This was Jay Hester’s (9) 85th minute goal that cancelled our Lourdes Celtic’s 67th minute freak – but extraordinary – goal to gain VEC a share of the points in their Premier Division clash in Sundrive Park.
VEC had plenty of chances to win the match and make it 8 league wins out of 8, but alas, it was not to be and it finished 1-1. Some chances here.
VEC 2nds came from 1-3 behind after just 30 minutes to record a remarkable 7-3 victory over Fairview Celtic in this Division 2A clash in Terenure. Two goals a-piece from Colm McSharry and Conor Daly and one each from Ronan Murphy, Ronan Corbett and Conor Callaghan ensured that VEC 2nds secured all three points. pics.
Squad from l to r:
Back row – Fionn Riordan, Peter O’Donoghue, Ronan Murphy, Jack McGarry, Colin Power, Daniel Sena, Ronan Corbett, Sean Morrin, Paddy Cook.
Front row: Ross Humphries, Colm McSharry, Jamie Ryder, Conor Callaghan, Conor Daly, Karl Reck.
Meanwhile in the preceding match, Seamus Staunton’s two second-half goals against Ashwood FC gave VEC the three points to stay top of the Premier Division. More pics.
VEC FC will play the winner of Chapelizod FC and Frank Celtic in the 3rd Round (last-32) of the Challenge Cup. See full draw here.
In the Richard Knight Cup, 12 teams including VEC FC received a bye into the last-16.
In the MMI Cup, 10 teams including VEC FC 2nds received a bye into the last-16.
Pic. shows VEC Captain Seamus Staunton accepting the Challenge Cup in 2019.
Here is Jack Nolan scoring the only goal of the game on the hour mark, as VEC made it 6 out of 6 in the Premier Division with a deserved win against Malahide Utd. in Gannon Park.
It wasn’t the best pitch or the best weather conditions (strong winds on the coast), but everyone from VEC dug in with great work-rate, effort and determination and got their just rewards. More pics.