Dutch Lions Stalemate

The second matchup of the season between the Cincinnati Dutch Lions and Dayton Dutch Lions finished with a much different scoreline than the early season match which finished 4-0 in favor of CDLFC. After 90 minutes, the two Dutch Lions squads finished with a 0-0 draw. For the second straight game, CDLFC were able to earn a shutout while also matching a two-game unbeaten streak they have set once already this season. With the shutout, CDLFC now has four on the season with three matches remaining.

Cincinnati entered the match with a two-point lead over Dayton for the 3rd spot in the Central Great Lakes Division. The draw maintains the two-point lead and CDLFC now hold a 5-5-1 (W-L-D) record. One more match between Cincinnati and Dayton will take place on Monday July 10 at 7:00pm at DOC Stadium in West Chester, Ohio.

Cincinnati finished the match, like most of the season has gone, outshooting their opponent. But, it was Dayton who started off hot in the first half leading 6-3 in shots. Each side had a great chance to break the 0-0 deadlock early in the first half. First, CDLFC’s Austin Smythe caught Dayton on a counter and unleashed a shot as he cut in from the left wing and forced Dayton’s goalkeeper Michael Yantz into a nice save. Dayton had their best chance of the night in the 19th minute when van Geldorp was found by himself and went top corner with his shot just inside the 18, but CDLFC goalkeeper Zeus de la Paz came up with a huge diving save to keep the score equal.

Much like the first half, the second half had excitement back and forth, but neither team was able to breakthrough. Cincinnati was able to limit Dayton’s opportunities in the second half, holding Dayton to only one shot for the last 45 minutes. It was Cincinnati that came out firing and outshot Dayton 9-1 in the second half. Both goalkeepers made five saves in the match as CDLFC held a 12-7 shot advantage. Cincinnati striker Peguy Ngatcha and Dayton midfielder Cam Philpot led each team with shots (3).

Now that the home schedule has concluded, CDLFC finished their home PDL campaign with a 3-3-1 record. Three games remaining for CDLFC, all away: Saturday July 8 at Michigan Bucks, Monday July 10 at DDLFC, and Thursday July 13 at West Virginia Chaos.

Thank you for your support this season at Northern Kentucky University. A friendly still remains on the schedule, July 16 at Northern Kentucky University at 7:00pm, when CDLFC hosts FC Cincinnati. More information to come soon.

Venue: Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights, Kentucky
Referee: Johann Pedolzky
Attendance: 397

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: 
de La Paz, Namjoupanah, Millay, Leddy, Rolls, DeRoy (Nuss 62′), Barajas (Nuss 66′), Dingjan, Sosnowski (Rasevic 55′), Ngatcha (Korngor 82′), Smythe (Cham 18′). Unused subs: Musgrave, Hay, Rogers.

Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Yantz, Petrey (Dichlan 90′), Babaew, Sarkorh, Amankwaa, Mackjewski, Philpot (Madhan 70′), van Galdorp (Fritas 78′), Amankona, Hernandez (Nascimento 89′), Marques (Raney 45′ Davalos 90′). Unused subs: Zimmerman.




DDLFC – Sarkorh (unsporting behavior), 21′

CDLFC – Ngatcha (unsporting behavior), 24′

DDLFC – Babaew (unsporting behavior), 29′


Full stats available here. A full replay, and other content, can be found at the official CDLFC YouTube channel.

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