King Kazu scores in loss, Consadole remain on top of J2

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 - 22:28 JST
King Kazu scores in loss, Consadole remain on top of J2

Kazuyoshi “King Kazu” Miura revised his record as the MEIJI YASUDA J2 League’s oldest goalscorer in Yokohama FC’s 1-2 loss to FC Gifu.

The legendary striker found the back of the net in the 22nd minute for his first goal of the season at 49 years, three months, and 25 days. 

But it was not enough for a win as Gifu’s Leo Mineiro responded with a second half brace to complete the comeback.

Consadole Sapporo held onto the league lead with a 1-0 win at Giravanz Kitakyushu thanks to Hiroki Miyazawa’s goal at the stroke of halftime.

Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong came on in the 79th minute for Mito Hollyhock in their 1-0 loss at Renofa Yamaguchi. 

Just five minutes earlier, 24-year-old Takaki Fukumitsu had given the hosts the lead with his second goal of the season.

In a rare J2 encounter between the J.League co-founders, Jong Tae-se and Ado Onaiwu scored as the match between Shimizu S-Pulse and JEF United Chiba concluded in a 1-1 draw.