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Saturday, 26 March 2011

S-Pulse 2-1 Yokohama FC (Fundraising Game)

BarryBarry writes:

S-Pulse 2-1 Yokohama FC
Edamura 27 -------------- Not Sure 71
Nagai 91

Att. 5000 (app)

Line Up

GK K. Yamamoto

DF Hiraoka
DF Ota
DF Iwashita
DF Tsujio

MF Edamura
MF Omae
MF Ito
MF Ono
MF Brosque

FW Takahara

Subs Used

Bosnar on for Iwashita
Nagai on for Brosque


In a fund raising game for the earthquake relief efforts, thousands of fans descended upon Nihondaira, to see a keenly contested match. There were no shortage of supporters from Yokohama either, as the back stand (which holds 5700) was pretty much full.

The donation boxes were well stuffed with notes and coins, with the day's total coming in at 1,978,293 yen (£15000 / $23000 US) - a simply brilliant effort from all concerned. The game provided some pretty decent entertainment, including thirty minutes from King Kazu. He got a huge reception when brought on, and helped the visitors draw level in the latter stages.

An on fire Omae, who had ran the Yokohama defence ragged over the ninety minutes, finally got his reward in stoppage time. He walloped in a shot on the half volley and it left the keeper unable to stop it sufficiently with Nagai on hand to tap it in.

We'd got the lead through Edamura whose thunderous shot from the edge of the box after an uncleared corner gave the keeper no chance.

Only the back stand was open
The teams line up
Kazu gets stuck in
It's a Shizuoka thing :)