Mason, OH (June 8, 2016) – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (2-1-1) traveled to the Mason Multi Purpose Field to face the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (1-4-1). The cross town rivals had a beautiful day for their second meeting of the season, the first ended in a tie.
The attacking started early for Dayton as they capitalized on the Cincinnati defense slipping at midfield. Eric Lynch took the ball down the left and crossed into Kennedy Nwabia who laid it past the keeper for the first goal of the game and a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute.
Dayton was not done and the Cincinnati defense leaving a man open on the side, were beaten by Patrick Philippart. Cincinnati’s keeper, Pedro Diaz had no choice but to come out and try to block the shot. Unfortunately, his effort resulted in a penalty kick. In the eighth minute, Dayton’s Mees Linders stepped up and took the penalty. Cincinnati’s Diaz blocked the first shot, but could not recover in time for the second as Linders placed the ball in the back of the net, putting Dayton up by two.
Cincinnati started to find a rhythm and got a chance in the tenth minute. A corner kick made its’ way into the box and off the head of two Cincinnati players, finally ending up in the Dayton goal. It was called back however due to a handball prior to the shot.
Dayton struck again in the twenty third minute. Anwaur Tuithof ran down the right and cut inside. He struck a hard, low shot from just outside the box distance and into the net. Dayton led 3-0.
Cincinnati rebounded in the twenty fifth, but the ball, struck in the middle by Rudy Lumanza, sailed over the top of the Dayton goal.
Again in the twenty ninth minute, Cincinnati got a chance with a run by Lumanza down the left. The ball ended up behind the line and a corner resulted. Lumanza sent a ball in to Austin Smythe, who headed the ball toward the Dayton goal, but it was cleared by the waiting head of Daan de Blank.
The half ended with Dayton Dutch Lions FC leading their hosts 3-0.
Cincinnati came out with more energy in the second half. Coach Nicholl made several substitutions to push the pace of the match. Attacking and creating confusion in front of the Dayton goal, a cross was flicked on by Smythe and struck first time by Lumanza. The shot caromed off the crossbar and Jack Clark hammered home the rebound putting Cincinnati on the board.
Cincinnati kept up the pressure as the half progressed. The Cincinnati defense came up big in the sixtieth minute when Dayton’s John Schwien fired two shots. As the Cincinnati keeper was scrambling, the defenders stepped up to block the shots and kept the score within two.
The sixty ninth minute Dayton’s Nwabia carried the ball down the left. One versus one Cincinnati’s keeper, Pedro Diaz, held strong for the save.
But, in the seventy fifth minute, Dayton’s Tuithof and Lynch connected again. Lynch won the ball in midfield and delivered a nice through ball to Tuithof. Tuithof weaved right, then left and right again before firing off a shot over the right hand of Cincinnati’s outstretched keeper.
Cincinnati answered with an attack in front of the Dayton goal. Dayton’s keeper, Paulo Pinto came up with a save and then a Cincinnati shot flew high.
Dayton was not finished and in the ninetieth minute a run down the left by Tuithof opened up space for Mateus Gama down the middle. Gama ran onto the cross, bouncing it over the oncoming Cincinnati keeper and putting Dayton up by a score of 5-1.
After the match DDL Head Coach Sid van Druenen shared, “This was another strong performance for us. We keep building on the previous match and today was well earned. The boys are working hard in practice and are bringing that work ethic to the game pitch. We felt we had a strong game plan and the players went out and executed it well. After the two early goals, I knew that CDL would have to chase the game a bit and would be open to the counter attack. This was a good win for us.
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC will be on the road this coming Saturday, June 11, 2016 as they will visit the Michigan Bucks. They will continue to travel as they visit league newcomer, Kokomo Mantis, Saturday, June 18, 2016.
The next home match will be Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30pm. You can get tickets in advance online at www.ddfc.com or at the gate. Adults are $8.00 and youth $5.00.
Venue: Mason Multi Purpose Field
Weather: Beautiful afternoon, sunny and 70’s
4’ Dayton-Kennedy Nwabia, Eric Lynch 0-1
8’ Dayton-Mees Linders 0-2
23’ Dayton-Anwaur Tuithof 0-3
47’ Cincinnati-Jack Clark, Rudy Lumanza 1-3
75’ Dayton-Anwaur Tuithof, Eric Lynch 1-4
90’ Dayton-Mateus Gama, Anwaur Tuithof 1-5
40’ Cincinnati- Jake Meyer-yellow
57’ Cincinnati -Jake Stoval-yellow
Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Paulo Pinto, Bradley Schluter, Michael Brezovsky, Daan de Blank, Paul Messerly (Joseph Furry 85’), John Schwien, Mees Linders (Nduka Kemjika 63’), Eric Lynch (Samuel DeRoy 81’), Anwaur Tuithof, Patrick Philippart (Michael Frasca 79’), Kennedy Nwabia (Mateus Gama 81’)
Subs: Nathan James, Joseph Furry, Christian Kershaw, Samuel DeRoy, Michael Frasca, Mateus Gama, Nduka Kemjika
Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: Pedro Diaz, Nick Merhaut (Sergio Reyes 16’) (Steven Meyer 81’), Christian Hay, Jake Stoval, R. J. Best (Matt Vasquenza 45’), Scott Lamont (Martin Sayer 45’), Chris DuPont, Jack Clark, Jake Meyer, Austin Smythe (Kurtis Roberts 74’), Rudy Lumanza (Brett Elder 78’)
Subs: Adam Miller, Sergio Reyes, Steven Meyer, Martin Sayer, Kurtis Roberts, Matt Vasquenza, Brett Elder