Village FC - Gordon Marino

Village FC’s impressive form continues with win over Duki Athletic

  • Village FC Firsts 4-1 win over Duki Athletic
  • Ed Asaman scores his first for the club in comfortable, friendly win
  • Village's remarkable unbeaten run continues ahead of tough league and cup encounters

VMFC Firsts ran out 4-1 winners over Duki Athletic as their impressive form continued.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Village’s league game against Radclyffe was cancelled and a friendly was arranged.

On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon, Ed Asaman bagged his first goal for Village after a brace from Declan Moran and a bullet header by Dan Hodgson.

Village cruised to victory, using the opportunity to try out a few new tactics and formations. Coach Danny Bowtell said: “The first half was one of the best games I’ve seen us on the ball all season.”

Moran showed his eye for goal once again, curling a beauty into the bottom corner after three minutes. He followed this up being in the right place at the right time as he lashed one in after a scramble from a corner.

Duki replied around the 30-minute mark, after Moran’s first putting Athletic level for a matter of minutes.

Hodgson marked a commanding performance in the middle of the park with an unstoppable header, crashing in off the underside of the bar.

There were joyous scenes on the side-lines as striker Ed Asaman finished the game off with a deserved first goal for the club, after getting little service in the game.

Duki had their chances, but Andrew Marr, a stand-in from the VMFC Thirds, made a string of incredible saves to limit the opposition to just the one goal.

This was an important win, keeping morale high going into crucial league and cup games.

If Village win their remaining league games, they will finish second, securing promotion to the Lancashire and Cheshire second division.

Next week they travel to Baguely Athletic in the cup.