Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Torpoint 4 Sticker Reserves 0

Sticker Reserves bow out of the KMD cup losing to Duchy Premier League side Torpoint 0-4.

Team: T.Rowe, A.Koppelow, A.Cleaves, Z.Vaughn, B.Pomeroy, C.Paine, M.Searle, M.Duff, Z.Smith -Brokenshire, S.Fogarty, J.Dingle. Subs. G.Smith, B.Smith, N.Batt, L.Clapham.

Sticker Reserves 6 Altarnun 0

Sticker kicked off this Duchy league 1  game on a fine December afternoon but were unable to find their usual rythym too many passes going astray and not enough movement all the time when they did snap out of it they looked very good and created by far the best chances all that Altarnun could offer were most of the time hopeful punts upfield for their burly strikers to latch onto which by and large were dealt with by the Sticker defence with Adam Cleaves and Brandon Pomeroy in fine form. Their best chance fell to Jowan Dingle who was put through by Matt Searle but could not beat the the keeper as he came rushing out. H/T.  0-0.

   The second half started with some fresh legs namely Sam Fogarty and new old player Harvey Hann and what a difference they made Sam being strong up front and it was he who opened the scoring ,again put through to score past the keeper. 1-0. The play now was all in the Altarnun half and it wasn't long before the goals started to flow with Matt Searle dancing through the defence on the left and scoring two fine individual goals. 3-0. Harvey Hann had made a difference in  midfield by adding more strength and winning important arial battles and on the floor but it was his vision that created the fourth and best goal of the game when after winning a tackle he hit a first time pass 40 yds over the top of the defence wide on the left where he saw Skipper Zac-Smith Brokenshire sprinting to and Zac did the rest controlling the ball, cutting inside and then firing in an unstoppable shot past the flat footed keeper. Great pass and a great goal!! 4-0. Lewis Clapham who had earlier started the game and was having an indifferent time came back on from the subs bench and added further salt into wound of Altarnun by scoring two goals which makes him Sticker's leading scorer. Final score 6-0.  A fine second half performance and a special mention for Bailey Smith who in only his second game for Sticker looks most assured and did everything you would expect. Roy and Roger must be pleased with this result especially after the slow start to the game and be even more pleased with addition of Bailey and Harvey who have added even more quality to the team. Well done lads and Merry Xmas to you all and a Happy new year and I will see you all again in your next round of the Junior Cup!!

Team: T.Rowe, B.Pomeroy, A.Cleaves, Z.Vaughn, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, M.Searle, B.Smith, N.Batt, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, J.Dingle. Subs: S.Fogarty, H.Hann, A.Koppelow,

St Dennis Res. 3 Sticker Reserves 4 AET

Sticker where behind early on and we're more than holding their own,chances where there but none taken,St Dennis scored just before halftime 1-0 then not long into the second we are 3-0 down! Not deserved ar all ! Then with twenty minutes remaining Sticker get a free kick twenty five yards out and Jack Boardman delivers a peach directly in the top corner, game on! sticker were running the game now, Bailey Smith came on and Connor Paine was also on before,now going 3-5-2 , Jowan Dingle  who was a constant threat all game got free on the left delivering into the path for Matt Searle to finished superbly, St Dennis visibly shaken up ,it was only a matter of time and Sticker were going to equalise, Jowan again running at their defence deservedly earning a penalty in which Connor Paine calmly slotted home, knowing he was shaking inside,both teams made it to extra time.
Extra time started and Sticker started well and came under a bit of pressure no goals first half, St Dennis who were tired,were still going for it but with Sticker still pressing and attacking there was only going to be one winner, Jowan delivered a great ball in for Matt Searle to calmly finish again,what a game and what character from the boys, Sticker held on for a deserved yet in the end a surprising victory.3-4. 

 Team:T.Rowe, A.Koppelow,Z.Vaughn, A.Cleaves,B.Pomeroy, Z.Smish-Brokenshire, N.Batt, M.Searle ,J.Dingle, J.Boardman, S.Fogarty.
Subs all used: C.Paine, B.Smith, L.Clapham, I.Grigg. Man of the Match: The whole Squad!!

Sticker Reserves 5 Holywell & Cubert 0

Sticker Reserves overcame Holywell & Cubert in wet wintry weather by five clear goals by Jowan Dingle, Matt Searle, Lewis Clapham, Jack Boardman and last but not least Adam Cleaves. A fine win Lads sorry I couldn't be there>

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!

 

Foxhole Stars 1 Sticker Reserves 2

Sticker Reserves overcame their higher League Opponents to get into the third round of the Junior Cup with goals from Jowen Dingle his first for the club and Zac Smith-Brokenshire his first for this season. Whata fantastic performance!!

Sticker Res. 1 St Dennis Res. 3

Sticker came up against a very strong St Dennis Reserve team who had a number of experienced  ex first team players and proved just too much for the young Sticker players. St Dennis cruised into a two goal lead in the first and as much as the Sticker lads tried they couldn't find a way through to test the keeper. H/T. 0-2.

  The second half started with Sticker seeing a lot of the ball and St Dennis content to just sit on their lead and make quick breakaways and finally in one of these a ball was crossed from the left and the ball was struck home to make it 0-3. Sticker never gave up and got a consolation goal from Adam Cleaves in the dying minutes to make the final score 1-3.

Team: T.Rowe, K.Clarke, A.Cleaves, I.Griggs, A.Koppelow, J.Dingle, M.Searle, C.Paine, L.Clapham, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, J.Boardman. Subs: N.Batt, A.Scott, N.Bailey,

Sticker Reserves 4 North Petherwin 1

Sticker started this 1st round tie of the Junior Cup against Premier league opponents North Petherwin and were immediately put under pressure and kept in their own half but not for long as within 16 minutes they were unbelievably 3-0 ahead. This was due to firstly, a bit of fortune and then secondly to pieces of magic which I will describe in greater detail. The first goal came when Sticker at last manged to get a grip on the game and get some passing to-gether rather than just desperately clearing the ball upfield and after a bit of a melee in the away sides penalty the ball fell just outside the area and was hit with a well struck shot which was going well wide of the goal until that is it met Connor (Ricochet) Paine's head and flew into the goal leaving the keeper stranded. 1-0. The second this time made by diminutive Ashley Koppelow who improves with every game and has made the right back position his own. He sent in a superb diagonal ball just over the defenders and found the right boot of Lewis Clapham who volleyed home the sweetest of goals.2-0. The third was supplied was Matty Searle who had found a way through on the right and got in behind the defence and sent a lovely square pass onto Lewis Clapham who once he got control of the ball whipped his second goal in the net. 3-0. North Petherwin were stunned but to give them their due they just got on with job of trying to play football and get back into the game. Alas for them Sticker were in no mood to relinquish the lead and the score remained the same until half time. H/T. 3-0.

  The second half continued in the same vein with Nth. Petherwin putting more pressure on the Sticker defence but without much success and Sticker were also gaining ground going forward and got their reward once again when Lewis Clapham deservedly got his first hat-trick for the club when he cooly got control of the ball in the box and slotted it past the keeper. 4-0. Game over now and Sticker juts controlled the rest of the game except for one lapse when a speculative shot from a Petherwin striker hit low through a crowded penalty area seemed to take a deflection and confuse Tom Rowe in goal as it squrmed through his legs when he seemed to have it covered. 4-1. This gave the away side a bit of heart and they did threaten a couple of times but Tom in goal was in no mood to let another shot past him and made one super finger tip save to deny Petherwin. F/T. 4-1. Roy and Roger will especially pleased to beat a higher league side and the way they did it and then control the game. Also for Lewis Clapham getting a hat trick as he has been close to scoring in previous games but had shots blocked so well done Lewis!!

Team: T.Rowe, A.Koppelow, A.Cleaves, I.Griggs, K.Clarke, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, M.Searle, C.Paine, L.Clapham, J. Boardman, J.Williams. Subs: J.Dingle, B.Pomeroy.

 

 

Sticker Reserves 1 Veryan 2

Sticker Reserves suffered their second defeat in a row but shouldn't be too downhearted as they made league leaders and unbeaten for I dont know how many games Veryan work very hard for this result. Sticker more than held their creating some good chances in the first half with the following wind but were unable to make the most of them. No one was able to get a clean shot to test the Veryan keeper. H/T.0-0.

 The second half started with Veryan now with the wind advantage but were still unable to break the stubborn Sticker defence where Adam Cleaves was magnificent and a tower of strength but finally from good play on the right wing and a good cross found a Veryan player with a fine header into the goal. 0-1. 

Tom Rowe made a valiant attempt to save it and managed to get his fingertips to the ball but couldn't stop the ball going into the net. Not long after Veryan scored again this time with another powerful header from a corner. 0-2.  Sticker refused to give up and scored a good goal themselves when Lewis Clapham managed to outrun his defender and cut inside and got a clean shot which the keeper was unable. 1-2. Alas there was not enough time for an equaliser as the Referee blew for full time! 1-2.

Gunnislake 4 Sticker Reserves 2

Sticker Reserves suffer their first defeat of the season losing 4-2 away to Gunnislake!