The 1050 fans who traveled to Ashikaga (about 2 and a half hours from Mito) in the rain were treated to a rare win against Ehime.
Mito controlled most of the match, but both teams had exactly 3 serious chances. Both teams also made 2 very good saves. While Ehime's other shot hit the crossbar, though, Mito's midfielder Kanazawa dribbled around the keeper in the penalty area and tapped it in for the only score of the game mere minutes before the otherwise likely scoreless draw would have occured.
This game set two notable milestones. First, it cemented Mito's record of defence against Ehime, preventing that team from scoring in each game against Mito this season. Also, it marks the first league appearance of third string keeper Harada, who also started in the recent Emperor's Cup games and who the team seems to be trying to give some experience before the start of next season.