Unfashionable JEF United Ichihara kicked off its second-stage campaign with a 1-0 win away at Vissel Kobe in the J. League first division on Sunday.

A cagey affair at Kobe Wing Stadium appeared to be heading for a stalemate until second-half substitute Takenori Hayashi popped up to lash home the winner two minutes from time to give Ichihara all three points.

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