Aston Village produce than bit extra in FAI Jnr to set up Ballymun clash
By thejuniorsoccerportal | on November 13, 2017 |
FAI Junior Cup
Lakeview Swans -1
Cup specialist Aston Village fittingly continued along the Road to the Aviva avoiding a potential banana skin over the weekend.
The double UCFL Cup winners set up an interesting fourth round clash with LSL Saturday side Ballymun by beating Lakeview Swans.
The Swans had beaten UCLF league leaders Harding by three clear goals the last round, but were not able to upset Village, who produced the goods to progress to the next round.
The game started slowly with Village airing on the cautious side against the visitors. Lakeview controlled the play for the first 10 min with Village just taking longer to get into their stride.
However, once they found rhythm Aston Village started to create chances hitting the woodwork twice and missing chances via Darren McCaul and Stephen Donnelly.
Lakeview did create some half chances at the opposite end with one calling goalkeeper Brian Taaffe into action, but the sides went in scoreless at the break.
Village hit the bar in the second half, but again both sides missed chances and extra time followed.
Stephen Donnelly’s mazy dribbling started to cause the visitors trouble in extra time while the introduction of Eric Roirdan seemed to give Village extra life.
Village eventually broke the deadlock when all time top scorer Collie Burke pounced on a wayward back pass, which was prompted by a good press to score.
Donnelly then set up Riordan to fire home into the top corner from 25 yards as the home side opened a gap.
Moments later and the result was beyond all doubt. A quick release ball allowed Village to go on the attack. Donnelly went on another brilliant run and after turning opponents inside out pulled back for Burke to score his second.
Swans scored a terrific team goal with the last kick of the game, but it’s Village who progress and meet Ballymun United in the 4th Round.