DF: Haneda - Sakata - Maeda - Fujimoto
MF: Nakayama - Sakemoto - Miyamoto - Hamada
FW: Furuhashi - Kakitani
Cerezo won their 4th game of the season this weekend, when they played Thespa Kusatsu at home. The game provided few chances, and it looked like both teams were more afraid of conceding goals than wanting to score them. However, Cerezo got off to a good start after Yoichiro Kakitani scored a beautiful goal in the 13th minute after a fine cross by Nakayama. It was the first ever goal for the 17 year old striker, and by that he also became the youngest goalscorer in the Cerezo history.
Here's a link to the goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aieT5is7Uuc
This victory takes Cerezo up into 7th place, 8 points behind the 3rd and 4th placed team. With a win next round as well, which is a home game against Tokushima, Cerezo might make contact with the top teams again. Cerezo haven't really impressed in any of the games they've played this season, but one should keep in mind that the team is very young, and they've had their fair share of injury problems. Although promotion might be a too big of a task for the youngsters this season, it's not impossible. When the more established players like Hiroaki Morishima and Ze Carlos get's their season back on track, things might start to look better. What's important for now, is to steal as many points as possible against the relative weaker opponents that they are facing.