Urawa Reds beat Kashima Antlers 2-1 on Saturday to move up to third place in the Japanese J-League.
With his season slowly slipping away, Jorginho's mid-table Kashima Antlers travelled to Saitama on Saturday to face former West Ham United boss Zeljko Petrovic's high-flying Urawa Reds.
Petrovic's club entered the day just five points off top spot in the Japanese J-League and in the 26th minute the hosts grabbed the lead when Tomoya Ugajin pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area and guided a right foot shot into the far corner of the Kashima net.
The Reds nearly doubled their advantage in the 35th minute, but Tsukasa Umesaki's effort crashed against the crossbar.
However, four minutes later the Reds did get their second when Ugajin turned provider, slipping a pass forward to Genki Haraguchi, who cut inside and fired the ball home to make it 2-0 to Urawa heading into the break.
Just ten minutes after the restart, Kashima halved the deficit when their captain Daiki Iwamasa headed past Urawa goalkeeper Nobuhiro from a corner.
The final whistle blew and the Urawa Reds held on to defeat the Kashima Antlers 2-1.
Urawa Reds beat Kashima Antlers 2-1Sunday, August 19 2012