After a number of good chances, VEC eventually took the lead in the 55th minute through Conall O’Shaughnessy, in the Premier Division match against Glasnaion FC played in TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown Campus. The lead only lasted 5 minutes as the visitors equalised and then scored the winner 10 minutes from the end to secure all 3 points.
James McGauran scores VEC’s first goal after 15 minutes to set VEC on their way to a 3-1 victory against Cherry Orchard FC in the LFA Junior Cup in Terenure.
Oisin Kinsella added another 2 in the first minute of the 2nd half, and again in the 72nd minute (see pic. below), to secure a 3rd round clash at home to Bangor GG Fc on 7th December. The match finished 3-1 with the opposition scoring a late penalty.
Switching this cup match from the VEC (ETB) Grounds to the Astro in Sportslink didn’t affect VEC 2nds as goals from Garry Curran (2), Karl Reck (2), Adam Flynn and Gildas Oliver gave VEC 2nds a comprehensive 6-1 win in the O’Neills Challenge Cup against Mid Sutton Sportslink.
Kilbarrack Utd. may have taken full advantage of a below par VEC performance with a 3-2 win in the FAI Junior Cup, but with one of their players being ineligible, VEC FC have since been re-instated and will now play Rosemount Mulvey FC in the next round.
This effort from Ray Jaudzems unfortunately went past the home goalkeeper and inches wide.
A somewhat disjointed performance from VEC allowed Dunshaughlin Youths to gain maximum points from this Division 2 clash in Terenure, Their set-pieces were really the difference between the two teams. Their 1st goal was scored on the half hour mark, before VEC equalised 7 minutes after the break through Garry Curran. But goals in the 60th and 65th minute ensured the visitor’s victory long before another 3 goals were scored in time added on to leave the result 2-5 with Conor O’Neill getting VEC’s 2nd goal in the dying moments.
After conceding a goal from a looping header 5 minutes into time added on in the first half, VEC FC returned in the second half to equalize after 11 minutes through Joey Byrne against Clontarf FC in the AUL Complex.
With no further goals, we entered 30 minutes of extra time, yielding no further scores and thus faced a penalty shoot-out – unfortunately losing out by 2 goals to 1.
Joey Byrne‘s first goal of the season in the first minute of the second half, ensured that VEC advanced to the next round of the LFA Junior Cup at the expense of Leinster Senior League top outfit Maynooth University Town out in Maynooth. The game finished 0-1.
In an extraordinary Cup match, VEC 2nds from Division 2 advanced to the next round of the Challenge Cup by defeating Premier Division newcomers Portmarnock AFC in a penalty shoot-out.
With scores level (3-3) after 90 mins. and (4-4) after extra time, VEC won by 5 goals to 4 in the shoot-out with Simon Roche, Richie Burke, Mattie Wallace, Brian O’Keeffe and Jack McKnight all succeeding from the spot.