A well-fought match between Nippon and Hotspurs ended in a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Nippon fought back well from 2 goals down, and neither side could complain about the end result of an even game.
FC Nippon won the game against Hibernians FC 4-1 last week. Today, FC Nippon had a game against Hotsupurs FC at Cage Sports Field. The game realized FC Nippon that easy games are nothing in Cosmo League. Starting members: GK: Nakamura DF: Hasegawa, Nanai, Kabayama, Yamamoto MF: Kakimoto, Tachibana, Sugimoto,Miyashita FW: Uchida, Suehiro First Half) FC Nippon was outnumbered in the midfield. The formation of the opponent was a striker and five midfielders while FC Nippon had only four midfielders. Unmarked midfielders of the opponent flicked the ball to the side and the back of FC Nippon. Eventually FC Nippon was made a goal. While FC Nippon was upset due to the goal, the opponent got an additional goal after 3 minutes. FC Nippon became dominant in the game gradually. But backline of the opponent was in the low position so FC Nippon couldn’t the space of the back by making Uchida run. At the 25 mins, Miyashita left the field, instead Ikeda joined. After his joining, he created the rhythms by touching the ball many time and finding the short pass. Though there were a few chances to get a goal, Tachibana found a goal. The first half was over 1-2. Second Half) The game was proceeded with FC Nippon’s pace. But FC Nippon couldn’t find ideas to ways to make efforts yet due to the low position of the opponent. Fortunately, Kakimoto found the loose ball and found the equalizer. Then, Oguro, Okamoto, Fuijta, Horiuchi came on as a substitute so that FC Nippon could come from behind. However Nippon could break down a disciplined defence, eventually. Time was up with 2-2 scores. FC Nippon became aware of it’s low attacking valuations to the opponent, which has low positions of defenses.