FC Tokyo maintained its pursuit of a maiden J. League championship on Saturday, beating Oita Trinita 2-0 thanks to early goals from Kensuke Nagai and Tsuyoshi Watanabe.

The victory at Showa Denko Dome leaves second-place FC Tokyo equal on 59 points with the Kashima Antlers, who lead the first division on goal difference after beating Urawa Reds 1-0 on Friday.

Kenta Hasegawa's men also protected their one-point buffer over third-place Yokohama F. Marinos, who kept their own title chase on track with an away victory over Sagan Tosu.