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.