Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves 3 St Mawgan 0

Sticker Reserves kicked off this match in fine style completely dominating play stroking the ball about all over the pitch winning everything in midfield and creating real positive play from both flanks. The first goal when it came was a surprise to say the least when a lovely deep cross from Brandon Pomeroy was sliced by the defender and spun over the keepers head and into the goal! 1-0. The next was froma superb footballing move started from Ashley Koppellow who intercepted a ball and sprinted forward and Zac Smith-Brokenshire got in behind the defence and unselfishly laid the ball across the goal for Jack Williams to score his first goal for Sticker. 2.0. The third and killer goal came from Jack Boardman who used his strength and skill to wriggle free and slot home a subtle goal past the keeper. 3-0. Such was Stickers dominance that Tom Rowe hardly touched the ball in this half. The only sad point about this first half was Zac Vaughn who has made such a brilliant start to this season at left back found himself on the right side of the pitch from a corner twisted his knee so badly that the referee on hearing Zacs screams held the game up for an ambulance to be called which arrived pitchside in 15 minutes and took him to Hospital. We all wish Zac a speedy recovery and hope the injury isn't too serious!

  The second half was a matter of containment which Sticker did to the letter and although they could and should have scored more St Mawgan came out a little more determined and made more of a game of it. But they didn't trouble Tom in goal so ultimately a fine win and thoroughly deserved F/T. 3-0. Roy and Roger will be very pleased with this result and the quality of the football played just a shame about poor Zac.

 Team: T.Rowe, Z.Vaughn, A.Cleaves, B.Pomeroy, A.Koppelow, N.Batt, M.Searle, C.Paine, J.Williams, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, J.Boardman. Subs:K.Clarke, L.Clapham, L.Turnbull, A.Scott. Man of the Match:  Zac Smith-Brokenshire  a proper captains performance! Covered every blade of grass on the pitch and his distribution was superb!

Sticker Reserves 3 St Columb Major 1

Sticker got the result that their efforts deserved this week defeating a strong much older opposition in horrible wet windy conditions.

  They kicked off with the slope and with Matt Searle and Connor Paine dominating in midfield soon had St Columb on the back foot and within the first couple of minutes almost took the lead but for a good save by the keeper pushing the ball away for a corner. Jack Boardman whipped in a pacy one to the back post and found Adam feed the Cleaves unmarked who scored with a bullet header. 1-0. This stung St columb into action but they were playing fast through balls that gathered pace on the wet surface. However they did equalise when Tom Rowe who gets better with each game came out to dive and collect one of these through balls and it seemed to be in his grasp but popped out and fell to a St Columb player who squared the ball for his team mate to tap in an easy equaliser. 1-1. This didn't upset Tom as he went on to have a fine game. Sticker continued to press forward even though they were caught out with too many offsides the main culprit was Jowan Dingle he is so quick that unless a really early ball is fed to him this is the consequence. I am sure if Roy and Roger continue with this formation that Jowan will time his runs just a bit later. He has the pace to fly past defenders. A second goal was needed and the architect was Matt Searle who tried to wriggle past the defender close to the bye line and was tripped in the box and the ref pointed straight away to the spot. Up steps the usually reliable Jack Boardman who although scored seemed to be put off by the keeper leaping about like deranged monkey who managed to get a hand to the ball, such is the power of Jack the ball spun away into the other side of the goal. 2-1.H/T.

 The second half started with Sticker penning St Columb in their own half for 15 minutes but could not increase their lead. So St Columb started to push forward and looked stronger in some areas especially midfield where Matt and Connor weren't so dominating but the Sticker defence in this second half were magnificent led by Adam Cleaves and Ashley Koppellow,Brandon Pomeroy and Zac Vaughn who weren't going to let any thing past them especially Zac! Sticker finally got the third goal when a clever flick from Jack found Jowan not offside who unsefishly crossed the ball back to Jack who steadied himself before slotting it past the keeper. 3-1. With both teams tiring and making use of the substitutes available Roy brought on Kynan Clarke,Luke Turnbull, Elliot Knight and Lewis Clapham and although they did create even more chances they weren't able to convert any of them which is a shame as it it would have been an even better result against a team that were somewhat robust in their challenges and constant shirt pulling. F/T. 3-1. Roy and Roger will be pleased to get this win as it was boys against men to-day and the boys deservedly came out on top. 

 Team:T.Rowe, A.Koppellow, A.Cleaves, Z.Vaughn, B.Pomeroy, Z.Smith- Brokenshire, N.Batt, M.Searle, C.Paine, J.Boardman, J,Dingle. Man of Match: Zac Vaughn! Magnificent in defence!

Sticker Reserves 1 AFC Bodmin 1

Sticker kicked off their new season on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon and with nearly all of the play in the first half only scored one goal through Connor Paine to show for their efforts and a very good goal it was. Connor picked up the ball just on the edge of the area and managed to wriggle his way through three defenders before firing an unstoppable shot past the Bodmin keeper. H/T. 1-0. 

  Sticker continued in the same vein and again had numerous chances to increase their lead but were beginning to tire and Bodmin were beginning to get more of the ball and make some attacking moves of their own and with 15 minutes to go and their only real shot on goal in the whole game scored an absolute peach of an equaliser when a Bodmin player got the ball a fair wayout and struck the ball with real venom and it rocketed into the top corner of the Sticker goal giving Tom Rowe  no chance. 1-1. Sticker had one more effort from Jack Boardman but the keeper was able to fingeertip the shot over the goal. F.T. 1-1. A disappointing result for Sticker in the end with the amount of possession they had and perhaps would have scored more when they had opportunities to do so rather than that one more pass close to goal! Just my observation of course and I am sure Roy and Roger will take plenty of positives from the game and will work on these. Just one final comment and that is to praise the young 17 year old Referee in his first senior game in charge who coped admirably!

Team: T.Rowe, Z.Vaughn, A.Cleaves, A.Kopellow, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, C.Paine, M.Searle, N.Batt, M.Turnbull, J.Dingle, J.Boardman. Subs.used: L.Clapham, E.Knight.

Sticker Reserves 7 Premier Sixes 0 Wed.18th May 2016

Sticker having been soundly beaten by Premier Sixes earlier in the season were determined to put things right in their penultimate game of the season and surely they did, they scored very soon after the kick-off with a fine goal by Matt Searle after fine work by the diminutive Ashley Koppelow.1-0.  From then on Sticker completely outplayed their opponents all over the park simply by playing the quickly to feet and when the pass did go astray they hustled to win the ball back with great success. Goal no.2 came in spectacular fashion when Sticker were awarded a free kick outside the box on the left and Jack Boardman struck an unstoppable shot past the wall and into the top corner of the goal! Fantastic! 2-0. Then came probably the best move of the match when some super interplay from Matt and Connor fed the ball into Adam feed the Cleaves feet who turned instinctively and fired the ball straight at the keeper! If Adam had looked up he would have realised he had time to pick his spot!! Never mind Lad! Another fine move was to come when this time the ball was fed through to the ever improving Josh Yelland who slotted the ball past the advancing keeper with ease. 3-0. Sticker were awarded a penalty shortly after and Jack Boardman stroked the ball home with his usual aplomb! 4-0. H/T.

  Sticker continued in the same vein in the second half and added three more goals from Connor Paine, Matt Searle and Zac Smith-Brokenshire who has had a wonderful season and been ever present. A special mention for a few of the players, Nick Batt new to the team and looks really at home, Brandon Pomeroy also ever present this season had a fine second half linking up very well with Jowan Dingle who ran the sixes defence ragged and sent in quality crosses just what a winger should do!! Not just that when he lost the ball he tackled back like a Jack Russel to get the ball back! His best game this season. There were a couple of nervous moments in the first half when a long ball caught the centre of the Sticker defence wanting but Tom Rowe in his first full start at home made two super brave stops diving at the feet of the Sixes forwards, well done Tom you kept an excellent clean sheet. F/T. 7-0.  Sticker now travel to LC Phoenix on Saturday for their final game of the season and Manager Bradley Ralphs last game in charge! 

Team: T.Rowe, N.Batt, K.Ralph, A.Avery, Z.Smith-Brokenshire, A.Koppelow, M.Searle, C.Paine, J.Yelland, J.Boardman, A.Cleaves. Subs.Used: B.Pomeroy, J.Dingle, D.Butler, L.Clapham.