On the day that VEC goalkeeper Richie Hannify returned to action after nearly a year lay-off, he could do nothing about AGP’s two goals in a game that VEC eventually won 3-2.
Joey Byrne opened the scoring for the home team with a delightful header from a perfect Jordan Howard cross in the 14th minute (pic.) while Seamus Staunton restored VEC’s lead 3 minutes into the second half and Pat Meghen scored the final goal as VEC advanced to meet St. Mary’s Boys in this Pre-season Tournament Final on 7th August.
Meanwhile VEC 2nds upward spiral continued with a comprehensive 5-3 win over Stedfast Utd. on the same day. VEC’s goals came from Ryan Brady (2), Eoin Sweeney, Colm McSharry and Manny Mansuk.
Goals from Tom Wrynne in the 32nd minute and Seamus Staunton five minutes later set VEC on their way to a 2-1 win over Glasnaion FC in Terenure on Saturday.
Although the visitors pulled one back in the 55th minute, it wasn’t enough as there were no further scores despite a few good chances that we had to wrap it up … meaning that we spent the final 10 minutes defending our lead. In the end … 3 points! Click on image to enlarge. Click here for more.
Jamie Ryder (pic.) scored 2 good goals as VEC 2nds recorded their first win in the UCFL Pre-Season Tournament in Terenure on Wednesday.
Ronan Corbett added a lovely third goal making it 3-1, before the visitors Tamh-Leacht FC made it 3-2 with the last kick of the game, giving VEC keeper Tim Gleeson no chance from the penalty spot.
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In a 16 minute spell between the 39th and 55th minutes, Aidan Hyland scored the perfect hat-trick (left foot; right foot; header) to ensure that VEC gained all three points against Dunshaughlin Youths in Terenure on Saturday.
Tom Wrynne added the 4th in the 88th minute as VEC ran out 4-1 winners in this pre-season tournament.
A spirited performance from VEC in Terenure on Wednesday wasn’t enough as we failed to score despite plenty of possession. But at least there were signs of improvement as the 17 players in the squad begin to gel together. The only goal in the game came from the penalty spot (click on pic.) early in the 2nd half to give Clondalkin Celtic all three points in this pre-season tournament. We move on!