The final match of the 2010 Tokyo Cup, presented the Tokyo Gaijin with a chance to return to the 1st division for next year's campaign. Pitted against Dasewa on an overcast late June day, we all knew that a much more cohesive team effort would be needed following our "mediocre" win over All France the previous week.
Sunday the 20th of June was judgment day for the Gaijin as they came up against an All France team that had clobbered them embarrassingly earlier in the season.
After the 25 minute trek from Toda Koen Station to the ground, we all could have been forgiven for wanting a bit of a breather, especially given the energy sapping humidity that hung in the air (the beach would certainly have been a more comfortable option). The ground was a mixed bag, underwater in some places due to recent heavy rain, sandy like la plage in certain areas, and hard and fast in others but overall, better than some of the pitches we have to deal with around Tokyo.