• Kyodo


Daiki Takamatsu scored twice to earn Oita Trinita a stay of execution with a stunning 2-1 home win over high-flying Shimizu S-Pulse on Sunday.

Needing all three points to avoid relegation with five games of the season still to play, Oita fell behind when Keisuke Iwashita headed in Akihiro Hyodo’s corner on 51 minutes at Kyushu Oil Dome.

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