It’s nearly 4 years since Gav Murphy (left in pic.) scored for VEC and that was against today’s opposition Glasnaion FC. But that was rectified today in the 30th minute of the Premier Division match in Terenure, when this strike hit the back of the net to put VEC 2-0 ahead. Joey Byrne had opened the scoring 10 minutes earlier and then Seamus Staunton made it 3-0 just before half time. Further goals from Joey and Seamus in the second half and a deflected James McGauran goal straight from a corner gave VEC a resounding 6-1 win.
Meanwhile, goals from VEC’s leading goalscorer Colm McSharry, Paddy Cook and Fionn Riordan ensured that VEC 2nds took all three points in their 3-1 win in Division 2A, away to Latin Dubs FC.
Even the geese migrating from Canada or Greenland (or wherever) thought that Pat Meghen would score here: however, his effort hit the bar, but the ever alert Seamus Staunton followed up and hit the back of the net to put VEC 1-0 up after just 3 minutes in this Premier Division match in Terenure.
In the 58th minute, Lourdes Celtic pulled one back, but 14 minutes later, Tom Wrynne put VEC back in the lead and that man Seamus put the icing on the cake after 90+3 minutes with his second goal to make it 3-1.
As reported on the United Churches Football League Facebook page, “South Dublin FC raced into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes of this Division 2A clash, but VEC got back into the game on 30 minutes, as Conor Daly fired home a loose ball from inside the area. It put a pep in VEC’s step and as the half drew to a close they netted an equaliser when Colm McSharry guided home to make it 2-2”.
“Early in the second half Colm scored his second, when he put away a Gildas Oliver centre after he had nutmegged a defender in the process. It put VEC well on the front foot and it wasn’t long before number four arrived when Brian O’Sullivan raced down the right hand side, evaded a sliding tackle and crossed for Eoin Sweeney to slot home”.
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