Kennedy scores as Nagoya Grampus wins again
The Australian international netted his 10th league goal of the season in the 37th minute of the away clash against Yokohama F. Marinos which Nagoya eventually won 2-0 thanks to a 68th minute Danilson Cordoba goal.
Elsewhere in Japan, Shimzi S-Pulse produced a dazzling display to gun down lowly Shonan Bellmare 6-3. For the victors, Norwegian striker Frode Johnsen netted a hat-trick whilst Brazilian midfielder Emerson Santos scored twice for Shonan.
Kashima Antlers kept top spot with a 3-0 home win over Vissel Kobe thanks largely to a Takuya Nozawa double, Omiya Ardija defeated Urawa Reds 1-0 with ten men, Albirex Niigata won 2-1 at home against FC Tokyo, Cerezo Osaka had a solid 3-0 away win over Jubilo Iwata, Gamba Osaka saluted 1-0 at home over Montedio Yamagata, Hisato Sato scored a brace to ehlp Sanfrecce Hiroshima to a 3-0 victory over Kyoto Sanga and Kawasaki Frontale came from two goals down to edge Vegalta Sendai 3-2 to stay in fourth.