VEC FC 2nds v Sandford St. Mary’s

VEC battled back from 2 down to score through Alonso Houlihan … and then with all 11 players up for a corner in stoppage time, the ball was bundled over the line for a deserved ‘equaliser’ … except the referee was in a poor position to see the ‘goal’ and waved play on. The visitors immediately hit a shot from the half-way line and the ball entered the unguarded net as he blew the final whistle under controversial circumstances! A disappointing end to a very good game.

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 2nds v Fairview Celtic

The score belies the effort put in by the team, as up to the 70th minute, this was a great contest against the runaway Division 2 league leaders, with Colm scoring VEC’s goal. Unfortunately, when Fairview then scored two quick-fire goals, we never recovered and they ran away comfortable winners.

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.