In his first competitive game since March, Richie Hannify’s ‘wonder’ save in the 90th minute ensured that VEC gained all 3 points against Castle Celtic in Terenure to move to within three points (with a game in hand) of Premier Division leaders South William Street Celtic.
Pat Meghen – with another priceless goal – had opened the scoring in the 10th minute and VEC should really have put the game out of the visitor’s reach in the first half, but failed to convert a number of chances. This gave Castle hope as they pushed for the equaliser late in the game, but solid defending and that save kept VEC on course to retain the league title.
The only real save that Rob Newe had to make as his defense stood solid against Arthur Griffith Park FC in the Premier Division clash in Terenure on Wednesday.
Three first half goals from Jordan Howard (10 mins.) Seamus Staunton (35 mins.) and an o.g. five minutes later ensured that VEC picked up all 3 points on a 3-0 scoreline with South William Street Celtic firmly in their sights at the top of the table!
Congratulations to Gavin Murphy who collected his €500 first prize from Chairman David Spring after romping home from the other 68 contenders in VEC’s annual Pickawinner fundraising competition. See www.pickawinner.ie
VEC had to wait until the 57th minute to score against Portmarnock AFC on Saturday. But it was worth the wait as Pat Meghen nipped in in front of the home goalkeeper to score the only goal of the game with a delightful header from a Jordan Howard corner.
With another 3 points in the bag, VEC edged closer to the top of the Premier Division with just four games remaining.