AUL side Galty Celtic edged us out of the FAI Junior Cup in a rip-roaring clash on the Brickfields All-Weather on Saturday.
In a stop-start opening period it was the home side who forged ahead after 25 minutes, after we had – what appeared to be – a perfect goal unnoticed by the referee after just 6 minutes! As STRIKER on line reported, “VEC played some neat football but Galty were really competitive and netted a second in the 67th minute. VEC refused to throw in the towel and Oisín Kinsella threw VEC a lifeline one minute later, taking advantage of a quickly taken free kick to reduce the arrears. Galty then netted a third on 78 minutes with a rampaging run through the VEC rearguard to find the net”. Jeff De Castro then netted our second with a screamer of a shot in added time and we went close to forcing extra time but it was not to be. It finished 3-2. Tap for STRIKER report & more photos
Earlier in the day, VEC 2nds stepped up to the plate when it mattered and put in a super shift, keeping current premier division champions Malahide Utd. on their toes for the whole game. Unfortunately, the home team’s first half goal was the only one of the game and our second string exited the Challenge Cup with heads held high!