Great victory of Dayton Dutch Lions against Harrisburg

Dayton,OH, April 19 2014 The Dayton Dutch Lions  won their second game of the season with 1-0. In front of a crowd of 1711, Aaron Schoenfeld scored a goal with a penalty. The fast-paced tempo of the match made it an exciting game.


Although Harrisburg had the majority of the possession in the beginning of the game, it was the Dayton Dutch Lions FC that had the better chances the first half on the counter attack. The biggest chance came when a cross from Eli Garner was headed back by Aaron Schoenfeld to an upcoming Joel DeLass, putting him wide open in front of goalkeeper Nick Noble but his shot went just wide.


The game’s lone goal came in the 41st minute of the match when Eli Garner stole the ball from a Harrisburg defender while trying to built up around the middle of the field. The loose ball was picked up by Aaron Schoenfeld and he charged into the Islanders penalty area being chased by two defenders, and was upended by Islanders goalie Nick Noble. Noble was given a yellow card for his play which resulted in a Dutch Lion FC penalty kick. Schoenfeld lined up the ball himself and buried it in the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead.


The Islanders came out strong the 2nd half and had two chances to tie the match, but one was saved by Matt Williams and another was just missed by Langley.  The Lions has several opportunities themselves and hit the post once on a rocket from just outside the box. Harrisburg got a last chance in stoppage time with a fee kick just outside the box but the ball went a few inches over the crossbar giving the Lions their 2nd 1-0 win on the road this season and a 2-1-1 record placing them in the top 3 of the standings.


Coach Sid was very happy with the effort of the team: “This was a crucial game. We won and know we can look to the top three of the league”.


Dayton was led by the outstanding play of goalkeeper Matt Williams who recorded five saves on the night. His efforts in the net shut out the Islanders on every shot attempt. Dutch Lion forwards Aaron Schoenfeld and Thomas Gartner commanded the offense with aggressive ball movement and physical play.


Schoenfeld: “It was a good team effort, we created some chances. I felt we could have put away a few more but it was great to get the 3 points”.


Line up:

Matt Williams, Taylor Bowlin, Brock Granger, Kevan George, Shane Smith, Shintaro Harada, Joel DeLass, Sebastian Thuriere (Ryan Finley), Cameron Vickers (Matheus), Aaron Schoenfeld (Eddie Hertsenberg), Eli Garner (Jesjua Cruijff)

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