Australian international Josh Kennedy scored yet again but he could not prevent Nagoya Grampus from losing 4-1 to Kashima Antlers in the J-League yesterday.

Kennedy scored his eighth goal of the season in the 46th minute to cancel out Takuya Nozawa's goal just prior to half-time but the Australian scoring only kicked the opposition into gear as they ran riot with goals from Shinzo Koroki, Marquinhos and Masashi Motoyama.

The win allowed Kashima to jump to third whilst Nagoya remained in second, three points behind league leaders Shimizu S-Pulse who drew 2-2 with FC Tokyo.

In other J-League games, Albirex Niigata defeated Montedio Yamagata 3-1, Yokoham Marinos and Kyoto Sanga had a 2-2 draw, Urawa Reds remained fourth despite their 1-1 draw with Vegalta Sendai, Cerezo Osaka beat Vissel Kobe 2-1, Jubilo Iwata moved to 10th with a 3-1 home win over Kawasaki Frontale, Omiya Ardija and Sanfrecce Hiroshima had a goalless draw, and a Shoki Hirai double lead Gamba Osaka to a 3-1 away win over Shonan Bellmare.