Two goals from Sho Ito and a pair of Olivier Boumal assists delivered a much-needed win for Yokohama F. Marinos as they topped Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 on Saturday night.

After suffering five defeats and picking up just two wins on the road in August, Marinos was in desperate need of a victory at Nissan Stadium in order to begin September on a high note and stay above the increasingly perilous relegation fray.

"It was a good performance, just as it was on Wednesday," Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou said after the match. "We didn't get what we deserved on Wednesday (in a 2-1 loss to Shimizu S-Pulse) but tonight we did.