VEC FC v Rialto FC

Losing 0-1 at half-time, after conceding a penalty in the 32nd minute, it only took 3 minutes into the second half for us to equalise, from a great 20 yard strike from Ben Lenehan.

The loss of a man from 2 yellow cards after 75 minutes didn’t help, and there were no further goals.

VEC FC v Rialto FC

Tom’s 2nd and 3rd goals. Séamus Staunton had opened the scoring in the 25th minute only for the visitors to equalize within a minute. But Jeff De Castro restored our lead 5 minutes later and we never looked back! Virtually from the 2nd half tip off, Joey Byrne made it 5-1, with Rob Newe adding a 6th 20 minutes later, before substitutes Antoine Daubigny and Luis Morales wrapped it up in the 75th and 80th minutes respectively, making it an incredible 9-1 home win!

VEC FC v Coolock Village FC

This was Jay Hester’s 2nd goal and VEC’s 4th as we picked up 3 points in the Premier Division. Séamus Staunton had opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, only for Coolock to equalize on the half-hour mark. Then there were 3 goals in the next 12 minutes as Jordan Howard scored a magnificent goal on the half-volley from 25 yds., followed by a dubious penalty scored by the visitors, before Jay scored his first goal to put us 3-2 up at half-time. His 2nd with just 5 minutes remaining sealed the win for VEC.

VEC FC v Shelbourne AFC

Joey Byrne opened the scoring with a superb left foot shot to the roof of the net in the 13th minute, only for Shelbourne to equalise 22 minutes later. 10 minutes into the 2nd half, Oisín Kinsella put VEC ahead again with this free kick which completely deceived the goalkeeper, only for Shelbourne to again equalise – again 22 minutes later!

Rialto FC v VEC FC

It’s said that ‘Once Is Chance, Twice is Coincidence’!  Well, that could have been applied to Rialto as, firstly, in the 65th minute, their midfielder tried his luck from 40 yards and saw the ball float over Dan and into the net, with the aid of a strong wind. Then, 10 minutes later, virtually from the same spot, the same effort was exactly and expertly executed. This put the home team 2-1 ahead, but Aidan Hyland got VEC back into the game straight from the tip-off.  Then, just one minute later, we conceded a sloppy third, and lost a game, that merited a win, based on possession alone. Oisín Kinsella had opened the scoring for VEC 5 minutes before the break.


This was Aidan’s 200th goal for the Club. After a lovely ‘scoop’ from Oisín Kinsella, Aidan ran with the ball into the edge of the 6 yard box, as AGP players converged, shooting low across goal to set VEC on our way.

3 minutes later, Aidan ran down the left channel and then brought the ball back out and backheeled to Conor Daly on the overlap. Conor whipped in a magnificent first-time cross towards Oisín at the front post, who leapt and glanced the ball brilliantly into the far top corner. 2-0.