The Dayton Dutch Lions FC took on K-W United FC at DOC Stadium on a hot, muggy evening.
Both teams struggled to find their rhythm as the first half clock continued to climb. K-W United found the goal first however when Ken Krolicki ran down the right side and given space, he passed across the box to a waiting Sergio Camargo who placed the ball in the top of the net in the fourteenth minute, putting KW United up by one.
The thirty third minute saw Sven Konig of K-W United FC put his team up by two. Moving down the left Konig beat the Dayton defender and finding space put the ball in the back of the net.
Dayton had a chance in the thirty sixth minute when Anwuar Tuithof ran down the right and put the ball in the air finding the head of Nduka Kemjika. K-W United keeper Dayne St Clair was there to pounce on it.
K-W United’s Konig wasted no time taking the ball down the center of the field. Dayton keeper Nathan Jones left the goal to stop the oncoming Konig but was beaten and stepping into space Konig placed the ball past the two waiting Dayton defenders.
Dayton had one more chance in the fortieth minute but the strike went wide, leaving the Lions trailing K-W United by three at the half.
Dayton came out the second half with more energy and immediately went to work down the right side. Kemjika shot in the forty eighth minute but the ball drifted wide of the net.
The Lions continued to attack, but K-W United kept up a blazing pace and Dayton struggled to continuously control play.
The sixty seventh minute saw Dayton with a free kick opportunity after a shot by Anwuar Tuithof was touched by the K-W keeper. The resulting corner was cleared over the bar and Dayton started over to no avail.
The Dayton defense had their hands full with Konig who kept coming and after being dropped in the box in the eighty fifth minute, he swiftly put away a penalty kick and his third goal of the match.
While Dayton’s energy created some opportunities in the second half, they could not overcome the first half deficit and the Dayton Dutch Lions FC fell to K-W United FC 0-4.
Dayton’s Coach Sid van Druenen had these comments after the game. “It doesn’t matter how often we talk to these guys, not a lot of them have played at this level and now we know what it takes. The lack of energy in the first half was low and we let them play, we let them score goals. We gave them space and we made mistakes. The subs in the second half came out with a lot more energy. All I can hope for is that there is a learning experience, that the guys pick it up and that we do better next week.”
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (0-1-1) will welcome the Michigan Bucks FC (2-0-0) to DOC Stadium on Friday, June 4th at 7:30pm EDT. They meet their cross town rivals the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (1-0-1) for a second time on Thursday, June 9th at 7:30pm EDT at Mason Middle School. Dayton then head to Michigan to play the Bucks at Ultimate Soccer Arena on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30pm EDT.
Venue: DOC Stadium
Weather: Hot and humid, 80’s
14’ K-W United FC- Sergio Camargo, Ken Krolicki 1-0
33’ K-W United FC-Sven Konig 2-0
38’ K-W United FC-Sven Konig 3-0
85’ K-W United FC-Sven Konig 4-0
K-W United- Munir Saleh-yellow-20’
Dayton- Corton Oord-yellow-86’
Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Kershaw (Schwien 45’), Dunne (Linders 45’), Philippart (Kennedy 72’), Jones, Messerly (Oord 82’), Kemjika, Furry, Tuithof, Lynch (Frasca 72’), Brezovsky, Cousin (Schluter 45’)
Subs: Paulo, Kennedy, Schluter, Schwien, Oord, Linders, Frasca
K-W United FC: St Clair, Konig, Longo, Whitcomb (Crosby 76’), Springer, Tomlinson, Saleh (Reynolds 59’), Krolicki, Adams (Cain 65’), Miller, Camargo (Agyemano 72’)
Subs: Laurent, Reynolds, Ricci, Cain, Mills, Crosby, Agyemano
Dayton Goal Leaders: Anwaur Tuithof
Dayton Assist Leaders: Jack Cousin
KW Goal Leaders: Austin Ricci, Jahsua Mills, Sergio Camargo
KW Assist Leaders: Sergio Camargo, Wesley Cain