Kamiyama – 5 Should have done better with the 1st and 2nd goals, and his goal kicking was terrible; going straight out of play half the time.
Omata – 6 In the team for his perceived better defence, didn’t look that solid today and rarely gets forward, although he did supply the assist.
Wada – 5 Offered little in defence or attack.
Hatamoto – 6 Tackles really well when in one-on-one situations, and finds a way to get ahead of his man, but was caught ball watching and out of position a couple of times.
Koga – 7 The pick of our defence, and still trying to organise the team well.
Naruoka – 6 Need to sort his position out. Was coming inside all the time in this game, which meant there was nothing on the left. very good when in defensive situations again.
Suzuki – 6 Was trying to play forward balls, and should have had an assist in the 1st half, but not dynamic enough for a middle 2 against decent opposition.
Sueyoshi – 5 When we are losing midfield he needs to start tackling hard to disrupt the other team.
Jogo – 7 Looking more and more like a right midfielder, but was being asked to do too much at times in this game.
Yutaka – 4 We aim for him with every goal kick, he rarely wins the ball. He has had more shots than anyone (except Davy) in the division (27) but only scored twice.
Sakata – 8 The worst thing about this season is that Sakata is really good, and exactly the striker we have needed for at least 2 years. The way we are playing I can’t see him staying for longer than a year, he can’t do anything more and we are bottom half of J2.
Maeda – 4 Must address the midfield problem in games against the better opposition, he has a chance to do so with Ventforet next. If he doesn’t change things soon then we will miss out on the play-offs, if he does change we can aim for 6th.