Liverpool Warriors v Houston Dutch Lions F.C.

National Premier Soccer League

South Central Conference

Friday 20th May 2016

Kick off 19.30 Actual 20.47

Liverpool Warriors 0 Houston Dutch Lions F.C. 1,  attendance 130

38′ 0-1

@ McKinney Boyd High School

600, North Lake Forest Drive

McKinney, TX 75071

$5 admission

No programme.

I arrived here just after 7pm, only to be told that the visitors had not arrived, but would be here shortly, as their coach had suffered a puncture en route. In England, this would mean the team probably wouldn’t show up, but sure enough, around 8.15pm the coach pulled into the car park. The 230 mile trip north from Conroe, just north of Houston, would have been bad enough as it was, even without the puncture.

Once the game got going there looked like being only one winner, but it was far more comfortable than the score line suggests, the home ‘keeper being by far their best player. I was very surprised that the visitors had around a dozen supporters with them, including five of them speaking Dutch. Not something you’d expect to hear 30 miles north of Dallas !