 5 16 12 -4 40
16 Avispa Fukuoka 32 5 7 4 20 21 4 3 9 24 30 -7 37
17 Roasso Kumamoto 32 7 5 4 22 18 2 5 9 6 20 -10 37
18 Ehime FC 32 6 5 4 23 16 2 5 10 13 21 -1 34
19 FC Gifu 32 3 5 9 9 22 2 6 7 9 20 -24 26
20 Gainare Tottori 32 5 1 10 13 29 2 2 12 10 35 -41 24
21 FC Machida Zelvia 32 2 4 10 7 25 3 4 9 16 22 -24 23
22 Kataller Toyama 32 2 5 9 14 24 2 5 9 12 23 -21 22

J.League Division 2: Matchday 32 Results

(Only five teams have a better record than Thespa Kusatsu on their travels this season, and they claimed three points at Matsumoto Yamaga with a 2-0 victory. Yuki Matsushita opened the scoring with a superb 25-yard drive, and a thumping header from Hideyuki Nakamura three minutes later made the victory secure. Thespa move to within one point of the Ptarmigans, who drop one place to fourteenth)

Mito HollyHock
Hashimoto 16′
Sengoku 88′
2 Gainare Tottori
0
FC Machida Zelvia
Ota 55′
Katsumata 61′
2 Fagiano Okayama
Kim M-K 19′, 86′
2
Yokohama FC
Tahara 86′
1 Tochigi SC
Sugimoto 13′
Sabia 24′
Toma 57′
3
Matsumoto Yamaga
0 Thespa Kusatsu
Matsushita 57′
Nakamura 60′
2
Kataller Toyama
Kokeguchi 80′
1 Ehime FC
0
Giravanz Kitakyushu
Ikemoto 35′
Hanato 79′
2 Roasso Kumamoto
0
Oita Trinita
Mitsuhira 89′
1 Ventforet Kofu
Davi 28′, 90’+4
2
Tokushima Vortis
Tsuda 21′
Eto 32′
2 Montedio Yamagata
Hirose 75′
Branquinho 85′
2
JEF United Chiba
Hyodo 57′
2 Avispa Fukuoka
Kihara 82′
1
FC Gifu
Danilo 67′
1 Tokyo Verdy
0
Kyoto Sanga
Kudo 47′
1 Shonan Bellmare
Quirino 33′
Otsuki 56′
2

(Matches played 2 September 2012)

J.League Division 2: Matchday 31 Table

(Gainare are still in difficulty towards the bottom of the Division Two table as they fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Tottori Bank Bird Stadium, but with only FC Gifu able to take any points on Matchday Thirty-One of the four teams battling relegation, they remain in nineteenth place for the third match in succession)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ventforet Kofu 31 9 4 3 22 15 8 6 1 22 9 +20 61
2 Shonan Bellmare 31 9 6 1 23 12 6 6 3 26 19 +18 57
3 Oita Trinita 31 7 4 4 18 15 9 3 4 27 15 +15 55
4 Montedio Yamagata 31 10 3 2 27 14 5 7 4 17 16 +14 55
5 Kyoto Sanga 31 11 2 3 25 14 6 2 7 18 18 +11 55
6 JEF United Chiba 31 8 4 3 24 8 8 2 6 20 12 +24 54
7 Tokyo Verdy 31 10 0 6 23 14 7 2 6 28 20 +17 53
8 Yokohama FC 31 6 3 6 17 15 9 2 5 29 20 +11 50
9 Tochigi SC 31 8 4 4 18 14 6 3 6 18 17 +5 49
10 Fagiano Okayama 31 6 6 5 16 15 6 5 3 11 10 +2 47
11 Giravanz Kitakyushu 31 5 3 7 17 21 7 4 5 19 15 +0 43
12 Tokushima Vortis 31 5 4 6 15 17 6 4 6 16 14 +0 41
13 Matsumoto Yamaga 31 4 6 4 14 16 6 5 6 14 16 -4 41
14 Mito HollyHock 31 8 3 4 22 18 3 4 9 11 18 -3 40
15 Avispa Fukuoka 31 5 7 4 20 21 4 3 8 23 28 -6 37
16 Thespa Kusatsu 31 3 6 7 10 18 6 4 5 14 12 -6 37
17 Roasso Kumamoto 31 7 5 4 22 18 2 5 8 6 18 -8 37
18 Ehime FC 31 6 5 4 23 16 2 5 9 13 20 +0 34
19 Gainare Tottori 31 5 1 10 13 29 2 2 11 10 33 -39 24
20 FC Gifu 31 2 5 9 8 22 2 6 7 9 20 -25 23
21 FC Machida Zelvia 31 2 3 10 5 23 3 4 9 16 22 -24 22
22 Kataller Toyama 31 1 5 9 13 24 2 5 9 12 23 -22 19

J.League Division 2: Matchday 31 Results

(Shohei Yokoyama’s neat pull back allows Kazuki Sakurada to slot home in the 87th minute, giving Thespa Kusatsu just their third home win of the season)

Tokyo Verdy
0 Giravanz Kitakyushu
Tokiwa 40′
Hayashi 89′
2
Ventforet Kofu
Davi 52′, 73′
2 Yokohama FC
Horinouchi 28′
1
Gainare Tottori
0 Tokushima Vortis
Nishijima 45′, 90’+3
Diogo 87′
3
Ehime FC
0 FC Gifu
0
Shonan Bellmare
Furuhashi 27′
Shimomura 34′
2 Tochigi SC
Hirose 19′
1
Montedio Yamagata
Akiba 20′
Hayashi 41′
Nakashima 45’+5
3 FC Machida Zelvia
Kitai 90’+1
1
JEF United Chiba
Takeuchi 9′
Fujita 41′, 84′
3 Mito HollyHock
0
Fagiano Okayama
0 Oita Trinita
0
Avispa Fukuoka
Naruoka 24′
Osmar 90’+4
2 Matsumoto Yamaga
Shiozawa 25′, 60′
2
Roasso Kumamoto
Yabu 30′
Katayama 33′
Osako 90’+3
3 Kataller Toyama
0
Thespa Kusatsu
Sakurada 87′
1 Kyoto Sanga
0

(Matches played 26 August 2012)