Boghall Rovers v VEC FC

A penalty shoot-put was required in this cup tie, after the game finished 4-4 after extra-time. VEC came through 4-3 to advance to the quarter-final.

Hit pics to enlarge: Neill Love with the winning penalty just after Richie Hannify made this great save.

Boghall Rovers v VEC FC

The score was not a fair reflection on this game, as the difference was the home team taking their chances and us not capitalising on ours! Boghall’s first came from a deflected free kick in the 22nd minute: their second came from a lovely swivel, turn and volley from a corner, after we had been threatening to equalize with a few good moves. Then, when we failed to clear our lines from another set-piece with 15 minutes remaining, the third was poked in.

Boghall Rovers v VEC FC


Despite Richie Hannify’s heroics with a number of outstanding saves, Boghall Rovers’ more direct approach paid dividends, as they banged in two goals in quick succession with just 15 minutes remaining, before adding a third with the last kick of the game.

VEC now play AGP FC in Lucan on Wednesday, with the winners progressing to the Final on Saturday at 2.15pm in the VEC (ETB) Grounds in Terenure.

Boghall Rovers v VEC FC