Monday, 4th July 2011
In Japan Sports News, Sports,
Marinos move to within a point of J-League top spot
Yokohama F Marinos have beaten Kawasaki Frontale in the J-League to move closer to the top of the league.
The boys from Yokohama are now only one point behind league leaders Kashiwa Reysol, but they did not make it easy for themselves, reports Associated Press.
Kawasaki went a goal up early in the first half when a Kohei Shibasaki shot went in off of Yokohama's goalkeeper Hiroki Iikura.
However, minutes later in the same half, Masashi Oguro pulled it back for the Marinos - who finished 8th in the J-League last season.
Around 20 minutes from the end, substitute Kazuma Watanabe rounded off the superb comeback with a strike from outside the area.
Kashiwa Reysol had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the league table this Saturday, but were on the wrong end of a 5-0 drubbing from Cerezo Osaka.
The J-League is currently 14 games into the 34-match season.
Written by Kimberley Homer
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