Sticker 1 Witheridge 1
Sticker kicked off this bottom of the table clash with Witheridge on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon with the east wind blowing snow flurries into the main stand where most of the supporters were huddled to-getther. There was nowhere to escape this horrible weather except the clubhouse. The game started off ok with Sticker dominant in the first period but the players just could not seem to find each other there were too many misplaced passes. When they did find each other they looked a good team and after twenty minutes scored a stunning goal when Jack Bowyer flicked the ball over his own head wide on the left then controlled the ball boefore unleashing a fierce drive at the near post and making the net bulge.1-0. Sticker then had a few corners which came to nothing and the passing was just as bad. Half time couldn't come soon to go and warm up with a pastie!
The second resumed with Sticker now kicking with the wind down the slop. But the passing and control was not much better. Time for some subs. and on came Andrew Butler and Frank McAvoy. I'm sure this cold weather must have effected the players in particular Jack Bowyer this half as he had more than one opportunity to increase Sticker's lead and to add to his tally but either the keeper saved his shot or one chipped effort went agonisingly wide. Then calamity happened Witheridge had bought on new signing Tornado Bellow to create something as well as player/Manager Roger Bonaparte and after Tornado had won a dubious free another Witheridge player too it and sent what looked like a floating straight ball to-wards the Sticker goal and it went over everyones head including Jamie Blatchford and into the empty net. and no one was more astonished than the player who took the free kick. 1-1. It was such a shame to concede such a soft goal like this especially as the Sticker keeper had been so dominant in hios area. Sticker then started to apply some pressure and laid seige on the Witheredge goal only for the upright to save the day and also the keeper made a stunning save from a super strike from Martin Duff. Eventually after 7 minutes of time added on the referee finally blew for full time. 1-1. Not the best of results for the Sticker but at least they didn't lose.
Team: J.Blatchford. J.Walker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, T.Peers, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, J.Rogers, R.Jarvis, J.Bowyer,Subs. Used: A.Butler, F.McAvoy.