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Villa Progress In Soccer Sevens


With all this manager malarky you could be forgiven for forgetting that their was some football today. The Hong Kong Soccer Sevens returned in style, and so did our youngsters!

Academy and Reserve starlets Siegrist, Nelson-Addy, Caira, Cameron, Johnson, Barton, Taylor, Grealish, Lewis and Webb kicked off their group stage games this afternoon and secured us an expected qualification to the final 8 stage.

Doesn't matter how far you travel, football remains local and we now face Leicester City in the quarter finals of the tournament after finishing in second place in Group D with two wins and a loss from the opening three games.

Daniel Johnson and Connor Taylor take the plaudits for today's action with both of them scoring twice as we beat Hong Kong FC 2-1 and HKFA Dragons 3-1.

Typically Newcastle pipped us 1-0 in the other group game.

The Leicester clash takes place on Sunday and kicks off (British time) at 4.50am.

For a fuller match report from today's games please Click Here.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 19 2012

Time: 7:36PM

Your Comments

Good news i see,call me stupid are we in Hong Kong or do they move it about?
jasevilla
Stooopid! lol Yeah Jase they are over in Hong Kong mate, hence the non friendly UK times of the games. We normally do reasonably well with quarters and semi's but off the top of my head can't remember when we won it last actually.
mike_field
Come on you Young Lions.....
Pride of Lions
Mike, we won it in 2008 and 2010. Barry Bannan was player of the tournament in 2008.
Madirish
I thank you Madirish! Sounds like it's our year then - 2012! lol
mike_field
Just won the QF - into the semis at 9am our time.
ASPINALL
@AVFCOfficial: Villa 1-0 Rangers - FT - Villa are through to the final of the Hong Kong International Soccer Sevens! #AVFC #HKSoccer7s
ASPINALL
@AVFCOfficial: FT - Villa 1-2 Newcastle - Newcastle are the Hong Kong International Soccer Sevens champions 2012. #AVFC #HKSoccer7s
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