S-Pulse 1-2 Kawasaki Frontale
Yoshida 31 ----------------- Kobayashi 33
---------------------------------- Yajima 57
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka City
May 6th 2012, Kick off 2pm
DF Yoshida (67)
DF Lee Ki-Je
Takaki on for Takagi (71)
Murata on for Ishige (75)
Senuma on for Lee Ki-Je (87)
That was an at times brutal game. The referee seemed unable to control some of the challenges flying in, and when he did produce a yellow for Yoshida, it was long after he'd let the challenge go and only when the linesman had signalled.
Something else that wound me right up was the ref's waving for someone (who?) to kick a second ball off the pitch. It had been thrown in from the stand and was in the upper corner of the pitch - the same as the ball that was in play. Long story short, Kawasaki's second goal came not long after. Nobody was sure who should kick it out, you could see players wanting to move and hesitating, and eventually one of ours had to move out of position to do it. The ref made the wrong call and it effected the game.
Not making excuses for a loss, but it was a big one. We didn't threaten Nishibe enough and need a result away at Kofu on Saturday.
Anyway, I need a good sleep. A busy Golden Week, and back to work tomorrow.
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