Please note that the Japanese names in these posts are written in Japanese order, i.e. Family Name followed by Given Name

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Challenge League Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs

INAC Kobe Leoncina  2 - 1  Tsukuba FC Ladies
(Attendance: 204)

Tsukuba FC Ladies  1 - 0  INAC Kobe Leoncina
(Attendance: 389)

Tsukuba FC Ladies retain their place in the Challenge League on the away goals rule.

Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls  1 - 1  Norddea Hokkaido
(Attendance: 259)

Norddea Hokkaido  0 - 0  Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls
(Attendance: 203)

Norddea Hokkaido retain their place in the Challenge League on the away goals rule.


Due to the withdrawal of Fukuoka J. Anclas, the winner of the third-place match will also be promoted.

Third-place Playoff Match:
Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls - INAC Kobe Leoncina

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Nadeshiko League Division 2 Promotion/Relegation Playoff First Leg

Bunnys Kyoto SC  4 - 2  FC Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme
(Attendance: 1,277)

Bunnys Kyoto SC:
Gocho Misaki (capt), Kusano Shiho, Ishii Saki, Yamamoto Yumi, Sakai Nozomi, Hayashi Saki, Sawada Yuka, Matsuda Nozomi, Yoshida Saki, Nishikawa Itsuki, Sato Rina
Subs: Yoshizawa Ai (Nishikawa Itsuki, 80 mins), Ikeda Asumi (Yoshida Saki, 90 mins), Sengoku Raimu (Sato Rina, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Yamada Kureha, Taniguchi Kikumi, Shibuya Yumiko, Nagai Saki
Scorers: Matsuda Nozomi (2 mins, pen), Nishikawa Itsuki (37, 57 mins), Yoshida Saki (79 mins)

FC Kibikokusaidaigaku Charme:
Fujita Suzuka, Yoshida Nagisa, Goya Eriko, Mamyo Sena, Henmi Momoko, Akatsu Yuri, Sasaki Yuka, Iriguchi Nanoka, Nishizono Yukino, Ikejiri Mayu, Takatsuka Ayane (capt)
Subs: Asaumi Saki (Akatsu Yuri, HT), Nemoto Rikako (Nishizono Yukino, 71 mins), Maruo Rina (Yoshida Nagisa, 83 mins)
Unused subs: Ogawa Yuka, Hasegawa Tomoka, Amano Asumi, Ishikawa Suzuka
Scorers: Henmi Momoko (7 mins), Nishizono Yukino (59 mins)

Nadeshiko League Division 1 Promotion/Relegation Playoff First Leg

Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies  1 - 0  Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
(Attendance: 973)

Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies:
Yamashita Rina, Furusawa Rui, Matsubara Yuna, Tsutsui Riko, Kitamura Nanami, Wakisaka Reina, Inoue Hina, Hayashi Honoka (capt), Matsubara Shiho, Yakata Miyu, Takarada Saori
Subs: Tamazakura Kotono (Furusawa Rui, 76 mins), Yoshizumi Warai (Wakisaka Reina, 87 mins), Maegawa Miki (Takarada Saori, 90+2 mins)
Unused subs: Fukunaga Erika, Morinaka Hina, Nojima Sakura, Tanaka Tomoko
Scorers: Yakata Miyu (19 mins)

Chifure AS Elfen Saitama:
Asano Natsumi, Nunoyama Misato, Hashinuma Maho, Nakano Rino (capt), Nara Misaki, Azami Rie, Takano Saki, Nishizawa Hinano, Takahashi Saori, Yoshitani Akane, Suzuki Kaoruko
Subs: Nakamura Yushika (Takahashi Saori, 61 mins), Nishiyama Yuka (Nunoyama Misato, 73 mins), Takenoya Konomi (Nishizawa Hinano, 85 mins)
Unused subs: Takahashi Asami, Ninoshka Rabsatt-Smith, Matsukubo Akari, Jaclyn Sawicki

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

26th All-Japan Women's Inter-Collegiate Championships - Schedule

First Round Matches, ties to be played on Monday 25th of December:

Match 1:
Daito Bunka University - Kibi International University

Match 2:
Fukuoka University - Hokuriku University

Match 3:
Shikoku University - Aichi Toho University

Match 4:
Meiji University of Integrative Medicine - Sendai University

Match 5:
Himeji Dokkyo University - Tokyo International University

Match 6:
Tokuyama University - Kwassui Women's University

Match 7:
IPU Women's College - Mukogawa Women's University

Match 8:
Sapporo University - Hachinohe Gakuin University


Second Round Matches, ties played on Wednesday 27th of December:

Match 9:
Nippon Sport Science University - Winners of Match 1

Match 10:
Winners of Match 2 - Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences

Match 11:
Kanagawa University - Winners of Match 3

Match 12:
Winners of Match 4 - Teikyo Heisei University

Match 13:
Toyo University - Winners of Match 5

Match 14:
Winners of Match 6 - Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Match 15:
Shizuoka Sangyo University - Winners of Match 7

Match 16:
Winners of Match 8 - Waseda University


Quarter-Final Matches, ties to be played on Thursday 28th of December:

Match 17:
Winners of Match 9 - Winners of Match 10

Match 18:
Winners of Match 11 - Winners of Match 12

Match 19:
Winners of Match 13 - Winners of Match 14

Match 20:
Winners of Match 15 - Winners of Match 16


Semi-Final Matches, ties to be played on Friday 12th of January:

Match 21:
Winners of Match 17 - Winners of Match 18

Match 22:
Winners of Match 19 - Winners of Match 20


Third-Place Match, to be played on Sunday 14th of January:

Match 23:
Losers of Match 21 - Losers of Match 22


Final Match, to be played on Sunday 14th of January:

Match 24:
Winners of Match 21 - Winners of Match 22

Monday, 27 November 2017

All-Japan Girls' Senior High School Championships 2017 - Schedule

First Round Matches, ties to be played on Saturday 30th of December:

Match 1:
Shutoku Senior High School - Tokai University Fukuoka Senior High School

Match 2:
Teikyo Daisan High School - Bunkyo High School attached to Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University

Match 3:
Maebashi Ikuei High School - Okayama Sakuyo High School

Match 4:
Kaishi Gakuen Japan Soccer College - Shikoku Gakuin University Kagawa Nishi High School

Match 5:
Tokiwagi Gakuen High School - Osaka Gakugei High School

Match 6:
St. Capitanio Girls' High School - Kobe Koryo Gakuen High School

Match 7:
Fukui Senior High School - Hiroshima Sanyo High School

Match 8:
Hokkaido Bunkyo University Meisei High School - Kamimura Gakuen High School

Match 9:
Seisa Gakuen High School - Shonan Campus - Daisho Gakuen High School

Match 10:
Jumonji Senior High School - Syugakukan High School

Match 11:
Hanasaki Tokuhara High School - Naruto Uzushio High School

Match 12:
Japan Aviation High School - Tokoha University Tachibana High School

Match 13:
Matsusho Gakuen High School - Rokkou Island High School

Match 14:
Hokkaido Otani Muroran High School - Hooh High School

Match 15:
Senshu University Kitakami High School - Fujieda Junshin High School

Match 16:
Seiwa Gakuen High School - Hinomoto Gakuen Senior High School


Second Round Matches, ties to be played on Sunday 31st of December:

Match 17:
Winners of Match 1 - Winners of Match 2

Match 18:
Winners of Match 3 - Winners of Match 4

Match 19:
Winners of Match 5 - Winners of Match 6

Match 20:
Winners of Match 7 - Winners of Match 8

Match 21:
Winners of Match 9 - Winners of Match 10

Match 22:
Winners of Match 11 - Winners of Match 12

Match 23:
Winners of Match 13 - Winners of Match 14

Match 24:
Winners of Match 15 - Winners of Match 16


Quarter Final Matches, ties to be played on Tuesday 2nd of January:

Match 25:
Winners of Match 17 - Winners of Match 18

Match 26:
Winners of Match 19 - Winners of Match 20

Match 27:
Winners of Match 21 - Winners of Match 22

Match 28:
Winners of Match 23 - Winners of Match 24


Semi Final Matches, ties to be played on Thursday 4th of January:

Match 29:
Winners of Match 25 - Winners of Match 26

Match 30:
Winners of Match 27 - Winners of Match 28


Final Match, to be played on Sunday 7th of January:

Match 31:
Winners of Match 29 - Winners of Match 30

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Challenge League Promotion Play-offs

Group A

PlayedWonPK WonPK LostLostGFGA+/-Points
1INAC Kobe Leoncina321004138
2Nojima Stella Due310112204
3Vicsale Okinawa FC Nabiita3100234-13
4Nankatsu SC Wings3100213-23


Nankatsu SC Wings  0 - 2  INAC Kobe Leoncina
(Attendance: 75)

Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara Due  2 - 1  Vicsale Okinawa FC Nabiita
(Attendance: 80)


INAC Kobe Leoncina  0 - 0  Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara Due
INAC Kobe Leoncina win 3-1 on penalties
(Attendance: 40)

Nankatsu SC Wings  0 - 1  Vicsale Okinawa FC Nabiita
(Attendance: 53)


Vicsale Okinawa FC Nabiita  1 - 2  INAC Kobe Leoncina
(Attendance: 122)

Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara Due  0 - 1  Nankatsu SC Wings
(Attendance: 63)



Group B

PlayedWonPK WonPK LostLostGFGA+/-Points
1Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls3300011299
2Mito Eiko FC Ibaraki Ladies320018446
3Renofa Yamaguchi FC Ladies31002413-93
4Diosa Izumo FC3000304-40


Diosa Izumo FC  0 - 2  Mito Eiko FC Ibaraki Ladies
(Attendance: 50)

Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls  7 - 2  Renofa Yamaguchi FC Ladies
(Attendance: 78)


Mito Eiko FC Ibaraki Ladies  0 - 3  Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls
(Attendance: 56)

Diosa Izumo FC  0 - 1  Renofa Yamaguchi FC Ladies
(Attendance: 52)


Renofa Yamaguchi FC Ladies  1 - 6  Mito Eiko FC Ibaraki Ladies
(Attendance: 75)

Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls  1 - 0  Diosa Izumo FC
(Attendance: 104)


Final Playoff Matches to determine the final ranking:

Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara Due  0 - 1  Mito Eiko FC Ibaraki Ladies
(Attendance: 82)

INAC Kobe Leoncina  1 - 1  Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls
INAC Kobe Leoncina win 7-6 on penalties
(Attendance: 87)

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The 39th Empress' Cup - Quarter-Final Round

Quarter-Final Matches, ties played Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th

Match 41:
Nippon TV Beleza  1 - 0  Albirex Niigata Ladies
(Attendance: 659)

Nippon TV Beleza:
Yamashita Ayaka, Doko Mayo, Ariyoshi Saori, Miyagawa Asato, Iwashimizu Azusa (capt), Sumida Rin, Nakasato Yu, Momiki Yuka, Hasegawa Yui, Sakaguchi Mizuho, Tanaka Mina
Subs: Ueki Riko (Ariyoshi Saori, 65 mins)
Unused subs: Nishimura Kiyoka, Ono Nana, Uetsuji Yumi, Miura Narumi
Scorers: Ueki Riko (70 mins, pen)

Albirex Niigata Ladies:

Fukumura Kanae, Nakamura Kaede (capt), Watanabe Ayaka, Obara Yuria, Kubota Mayu, Sonoda Mizuki, Kamionobe Megumi, Saeki Aya, Sakaguchi Moeno, Oishi Sayaka, Kawasaki Saya
Subs: Kojima Miku (Kawasaki Saya, 73 mins)
Unused subs: Takahashi Tomoko, Takamura Chisato, Yamaya Ruka, Karahashi Mayu, Kosuda Rina


Match 42:
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies  1 - 1  Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies win 5-3 on penalties after extra-time
(Attendance: 1,413)

Sugasawa Yuika celebrates scoring the match's opening goal seconds after she came onto the field.

Yasumoto Sawako equalises from the penalty spot in additional time to send the match into extra-time.

Kohata Shiho scores the winning penalty for Urawa as they beat 10-woman Sendai 5-3 on spot kicks.


Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies:
Ikeda Sakiko, Osafune Kana, Kohata Shiho, Kurishima Akari, Naomoto Hikaru, Nagano Fuka, Shibata Hanae (capt), Kato Chika, Kizaki Aoi, Kira Chinatsu, Ando Kozue
Subs: Sugasawa Yuika (Kato Chika, 66 mins), Kitagawa Hikaru (Kurishima Akari, at the start of Extra-time), Shiokoshi Yuzuho (Ando Kozue, 104 mins)
Unused subs: Matsumoto Mamiko, Nagashima Hikari, Seike Kiko, Shiraki Akari
Scorers: Sugasawa Yuika (66 mins)
Booked: Naomoto Hikaru

Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies:
Brittany Cameron, Sakai Yuki, Manya Miho, Kitahara Kana, Kishikawa Natsuki, Kakazu Asuka (capt), Yasumoto Sawako, Sasaki Mayu, Sasaki Miwa, Mihashi Mana, Caitlin Foord
Subs: Inoue Ayaka (Sasaki Miwa, HT), Nishikawa Asuka (Sasaki Mayu, 88 mins)
Unused subs: Saito Ayaka, Suzuki Aguri, Chiba Kozue, Hirata Miki, Irie Miki
Scorers: Yasumoto Sawako (90+1 mins, pen)
Booked: Kishikawa Natsuki, Kitahara Kana
Sent off: Caitlin Foord


Match 43:
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies  0 - 1  JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies (after extra-time)
(Attendance: 474)

AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies:
Mochizuki Arisa, Kinoshita Shiori, Sakamoto Riho (capt), Koizumi Rena, Kunisawa Shino, Kodama Keiko, Goshima Kyoka, Uchiyama Tomoyo, Nakano Manami, Tomari Shiho, Fujimura Mayu
Subs: Suzuki Haruhi (Tomari Shiho, 81 mins), Omiya Reona (Kodama Keiko, 101 mins)
Unused subs: Ikegaya Natsumi, Noguchi Miya, Yajima Yuki, Suzuki Rina, Kanda Wakaho

JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies:
Nemoto Mio, Ueno Saki (capt), Sakuramoto Naoko, Wakabayashi Minori, Nishikawa Ayaka, Chino Shoko, Setoguchi Kozue, Isokane Midori, Anzai Yuka, Fukasawa Risa, Narumiya Yui
Subs: Kamogawa Miho (Anzai Yuka, 72 mins), Oya Madoka (Wakabayashi Minori, 96 mins)
Unused subs: Funada Mayu, Hayashi Kanae, Mitsuhashi Asuka, Ozawa Hiro, Sato Mizuka
Scorers: Oya Madoka (98 mins)


Match 44:
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara  4 - 3  Waseda University
(Attendance: 756)

Murakami Maho scored a tremendous goal to win the High School Championship for Jumonji High School in January, and she opened the scoring today with another fine effort.

Nojima were behind for only six minutes, here Yoshimi Natsuki manages to find just enough power and accuracy to score past Kitsuki Yui.

Minamino Arisa scores the second of her two goals, heading in powerfully from an Ishida cross.

Down 4-1, Waseda University pushed hard in the final half-hour, with Kawano Juri beginning the comeback with a goal in the 70th minute.

A minute later, Nakamura Mizuki, who scored the winning goal in January's intercollegiate final, reduced Waseda's arrears to just one goal. Nojima ultimately had enough to see out the game.


Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara:
Tajiri Yumi, Hirano Yuka, Yoshimi Natsuki, Nagasawa Madoka, Takagi Hikari, Tanaka Yoko, Oyama Saki (capt), Shono Kanako, Ishida Minami, Kawashima Haruna, Minamino Arisa
Subs: Korekawa Yurie (Shono Kanako, 70 mins), Michelle Pao (Kawashima Haruna, 81 mins), Kunitake Aimi (Nagasawa Madoka, 90+1 mins)
Unused subs: Usui Rie, Kobayashi Miharu, Kai Sorami, Gonno Takako
Scorers: Yoshimi Natsuki (20 mins), Minamino Arisa (38, 62 mins), Ishida Minami (39 mins)

Waseda University:
Kitsuki Yui, Watanabe Natsuki, Okugawa Chisa, Miura Satsuki, Matsubara Arisa (capt), Nakai Hitomi, Hirakuni Mizuki, Nakamura Mizuki, Kumagai Shioka, Murakami Maho, Kawano Juri
Subs: Tomita Miyu (Hirakuni Mizuki, HT), Yanagisawa Saki (Nakai Hitomi, 69 mins), Yamada Niina (Kumagai Shioka, 82 mins)
Unused subs: Suzuki Sawako, Oi Minami, Abe Yukiko, Matsumoto Manaka
Scorers: Murakami Maho (14 mins), Kawano Juri (70 mins), Nakamura Mizuki (71 mins)


Semi-Final Matches, ties to be played Thursday, December 21st

Match 45:
Nippon TV Beleza - Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies

Match 46:
JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies - Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara


Final Match, to be played Sunday, December 24th

Match 47:
Winner of Match 45 - Winner of Match 46

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The 39th Empress' Cup - Third Round

Third Round Matches, ties played on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th

Match 33:
Nippon TV Beleza  4 - 0  JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies U-18
(Attendance: 656)

Match 34:
Iga FC Kunoichi  2 - 4  Albirex Niigata Ladies
(Attendance: 261)

Match 35:
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies  2 - 0  Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies
(Attendance: 584)

Match 36:
Orca Kamogawa FC  2 - 4  Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies
(Attendance: 187)

Match 37:
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies  3 - 0  Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
(Attendance: 396)

Match 38:
Nittaidai Fields Yokohama  2 - 3  JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies
(Attendance: 321)

Match 39:
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara  0 - 0  Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara win 5-4 on penalties after extra-time
(Attendance: 487)

Match 40:
Waseda University  1 - 1  INAC Kobe Leonessa
Waseda University win 4-1 on penalties after extra-time
(Attendance: 736)


Quarter-Final Matches, ties to be played Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th

Match 41:
Nippon TV Beleza - Albirex Niigata Ladies

Match 42:
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies - Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies

Match 43:
AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies - JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies

Match 44:
Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara - Waseda University


Semi-Final Matches, ties to be played Thursday, December 21st

Match 45:
Winner of Match 41 - Winner of Match 42

Match 46:
Winner of Match 43 - Winner of Match 44


Final Match, to be played Sunday, December 24th

Match 47:
Winner of Match 45 - Winner of Match 46