Mito took its first win of the season by defeating Kofu at home, thanks to forward Arata's first professional goal.
Unfortunately, I was at work and unable to even go to the game, let alone do the normal tasks at the stadium. I got home just in time to see the after game show and see the highlights. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing on a replay.
Unfortunately, the weather in Mito today was pretty extreme and many people seemed scared to go to the stadium. Attendance was just over 1500 people.
This result puts Mito above Kofu in the standings, and also Kusatsu and Tokushima, all of whom have yet to see a win in the first 3 games. Mito is now 12th in the league, tied with Shonan Bellmare in goal difference. Seeing the quality of opponents Mito has in the first five games of the season, most expected the team to have no chance to take points until the 6th game vs. Kumamoto. This win is very big, and along with the showing in the last two games, shows that the team can be a force in the division this year.