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St. Louis Lions Put the Hurt on Springfield Demize, 4-0, Saturday

This is a press release from James Shipley of the St. Louis Lions.   Congratulations on a big win !!!

St Louis, MO….The offense came to life for the St Louis Lions on a sweltering hot day.  Four separate goal scorers got in on the action to defeat the Springfield Demize on Saturday afternoon.  The Lions could have tallied a couple more had it not been for the outstanding play of Springfield goalie Nikolas Markos who made eleven saves on the evening.   

The Lions continued on their trend of striking early by scoring in the first 3 minutes of the game.  Jonny Brown served up a perfect ball, on a free kick, to Dan “Beano” Meagher who headed a ball near post for a 1-0 lead.  Jonny Brown opened his own goal scoring account in the 38th minute when Lions goalie Nate Thackery drove a ball up field to Bean who flicked the ball past the Springfield defenders to a charging Jonny Brown who slotted the ball past the outstretched Springfield goalie Markos. 

 “I don’t know who you could credit as The Man of The Match Beano or Jonny?” said Head Coach Tony Glavin “Both players had excellent games and have really connected on the field.  Guys are fighting for spots everyday and everyone is giving it their all.  Making out the lineup is difficult because everyone is contributing.  We have had seven different goal scorers in four games.” 

The Lions went into the half with a 2-0 lead and outshooting Springfield 7 to1.  The second half started much like the first half  did with the Lions creating numerous opportunities.  The Lions outshot Springfield 12 to 2 in the second half.  Jonny Brown was once again involved in the scoring in the second half when he toe poked a ball to Tad Kreamalmeyer who cut the ball back at the top of the 18 and sent a lofted bending ball past the Springfield goalie. 

The Lions capped off scoring in the 68th minute when Olly Dyson had a goal line finish after a Lions shot deflected off of several Springfield defenders.

“Markos was playing out of his head, he is a very good goalie and he was making some unbelievable saves.  We have to play Springfield again on Wednesday and they will be ready for us.” said Mike Poropat Lions assistant coach.

The Lions improve to 2-2-0 on the season and will play the Demize two more times this week.  St Louis travels midweek on Wednesday to take on the Demize in Springfield. 

The Lions return home next Saturday June 5th at 5:00PM to take on the Springfield Demize   The Lions announced late this past week that they will honor all St Louis Athletica tickets at the remaining Lions home games.  Just exchange your Athletica ticket at the ticket office for a $5.00 Lions ticket.



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