TOKYO (AP) — Thailand international Teerasil Dangda scored his third goal of the season on Saturday as first-place Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat V-Varen Nagasaki 2-0 in the J-League.
Teerasil opened the scoring in the 52nd minute after a cross from Takuya Wada. Sho Sasaki doubled the lead six minutes later with a header off Kosei Shibasaki's corner.
The defeat ended a four-game winning streak for Nagasaki.
Sanfrecce has a six-point lead over second-place FC Tokyo which beat Nagoya Grampus 3-2 with goals from Diego Oliveira (2) and Kensuke Nagai.
Defending champions Kawasaki Frontale won 2-1 away thanks to Yu Kobayashi's 88th-minute winner against 10-man Vissel Kobe.
Toshiki Ishikawa's goal in the 30th minute gave Shonan Bellmare a 1-0 win over Urawa Reds, winless in two matches under new head coach Oswaldo Oliveira.
Shimizu S-Pulse beat Kashiwa Reysol 2-1, and Jubilo Iwata and Cerezo Osaka finished in a 1-1 draw.