|Cloudy today folks....|
|Tomisawa with a salmon-esque leap!! Thump!! 1-0 Verdy!!|
The other two talking points of the game both involved Hiroki Kawano. It was he who broke through the Reysol back line only to be dragged back by Reysol`s Korean centre half Park Dong Hyuk. Park got a red card for his troubles and deservedly so. He was the last man, he dragged Kawano down and that was it. Kawano made a bit of a meal of going down but the foul was there. Verdy pressed as you would expect when facing 10 men and sure enough the goal came shortly after. Verdy were to continue to press for a further cushion but it was to be Reysol who would cause most of the danger in the second half. The game swung dramitacally into Reysols favour after a slighly bizzare turn of events. Hiroki Kawano was taking a corner and (probably rightly so) got booked for time wasting. He went ape shit at the linesman, squared up and started shoving Tomisawa who (along with half of the team) was trying to calm him down. Goalkeeping coach Maeda got involved and promptly got himself sent off, presumably for something he said to the linesman. Anyway, following this the Verdy goal was under siege for the remainder, Doi also got booked for time wasting (this time undeserved I thought) and Verdy held on for the win. So Verdy have now beaten the top two teams away so what now??
Probably uninspiring defeats in the next couple of games...This is Tokyo Verdy people!!!!
Courtsey of our good friend UltraVerdy, higlights of Verdy`s win of the season can be found here...http://ultra-verdy.blogspot.com/ watch and enjoy!!