Lions Lose Tough Match at DOC Stadium
Dayton – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (0-1-1) took on K-W United FC (3-2-0) in the second game of their June 6th double header on Saturday at DOC Stadium. The 0-5 loss at home was not the way the Lion’s hoped this one would end.Dayton was under pressure from the opening whistle. The Lion’s defense and goalie Chris Froschaur worked hard as K-W United attacked with the long ball. Dayton’s speed of play was tested as they struggled to maintain possession.
K-W took a short corner in the fifteenth minute, and the ball was curved in to the foot of Sergio Camargo for the first goal of the night. The half ended with K-W United leading the Dayton Dutch Lions by one.
The Dutch Lions continued to struggle following halftime with the physical, fast game played by K-W United and in the forty ninth minute, Jarek Whiteman-Asiamah ran past the Dayton defense and snuck the ball into the far post. Again in the seventy-fifth minute, K-W United’s Ben Polk beat the Dayton defense and scored the third goal of the night.
The Lion’s tried to push forward and score, but they could not find the goal. K-W United however, had no trouble finding the goal in stoppage time when Polk scored two by himself His night ended with a hat trick. The Dayton Dutch Lions game ended 0-5 in favor of K-W United.
Coach Bal had these comments after the game: “We wanted to give the fans their first win in the stadium. It turned out to not be what we hoped. They had more ball possession, they moved more, and they created more chances. It’s one loss, it’s one game. We’ve got to recover and move on to the next game, it’s only three days away.”
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC travel to play the Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23 on Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm at Highmark Stadium. They are away again to play the Toronto FC Academy on Saturday, June 13th at 4pm at the KIA Training Ground in Toronto.