Lions Look for Three Points Following Away Draw
Dayton, OH –June 16, 2015–The Dayton Dutch Lions FC PDL squad returns home to DOC Stadium following an away draw against the Toronto FC Academy last week. After securing a point against the MLS academy, the Lions will look to carry that momentum with them into their match against the Derby City Rovers tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.
Last week in Toronto the Lions trailed at halftime, but had a strong second half. The leveling goal for the Lions came when Eric Kissenger found Ettienne Esajas on the top of the 18-yard box. Esajas connected with Jure Spiller on a layoff and Spiller was able to curl the ball past the keeper into the far corner of the goal. The game would end 1-1.
The Derby City Rovers currently sit in seventh in the Great Lakes division. The club is coached by Lee Chalmers. Chalmers was an NAIA All-American at Mobile University. He has coached at Lindsey University since 2011 and also has experience coaching the Feyenoord youth academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.
For Dutch Lions head coach Patrick Bal, he has seen improvement over the past two weeks
“For us it’s simple. We had a tough loss at home against K-W United. It was an eye opener for our guys about what it takes to play in this league. We were much better in Toronto, and we scored a really nice goal. Its time to get our first home win at DOC Stadium. The fans deserve a victory”
Gates at DOC Stadium will open an hour before kickoff at 6:30PM. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 12. DOC Stadium can be found at West Carrollton High School. 5833 Student St., Dayton, OH, 45449