Soccer: F Marinos down Consadole, extend unbeaten run to 8 games

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Yokohama F Marinos stretched their unbeaten run to eight games on Friday with a late 3-1 comeback win at Consadole Sapporo in the J-League first division.

Onaiwu Ado deftly steered a low cross from Jun Amano in the 80th minute to level before Daizen Maeda's diving header off a Kota Mizunuma cross two minutes later, again from the right, turned the game around at Sapporo Dome.

Brazilian Elber had his headed goal in the stoppage time ruled out for a handball in the buildup but still had time to put his name on the scoresheet, beating a man in the box before rifling to the top left-hand corner to put the icing on the cake.

"I didn't carry my weight in the first half, wasn't playing as well as could, so I was glad to score," said the former Maritimo striker Maeda on his winner, his seventh goal of the season.

Marinos lost on the opening day of the season to reigning champions Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 but have won five and drawn three since to place third.