Football: J2 Machida stun Marinos in Emperor's Cup 3rd round

J-League second-division leaders Machida Zelvia sprang one of the upsets of this year's Emperor's Cup by knocking out reigning top-flight champions Yokohama F Marinos 4-1 in the third round of Japan's longest-running football competition Wednesday.

Australian international Mitchell Duke opened the scoring after just five minutes at Machida Gion Stadium against a visiting Marinos side unable to replicate the free-flowing, attacking football that has propelled them to the top of the J1 standings.

Sho Fuseya doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time and substitute Yu Hirakawa struck twice in the second half before Kenta Inoue scored a late consolation goal for Kevin Muscat's men.

In other action from the 103rd edition of the tournament, last season's surprise champions, J2 outfit Ventforet Kofu, saw off visiting J1 heavyweights and five-time Emperor's Cup winners Kashima Antlers 11-10 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

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