Kashiwa Reysol moved four points clear at the top of the J.League with a comfortable 4-1 win at Vantforet Kofu. Junya Tanaka's double gave the visitors a half-time cushion and although Mike Havenaar halved the deficit just before the hour mark, Jorge Wagner's brace sealed the points.
Second-placed Kawasaki Frontale needed an injury-time equaliser from Yu Kobayashi to steal a point at Kashima Antlers as the ten-man visitors came back from two goals down.
Yuzo Tashiro finished from a tight angle to give Kashima a 31st-minute lead that was extended by Koji Nakata's half-volley just before the break. Jun Sonoda then picked up a second booking in the 59th minute but Yusuke Tanaka pulled a goal back 11 minutes later and Kobayashi bundled home on the stroke of full-time to share the spoils.
Avispa Fukuoka remain bottom of the table with just one point from 13 games following a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Jubilo Iwata. Hidetaka Kanazono and Hiroki Yamada put the visitors two goals in front and Sho Naruoka's reply proved a mere consolation.
Mazolla's penalty deep into injury-time saw Urawa Reds snatch a 1-1 draw at defending champions Nagoya Grampus after Ryoto Isomura had found the back of the net while Noriyuki Sakemoto's late goal nicked a 1-1 draw for Cerezo Osaka at Albirex Niigata. Bruno Lopes had put the hosts in front with 14 minutes to go.