Monday, August 15, 2011

Shootin` Fish In a Barrel Fagiano 0 - 4 Verdy

Takuma Abe pictured at Tokyo Fish Market Ka-Boom!! Eat My Goals!!
Four goals,  a million chances and 3 points. A nice easy win for Verdy this week and a pair of 4-0`ers over Fagiano for the season. The goals were slow to come but the chances weren`t; the game was only 2 minutes old when Maranhao was clean through with........and you know the rest. This time Takuma Abe had intercepted a back pass and layed up Maranhao with just the keeper to beat from the edge of the box. Maranhao easily beat the keeper by sending his chip way over the top of the goal too. Nice.
Anyway, far too many chances to go into detail with all of them but Kawano was unlucky not to score  from 6 yards his shot taking a last gasp deflection up and onto the bar and clear. If the first half saw Verdy on top then the second was a free for all. Shot after shot after shot and finally in the 56th minute goal number 9 for Takuma Abe. Takuro Kikuoka put him through with a perfect slide rule pass, Abe having timed his run to perfection was left with easy task of flicking the ball past the keeper and into the net.
Number two for Abe and Verdy came 15 minutes later with Abe finishing this time from the six yard box scuffing a shot to deflect and trickle in the far corner following some neat passing in the area from Kawano, Iio and Maranhao. At the half way point in the season Abe now has 10 goals for the season the same mark as 2010 top scorer Kazuki Hiramoto finished with. Things are indeed looking bright for Abe.  At 2-0 Fagiano were to score to bring the game back to 2-1 and Verdy could possibly have been on the ropes but luckily the flag went up for offside and Tiago`s perfectly legitimate goal was ruled out. Nice.
So then came number three finished off by a busy Hiroki Kawano. Kawano was all over the place today, tackling, crossing, terrorising an being a general pain for Fagiano all afternoon. Iio broke down the left, fed Maranhao who turned to set himself up for the shot and Kawano sensing the danger of Maranhao actually  shooting steamed in and blasted the ball into the net himself. 3-0 and game over with Shohei Takahashi`s late header from a Kajikawa corner the icing on the cake. Verdy back among the goals and back on the winning trail. Onwards and Ka-Boom Wards The Boys March On!!

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