Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker 2 St Dennis 0

  In today's Clay country clash between local rivals Sticker and St Dennis it was the hosts who came out on top winning by 2-0. As is always it was not the best footballing display by the league leaders too many niggly fouls and the game didn't flow enough but when it did Sticker looked the the more likely team to score and Ben Rosevear and Matt Lloyd both went close with glancing headers. Mind you St Dennis also hit the crossbar from a fierce shot from Lee Rickard. In one of the first tasty incidents referee James Gallagher booked Martin Sleeman for a late challenge on Matt Boynton who needed lengthy treatment. Then came the first real chance of a goal when Matt Lloyd got the ball and completely fooled Lee Whetter and Joe Stone and sprinted between them both heading for goal and with keeper Brett Allen racing out of goal it seemed  a certain goal but Matt inexplicably skyed the ball over the bar. Brett in the St Dennis goal was now the busier of the two keepers as Sticker at last started to find their rythym and he made a couple of good finger tip saves to deny the home side. Finally he was beaten when another good move down the right saw Jack Bowyer the leagues top goalscorer again become provider when he sent over a pinpoint cross to the far post and found the head of that Man Lloydy to open the scoring. 1-0. With the large Boxing day crowd (200+) now settled they were now urging Sticker for another goal and it nearly came on a couple of occasions falling to Matt Lloyd again when using his amazing pace and seemingly able to outstrip the static St Dennis defence at will he burst through twice and again with Brett Allen bravely racing out to thart him was unable to find that finishing touch and score. On the first occasion Brett had to go off and have his cut head bandaged. H/T. 1-0. 

    The second half started with Sticker well in control and patiently building their attacks mainly down the left flank and were gradually pushing the St Dennis defence deeper and deeper but the game was still littered with niggly fouls causing the game to become a bit of a stalemate and Sticker needed that killer goal as St Dennis were still capable of getting something from the game but were using the long ball too many times giving the Sticker defence an easier time. When they did attack with real purpose the looked threatening. With Chris Brown having a fine game on the left flank. On one occason St Dennis came close to an equaliser when from a corner Kai Stone reached up and pushed the ball away instead of punching and from the melee that followed a shot went through the Sticker defence and struck the base of the post and the ball was eventually cleared away. Sticker mounted more attacks after bring on some fresh legs and Joel Cockings on for Matt Lloyd, Sam Kenny on for Frank McAvoy and Mike Body on for the injured Jason Rogers with Andrew Butler switching to right back. Sticker were trying for that second goal and their quest became a little easier when Joe Stone booked earlier, hauled down Sam Marchant as he ghosted past him and the referee duly gave him a second yellow. Sticker now hunting for the second finally got their reward when a square ball from Mike Body found Jack Bowyer who placed his shot wide of Brett Allen to wrap the game up. F/T. 2-0. It is always good to beat local rivals St Dennis and gain another three points and maintain the teams unbeated run and consolidate their now 14 point advantage at the top of the league. Due to second placed Elburton Villa being held to a draw to-day! Now for Sticker's biggest match of the season as they host Premier league side Exmouth in WCP 3rd rd. Saturday 31st December 2016 K.O.1.30pm

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

My Man of the Match: Matt Lloyd At times impossible to stop!

illogan 0 Sticker 2

Sticker win on the road yet again defeating Illogan by two goals although they laid a siege on the goal in the first half they weren't able to score until the second half when Joel Cockings broke the deadlock and again in the final minute Jack Bowyer lobbed the keeper to make the final score 0-2. Not such a goal rush this week but yet another clean sheet. Now for St Dennis on Boxing day which should be Stickers game of the season!

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


Millbrook 0 Sticker 5

Sticker continued their fine winning form away at Millbrook but had to wait until the second half before the goals started to flow. Mike Body finally broke the deadlock with a 30 yard worldie of a free kick, then top scorer Jack Bowyer got in the act by adding no.two  Followed by a goal by Matt Boynton not only scoring his first goal for Sticker but his first goal for a long time in a competitive match!! Two further goals from Martyn Duff and Sam Kenny and the final score 0-5. On an awful wet Saturday and a quagmire of a pitch Sticker maintained their unbeaten run and yet another clean sheet! This time also with five different goalscorers. With a few games postponed due to the weather and with second placed Penryn losing to-day Sticker are twelve points clear at the head of the table.

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


Sticker 3 Illogan 0

Sticker at last playing at home after three away games continued their winning ways against a resolute Illogan side! In cold and blustery conditions struggled to get their game going at first but went ahead in the 16th minute when after a good move Martin Duff got into the  penalty and with his clever skills got upended and gave Referee Ryan Cornelius an easy penalty decision. Up stepped Frank McAvoy who slotted the ball home into the corner of the net. 1-0. As the half progressed Sticker were gradually imposing themselves on the game and spending more time in the Illogan half but could not find that killer pass. H/T.1-0.

 The second half started with Illogan looking like they could get something from the game and were playing some decent football but were relying too much on the long ball to the leagues top goal scorer Dan Richards to get on the end of the pass but the Sticker defence stayed strong and didn't give him any room. Sticker themselves were pressing forward and looked the more likely side to score but had to wait quite a long time into the half before goal no. 2 came and what a beauty it was. After some superb interplay involving Martin Duff who threaded a ball out wide to Jack Bowyer who at last got past his marker and to the byeline and sent in a rocket low cross and there came Sam Marchant steaming in to glance the ball into the far corner. 2-0. Sticker brought on some fresh legs, namely Matt Lloyd, Sam Kenny and Mike Body to inject some extra pace and it certainly worked as Sticker were now well on top and playing some decent passing football. The illogan keeper made some cruciial saves keeping the score down but was finally beaten for a third time when the influential Andrew Butler culrled in a superb lob into the far top corner of the goal. 3-0. F/T.  Another win for this remarkable Sticker side who are now 9 points clear at the top of the table. A tough game that both player/manager Andy Avery and coach Gary Whielden will agree but this resilient side are gaining in confidence in every game and are proving very difficult to beat and have now scored 80 goals in 19 games!

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

Plymouth Marjons 0 Sticker 5

Sticker playing Plymouth Marjons for the first time on their artificial pitch adapted well and ran out clear winniers with five well taken goals scored by Matt Lloyd, Jack Bowyer(2) Player/Manager A.Averey and Reserve team player Connor Paine with superb volley which was his first goal in the SWPL League. F/T. 0-5. Sticker continue their unbeaten run which manager Andy Avery and new coach Gary Whielden must be more than pleased with. Now for Illogan at home next week who have often been more than an awkward side to overcome!

Team: K.Stone, M.Boynton, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, M.Body, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, F.McAvoy, S.Marchant, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer, Subs: A.Butler, J.Cockings, C.Paine, M.Searle,

Wendron 0 Sticker 3

Sticker facing Wendron for the third time this season on a wet and in the end very muddy pitch managed to win by three clear goals scored by Mike Body, Andrew Butler and Sam Marchant. To maintain their unbeaten record.F/T. 0-3.

Team: A.Avery, A.Butler, M.Rowles-Jane, M.Boynton, M.Body, F.McAvoy, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, S.Marchant, J.Cockings,J.Bowyer.Subs: M.Lloyd, J.Hill, G.Whielden.

Penzance 0 Sticker 8

Top of the league Sticker travelled down to Penlee Park home of Penzance and proceeded to completely dominate them racing into a 0-5 lead by half time with goals from Martin Duff, Joel Cockings, Sam Kenny and two from top goalscorer Jack Bowyer. The second half continued in the same vein with Andrew Butler getting on the scoresheet. Penzance were now defending desperately but could not stop the Sticker onslaught. Sam Kenny scores his second and with subs. Mike Body and Matt Lloyd on with fresh legs the score could have been double figures but just one more before full time and yes youv'e guessed it Jack Bowyer gets his hat trick, His second of the season. F/T. 0-8.

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

Sticker 6 Ludgvan 1

Sticker entertained their Combination League opponents Ludgvan today and the difference in class was evident straight away with Sticker dominating from the start. Forcing Ludgvan on the back foot they soon found themselves a goal down after 11 minutes when after a good build up from Martin Duff and Jack Bowyer the ball was fed out for Frank McAvoy to smash home a real net bulger. 1-0. They were trying to make an impression with some robust tackling but Sticker were just too quick for them. After one foul wide on the left  the resultant free from Matt Boynton beautifully placed behind the defence saw the lightening quick Jack Bowyer dash through and first controlling the ball and then slot it home before the keeper had chance to react. 2-0. Ludgvan did have a 5 minute spell as Sticker gathered their breath but they did not really threaten the resolute defence. Just before half time another strike by the impressive Sam Marchant put through by Frank McAvoy after a fine run by Martyn Duff saw him smash the ball into the top corner. H/T.3-0.

  Sticker came out for the second half in the same mood and although they did conceive a penalty after a clumsy challenge by Matt Boynton which Player/Manager in goal for the injured Kai Stone got his fingers to but could not stop the ball from going into the net. 3-1. This was the only time that Ludgvan got near the Sticker goal as they were again completely dominated all over the pitch with Martyn Duff stealing the show, he was the best player on the pitch by far! Although he was not as penetrating as in the first half his control and the way he was winning the ball and then sending any opponent that came near him the other way was amazing! The fourth goal when it came was from Jack Bowyer once again and Ludgvan were now completely beaten and although Sticker did add a further two goals from Substitute Sam Kenny It could have been a lot more.F/T.6-1. Another win under their belt and into the second round of the Charity Cup. Now back to league action with three consecutive away games starting with Penzance.

Team: A.Avery, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Boynton, F.McAvoy(S.Kenny), M.Duff, B.Rosevear(J.Hill),A.Butler, S.Marchant, J.Cockings(M.Body),J.Bowyer. Man of the Match: Martyn Duff:  A Superb Performance!

Sticker 5 Holsworthy 2

Sticker maintained their unbeaten run by beating an awkward Holsworthy side who made Sticker work hard for this result especially in the first half when Sticker conceded a penalty by Kai Stone but he made ammends by saving it!! Sticker then took the lead from Sam Marchant even though there was some dispute as to whether he or Joel Cockings had scored. But Joel being the gentleman that he is gave it to Sam. 1-0. Sam not long after scored a second with a typical burst through the defence to round the keeper and slam the ball into the net even after a desperate attempt by the defender to kick the ball out, the away side Linesman signalled that the ball had crossed the line. 2-0. Just before half-time Holsworthy got them selves back into the game when one of their tricky front players got to the byeline and sent in a cross that Kai could only parry into the path of the grateful Holsworthy striker who tucked the ball home.H/T. 2-1.

    The second half started and after the half time talk Sticker started played with renewed vigour and scored within 5 minutes when from a neat pass with pace from Mike Body found Joel Cockings and he struck the ball with panache giving the keeper no chance. 3-1. This was more like it and now we started to see this super Sticker side start to play some great attacking and defending football. The ran the holsworthy team ragged and another goal came from Sam Marchant yet again for him to score his first hat-trick for the club and his first in senior football. Well done Sam! 4-1. Sticker were still not finished when Joel Cockings tried to get on the scoresheet again but his trickery forced a defender to trip him in the box for a penalty and up stepped Frank McAvoy who slammed it home.5-1. Time for some come on and Jack Bowyer with Jay Hill brought even more pace to the attack alas this time the supersub Jack Bowyer failed to score but it was not for the want of trying when from a super cross to him Jack smashed the ball goalwards only to see it crash against the crossbar and rebound to safety. The final sub. was Mickey Rowles-Jane back after going off injured against Falmouth in the Senior Cup and Player/Manager Andy Avery having go into goal when Kai was suffering from a mouth injury which required investigation and was diagnosed later to be a broken jaw requiring surgery! Sticker did concede another goal a few minutes from the end when they allowed Holsworthy's free running no.9 to score past Andy high into the net. F/T. 5-2. Manager Andy and Gary will be pleased with the way the lads reacted to their half time team talk as the football was very good but will be less pleased with conceding two goals when they have been so mean so far this season. Another cup game next week. This time the first round of the Charity Cup against Combination side Ludgvan who will not be a pushover and Sticker will have to be in top form!!

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


Sticker 4 Wendron 0

Sticker played Wendron for a second time in a week this time in the league and carried on their winning ways not perhaps with the same fluency as in the the first half of the midweek game at Liskeard but nonetheless just as effective and with Andrew Butler creating mayhem on the right flank it was he with a super curling shot which created the first goal. The Wendron keeper only just got his fingertips to the ball and could only parry it and there was the grateful Joel Cockings to slam the ball in the net. 1-0. This was a rare first time start for Joel and he took his opportunity very well holding up the ball and linking up play with aplomb. Sticker were now getting a firm grip on the game and Andrew Butler was involved once again this time firing a powerful shot which the keeper stretching to push the shot over the bar alas he failed to do this and the ball dropped into the path of the lurking Sam Marchant who slammed it into the net. 2-0. Wendron did try to get back in the game and had two chances to score but one shot went well wide of the post and the other was skyed over the bar. H/T. 2-0.

  The second half commenced with Sticker well in control with plenty of forward movement but the finishing was not as clinical but they did add two further goals. Sticker decided to make a substitution and brought on top goal scorer Jack Bowyer in place of the hard working Mike Body and Jack looked extremely lively and it was he who scored the third goal when a superb deep cross from Sam Kenny saw Jack with great anticipation and accelleration burst through before the keeper could react and placed the ball into the net. 3-0. Andrew Butler got no.4 when from a corner he took advantage of the strong cold easterly wind and the haplas keeper could only palm the ball into the back of the net.4-0. Sticker then brought on two reserve team players Connor Paine and again Matt Searle and the both performed well. Sticker then controlled the game until referee Steve Nute blew the final whistle.F/T. 4-0. Another clean sheet for Sticker and with Mousehole losing 0-4 at home to Elburton they are now top of the league with 2-3 games in hand. What is impressive is the fitness levels of the whole team and when the defence are under pressure the midfielders and defence work so hard in winning the ball back and then play the ball out quickly! Well done to manager Andrew Avery and coach Gary Whieldon for instilling this disciplne into the team as this is the reason the team keep winning and keeping clean sheets. Keep it up lads its a joy to watch!

Team: K.Stone, J.Rogers, A.Avery, S.Kenny,(M.Searle) F.McAvoy, S.Marchant, B.Rosevear, M.Duff(C.Paine), A.Butler, M.Body(J.Bowyer), J.Cockings.