I missed watching the game by heading down to the beach instead, but came home to find that my prediction had come true with Avispa getting a 2-1 win, with Okubo managing to get a winning goal.
The win takes Avispa to 4th in the table, the top ranked Kyushu club, and within a couple of wins of being in the automatic promotion spots.
Avispa had another good start to the game as Hideya controlled a ball well in the middle before playing a great pass out to Genki who placed a perfect shot across the keeper into the far corner.
Tochigi managed an equaliser, apparently a headed goal from a free kick (I haven’t yet found it on youtube) which is a worry as we seem to be conceding a lot of goals from headers at set pieces.
In the 54th minute Okubo bundled the ball in to score the winning goal after a very nice piece of skill by Okamoto (thanks Ben) to chest the ball into his path within the penalty box.
Next week we have another Kyushu derby at Level 5 stadium as Oita Trinita come visiting.