Trashaun Nixon scored on a 22-yard run with 4:11 remaining in the fourth quarter and Al-Rilwan Adeyemi made a game-clinching interception in the closing seconds, leading the Fujitsu Frontiers to a 13-10 victory over the Obic Seagulls in the semifinals of the X League on Sunday.

Playing before 3,600 fans at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki, the two-time defending champion Frontiers advanced to the Japan X Bowl for the sixth straight season. On Dec. 17 Fujitsu will take on IBM BigBlue, which defeated Panasonic Impulse 24-17 at Osaka's Expo Flash Field in Sunday's other semifinal.

"It was a tough game, but my players played a great game," Fujitsu head coach Satoshi Fujita said. "My players were mentally stable during the game. Even when we were trailing or after we took the lead, the players stayed focused. We were struggling to run the football in the first half, but our offensive line improved in the latter half."