Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves. 6 Saltash Thirds. 0

Sticker Reserves kicked off this Duchy Premier league match and took a little time to get their flowing game going and with two recent signings on board, old favourite Eddie George and 17 year old Luke Trewela getting used to their new team mates. Once they had got the measure of their opponents and playing some good football the opening goal came from top goal scorer Jack Boardman being manhandled by a defender shrugged him off and with the Saltash players stopped expecting the Referee to blow for a foul Jack continued and shot into the corner of the net much to the annoyance of the Saltash players. 1-0.  Eddie George came close with a cross shot which the keeper got his fingertips to the ball and it struck the post. Soon after Luke Trewela latched onto a neat through ball and cooly swept the ball home for his debut goal. H/T. 2-0. 

  The second half started with Sticker well in control especially after a Saltash player received a red card for kicking out after winning a free kick. Sticker attacking with real purpose especially down the right side won a corner which Jack Boardman whipped over to the back stick and saw Luke stooping low and head in his second and Sticker's third. 3-0. No way back now for the ten men. Another attack this time down the middle after super work from Marco Barezi who slipped the ball to Jack Boardman who in turn pushed the ball into the path of the excellent Harvey Haan who with the outside of his boot curled the ball past the keeper into the net. 4-0.  After some very dubious offside decisions against the Sticker forwards at last when he should have been flagged Luke sped through and with a defender on his back and the keeper closing him down he poked the ball past him and into the net for an impressive debut hat trick. 5-0. The final goal came when Harvey this time turned provider and sent over a cross to the far post and saw Lewis Clapham side foot the ball into the far corner. 6-0.  Harvey could have had a hat trick as well as Luke had his earlier efforts gone in, one which thundered against the bar and another which went just over. F/T. 6-0. Roy and Martin will be pleased with the way the whole team played to-day especially after having no game last week and with the introduction of two new players. 1st Round of the Junior cup next week.

Team: T.Rowe, J.Annear, I.Grigg, A.Cleaves, J.Dingle, M.Barezi, H.Haan, E.George, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, L.Trewella. Subs. A.Koppelow, T.Annear both used.

Sticker Reserves 2 North Petherwin 2

Sticker playing with the wind were overhitting their long passes so much so that either the keeper gathered the ball or it it went fo a goal kick but because of this North Petherwin spent most of the first part of the game inside their own half. At last the Sticker midfield were using the flanks to good effect with less strength in their forward passes and managed to get in a couple of corners but without scoring, then at last after some excellent play on the left Lewis Clapham outpaced his marker and raced into the box and placed a superb ball past the keeper into the corner of the net.1-0. Shortly after Jack Boardman turned his marker and slammed in a perfect low drive which gave the keeper no chance. H/T. 2-0.

    The second half was all North Petherwin with Sticker now struggling against the wind but still could have scored a couple more to wrap the game up but missed one chance from a yard out and then the keeper made a good save from a chipped effort. In the meantime the Petherwin pressure paid off with a superb goal of their own when the wide player on the right cut inside and sent in a beauty into the top corner, 2-1. Then near the end with the Sticker players tiring an unforunate own goal from captain Adam Cleaves made it F/T. 2-2. A deserved draw for the visitors from their second half effort. Roy and Martin will be glad to have got a point from a game that they so easily could of lost!!

Team: T.Rowe, B.Pomeroy, A.Cleaves, I.Grigg, J.Annear, M.Barresi, H.Haan, B.Smith,L.Clapham, J.Dingle, J.Boardman.Subs used: A,Coates, T.Annear, A.Koppelow. 

Sticker Reserves 4 Torpoint 2

Sticker started this Duchy Premier against Torpoint wanting to avenge last seasons cup defeat and went about attacking Torpoint and scored a superb goal through Jowan Dingle who received the ball and swerved right past a defender and shot early which took the keeper by surprise and the ball nestled into the net. 1-0. Torpoint were back on level terms shortly after with a well worked. goal.1-1. H/T.

  Torpoint came out of the blocks first and put  Sticker under severe pressure and after a slight misjudgement from kepper Ethan Elwell he then brought down a Torpoint player for referee Paul Roberts to award an easy penalty decsion which was duly converted. 1-2. Sticker fought back and equalised with a stunner from Jack Boardman who jinked past two players before unleasing a screamer into the top corner. 2-2. Sticker were now gaining confidence and pressing forward at every opportunity with the experienced James Avery heavily involved. The ever hardworking Brandon Pomeroy created the next Sticker goal by sheer determination he tackled the slight Torpoint winger right by the corner flag lost it ,then won it back again, sprinted forward and crossed to the near post for the alert Jack Boardman to score his second and Stickers third. Torpoint were still pressing forward but the Sticker back line with Captain Adam Cleaves and another experienced player Ian Grigg dominating play. Sticker scored a fourth and final goal to wrap the game up when James Avery again bursting forward unselfishly pushed the ball into the path of Harvey Hann who with aplomb chhekily chipped the keeper for a well desrved victory. F/T.4-2.

Team: E.Elwell, A.Koppelow(I Grigg), A.Cleaves, J.Avery, J.Annear, M.Barrezi, H.Hann, L.Clapham, B.Pomery, J.Dingle, J.Boardman.

Sticker Reseves 4 Gerrans & St Mawes 1

Sticker Reserves bounce back after Saturdays narrow defeat by comfortably beating Gerrans & St Mawes 4-1 they also had their first taste of the new Sticker floodlights!! Well done Lads! Up the Sticky!

Foxhole 2 Sticker Reserves 1

Sticker narrowly lose thir first match in Duchy Premier division against Foxhole going down 2-1.

Grampound 2 Sticker Reserves 3

Sticker Reserves manged to overcome local rivals Grampound in a close game and eventually ran out winners by 3 goals to 2 . With goals by Matt Searle, Elliot Knight and Chris Kilbey!