Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Holsworthy 2 Sticker 3

Sticker maintain their amazing unbeaten run by defeating Holsworthy 2-3 but it would have been a much bigger margin but for their goalkeeper who was heroic in keeping the score down and also denying Jack Bowyer the chance of a sixth record hat trick. He had denied Jack with two excellent saves  before Jack finally scored. Jack had almost scored earlier but his goalbound shot was deflected into the Holsworthy goal by a defender to give Sticker the lead. 0-1. Holsworthy then burst through to equalise. 1-1. But that didn't last long as Jack scored almost immediately to give Sticker a half time lead 1-2.

  The Second half was a bit of a lottery with the pitch cutting up and then Holswaorthy had a player given a straight red card upending Matt Lloyd as he was homing in on goal. But once again the keeper makes a good save from the free kick. Then a cross eluded everyone and found it's way into the Sticker net. 2-2. Sticker then had to really tough it out and eventually found the winning goal  after a lot of pressure and Andrew Butler  fired home after a goalmouth scramble. F/T. 2-3.

Team: K.Stone, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, F.McAvoy, A,Butler, S.Marchant, B.Rosevear, M.Duff, M.Lloyd(J.Hill), J.Bowyer.

Sticker 4 Elburton 2

It was thought this game would be an exciting feisty affair and it didn't disappoint! Elburton were straight away on the front foot putting the Sticker defence under extreme pressure they had two or three really quick attacking players but Sticker weathered the storm and were having to dig deep to keep the ball. With both teams searching for an opening and gaining corners it was end to end stuff. The first chance fell to Elburton but were denied by a super one handed save from Kai Stone in the Sticker goal. The next chance fell to Martin Duff after he got into the penalty area but lobs the ball just over. Next Joel Cockings after a super curling ball over the head of the last defender by Andrew Butler landed at his feet but he was unable to get his shot in! Then another attack and when the ball was headed down an Elburton defender handles and Referee Alan Hoon points to the spot. Much to the chagrin of the Elburton players. Up steps Frank McAvoy and he uncharacheristically mishit it but keeper Jack Dixon could only parry the ball and Frank followed up and scored the rebound. 1-0. Then 10 minutes before half time after another searching ball from Andrew Butler with a defender just about to get the ball Jack Bowyer quick as a flash nicks the ball from him passes him and with the outside of his right foot curled the ball past keeper Jack Dixon. Sheer Class!!! 2-0. H/t..

    The second half started with Elburton pushing forward trying to get something from the game but were stunned when a super through ball found that man Jack Bowyer again and he cut inside fom the left and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the net. 3-0. Elburton were stunned and Sticker started to relax and start to play some decent football but gave away a needless free kick and it was scored directly when Jordan Rundle sent a curling shot shot over Kai Stone even though he just got his fingers to it the ball went in off the post. 3-1. Things got worse when after another free kick just outside the box Kai again got his hands to the shot but could only parry it and Ray Card followed up to score. 3-2. Were Elburton about to ruin the party, not if Jack Bowyer has anything to do about it as straight from the kick off he runs through the defence once again with his extrordinary pace and lobs the onrushing Jack Dixon to make it 4-2. Another hat-trick from the goal machine which is five on the trot and which is also beleived to be a world record and forty goals for Jack in all competitions so far this season and also the hundred up for Sticker in the league. Wow! Sticker now had to dig deep as there was still thirty minutes left but with Ben Rosevear rallying the team they got hold of the game and kept the ball flowing and still had the opportunity to add to the scoreline when Martin Duff the shortest player on the field climbed the highest and powered a header but alas just over. F/T. 4-2. Manager Andrew Avery and Coach will be glad to get this encounter out of the way especially with a deserved win and with our neighbours St Dennis beating Plymstock edges this magnificent Sticker team nearer to the league title they so thoroughly desrve.

Team: K.Dtone, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, F.McAvoy, B.Rosevear, M.Duff, A.Butler, M.Body(S.Marchant), J.Cockings(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer. Man of the Match: Martin Duff! Superb performance all over the pitch in attack and in midfield! Well done martin!

Sticker 4 Liskeard 0

Sticker continued their amazing winning streak with another victory and a clean sheet over a stubborn well organised Liskeard side. The game started at a brisk pace in another bitterly cold winter afternoon but at least their was no rain or snow! Sticker were pushing forward down both flanks and opened the scoring within 3 minutes when Jack Bowyer stabbed home. 1-0. Liskeard hadn't really got out of the starting blocks but they themselves began to play good football, competing for every ball and making it difficult for Sticker to get their game flowing and the score remained the same until just before half time when the tireless Mike Body got a well deserved goal. 2-0. Mike had earlier had a superb free kick tipped over by the alert Liskeard keeper. The home side also should have had at least two more goals when Mike Body from two corners found the head of Sam Kenny and Andrew Avery which were wide of the goal. H/T. 2-0.

   The second half started with Sticker taking more control and creating chances but the Liskeard side just would not give up and played neat football especially in defence without creating any real goalworthy chances going forward where the Sticker defence was also well drilled and has been all season. Time for some substitutions and on came Frank Mcavoy back from his 3 match suspension and Matt Lloyd to add some extra pace up front and also Martyn Duff this changed the dynamics of the team to good effect and they added two more goals from the irrepressible Jack Bowyer who smashed in both of them. 4-0. This gives Jack 4 hat-tricks on the trot and 37 goals for the season so far. Finally referee Kevin Knowles blew the final whistle much to the delight of the players, officials and supporters so everyone could get in the clubhouse to get warm!! F/T. 4-0. Andrew and Gary will be glad to get another game out of the way against an always good footballing side. Now for Elburton Villa next week which will no doubt be a tough test even though they could only manage a draw today at Bude Town!

Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery(F.McAvoy), S.Kenny, A.Butler, B.Rosevear, S.Marchant(M.Duff), M.Body, J.Cockings(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer.

Sticker 4 St Dennis 3

Sticker staged the only game to be played in the SWPL/CCC matches scheduled for this w/end and what a game it turned out to be. Todays opponents were Clay Country rivals St Dennis who were determined to get something from this game after the Boxing day defeat to Sticker. With the Burngullow pitch declared fit at 10.00am in the morning and with the sun shining just before kick off what was to follow as the game started was awful. The wind had got up and the cold rain beating down made for uncomfortable playing conditions but such was the skill of both sets of players they managed to put on a super show. St Dennis took  advantage of the by now slippery surface when a long kick from keeper Brett Allen eluded the Sticker defence and landed at the feet of Lee Rickard and he took his opportunity with great skill finding the corner of the net. 0-1. This fired up St Dennis but Sticker started to get control and not panic and were moving with purpose and at last Jack Bowyer got his first chance only to be foiled by a super one handed save from Brett Allen. Sticker were still applying the pressure but at times were slipping at the final pass. It was then that St Dennis struck again when after another defensive slip saw Lee Rickard again finding the Sticker net with a powerful drive into the net. 0-2. Sticker were still continuing to try the passing football and Jack Bowyer again found himself one on one with the keeper and was foiled yet again! As the game was heading for half time and a well earned break for all the players and officials Sticker finally made the breakthrough with yes youv'e guessed it the goal machine Jack Bowyer turns in a cross from Sam Kenny H/T. 1-2 and Game on.

  The second half started and it was now all Sticker attacking with great purpose and looking the the most likely to score and it was Jack Bowyer again. This time running onto a superbly weighted through ball saw him sprinting past the defence as if they were standing still and then with great skill managing to stay on his feet after going past the keeper Brett Allen and planting the ball into the net .2-2. St Dennis had made some substitutions to get some fresh legs and put Sticker under some sort of pressure and due to an uncharacteristic mistake with a misdirected pass to St Dennis striker Carl Rickard who then fed Dan Jennings and he punished the Sticker team with great running as he rounded keeper Kai Stone as he came out to thwart him and he too fired St Dennis back in the lead. 2-3. With the Sticker supporters urging their team on Jason Rogers pushing forward from a pass from Andrew Avery Jason passed the ball onto Mike Body who sped past the defender and hammered a ball to the edge of the area instead of a lofted cross and it went straight to Jack in the Box Bowyer who took one touch to control the ball and then smashed it into the net for the equaliser and his sixth hat-trick of this remarkable season. 3-3.  Sticker were now hunting for the winner and with only a few minutes remaining Jack again burst through with just the keeper to beat only to be hauled down by Brett who was lucky to only get a yellow card from Referee Derek Fox who had had a fine game and had tried to keep the game flowing. Up stepped Joel Cockings on for Matt Lloyd to take the penalty and he made no mistake and sent Sticker into the semi-finals for the second time in their history. F/T. 4-3. Manager Andrew and coach Gary will be relieved to win this game especially after going 2-0 down but the team showed great courage and tenacity in coming back into the game more than once and can also thank their top goal scorer Jack Bowyer!

 Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, S,Kenny, B.Rosevear( A.Butler), S.Marchant, M.Duff(M.Searle), M.Body, M.Lloyd(J.Cockings), J.Bowyer. My Man of the Match: Even though the whole team showed great courage in coming back into the game it has to be Jack Bowyer who scored yet another hat trick! His third on the bounce and sixth of the season! Magnificent!

Wadebridge 1 Sticker 5

Sticker made a bright enough start with a couple of close chances from jack Bowyer before he finally found the net after rounding the keeper to open the scoring. 0-1 Not long after Sticker conceded a goal!!! The first they have conceded in the league since the end of October. H/T. This was to be short lived as Sticker again went ahead when Sam Kenny bundeled his way through to make it 1-2. Wadebridge then did themselves no favours when ex Sticker player Lewis Prince was red carded and sent off for a late challenge on birthday boy Martyn Duff who was hurt in the challenge. Sticker took control now and had many chances before finally Sam Marchant added to his seasons goal tally finding the corner of the net after a goalmouth scramble.1-3.  A couple of substitutions with Matt Lloyd on for Joel Cockings and Andrew Butler on for Ben Rosevear for some fresh legs and it was Lloydy and Sam with some great football and Jack Bowyer rides a tackle and rounds the keeper yet again to score 1-4 and not long after gets his fifth hat trick of the season again rounding the keeper to make the final score 1-5. F/T.

Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, M.Body, S.Marchant, M,Duff, B.Rosevear(A.Butler),S.Kenny, J.Cockings(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer,

Vospers Oak Villa 0 Sticker 5

Sticker got back to their free scoring winning ways after last weeks disappointing 0-0 draw by thumping lowly placed Vospers Oak Villa 0-5. Skipper Ben Rosevear back from his forced game off last week opened the scoring and his first goal of the season.0-1. Sticker were playing some really slick football on a bobbly surface and creating plenty of chances and were well on top and soon Jack Bowyer got on the score sheet after a couple of failed efforts with a super volley. 0-2. This was just after Sam Kenny had a tap in disallowed for offside.H/T. 0-2.

 The second half continued in the same vein and Jack Bowyer grabs another after sprinting through and riding two tackles before dinking the ball over the keeper to make it.0-3. Three more efforts go a begging from Mike Body, Jack bowyer and Jason Rogers before Jack finally gets his well deserved hat-trick with a superb finish ( His fourth hat-trick of the season!!) 0-4. Finally Martyn Duff grabs a fifth goal after a goalmouth scramble and fires a beauty into the corner. 0-5.F/T.

Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, S.Kenny(G.Wheilden), M.Body, S.Marchant(A.Butler),M.Duff, B.Rosevear, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer.

Plymstock Utd. 0 Sticker 0

Sticker drop a couple of points against Plymstock on a horrible pitch and probably not their best performance but still unbeaten and another clean sheet.

Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, M.Boynton, F.McAvoy, A.Avery, M.Duff, A.Butler, S.Marchant, M.Body(J.Bowyer), M.Lloyd(J.Cockings).

Sticker 3 Penryn 0

Sticker faced Penryn in this afternoons SWPL West match with Sticker hoping to extend their winning run but after some tough games in the last week or two things didn't go all their own way. Penryn who played Sticker earlier this season and in that game they were 3-0 at one point in the match but allowed Sticker back in the game to snatch a late 3-3 draw. They always produce a free running type of side and to-day was no different putting pressure on the Sticker defence at every opportunity. Their tactic was playing long balls up to their three quick front men and the Sticker defence had to be on their mettle all the time but they did break through on one occasion in the first half but Kai Stone in goal preserved the goals against with a super save and then player/manager Andy Avery cleared the danger for a corner. Sticker were struggling to open up the mean Penryn defence but did come close a couple of times. H/T. 0-0.

  The second half started with both sides probing to find an opening so the game was finely balanced until Sam Marchant came on in place of Martyn Duff and straight way opened the scoring with a cool finish.1-0. Sam who had been injured against St Dennis on Boxing day has been used sparingly in the last two games but when he has come on as sub. he has changed the course of both games (Supersub!!) He went on to score another to add to his tally of 13 this season and also a super drive from Frank McAvoy completed the scoring to make it 3-0. Sticker were well on top now as the Penryn heads began to drop and they were passing better and now keeping the ball and attacking at will and if they weren't so tired probably could have added more goals. But it was still a good win and now find themselves 17 point clear at the top of the table as Elburton Villa lost to Wadebridge. They now have a whole week off to recuperate before they face another tough away game at Plymstock. F/T.3-0.

Team: K.Stone, M.Boynton(S.Kenny), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Butler, B.Rosevear, M.Duff(S.Marchant), F.McAvoy, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer(J.Cockings), M.Body.

 Man of the match: Mickey Rowles-Jane! Faultless Performance!

Porthleven 0 Sticker 4

Sticker got back to league action in this re-arranged match after their heroic but losing performance on Saturday against Exmouth in the WCP cup. 

Sticker denied a clear penalty midway through first half when Bowyer upended in the box only for the young referee to give a free kick outside the area! Porthleven seemed to have a game plan of numerous late challenges to disrupt any chance of Sticker playing football as it should be played. A high tackle on Rosevear luckily smashed the shin guard rather than his leg which the ref deemed a yellow. Then a late challenge on Stone saw the fracas where 3 reds were shown. So at HT no goals but only 19 players left on the pitch!
 
Thankfully the deadlock was broken 5 minutes into the second half when Butler, who fed Body wide on the right to send in a deep cross that Bowyer forced over the line. Marchant was then introduced and it was soon 0-2 when he broke through the middle of the park to finish superbly with the outside of his right foot. Porthleven were then reduced to 8 players following another late challenge on Stone from a player already on a yellow! Marchant continued to work his magic and fed Bowyer to coolly round the keeper and score from a tight angle. Lloyd then played in Bowyer to complete his hat-trick. F/T.0-4

Team: K.Stone, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, M.Boynton, M.Duff, B.Rosevear(M.LLoyd),A.Butler, M.Body(S.Marchant)(G.Whilededn), F.McAvoy, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer.

Sticker 1 Exmouth 2 AET

Sticker started this third round tie of the WCP cup facing Exmouth a SWPL Premier side without Sam Marchant and Jason Rogers both injured on Boxing day and took a while to settle into the game as their opponents were very quick in both defence and attack and stretched Sticker on a number of occasions but without creating any goalscoring chances. Sticker themselves were beginning to find some rythym to their game creating better chances and opened the scoring on the half hour when after a good move down the middle of the park saw Martyn Duff chip a super pass to Andrew Butler deep in the penalty area to stroke the ball into the corner of the net much to the delight of the Sticker bench and supporters. 1-0. Exmouth were mounting more and more attacking moves to try and get get an equaliser and got their reward just before half time when a crisp strike from just outside the penalty area gave Kai Stone no chance. 1-1 H/T.

  The second half started and Exmouth looked the stronger with plenty of possession but without creating anything goalworthy such was the Stickers resolute defending. Sticker in fact  actually created the better chances,  the first when a lovely neat bit of interplay between Martyn Duff, Mike Body and finally Andrew Butler who fired  the ball goalwards with the keeper nowhere near but the ball went the wrong side of the post! The next chance Jack Bowyer fired narrowly over and then Mike Body whacks one against the crossbar. In between this Exmouth were overhitting crosses and having shots blocked but nothing to test Kai in goal. F/T.1-1 

  Extra time started and with both teams now looking tired but the pattern of play was the same with Exmouth having most of the possession but Sticker more dangerous in attack. What looked likely to be the best chance of settling this game fell to Mike Body in the first period of extra time when the Exmouth defence had made  hash of a clearence and the ball fell into the path of Mike who intead of burying the ball into the back of the net managed to mishit the ball and it skewed wide of the post much to the dismay of everyone all around the ground!

 The second period begun and now it was anyones game and as the time was edging to-wards a penalty shoot out an innocuous challenge on one the Exmouth Strikers resulted in an undeserved penalty was was duly converted 1-2. Sticker tried to find an equaliser but Referee James Gallagher finally blew his whistle to end the game. Andrew and Gary will no doubt be as disappointed as the players at losing this game as if they had taken the 4/5 good chances they would be in the next round. But they defended heroically at times and did the club and themselves proud but now they have to lick their wounds and face a tough trip on Monday to Porthleven in a rescheduled league match.

Team: K.Stone, A.Avery. M.Rowles-Jane, M.Boynton,S.Kenny, A.Butler, M.Duff(M.Searle), B.Rosevear, F.McAvoy(J.Bowyer), J.Cockings(M.Lloyd) M.Body