Two teams winless in their last six games stepped onto the Todoroki Stadium pitch needing a win for very different reasons.

Only one walked away happy on Saturday night.

Yasuto Wakizaka and Kazuya Yamamura outfoxed Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Krzysztof Kaminski in the first half as Kawasaki Frontale rode their usual sold-out home crowd to a 2-0 win, taking a big step closer to the top of the J. League first-division pack in the process.