UK time is: 12:41:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Third Place Finish In Fitland Talent Cup

Villa's youngsters have finished third in the U19 Fitland Talent Cup.

Villa topped their group in the Dutch competition held at Fortuna Sittard, before losing a penalty shoot out in the semi finals, meaning we faced IFK Goteborg in the play off match, which we won 1-0.

The lads started with a 2-1 win over the eventual winners Racing Club Genk of Belgium, where Daniel Devine continued his comeback from injury by opening the scoring on 4 minutes, before Michael Drennan doubled our lead 3 minutes later.

The second game saw us thrash Japan's Yasu Football Academy 6-1. Josh Barton opened the scoring, Michael Drennan bagged himself a second of the competition and Graham Burke finished from the penalty spot. Finishing off the scoring was Jordan Graham, Thomas Zazrivec and Graham Burke gave himself a brace.

Against Aarchen, Umit Eminoglu opened and Jordan Graham closed in a 2-0 victory.

Unfortunately then against the host club Fortuna Sittard in the semi, we went down 5-4 on penalties.

Jack Grealish won us bronze (see I'm topical!) against IFK Goteborg in the play off match.

All in, not a bad showing and a nice mix of known and new names on the scoresheet.

Speaking to the Official Site Academy Director Bryan Jones said of the tournament:

'It was a very good pre season excercise for us. To lose the semi final on penalties was disappointing. We had one shot in that game from Jack Grealish that hit both posts, came back out and struck Michael Drennan before going wide, so we were unlucky. In pre season it's mainly about fitness, but the standard of our play was excellent.'

Looks like we might have another few gems coming through if they can keep developing.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 7 2012

Time: 7:09PM

Your Comments

I taught that said 'flatulent cup' for a second.
Lock
First team or youth, it's pre season. I's all about fitness. As you say Mike, nice to see some new names on the scoresheet too.
Pride of Lions
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's Dealings Done? (Monday September 1 2014)

Canales Bid Made? (Monday September 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 01/09/2014 (Monday September 1 2014)

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Dreams Come True At Villa Park (Monday September 1 2014)

Man Of The Match - Villa v Hull (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 61
2. DeanoVilla 53
3. Pride of Lions 40
4. david-avfc 29
5. Fulford 26
6. sirdennis 24
7. MiniCooper 19
8. Bonker 17
9. littleburtonvilla 17
10. kefkat 16

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

No Signings, But Keeping Bony Feels Like One
Swansea : 02/09/2014 12:11:00
Welbeck Closes Arsenal's Transfer Window
Arsenal : 02/09/2014 10:24:00
Cleverley Stay`s
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 10:04:00
Amalfitano Joins
West Ham : 02/09/2014 10:02:00
Diame's Gone
West Ham : 02/09/2014 10:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 8%
Cissokho 20%
Hutton 53%
Senderos 4%
Vlaar 1%
Delph 2%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 1%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 1%
Bent 1%
Grealish 2%
Agbonlahor 4%
Weimann 2%