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Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: Images from day one of tournament

Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: Verity pleased with unblemished start Follow Villa's Soccer Sevens last eight clash with Leicester
Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: Images from day one of tournament

Villa shone on day one of the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens with two wins and a draw to top Group D.

Check out our image gallery from day one of the tournament now.

The claret and blues grew in confidence throughout the opening day, which began with a 1-0 win over Kowloon CC.

Sean Verity's team left it late but finally made a breakthrough two minutes from time through substitute Jerell Sellars.

It gave Villa a confidence boost going in to match two against Citizen.

Jack Grealish inspired his side to a 4-0 win against the Hong Kong club, scoring a hat-trick and setting up another for Liam Bateman.

Villa completed their group fixtures with a goalless draw against BC Rangers.

The Young Lions will return to Hong Kong Football Club tomorrow for the knockout stages, beginning with a quarter-final clash against Leicester at 12.15pm Hong Kong time/5.15am UK time.

Check out our image gallery from day one of the tournament now.

By @AVFCOfficial 25th May 2013
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