10 man of Dayton Dutch Lions FC lose against better Richmond Kickers

Dayton, OH, April 26 2014- The Dayton Dutch Lions FC lost their game against the Richmond Kickers with 1-5. After a good start of the game when Garner scored in the fourth minute the Lions lost after 90 minutes. The opponent was a lot stronger today.


The Dayton Dutch Lions scored first Saturday evening in their match against the Richmond Kickers. Eli Garner found the back of the net, beating the Kickers’ goalkeeper on a strike in the fourth minute. Joel DeLass assisted Garner as he received the pass, Kickers keeper Joe Willis came out the of the net, only to have the shot pass him for the score.


The Kickers did not waste much time responding. George Davis IV beat Matt Williams to even the score in the ninth minute.


The frantic start to the match was followed by period of physical play as both teams used the foul to stop the attack. Six free kicks were awarded in the in the first 20 minutes of play.  Richmond broke the deadlock in the 25th minute on a corner kick as a Matt Delicate finished the set-piece.


First half possession was about even but the Kickers outshot the Lions 7-4. Matt Williams finished the half with a single save. The two teams showed conflicting styles as Richmond’s 4-4-2 allowed them to apply excellent high pressure and take advantage of good team speed.  The Dutch Lions used their 4-3-3 to keep possession and continue to challenge the Kickers’ defense.


The second half started quietly but the game changed when the Lions fouled Matt Delicate in the penalty area. The foul not only led to a 3-1 advantage (PK by Luke Vercollone in the 54th minute) for Richmond but left Dayton a man down for the rest of the match. Red card for Shane Smith.  Dayton continued to apply pressure but the numerical disadvantage led to another Kickers goal in the 68th minute and a second goal for Matt Delicate in the 75th minute.


A rough finish for the Dutch Lions as they allowed five unanswered goals.  Final highlights included a 11-6 advantage for Richmond in shots on goal. Both teams attempted four corners. Unfortunately, allowed eight fouls while the Kickers surrendered six free kicks.


“That wasn’t our best performance yet, we get a red card and that through is up during the game a bit. All around we know we can play better. We should focus us now on the next home game” said midfielder Thuriere.


“It’s a long season. We take this defeat and we learn from it” Coach Sid van Druenen said.







Dayton Dutch Lions FC – Richmond Kickers 1-5


4’     1-0 Garner

9’      1-1 Davis

25’     1-2 Delicate

55’   1-3 Vercollone

68’   1-4 Spitz

76’   1-5 Delicate


Dayton Dutch Lions FC
: Williams, Bowlin(Angoy-Cruyff), George, Granger(Vickers), Smith, Harada, Thuriere, Delass, Garner(Diovaney), Schoenfeld(Broekhuizen), Beckham(Finley)


Richmond Kickers: Willis, Shanosky, Yomby, Gorres(Robinson) Lee, Asante(Francois), Spitz, Callahan, Vercollone(Roberts), Delicate(Hanley), Davis(Arbelaer)



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