5-high Shimizu in the J-League as Urawa Reds fall in Hiroshima; Another Fury loss in the A-League

Shimizu S-Pulse 5 – Jubilo Iwata 1 (J-League, August 22, 2009) Keisuke Iwashita sent the home side on their way after just two minutes before Edamura doubled the advantage eight minutes later. Akihiro Hyodo added a third midway through the first half, while Ryoichi Maeda gave the visitors hope a minute before halftime. But the home side continued to control the contest after the break and Edamura restored the three goal cushion just before the hour mark before Shinji Okazaki sealed the win with 15 minutes remaining.

Sanfrece Hiroshima 2 – Urawa Reds Diamonds 1 (J-League, August 22, 2009) Tomoaki Makino and Yosuke Kashiwagi scored in the first half to set up the win for Hiroshima. Urawa Reds pulled a goal back with 21 minutes remaining, but the visitors couldn’t find an equaliser.

Omiya Ardija 1 – JEF United Chiba 1 (J-League, August 22, 2009)

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Central Coast Mariners 0 – Sydney FC 0 (A-League, August 22, 2009) The home side, largely outplayed for much of the match, were awarded a penalty after John Hutchinson was brought down in the area in the last minute of regulation time. But Clint Bolton was spot on, diving to his right to deny Adam Kwasnik’s spot kick.

North Queensland Fury 0 – Melbourne Victory 1 (A-League, August 22, 2009) More misery for the Fury as Robbie Fowler’s new franchise slipped to their third consecutive defeat, Archie Thompson given far too much space to fire the Victory ahead on the stroke of halftime.


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