Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Liskeard 1 Sticker 4

Sticker win on the road again beating Liskeard 1-4.

Sticker travelled to Lux Park to face Liskeard for a rare mid-week match under lights. It was a lively open game from the start with Sticker on the attack but poor crosses often failed to hit the right areas. Chances continued to be created with Lloyd shooting over and Body’s effort blocked by a defender. However, from the resultant McAvoy corner several attempts to beat the keeper eventually saw Duff force the ball over the line on 12 minutes. Unfortunately the lead only lasted for one minute when Butler was caught in possession and Liskeard broke quickly, Kenny initially did well to defend forcing the play wide but then caught the heels of the attacker giving the referee an easy decision when pointing to the spot.

Sticker continued to play some attractive football in a high tempo game and took the lead again when Rogers broke out of defence to deliver a deep cross into the box finding Lloyd whose looping header found the top corner. A confident Sticker side were now dominating midfield and Body made it 3-1 on 27 minutes when coolly slotting past the keeper after Marchant had raced through the home side. Within minutes a rampant Sticker took a 4-1 lead when Body’s cross was finished by the influential Marchant. However it took an Avery off the line clearance to protect the lead going into the half-time break and was just a reminder that Liskeard still carried a threat going forward.

The second half was never likely to be quite so exciting for the large number of travelling Sticker supporters. In fact it was Liskeard who made the better start with Sticker unable to find the same rhythm.

Fresh legs saw Cockings replace Butler after a heavy challenge and then Boynton replaced Lloyd in a change of formation to see out the game. Finally Matt Searle joined the mid field replacing the tiring Duff and Sticker upped their game in the final quarter to manage the game well and protect the lead from an excellent first half performance, 1-4 FT.

Up to second now leapfrogging over Penryn! Edging closer to Moushole!

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

Wendron 0 Sticker 3

Sticker progress into the third round of the WCP Cup after beating Wendron away 0-3. With Goals from J.Cockings, S.Kenny and J.Bowyer,

Sticker travelled to Wendron to try to erase the recent weeks performance against Falmouth with a changed line up and started the game off playing some positive attacking football. On numerous occasions Sticker produced good football getting the ball out wide but could not pick out any Sticker player in and around the box.

The best moment of the half came with Matt Lloyd cutting inside to free up Mike Body who jinxed past the Wendron defence to see his shot deflected onto the cross bar off the advancing keepers legs. Although Sticker had a lot of possession in and around the Wendron goal Kai Stone was bought into action on more occasions with counter attack football keeping the score line level at the break, 0-0.

The second half started with Wendron capitalising on some slack Sticker passing, Sticker were creating some good play but the final pass never produced the bit of quality to break down a stubborn Wendron defence.

On 60 min Joel Cockings and Jack Bowyer replaced Matt Lloyd and Mike Body, within 5 minutes Joel had the first goal of the day, some neat play through the midfield found Joel who battled his way through a series of challenges to smash home at the front stick, 1-0.

The second of the game soon followed, Sticker won back the ball from a Wendron attack playing out through the midfield finding Joel on the right his run inside freed up Jack Bowyer to strike at goal, the keeper saved the initial shot but there was Sam Kenny playing centre half to slot home, 2-0.

Sticker had settled through this period producing some good football, Jack Bowyer was unlucky a couple occasions and Andrew Butler had fired over from a Frank McAvoy cross.

Martyn Duff had come onto replace Jay Hill and his decisive pass set Jack Bowyer free to race around the keeper and slot home from an acute angle, 3-0.

Sticker will be delighted with the result and some of the football was great to watch, a new year last 16 tie now awaits at home to Premier side Exmouth.

Sticker AFC line up:- 1 K Stone 2 J Rogers 3 S Kenny 4 A Avery 5 J Hill (14 M Duff 70min)6 F McAvoy 7 B Rosevear 8 S Marchant 9 A Butler 10 M Body ( 15 J Bowyer 60min) 11 M Lloyd ( 17 J Cockings 60min )

Subs not used M Boynton M Rowlesjane.

Falmouth Town 1 Sticker 0

An in form Sticker team travelled to Bickland Park, a good setting for football on a beautifully warm October afternoon, to face Premier league opposition Falmouth Town in 1st round of the Senior Cup.

A bright start to the game saw the unfortunate Rowles-Jane pull up with an injury inside the first 5 minutes. Duff was introduced from the bench with a change in formation going three at the back. Falmouth were pressing, however with 15 minutes on the clock the first chance fell to Sticker when a superb ball by Butler found Lloyd only to fire over the bar. Falmouth had the better of the chances for the remainder of the first half two shots and a header going narrowly wide of Stone’s goal. HT 0-0

After the break, Sticker were still unable to find their recent confident passing game with Falmouth just doing enough to stay on top and created  another goal scoring opportunity on the hour mark. Duff was replaced by Hill with Butler playing more central and the change almost had an immediate impact when Hill supplied a great cross with the subdued Sticker attack unable to convert. It was still a good open game for the spectator and Lloyd was replaced by Body with Sticker looking to find the break through. However, it was the home side who eventually took the lead after 75 minutes when a poor throw out from Stone was not dealt with by the Sticker defence and a Falmouth striker clinically found the net. Sticker responded well and Butler was unlucky not to equalise when his shot from distance hit the bar however Falmouth held on for a narrow victory, 0-1 FT. 

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

Sticker 5 Plymstock Utd. 0

On a showery October Saturday Sticker hosted high flying Plymstock Utd. and brought them fiirmly down to earth with a  thumping 5-0 win.

 The game started off at a brisk pace but because of the downpour at the beginning of the match the pitch was somewhat slippery and the Sticker team weren't able to pass and move and control the ball which has been their forte in the previous 5 matches. But as the game progressed they started to take control of the game. Plymstock as was to be expected were very strong but tended to play a direct punt up the field which didn't put the Sticker defence under too much pressure. Sticker almost opened the scoring in the first few minutes when Jason Rogers who was seeing plenty of the ball pushed forward and struck a perfect crossfield, defence splitting pass which just flicked a lunging defenders foot taking the ball away from a perfectly placed Matt Lloyd who surely would have scored but the ball ran off a corner. The Sticker fans didn't have to wait long for the opening goal when another super pass from Martin Duff found Andrew Butler ghosting in on the right and he cut the ball back and found Frank McAvoy who slammed the ball into the net. 1-0. Sticker finally got the quick movement together and Sam Marchant after a one, two with Frank came bursting into the box and was unceremoniously dumped on the ground. An easy penalty decision for the referee. Up stepped Frank McAvoy and sent in an unstoppable shot into the top corner. 2-0. Sticker were really finding their feet now and after a fine drive from Sam Marchant was not gathered by the Plymstock keeper there was Mike Body to fire in from close range. 3-0. H/T.

  The second half started and Plymstock attempted to put Sticker under more pressure but without really creating any real scoring chances except for a couple of corners which player/manager Andrew Avery had to punch away. Sticker scored another goal to finally finish off plymstock and after some good pressure Andrew Butler shot into the goal.4-0. On came Jack Bowyer and Jay Hill with fresh legs and stretch the now tiring Plymstock defence and with Ben Rosevear and Martin Duff dominating midfield it was not long before they added goal no.5. This came after a fine move down the left side and determined run by another sub. Sam Kenny who got into the box past the last defender and cut the ball back which evaded a couple of team mates but not Jack Bowyer who smashed it into the roof of the net. 5-0. Sticker managed to see out the match without further incident which makes 5 wins and no goals conceded. F/T. 5-0.  Player/Manager Andrew who played in goal to-day with Gary Whielden with great encouragement from the bench will be pleased to see off another one of the topsides and this win puts them back into second place only 4 points behind Mousehole with 3 games in hand who suffered another defeat. 

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

Dobwalls 0 Sticker 6

Sticker travelled to Lantoom Park to face an inform Dobwalls side and hoping not to drop further points after the reverse fixture at Burngullow ended in a frustrating 2-2 draw.

It was a bright even opening however Sticker took the lead inside 10 minutes when a Butler corner found the head of Body with McAvoy smashing the loose ball over the line. Sticker were enjoying plenty of possession and further chances to increase the lead were not taken, Body’s cross along the goal line only needed someone to get a touch and then a great move saw Butler and Body combine down the right only to see Lloyd’s header cleared off the line by a shell shocked home defence. Such was the constant pressure a defensive mistake saw Lloyd through on goal but he wastefully shot over. However on 25 minutes Lloydy made up for earlier missed opportunities when his bullet header hit the back of the net from a tremendous Body corner.

Dobwalls tried to stop a rampant Sticker side and Stone was forced to tip over the bar but further chances fell to a Sticker side that really should have made the keeper collect the ball from the back of the net on more occasions. HT 0-2

After the break, a confident Sticker side continued in a similar vein, with only a minute gone Body found himself through on goal only to shoot at the keeper. Lloyd then missed a further opportunity to increase the lead when it looked easier to score. Bowyer was introduced and following great build up play from Butler and Body he was in the box to tap in and eventually make it 0-3. Body was enjoying a fine game and set up Butler to fire into the corner of the net on 70 minutes. Sticker continued to drive forward playing some excellent football and every time Dobwalls looked to attack the play was thwarted by Duff, Marchant or Rosevear all enjoying fine games. Body was the fifth Sticker player to hit the back of the net when beating the off side trap to race forward and coolly finish past the over worked home keeper. There was still time for further goals and Bowyer bagged his second after taking a great touch to find himself one on one with the keeper who earned himself a yellow when bringing down Jack in the box who made no mistake from the resultant spot kick, 0-6 FT. Keep it up lads, good stuff! The team now move into second place in the league and face Plymstock next week at home!

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

Sticker 5 Liskeard 0

Sticker started this WCP first round match in buoyant mood after last weeks defeat of league leaders Mousehole and continued in the same vein playing the ball around with confidence and purpose and winning the ball back after a misplaced passes not allowing Liskeard any time on the ball and creating some very attractive and positive football. They took the lead on 10 minutes when a good move started by Jason Rogers who fed Andrew Butler who sent in a superb cross to the back post and there was Matt Lloyd rising like a salmon to power the ball home with his head. 1-0. Liskeard did try to play the ball around like we know they can but just could not live with pace of the Sticky boys. Goal no. 2 came when another superb cross this time on the left from Sam Kenny who found Jack in the box Bowyer with a deft header past the Liskeard keeper. H/T 2-0.

  The second half continued in much the same way and it was only the Liskeard keeper who stopped it becoming a rout, Sticker were that dominant and playing some very pleasing football they added three more goals in the half from Sam Marchant, Matt Lloyd and Joel Cockings who himself could have scored a hat trick but for the keeper and one from Joel that he should have buried but blazed it over the bar. Joel is his own biggest critic and was frustrated in not scoring more goals but he did play well when he came on as sub. with good first touches and not dwelling on the ball, be patient Joel!!! F/T. 5-0. Manager Andy and Gary Wheildon must be pleased with another clean sheet but know there is still along way to go and some tougher matches to follow!

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

Mousehole 0 Sticker 4

After last week’s successful venture to North Cornwall this Saturday it was a trip west to Trungle Parc the home of league leaders and reigning champions Mousehole.

Both teams were hoping to preserve their unbeaten start to the season and it was a fine late summer’s afternoon presenting good conditions for both players and supporters.

Sticker came out of the blocks looking lively and took the lead inside 7 minutes with a fine move involving Rosevear, Butler and Body enabling Lloyd to pass into the net. The flowing attacking football continued and on 20 minutes Lloyd turned provider setting up Marchant to smash home. Shortly after it could have been three when McAvoy found himself in a great position but his effort went over the bar. Sticker certainly created further good opportunities to extend their lead and probably should have punished Mousehole when Butler and Lloyd broke away to force a good save from the keeper and Body shot just wide from the rebound. Throughout the half Mousehole did force several corners however the Sticker defence held firm for a 2-0 lead at HT.

Second half and Mousehole pressed to get back into the game but Sticker were determined to keep a clean sheet and introduced Bowyer from a strong subs bench replacing Lloyd. It didn’t take the the goal machine long when after good work by Butler the ball broke free in the box for Bowyer to shoot home and make it 3-0 on 65 minutes. Mousehole continued to probe and looked dangerous at times but a well organised defence protected Stone who didn’t have a serious save to make throughout the match. Hill came off the bench and added fresh legs replacing Body and then Duff was introduced in place of Rosevear.  To cap a fine team display it was game over on 80 minutes when Kenny broke out of defence sending Marchant down the left wing who produced a fine cross for Bowyer’s deft touch to beat the keeper at the near post, 0-4 FT. Excellent effort lads!

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

Bude Town 0 Sticker 5

A great away result for the Sticky with the goals from Frank McAvoy hat trick and a brace from Mike Body!

On a wet and windy day at Bude Sticker started the game at a good tempo trying to play the ball around on a slippery pitch. It took 10minutes for the frantic start to the game to really settle and when it did Sticker started to find room in behind the Bude defence and with some good passing moves started the threaten the Bude goal.

Stickers first goal came from some good play out from the back and an accurate pass from Ben Rosevear found Frank McAvoy to neatly chip the defender and slot home pass the keeper.

Stickers second goal shortly followed from some neat play again down the right where Frank McAvoy was starting to open up the Bude defence, his nice one two play with Joel Cocking allowed him to get his shot away for the keeper to only parry into the path of Mike Body to slot home.

30 minutes in and Bude started to push forward gaining some room in and around the Sticker back line, a long range effort nearly got them a goal but luckily for Sticker it hit the outside of the post allowing the half time score to b 2-0, a decent first half performance which produce some good quality football and should of seen a higher score line with some of the quality balls that were delivered in and around the Bude 18yard box.

Sticker came out for the second half knowing that last week Penryn were in this same position and were determined not to let the same happen this week. The slick play that was seen in the first half was not quite to the same standard but as the half progressed some of the quality started to show through and with it the goals followed. Frank McAvoy got his second of the game direct from a corner using the wind which deceived the Bude defence to go directly in and he soon completed his hat trick from the spot when Sam Marchant fresh on from the subs bench drove forward through the Bude defence to be fouled in the box.

Bude weren’t giving up in there attempt to get a goal but were limited to long range efforts, they again hit the woodwork from 25yards when Kia Stone finger tipped the effort onto the top of the bar. A free kick awarded Bude the chance to deliver a ball from distance deep into the box to be headed goal bound, Kai collected the ball and instantly distributed the ball  into the path of Martyn Duff, his driving run deep into the Bude half delivered a cross to Mike Body to see his deflected shot loop over the keeper to finish the score line off, 5-0 and decent away performance with big squad rotation showing the quality throughout all the players involved.

Sticker AFC:- K Stone, M Boynton (S Kenny 50min), M Rowlesjane, A Avery, F McAvoy, B Rosevear, M Duff, A Butler, M Lloyd (J Bowyer 70min), M Body, J Cocking (S Marchant 75min) Sub not used J Rogers.

Penryn 3 Sticker 3

Sticker travelled to Penryn with both teams hoping to preserve their unbeaten start to the season. On a lovely warm summer afternoon it was a lively start by both teams with Penryn seeing the best of early chances. With Sticker also playing some decent passing football they went behind midway through the first half when a ball bounced over the defence and then a scuffed shot bounced over Avery into the net. Hill produced a good cross for Bowyer to head just over but Penryn looked a yard quicker than a Sticker team now struggling with fluency and mis-placed passes. Unfortunately it didn’t get any better a minute before half-time when following a free kick Penryn found themselves in acres of space to double the lead.

Second half and Sticker were in need of a goal to get back into the game but on 50 minutes it was 3-0 to the home side. Further pressure from Penryn and Avery made a double save that surely would have been game over. Shortly after and Sticker were given a life line when a fine McAvoy free kick curled into the corner of the home net. Boynton replaced Kenny and Cockings added fresh legs in place of Hill. With the clock running down Butler shot just over however Sticker were now enjoying their best spell of the match. 85 minutes gone and Cockings turned his defender and following some Bowyer trickery the ball broke free to Duff who coolly slotted the ball into the net. With the referee playing added time Penryn were perhaps made to pay for earlier time wasting when Cockings struck a superb left foot shot from 25 yards leaving the keeper no chance and produce what appeared for most of the game an unlikely score-line, 3-3 FT.

Team: Avery, Rogers, Kenny (Boynton), Rowles-Jane, Hill (Cockings), Butler, Duff, McAvoy, Lloyd, Body, Bowyer.

Sticker 2 Vospers O.V. 1

Sticker eventually beat their opponents today and can thank the heroic Andrew Avery once again playing in goal for the third game this season without him Sticker would have been 3-4 goals behind. The main problem to-day was the almost gale force wind which is never conducive to Stickers play. What made it worse was with the wind behind them in the first half they went behind in the first few minutes due to an awful defensive mix up with a pass back to Andy which fell well short allowing the Vospers player to nip in and score a simple goal. 0-1. From then on Sticker were virtually camped in the Vospers half but could not make the breakthrough due to some resolute defending, not finding that right pass and the blasted wind!! H/T. 0-1.

 The second half started and another calamatious defensive error almost gave Vospers another goal but under pressure fom Andy Avery the striker put his shot just wide. The Vospers players were now playing with the wind and making good use of it and because Sticker were pressing forward trying to score left them vunerable at the back and had to rely on player/manager Andy Avery to keep them in the game. Sticker had to change something and bought on Frank McAvoy and Jay Hill in place of Sam Marchant and Ben Rosevear. Frank straight away made a difference and took 2-3 corners which almost produced a goal. Finally Joel Cockings came on for Matt Lloyd and was pushed up front to give us three strikers. Finally their perseverance paid off with a super pass to Jay Hill who used his blistering pace to get to the byeline and sent in a firm low cross which found Jack Bowyer to knock in the equaliser. 1-1. The sticker supporters could hardly believe it as it looked like they were going to suffer an embarassing home defeat! Then with the minutes running out they won another corner once again taken by Frank McAvoy and with the wind this time confusing the Vospers defenders the ball fell to captain Mickey Rowles-Jane who swept the ball home to give his team a victory and I believe score his first goal for Sticker. F/T. 2-1. Andy and the ever encouraging Gary Wheildon will be relieved to finally overcome their opponents to-day and to give the team their due didn't give up even though their football at times wasn't pretty sometimes you have to win ugly!! Big game next week away to Penryn!

Team: A.Avery, J.Rogers, M.Rolwes-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Lloyd(J.Cockings), B.Rosevear(F.McAvoy) S.Marchant(J.Hill). M.Duff, A.Butler, J.Bowyer, M.Body. MoM. Andrew Avery Magnificent in goal saving the team on a number of occasions!