Marinos close in after comeback

Yokohama F Marinos stormed back from conceding an own goal to beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 today and close the gap on J.League leaders Kashiwa Reysol to just one point.

Former Japan international striker Masashi Oguro drew Yokohama level in the 37th minute and Kazuma Watanabe slotted in the winner midway through the second period.

Yesterday, Kashiwa crashed to a shock 5-0 defeat to Cerezo Osaka to stay on 28 points. Yokohama are second with Vegalta Sendai third and Sanfrecce Hiroshima fourth.

In the day's other games, Jubilo Iwata comfortably beat Vissel Kobe 3-0, while Kohei Morita's goal enabled Hiroshima to beat Omiya Ardija 1-0.