While the match was not Charleston's finest, the Battery's Nicki Patterson logged his best performance of the season scoring twice for Charleston in the first half. In fact, all the evening's action would come in the first half of play. A botched clearance from the Dutch Lion defence was seized upon by Alex Caskey in the 13th minute, who promptly fed the ball to Patterson. The Scotsman effortlessly lofted the shot to the unreachable top left corner of the net. The lead would stand only five minutes as Dayton leveled in the 18th. The match quickly evolved into an offensive shootout and the play kept a high tempo for the remainder of the half. It was Charleston who again edged ahead in the 41st minute and this time it was Seedy Bah who assisted Patterson. In stoppage time, a well placed corner kick erased Charleston's lead as Happy Hall equalized for the Lions for the second and final time. Both sides had more scoring chances in the second half but as the match finished, neither had much to show for it.
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