Australian defender Eddy Bosnar scored a late goal to give Shimizu S-Pulse all three points against Vissel Kobe in Japan's J-League overnight.

The 29-year old Sydneysider netted in the 82nd minute to send his side to the top of the table after three matches in the new season.

Shimizu are now two wins and a draw from their three outings and have conceded just one goal. They sit above Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Kashima Antlers on goal difference.

Bosnar, who has previously played Sturm Graz, Dinamo Zagreb, Heracles Alemlo and JEF United, scored his first goal for the season.