Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker 0 Plymouth Parkway 5

Sticker playing league leaders Plymouth Parkway started the game very brightly and didn't allow the visitors all their own way and battled as we all know they can and they were holding their own and the most dangerous moment when Parkways striker Glyn Hobbs unleashed a thunderbolt which crashed against the crossbar and went over. Another a couple of near misses and you felt a goal would come along soon and it did  most bizarrely  form a corner the ball somehow found the back of the Sticker net. 0-1. Shortly after after some good work again by Glyn Hobbs who squared a lovely ball for his team mate who blazed it over the bar much to the annoyance of his manager who was jumping up and down in a frenzy!!  Parkway were then denied a a good penalty shout which was denied to them by referee Derek Fox but he made amends later when after an inoccuous knock he did award a penalty which was duly dispatched by Glyn Hobbs.0-2. Sticker then a had a chance to score when the Parkway keeper could only parry a shot and Matt Lloyd managed to reach the ball but from a close angle the keeper managed to scramble back and keep the ball out. H/T. 0-2.

  The second half started and straight away sticker were on the front  foot with Martin Duff right in the thick showing off some terrific play and pushing forward but still no  joy. Parkway then scored goal no.3 and relaxed somewhat and with Sticker bringing on three subs. had their best chances of the match Joel Cockings found some space wide on the right and sent in a deep cross to the far post and found Matt Lloyd rising like a salmon to power a header which looked to be heading for the top corner but alas struck the crossbar. Such a shame as Matt really deserves a goal. Not long after Jack Bowyer struggling to find form like the rest of the team at last got into the area on the left and saw the keeper off his line and sent in a curling chip which again looked to be heading for the top corner but the keeper seemed to grow a few inches and somehow plucked the ball from the air and then amazingly whacked the ball miles up field and it bounced once beat all the defenders but not striker Glyn Hobbs who with one touch planted the ball past Jamie Blatchford for his hat trick. 0-4. A couple of minutes before full time Parkway had another corner and managed to find the back of the net after a goalmouth scramble, F/T 0-5. A not too surprising result really considering Stickers season so far and the fact that  Parkway are top of the league with only one away defeat so far. These top teams are fast and fit and show us what we need to aspire to so hopefully we can learn from them without getting too downhearted. I'm sure the goals will come and the strikers will become more clinical.

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker(J.Rogers), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, L.Knowles, S.Kenny(M.Body), A.Butler, M.Duff, T.Peers(J.Cockings),M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer.

Stoke Gabriel 3 Sticker 0

Sticker lose on the road again to Stoke Gabriel 3-0!

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker,A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Lloyd, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, A.Butler, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer.Subs: J.Rogers, T.Peers,F.McAvoy All used.

Sticker 2 Helston 2

Sticker playing under their own Floodlights for the second time score two goals in the second half to level the match after being 0-2 down at half time. Stickers goals scored by Jack Bowyer (Pen) and an absolute pearler in the top corner from Frank McAvoy. Sticker also denied a stone wall penalty late on. F/T. 2-2.

Inside the first ten or so minutes Sticker could have been 4-0 up but for some good keeping and wayward finishing. Time and again their frontline pace ripped the Helston defence open and their strikers one on one against Barry Wyatt.. Helston found their shape though and started creating chances of their own. It was quite an end to end encounter and Matty Buchan had a superb first half for Helston, his srength and pace to win balls that were often 70/30 against him, tremendous to watch. 

The first Helston goal on 33 minutes was a deflected Buchan shot cutting in from wide left inside the area and it moved the games momentum in Helstons favour. Three minutes later and Helston, pressing their advantage scored a  second goal which was was special. Kirk Davis attacking at pace down the right moved the ball inside to Dan Stilwell who  from around the edge of the area planted a cracking bending shot past keeper Blatchford. No blame on Blatchford as few keepers would have got near to that effort. 2-0 half time but with better finishing it could easily have been Sticker well out in the lead at the break.

Seven minutes into the second half and what looked to me to be a very soft penalty, given I believe by the linesman, gave Sticker their way back and Jack Bowyer sent Barry Wyatt the wrong way. At 2-1 it was Stickers turn to press and make the most of their moment and five minutes later they were level with a rocket from Frank McAvoy. Similar distance to Stidwells earlier effort, but no bend on this one, just raw pace and into the top corner. Fantastic strike.

As the game progressed both teams had chances, but Sticker had a massive shout for a second penalty. To me this one was nailed on and Helston had got away with one. However as said I thought the first Penalty was soft so perhaps it had evened itself out.

Both sides had more chances as the game continued end to end at a fair old pace with a few hefty challenges and a few yellow cards to match them. The last ten-fifteen minutes Helston had the greater possession and chances but even with a string of consecutive corners they could not regain the lead against a determined Sticker.

Team: J.Blatchford, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.kenny, J.Walker, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, A.Butler, F.McAvoy, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer, Subs:All used. J.Rogers, T.Peers, J.Cockings

Bodmin 1 Sticker 0

Sticker lose again away to Bodmin Town by just one goal to nil.

Sticker 0 Saltash 3

Sticker started this SWPL game brightly enough and were a match against their high flying opponents and to be fair were playing the better football and creating the better chances. The best of all was when the away side keeper let the ball slip from his hand and Matt Lloyd pounced and at the second attempt shot for goal after the keeper had made a desperate claw at the ball and just as the ball was about to go into the  net a defender blocked the ball and it went out for a corner. Sticker had numerous corners which came to nothing and at times did not even attack the ball and made it easy for the keeper to catch. Just before half time Mickey-Rowles Jane had a 50-50 challenge with the Saltash striker which the referee Steve Annis who incidently had a good game awarded a free kick just outside the area for Saltash. The resultant free kick was cleared but spewed out to an unmarked striker on the right who struck the ball home. H/t. 0-1.

      The second half started with Saltash now kicking with the wind which had got noticably stronger and took advantage of this putting the Sticker defence under sever pressure. But they held on and at last Matt Lloyd got through on goal with a great opportunity to equalise but his powerful shot didn't even test  the keeper as it flashed wide of the post! Saltash then scored a bizarre goal! The away side keeper launched an enormous kick deep into the Sticker half. Sticker keeper Jamie Blatchford came out to collect and it hit the Saltash striker on the back of his head and fell convniiently at his feet and he kept his balance and slotted the ball home into an empty net. 0-2. Sticker made some changes to try and get something from the game and were certainly battling especially in midfield but the Saltash defence were just too good and Sticker will once again rue the missed chances in front of goal.To rub salt in the wound Saltash scored a third goal minutes from the end to give the home supporters another miserable journey home. F/T.0-3. Andy and Gary will be pleased with some aspects of the teams play to-day mainly the interplay as they were the better Team first half and saw Saltash mostly just hump the ball forward but will be disappointed that they could'nt convert any of the chances that were created. Bodmin away next Friday night which will be a massive test.

Team:J.Blatchford, J.Rogers(J.Walker), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, L.Knowles, S.Kenny, A.Butler(F.McAvoy), M.Duff, B.Rosevear, M.Lloyd(J.Cockings), J.Bowyer,

Godolphin 2 Sticker 1

Team:J.Blatchford, J.Rogers (J.Walker), A.Avery,M. Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Duff,A. Butler, T.Peers (L.Knowles),F. McAvoy (J.Boardman), M.Lloyd, J.Cockings.

Sticker 0 Torpoint 0

In one of the few games played in the SWPL Sticker started the game introducing new keeper Jamie Blatchford signed from Dobwalls with the howling wind at their backs but were finding it difficult to control the ball as were Torpoint but did carve out a few chances in the first half where the Torpoint keeper Jason Peters made a couple of decent saves both from Andrew Butler. Torpoint however didn't Test the Sticker keeper and any balls that came his way he dealt with admirably. H/T.0-0.

  The second half commenced with the rain now driving in and again both sets of players struggled all through the half. Jamie in the Sticker goal was the busiest but only because the wind was carrying the ball to him not from any shots from the Torpoint players. Sticker who were without top goalscorer Jack Bowyer(Holiday) and Joel Cockings(susp.) had Matt Lloyd and Frank McAvoy leading the attack but there were unable to find the net. The game looked as if it was going to be a stalemate so Sticker made a substitution bringing on reserve team player Jack Boardman for his Premier league debut and didn't look out of place. Sticker were gradually moving forward with some success and the best chance fell to Martin Duff as the ball was played to the edge of the box Martin was unable to keep the ball down to test the Torpoint keeper and the ball sailed over the bar! F/T. 0-0. Andy and Gary will be happy enough to have got a point but probably felt they could have won it had Jack Bowyer been on th pitch. Also great credit must go to the players to have to play in the atrocious conditions. Not that the pitch was bad just the howling wind and driving rain!

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

 

Sticker 2 Plymouth Argyle Res. 3

Stickers first game under their newly installed floodlights and their biggest crowd of the season saw a highly competitive and entertaining game in the first half as far as the Sticker supporters were concerned. The Plymouth youngsters took an early lead with an excellent left foot strike from their no.7 cutting in from the right. 0-1 Sticer came roaring back and after excellent work down the right by Joel Cockings and Jason Rogers the ball was crossed and the Plymouth defence were unable to clear and the ball fell to Jack Bowyer who tucked it home. 1-1. Sticker were gaining in confidence and were forcing the pace and a lovely run through from Andrew Butler saw him drag his shot just wide. Then a cross right into Jack Bowyers path saw him blaze the ball over the bar. Argyle then took the lead once again against the run of play in a quick breakaway and the ball fired into the net.1-2. Joel Cockings playing his best game of the season so far stretching his legs with the centre half just got to the ball and just inside the area when the keeper fouled him and the Referee Mark Carroll immediately pointed to the spot. Up stepped Jack Bowyer who scored with ease. 2-2. Then came a real defining moment just before half time Joel  with a half volley just on the edge of the penalty area saw his shot heading for the top right corner of the goal but somehow the Argyle keeper who is not the biggest we have seen, make a magnificent fingertip save to push the ball over the bar. H/T. 2-2.

The second half started and Sticker in their first and really only worthwhile attack saw Martin Duff with a lovely quick drive beat the keeper but also the far pos!. From then on it was Sticker defending with all their might and only occasionally getting into the Plymouth half but with no efforts on goal..Plymouth however were showing their athleticism and fitness and seeing plenty of the ball and were having plenty of shots on goal but were dragging most of the shots wide and just as the game was heading for a well deserved draw for Sticker on this momentous night, Plymouth went and spoilt it by scoring the winner in the 92 minute. F/T. 2-3. Andy and Gary and all the squad will be as disappointed as the Sticker supporters especially after the fantastic first half and the heroics in the second half but the Argyle lads are top of the league and Sticker matched them in the first half. So positives can be taken from the game.

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

St Agnes 0 Sticker 6

On a horribly wet day the St Agnes pitch was very playable although miserable for supporters, luckily a covered standing area was available and fully appreciated. Walker and Lloyd started the match for Sticker coming in for the unavailable McAvoy and allowing player manager Avery to assess from the touchline.

Sticker were on the attack from the whistle and after a few initial rusty touches from Lloyd his super cross was finished coolly by Bowyer on 10 minutes. 8 minutes later with Sticker piling on the pressure the ball broke to Rogers who smashed home to double the lead. HT

With the slippery wet conditions and a slender two goal lead Sticker could not afford to sit back and didn’t disappoint with a flowing move down the left involving Knowles and Kenny to see Lloyd head home at the far post. Shortly after it was game over with Kenny and Lloyd combining this time finding Bowyer to make it 0-4. With Sticker enjoying much of the possession the goals kept coming and Rogers scored his second from a Bowyer cross following a quick break involving Kenny and Cockings. Bowyer completed his hat-trick in the last few minutes following good work by Peers. 0-6 FT.

Sticker progress into the 2nd Rd. of the Senior Cup with a convincing win. It was good to see Jack Walker get a full 90mins. after a lengthy lay-off through injury! 

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

Camelford 3 Sticker 3

Sticker on their travels again to-night in the SWPL Premier League against Camelford.

Sticker deservedly in front after 20 mins, great cross from Butts headed in by Bowyer. Bowyer had further chances shooting just over and then just wide. Only one goal at HT when it could and should have been more however it only took 7 mins for Bowyer to increase lead when converting a penalty after being pulled back in the box. Bowyer then completed his hat-trick on 75 mins when beating the keeper just inside the post. Camelford got a goal back with 15 minutes left when a free kick was cleverly curled into the net beating the Sticker wall. Cockings then received a second yellow for kicking the ball away and Camelford sensed blood which came to fruition with two fine strikes to claim a point and Sticker shell shocked that they had lost a three goal lead.

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