Coolock Village FC v VEC FC

This was a match we shouldn’t have lost! After conceding a goal to Coolock Village in the 2nd minute, Neil Love equalised for VEC in the 70th minute and from then on, we were well on top with Séamus Staunton heading this effort against the crossbar, as we created many other chances, but the ball just wouldn’t go in – apart from two efforts ruled offside. To compound matters, the home team capitalised of their only real chance in the 2nd half, when the ball fell nicely for them to score what proved to be the winner, in the 74th minute in Parnell’s Astro on a cold Friday night.

VEC FC v Coolock Village FC

Neill Love (in first pic.) opened the scoring for VEC in the 5th minute, only for Coolock Village FC to respond three minutes later and then take the lead in the 25th minute of the Premier Division match in Terenure. Then Jeff De Castro’s wicked cross from the right found its way into the net to make it 2-2 after 33 minutes. However, the visitors restored their lead just 5 minutes later and went further ahead 20 minutes into the 2nd half. Second pic. shows VEC’s third goal (o.g.) in the 75th minute, but Coolock had the last word, scoring their 5th – again just 5 minutes later.

Rialto FC v VEC FC

This was Aidan Hyland’s best chance in the first half, which went just wide. However, the two best chances of the game fell to Aidan in the 2nd half – the first coming back off the inside of the post but the 2nd – in the 60th minute – nestled in the back of the net as a sweeping move down the right side started by Jeff De Castro was finished on the volley at the back post.

VEC FC v Shelbourne AFC

Conor Daly, who made his debut for VEC 1sts after some splendid games recently for VEC 2nds.