Gamba Youth failed in their bid to lift the J Youth Cup for a record fifth time following a 5-1 defeat to Consadole Sapporo U-18 in the final.

Gamba took the lead through Daiki Deoka in the first half but Consadole grabbed a crucial equaliser just before the break and went on to add four more in the second half to romp to victory.

Despite the disappointment the youngsters can be proud to have reached the final and we’re sure that some of them will be making the step up to the first team sooner or later. Well done to the Gamba lads and congratulations to Consadole on their first title!