In light of the growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interests of players, coaches, volunteers, etc., the Football Association of Ireland has announced the cessation of all football under its jurisdiction with immediate effect, following directives from Government, the Department of Health and UEFA.
It has become obvious to all that a date for resumption of fixtures cannot be given until we see how events unfold in the coming weeks. The UCFL is complying fully with this instruction, which means that no fixtures will be set for the time being.
What a way to score your first goal for VEC FC!
Calum Gallagher put this cup match to bed when he scored VEC’s 3rd goal in the 106th minute as VEC FC progressed to the quarter-finals of the O’Neills.com Challenge Cup at the expense of Oldbury FC on a very chilly Friday night in Killinarden.
It wasn’t until the 75th minute that the home team took the lead from a very dubious penalty award. Immediately VEC re-jigged the team and put immense pressure on the Oldbury goal – and got their reward by scoring a dramatic equaliser through Rob Newe in the 93rd minute, thus bringing the game into extra time.
Then a first goal of the season from defender Neal Breslin gave VEC the lead in the 12th minute of extra time … before Calum’s strike to give VEC a deserved 3-1 win.
Pic. Bres runs to his best friend Petesy for a hug!