Mito returns to the old standard of losing two goals to none.
Mito outplayed Shonan in shots and saves in the first half but things came undone in the last minute of additional time. Defender Shinya Hatta received a second yellow to be sent off, and less than a minute later a blocked shot was tapped in for the first Shonan goal in literally the last second of the half.
Despite being one down, Mito held its own in the second half until a well placed shot from Shonan doubled the lead. Mito then had no chance in the last minutes as Shonan held the ball and contained things defensively for the win.