First win Lions beat Riverhounds 2-1

BELLBROOK, OH — Dayton Dutch Lions FC just enforced their first win against Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Orange scored two goals against one, sending the Riverhounds home with zero points.

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC earn their first win this USL PRO season against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Saturday night at Miami Valley South Stadium. Coming back from a one goal deficit in the first half, George Davis posted both goals for the Dutch Lions, first with the equalizer in the 75th minute and then another 5 minutes later in the 80th minute.

“Our seventh game and we finally got a win,” said Head Coach Ivar van Dinteren. “The second half was everything or nothing. The mentality of the group was unbelievable; we had two marvelous goals tonight,” continued van Dinteren.

The Dutch Lions started out strong, beginning the match with a shot off the Rivershounds cross bar in the opening minutes by Dutch native Marvin van der Pluijm. The Riverhounds answered by testing Dutch keeper Jesper Leerdam on two break aways with no avail.

The Riverhounds opportunity came in the 31st minute as forward Jason Yiesley was able to capitalize on a defensive mishap in the Dutch Lions box to put the Riverhounds up 1-0. The Dutch were unable to answer in the final minutes of the first half and went into the locker room down a goal.

Coming into the second half the Dutch Lions needed to convert one of their many offensive attacks into a point on the board. Controlling the outsides, the Dutch wingers were a continual offensive threat for the Riverhounds.

Relief came in the second half as returning forward George Davis IV put away the Dutch Lions first goal. Dutch native Lucien Seymour beat the defender from the left side and sent a lofted ball into the 6yd box; Davis IV sent a rocket into the back of the net after settling Seymour’s cross to his feet.

Again within 5 minutes the Dutch momentum continued as Davis sent another one past Riverhound keeper Hunter Gilstrap. The goal came in the 80th minute with a ball played in from forward Kolby Lacrone to Davis on the run to finish on his second touch for a beautiful goal.

The Riverhounds were unable to find an equalizer for the match and the Dutch Lions solidified their three points.
The Dutch Lions will travel away for their next match to face Harrisburg Wednesday June 8th at 7.00p. For more information; follow the Dutch Lions on Twitter @Daytondutchlion.

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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL WPSL) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.


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