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Texas Tour 2014 picture gallery: Hendrie hat-trick in Dallas fan game

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Texas Tour 2014 picture gallery: Hendrie hat-trick in Dallas fan game

Lee Hendrie spoke of the "big thrill" of playing alongside "top-class" Villa fans in a competitive supporter game in Dallas.

Hendrie hit a hat-trick as Villa XI drew 7-7 with Dallas XI at Toyota Performance Centre on the eve of the first team match between the two clubs.

Connor Flynn from Colorado Lions and Kevin Ady from Chicago Lions scored a brace each in the brilliant game for spectators.

Hendrie was thrilled with the camaraderie on show, the chance to put on a claret and blue shirt again - and scoring!

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He told us: "It was a brilliant occasion to be involved in.

"Any time you line-up to represent Villa, in whatever format, it's terrific - and today was no exception.

"It was great to get a hat-trick - and I actually could have scored four but the linesman flagged me offside on one occasion when I was clean through. I had a quiet word afterwards!

"The main thing for me, though, was playing alongside the fans.

"We have fans from all over the world - and they're all so passionate about the Villa. The guys here in the USA are top-class - incredibly friendly, tremendously supportive - and there were some good players in our team too.

"Well done to the FC Dallas side also. They put in a good shift and the 7-7 scoreline was about right. I was delighted to be involved."

Dallas Lions Club chairman Adam Hill added: "Thanks to Lee for attending first of all. He was a great player for the club - and he always gave 100% in every game. That was the case today too!

"All the lads enjoyed playing with him - and it was a fantastic day to be a part of."

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By @AVFCOfficial 23rd July 2014
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