Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker 0 Porthleven 1

Sticker started this first round  Walter C Parsons cup tie quite brightly but on a slippy pitch were finding it difficult to control the ball especially up front and not enough quick passing between the more forward players to enable top scorer Jack Bowyer to latch onto. Consequently the more the game went on the more difficult it became for Sticker to break through the stubborn Porthleven defence. The only real chance in the first half came after a good piece of possession and passing and the oncoming Martyn Duff fired just over.H?T. 0-0.

 The second half started with Sticker now kicking with the slope and continuing to try and play their passing game but Porthleven always looked dangerous on the break. Another chance came and went when a long ball over the top found Andrew Butler who stretched and got his foot to the ball only to see it smash against the upright. Tyler Cheshire came on to replace Tim Peers to give Sticker more width and he certainly posed a threat and he created another chance when his cross was met again by Butler but this time his effort went wide. Porthleven finally broke the deadlock when the always dangerous Matt Drummond cut in from the right side and fired in an unstoppable drive past the despairing hands of Sticker keeper Rob Rosevear. F/T. 0-1. Andrew and Gary will be disappointed  that the lads didn't perform as well as the previous week but thats football!!  On a brighter note Frank McAvoy will be able to rejoin the squad next week after serving his 4 match suspension as the team travel away to Callington Town for a league match.

Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny(L.Knowles), B.Rosevear, T.Peers(T.Cheshire), M.Duff, A,Butler, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer,

Launceston 1 Sticker 3

Sticker come away from Launceston with all three points after a stunning display and a thoroughly deserved win!! 1-3.

The first half was a somewhat even contest with the home side enjoying plenty of possession without finding the final ball. Sticker were unlucky not to take the lead on 40mins when Bowyer crashed a shot against the cross bar. It looked like a goalless first half however with the referee playing added time Launceston took the lead with a well taken goal. 1-0 HT.
Sticker made a lively start to the second half and Bowyer equalised after only 6mins latching on to a fine ball from Tim Peers. Peers then shot just over the bar with Sticker well on top. With 15 mins left a free kick from just outside the box was struck sweetly by Cockings with the keeper unmoved behind a 5 man wall. It only got better for Sticker when Bowyer gave them a two goal cushion within minutes following another fine move. An excellent performance, especially second half, and a well deserved 3 points that few had predicted and the home side could have no complaints.
Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Duff, T.Peers, A.Butler, B.Rosevear, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer. Subs: T.Cheshire, M.Body, J.Walker.

Cullompton Rangers 2 Sticker 2

Sticker on the road again and after another frustrating day Andy Avery's ladsnoy at their best  fail to capitalise and secure a win, in fact allowed Cullompton their first point of the season. Sticker goals were scored by Jack Bowyer and a first goal for Tim Peers.

Team: R.Rosevear, T.Peers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, B.Rosevear, M.Duff, A.Butler, T.Cheshire(J.Cockings), M.Lloyd(J.Rogers), J.Bowyer

Helston 3 Sticker 1

Sticker on their travels visited Helston to play their first game under lights this season and went a goal up from Tyler Cheshire and dominated the first half but went into the 1-1 after a soft free kick awarded and the goal scored by Kyle Marks.They finally went further behind with two killer goals from Dan Stidwell to wrap the game up 3-1.F/T. Sticker will have to be more clinical in front of goal as they created more than enough chances especially in the first half to wrap the game up!! They have the chance to put things right this Saturday when the visit Cullumpton for the first time!

Team: R.Rosevear, T.Peers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Duff, A.Butler, M.Lloyd, C,Kilbey(J.Rogers),T.Cheshire(J.Cockings), J.Bowyer.

Sticker 1 Ivybridge Town 2

Sticker started their third SWPL Premier League game with a much depleted squad due to last seasons suspensions and holidays and were put under pressure straight from the kick off. But Sticker dug in and eventually made some headway into their opponents half where Tyler Cheshire was making his first full start and it was he when bursting through was bundled off the ball in and out of the penalty area. The referee awarded a free kick just outside the area but the Ivybridge wall was able to block the ensuing shot. Not long after Sticker almost opened the scoring when Matt Lloyd smashed in a volley heading for the top corner but Ivybridge keeper Martin Piper pulled off a wonder save to tip the ball over the bar. Ivybridge then did open the scoring when after a stinging shot Sticker keeper Rob Rosevear was unable to hold onto the ball and striker Sam Stevens swept the ball home. H/T.0-1.

 Sticker changed their formation after the break similar to last seasons successful  campaign bringing on Mike Body out of retirement and in the main it proved more successful as they put the Ivybridge defence under more pressure mainly with long balls but finally came a bit of superb neat football involving Andrew Butler and Martyn Duff and the ball was fed through to Tyler Cheshire to equalise and score his first goal for Sticker and well deserved it was too for all his hard running and soaking up some tough treatment by the Ivybridge defenders. 1-1. Could Sticker hold on and possibly grab a winner? Alas no, as hard as the defence worked and great praise must go to Player/Manager Andrew Avery for driving  his team on, Ivybridge to be fair always looked a threat and after some wayward shooting finally found the right combination. After some excellent work down the left a super cross came over and there was the excellent Sam Stevens to head home the winner.1-2. F/T.  Andrew and Gary will be disappointed with their frist defeat in this step six level but to be fair with the squad they had at their disposal they did better than perhaps was expected. They now face Helston away on Tuesday under lights with the returning Jack Bowyer available!

 Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers(M.Body), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Duff, A.Butler, C.Kilbey(J.Davies), J.Cockings, M.Lloyd, T.Cheshire.

Sticker 2 Newquay 1

Sticker entertained Newquay in their second Premier League game this time at home and in front of a fairly big crowd and created more goalworthy chances in the first half! In fact Newquay didn't have one shot on goal but nonetheless were very competitive. H/T. 0-0.

   The second half started and Newquay kicking with the wind started off on the front foot to put the Sticker defence under pressure and within five minutes scored .After a defensive error the ball fell kindly to Tornado Bello who lashed the ball into the net. 0-1. Sticker stuck to their task and were looking the better team without getting much luck. Joel Cockings managed to nick the ball on the left of the penalty area and his perfect shot thundered off the crossbar and was cleared. Joel had had the best effort in the first half when he latched onto a long ball from Andy Avery and his shot flashed wide of the far post. Sticker finally got their reward that the teams hard work deserved when Joel and Matt Lloyd made a nuisance of themselves on the edge of the box and Matt finally lashed the ball into the net for a well deserved equaliser. 1-1. Newquay started to put pressure on the Sticker defence and with Tornado Bell now switching to the left wing where he likes to cut inside to unleash his power  each time he was thwarted by the resolute Sticker backline. Sticker still looking like they could snacth the winner eventually found a way through with two minutes on the clock when they were awarded a free kick wide out on the left and with Newquay forming a four man wall were unable to stop Frank McAvoy from unleashing a tremendous shot into the net leaving the keeper stranded. The players and home crowd were delirous and shortly after the excellent Referee Derek Fox blew the final whistle. An excellent and well deserved result for the Newbies in the SWPL Premier League..

Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, T.Peers(L.Knowles) B.Rosevear(A.Butler), M.Duff, F.McAvoy, J.Cockings(T.Cheshire), M.Lloyd

Exmouth Town 0 Sticker 2

Sticker start their first step 6 season with a fine win at Exmouth Town wiith Goals from Jack Bowyer (Pen) and a superb volley from Frank McAvoy. F/T. 0-2.

Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers(T.Cheshire), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, T.Peers, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, F.McAvoy(L.Knowles), J.Bowyer(M.Lloyd), J.Cockings.

Sticker 8 Mousehole 3

Sticker wrapped up their pre-season friendlies with a convincing win against Mousehole. The away team opened the scoring with a well worked move when Sticker had looked the more likely team to score. 0-1.Jack Bowyer soon had the ball in the back of the net to equalise then soon after when the very effective Chris Kilbey came on which changed the game  Jack added another for Sticker to take the lead. 2-1. Just before half time Ben Rosevear decided to get in the scoring act when from a decent cross he headed a fine goal! Alas it was past his cousin Rob into the Sticker goal, never mind Ben!! Sam Kenny had to be replaced due to a hamstring pull and it was none other than supporters favourite  Jack Walker who came on as if he had never been away. H/T. 2-2.

  The second half started with Sticker taking control with Jack Walker and Matt Lloyd linking up well together and a chance given to Andy and Gary's new signings. Ethan Elwall in goal, Tim Piers and Jay Davies in midfield and Tyler Cheshire on the wing, Tyler played the whole game. The game progressed with Jack Bowyer adding another 3, Matt Lloyd cooly slotted one home and Tyler finally getting his reward with a goal for all his hard work. In between all this was an own goal. Mousehole also managed to score another near the end and the final score was 8-3 to Sticker to give them a  great confidence boost in preparation for next week first game in the SWPL Premier League away to Exmouth Town.

Team:R.Rosevear(E.Elwell), J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny(J.Walker), B.Rosevear(T.Piers), A.Butler(C.Kilbey) M.DuffJ.Davies), M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer, T.Cheshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roche 0 Sticker 6

Sticker started this seasons campaign with their first frindly away to ECPL side Roche and turned in a solid performance beating the hosts by 0-6. The goals scored by Jack Bowyer (3), Frank McAvoy (2) and Andrew Butler.