Omiya beats Nagoya 2-1 to extend lead in J-LeagueAP , Associated Press
Jul. 10, 2013 9:30 AM ET
OMIYA, Japan (AP) — Milivoje Novakovic and Yu Hasegawa scored second-half goals Wednesday as Omiya Ardija came from behind to beat Nagoya Grampus 2-1 to extend its lead in the J-League.
Naoshi Nakamura scored in the seventh minute to give Nagoya a 1-0 lead, but Novakovic equalized in the 62nd with his eighth goal and Hasegawa scored the winner for Omiya three minutes later.
Omiya improved to 36 points, five ahead of second-place Urawa Reds, which earned a point in a 2-2 draw with FC Tokyo.
Goals in each half by Hirotaka Mita and Ariajasuru Hasegawa gave Tokyo a 2-0 lead, but goals in the last nine minutes from Shinzo Koroki and Genki Haraguchi rescued a point for Urawa.
In other matches, Juninho, Takeshi Aoki and Takuya Nozawa scored to lead Kashima Antlers to a 3-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse, while Hisato Sato scored his second hat trick of the season as champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Kawasaki Frontale 4-2 to move into third place.
Jubilo Iwata beat Albirex Niigata 2-1 to win its first match under new coach Takashi Sekizuka. Cerezo Osaka beat Yokohama F Marinos 2-1 after goals by Yoichiro Kakitani and Brazilian Fabio Simplicio.
Kashiwa Reysol won 2-1 at Shonan Bellmare, Sagan Tosu downed Ventforet Kofu 2-1 and Vegalta Sendai won 1-0 at Oita Trinita.