DDL FC Beat Hammerheads FC 2-1 on the Road in an Exciting Finish

Wilmington, Saturday August 9, 2014 – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (5-15-3) continued their road trip playing the Wilmington Hammerheads FC (6-4-8) Saturday night at Legion Stadium. The game was exciting from start to finish. Joe Broekhuizen, Dayton’s big forward would score in the seventeenth minute to put the Lion’s on the board first and Jenneh Karamba would finish off the game in stoppage time with a perfectly placed penalty kick giving the Lions the sixth win of the season on the road.

The Dutch Lions would come out in the first half and quickly create an opportunity in the second minute on a counter attack. Matt Walker would break free and shoot right to left across the goal, but the ball would go wide. Dayton’s defense would then be tested as Wilmington would find some open lanes down the middle. In the sixteenth minute Lion’s keeper Matt Williams would end up with a one on one and he would come out and make a diving save to keep the game scoreless. The next minute the Dayton midfield would find Joe Broekhuizen up front. Broekhuizen would roll off his defender on the left and be one on one with the Wilmington keeper Brad Stuver. He would take a left-footed shot and using his strength power the ball through Stuver to the far side to put the Lions on the board first. Wilmington would answer back however in the twenty fourth minute when a give and go down the left side would lead to a back heel pass to Cody Arnoux who would shoot with precision into the Lion’s net to even the score. The pace would continue to be quick and the game would go back and forth but no additional goals would be scored in the first half. The teams would head into the locker rooms tied at one.

The second half both teams came out tough looking for an edge and the game would get a little rough in the middle, both teams trying to break the tie. Dayton’s keeper Williams would be tested. The Lions would get some chances as Jenneh Karamba would take it down the left in the sixty seventh minute and cross in front of the goal, but nobody would be able to get on the end of it. He would come down the right shortly after and cross but the ball would be interrupted by the Wilmington defense. He would continue to press forward with speed and energy and would give the Wilmington defense trouble but there would be no goal. In the eighty fourth minute a foul about twenty yards out would give the Lions a chance, but Jesjua Cruyff would hit the wall with his shot. The Hammerheads would have a chance in the eighty eighth minute when Williams vision would be blocked and a ball would cross and hit both posts of the Lion’s goal. He would find the ball just in time saving the goal and keeping the score even. The game would get rough again and the Lions would be awarded a penalty kick in stoppage time as Karamba would take the ball down into the box and be fouled by Wilmington. Karamba would step up and put the ball high, straight down the middle of the net. Time would quickly run out and Dayton would come away with the 2-1 victory over Wilmington.

“I’m so proud of this group of players.” commented Dayton’s new Coach Matthew Weston. “We had to really dig deep and ride our fair share of luck but that’s the game. We were brave in trying to keep passing the ball and playing to our new shape takes time. Now it’s back to work in Dayton gearing up for Richmond next weekend. Special mentions to Brock and Seba who were outstanding, but my praise goes out to the entire staff for sticking together and turning this weekend into a success. Now back to the training ground as the hard work is just about to start!”

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (6-15-3) will be on the road again Saturday, August 16th at 7:00pm as they play the Richmond Kickers (13-1-9). Dayton returns home to DOC Stadium to play the Colorado Rapid Reserves on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00pm. For season and individual game tickets, visit the Dutch Lions website.


Chris Burke, Media Relations: c.burke@ddlfc.com

Photo Credit:

Dayton Dutch Lions FC-Wilmington Hammerheads FC 2-1

17’ Broekhuizen 1-0
24’ Arnoux 1-1
90+’ Karamba (PK) 2-1

Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Williams, Friedman, Bowlin, Harada, Granger, DeLass, Thuriere, Cruyff, Walker (Hertsenberg), Vickers (Clemens), Broekhuizen (Karamba)

Wilmington Hammerheads FC: Stuver, Cole (Edward), Faircough, Davidson, Musa (Jayne), Miller (Aparicio), Parratt, Nicholson, Ruggles, Ochoa, Arnoux (Ackley)

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