As has been the case since game 3, Mito has only been dangerous during set plays, and the only goals scored against other teams have been during free kicks or corner kicks. In this match, Mito would take four corner kicks and the two goals would result from two of these. Both would have the ball bounce around a bit before falling luckily in front of defender Sakuda, who would knock it in for his first 2 pro goals. They lacked the finesse of Sapporo's fine strike, but no fan prefers a pretty loss over an ugly win.
The upcoming holiday week has 3 matches with 2 being home for Mito. The first will be on Thursday with Tokyo Verdy making the short trip north.