Kamiyama – 6 Didn’t do too much, but did make an awesome face-save which I’m guessing Mizutani has been teaching him.
Omata – 5 Ok in defence, but offered little in attack and his delivery from set pieces was terrible.
Oh – 5 I’m not sure what has happened to this guy. He started last year with some insane attacking technique, then disappeared, and has now come back as a very average defender.
Tsutsumi – 6 His best game for a while, but has to take some of the blame for a total inability to deal with the long thrown ins.
Park – 4 Does OK with the ball in front of him but made a horrible mistake for the first goal. For all he sometimes does right I’m not sure if he is going to make it.
Nakahara – 6 Gave the ball away a couple of times, but generally is the go-to man to build attacks. Hit a very good long range strike at goal for the second game in a row.
Okada – 4 This guy is now 29 and has played almost his whole career for a J1 club. He is obviously a really nice guy, but on the pitch I fail to see how it is possible.
Kanakubo – 5 Had the chance to put win us the game with a dribble into the box but fluffed it. Looks at times he is having a ‘sexiest dribble’ competition with Ishizu. He lost that contest today.
Mishima – 7 Again our best player. Scored the goal and nearly got a second. Shows what is possible with young hungry players and a good coach.
Ishizu – 6 Made the goal with a dribble in a dangerous place, but if he is as good as he thinks he is shoudl be doing it 3-4 times a game.
Sakata – 6 Keeps on trying, but still hasn’t found the striker’s form which he had when he first came to the club.
Funayama – 3 What more motivation could you need than putting one over your younger brother. Messed up his chance to win the game.
Ushinohama – 4 Didn’t make the impact he has previously.
Kihara – 5 Good to see him on the pitch, but didn’t hurt the opposition. He has one key skill, pace. Coming on as a substitute that should be even more obvious.