INAC run out uncomfortable 1-0 winners. Seriously, Nojima probably should have stolen a draw. That would have been hilarious because they did not deserve a draw. And I am a Nojima fan. I think they do not need to play Lopes all the time. Kitano is trying formations and combinations in defence and midfield, so it might be time to try something different up front. She is actually getting better, but she is so predictable and at times her touch is terrible. I remember three seasons ago when Nojima played fun, attractive football, but now it is so ugly. I get it they do not have the talent they once had which will hopefully be developed, but it is tough to watch. Nishigori along with Nojima battled hard all day. Ishida, once she moved to midfield was very good, but she has to want the ball more. Ohga is a very good defender and deserves her recall to the national training camp. INAC in the second half really took their foot off the gas. I think that is connected to Narumiya being taken off. They looked really good with Miki Itoh, Narumiya and Nakajima in central midfield. Sugita played as a left back, which given how often she was beaten by Kinoshita last week they might want to think about finding a left back. I am not sure what has happened to Ushijima. Lastly, why are they not playing Moriya as a starting member? She is such a good player. If she wants to move to Nojima at the end of the season we will take her.