Pre-season friendly: Fri, 6th February 2009
|5 - 0|
Venue: Nishikibaru, Miyazaki
Don't know if Frontale have been brushing up on Roman numerals over the winter holidays, but they contrived to stick V goals past V-Varen Nagasaki (recently promoted to the JFL - Japan's 3rd division) in their first pre-season outing of 2009.
The game was played over 4 quarters with most of the squad getting a run out. There was no Kengo, Kawashima or Terada (due to their involvement in the Japan squad set to face Australia on Wednesday) and both Juninho and Renatinho were rested. However, Vitor Junior played the first half and Chong Tese got his name on the scoresheet before jetting off to join the North Korean squad for their World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.
Nice to see new-/old-boy Yajima notching one up so quickly. Hopefully he'll be able to put some pressure on last season's front three and make sure they're earning their places in the starting line-up.