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Football: J-League leaders Yokohama beaten

J-League leaders Yokohama Marinos crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Albirex Niigata for their first loss of the season as they saw their lead reduced to only one point on Saturday. Substitute forward Hideya Okamoto was the hero of the home team when he stepped aside in the area to beat two defenders in the 78th minute for his first goal of the season. "Defenders were in front of me, but I calmly dodged them to score. I couldn't score in the league competition so far, so I feel very good now," said a jubilant Okamoto.

Football: Yokohama keep J-League lead

Substitute forward Jin Hanato scored with only one minute left on the clock to give the Yokohama Marinos a 2-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday, cementing their lead at the top of the J-League. Hanato cashed in on a corner from Shunsuke Nakamura, who had also set up the first goal for Seitaro Tomisawa in the 45th minute before Yusuke Tanaka made it even for Kawasaki in the 66th. "I just frantically tried to hit it," said Hanato.
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