Machida promoted to J2

Machida promoted to J2

Machida Zelvia were promoted to next season’s MEIJI YASUDA J2 League after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Oita Trinita at Oita Bank Dome.

The 58th-minute penalty kick from Koji Suzuki gave the western Tokyo side a 3-1 aggregate win in the J2-J3 promotion-relegation play-off.

Zelvia will now make their first appearance in the second division for the first time in four years.

Trinita, who finished 21st in this season’s campaign, will be relegated and become the first-ever J.League club to feature in all three divisions.