Another starting elven-position for Hokuto, but he and Tokyo lost the highly prestige derby Tamagawa Classico "Get the river under control" against Kawasaki Frontale with 2:1 at Todoroki. 2 goals from Korea DPR's striker Chong Tese gave Kawasaki the win. Yasuyuki Konno scored the 2:1. Hokuto was replaced by south korean youth-international Kim Young-Gwon in the 59th minute.
Maybe most japanese football fans thought, that an Avispa on their top would beat a bottom-Verdy. But it seems like that the team and also Shimoda was pretty happy with the point, because it's always not easy to get a point away. Yosuke Miyaji made his first starting 11-debut. It was not our best central back because, Nagira and Tanaka were not in the squad, so there were just Miyaji and Yamaguchi for the position along Daiki. The team seemed not that strong like in the games before. Like a half year ago, Verdy star-youngster Hiroki Kawano scored the 1:0 for the greens and we got under pressure even more but the team fought bravely and Hideya Okamoto headed the ball into the net after a cross from Jun Suzuki 5 minutes before the end.
F.C. Tokyo and Hokuto faced Nagoya Grampus and Chiyo in the first group-stage-game of Nabisco Cup 2010 and end up in a tie 2:2. Hokuto played Matsushita's part like against Omiya and played really offensive again. Chiyo played for the second time of the season and make his first starting eleven-game. Hokuto's best buddy Sota Hirayama and rookie Kentaro Shigematsu with a last minute-goal. Aussie-Tower Joshua Kennedy and our beloved Chiyo scored the 2 goals for Nagoya. It was Hokuto's 4 starting-eleven game out of 5 games. He just missed the home game against Cerezo Osaka (0:0). He was replaced by Otake in the 68th minute. Chiyo made his first full 90 minutes of the season. In the league, he just played 4 minutes in two games.
Here you can find Highlights of the 1st and the 2nd half
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