Mason, OH  (June 8, 2016)  The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (1-4-1) came home and was hoping for a change in results as they had been playing strong soccer, but not gaining any points.  The visiting Dayton Dutch Lions FC (2-1-1) did not accommodate the hosts and thumped CDL 5-1.   The DDL scored early and never let up as Anwar Tuithof scored a brace and added an assist late to the lead the visitors.

It was a wonderful afternoon for soccer with clear skies and a small breeze.  The CDL had four changes in the starting lineup from the weekend and were looking to create a bit of energy from the outset.  Unfortunately those plans were  impacted negatively as Dayton jumped on the Lions right from the start and got an early goal in the third minute.  Kennedy Nwabia battled with Christian Hay at midfield for the ball and came away with it as Hay fell.  Nwabia pushed the ball out wide to Eric Lynch coming down the left flank.  His cross into the box was just out of the reach of CDL keeper Pedro Diaz Gutierrez and Nwabia was there to fire DDL into the lead.

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, the effort resulted in a foul. In the eighth minute, Dayton’s Mees Linders stepped up. 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 2-0.

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. The ball, struck hard from distance sailed over the Cincinnati keeper and into the net.

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 the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC trailing the Dayton Dutch Lions FC 3-0.

Cincinnati came out with more energy in the second half.  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. 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 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.

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC continued to fight valiantly through the second half, but it was not enough. The game ended Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC 1, Dayton Dutch Lions FC 5.

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (1-4-1) welcome the Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23 (0-3-0) to Mason Middle School on Sunday, June 12 at 4pm EDT. Cincinnati then travels to play Michigan (3-1-0) on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30pm EDT at Catholic Central High School.

Venue: Mason Multipurpose 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

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

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



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