In the final 2015 PDL game of the season, the Houston Dutch Lions FC kept the 3 points at home, bringing their season total to 13 points. Where the Lions more than doubled their point total compared to last year.
Hosting the already qualified Midland / Odessa Sockers FC, the Lions wanted to finish strong in front of the home crowd. Not only did the club double their points, their attendance at home games doubled as well. Players and Staff enjoyed playing home games due to the great atmosphere created by the many fans that supported the team throughout the summer.
The Lions starting off very eager and showed the will to win duels and to keep the points at the Houston Dutch Lions FC Soccer Facility. In front of 240 fans they saw Archie Massen making a great run in the 33rd minute where his pass inside the box ended in front of Carlos Acevedo who’s shot couldn’t be stopped by the Sockers FC goalkeeper (1-0).
In the remainder of the game the Midland / Odessa Sockers FC were pressuring more, making substitutions (bringing in forwards Hume and Chuy) and creating chances. Throughout the second half goalkeeper Robert Mueller made some crucial saves keeping his teammates in the leading position. In the 85th minute forward Pieter Beereboom found a way to go past two defenders and his shot landed in the back of the net scoring the second goal for the Houston Dutch Lions FC.
As the crowd got excited about the teams fourth victory this season, the fans saw Hume score from a free kick bringing the score to 2-1. Shortly after this goal the game ended. Now it was time for the Lions to thank their fans for a great season. After the game striker George Kelley received the Topscorer award after scoring 8 goals in 9 games for the Houston Dutch Lions FC.
1-0 33’: Carlos Acevedo (Archie Massen
2-0 85’: Pieter Beereboom (Jorge Contreras)
2-1 90’: Walker Hume (Unassisted)
Houston Dutch Lions FC: Robert Mueller; Archie Massen, Cameron Free, Marshal Tucker, Koen Woldring; David Perez, Kelvin Iloba, Jorge Contreras (88’ Antonio Williams); Pablo Covarrubias (83’ Jeroen Straetemans), Carlos Acevedo (46’ Pieter Beereboom) and Kristian Piippo (75’ Chance Bergen).
Subs not used: Tom McMahon.