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.