Gifu win second straight with late Namba goal

Gifu win second straight with late Namba goal

The 32nd round of the MEIJI YASUDA J2 League wrapped up on Sunday with FC Gifu eking out a late 2-1 win over Ehime FC.

The hosts took the lead after just 15 minutes through Koya Kazama’s gorgeous right-footed effort from just inside the penalty area, but Koki Arita put the hosts level in the 79th minute with his close-range header.

With just four minutes left i nregulation, Hiroaki Namba rose to meet Yuto Ono’s corner and become the hero of the day for Gifu, who have won their last two matches after a difficult summer and are currently in 17th place.

The next round of the J2 will take place on September 9 and 10.