Sticker 2 Falmouth 2
Sticker started this game and took the lead after five minutes when Bobby Hopkinson took a free kick just over the centre line and with gathering pace from the following wind it sailed into the top corner of the goal completely bamboozling the Falmouth keeper and sending the home fans delirious with delight and the players were pretty pleased too as they haven't taken the lead many times this season. 1-0. The Falmouth team packed with some terrific players including two ex Sticker favourites Martin Duff and Jack Bowyer seemed to be playing some unusual tactics for a team so high up in the league by playing the long ball completely bypassing their midfield making Martin Duff and his teammates ineffective. Sticker didn't mind this as they were able to deal with this threat. Sticker had another free kick taken once again taken by Bobby Hopkinson this time on the opposite side of the pitch and a little closer to the goal and he struck a straight drive towards the penalty spot where Harvey Haan stooped down low with a terrific header which looked a certain top corner goal but the keeper Ryan Barnes made a magnificent to push the ball away for a corner. Then after another attack Sticker were awarded another corner taken by Bobby and as the ball came swinging in this time past the keeper into the net. 2-0. A terrific well played for goal! Falmouth continued to press forward and got their reward before half time when a corner was headed down and there the predatory Jack Bowyer made a nuisance of himself and Ethan Elwell was unsighted as the ball went into the Sticker goal H/T. 2-1.
The second half started with Falmouth playing more to their strengths and using their wing backs to greater effect and finally got their reward with a fine goal. 2-2. Sticker now fighting a rearguard action had brought on Jake Street in place of Adam Solomon and he got stuck into the Falmouth midfield and not giving them an easy time and Sticker gradually weatherd the storm and started to play some attacking football themselves and one move down the right nearly produced a goal for Tim Peers, Tim and Jack Walker had played a one two and then the ball was crossed over to Jack Hooper who layed the ball into the path of Tim who struck the ball goalwards and once again the Falmouth keeper palmed it away. Falmouth were trying to get the winner but Andrew Avery and skipper Mickey Rowles-Jane were marshalling the team to defend and not allowing the Falmouth players a clear cut chance but when on occasion a shot did get through Ethan Elwell was there to save. Finally Sticker had the chance to get the winner themselves when they were awarded a direct free kick just outside the area and up stepped Bobby who struck a beauty alas it struck the crossbar and then the keepers outstretched hand and as the ball dropped to the ground the Sticker players just weren't quick enough to react and prod the ball into the waiting goal instead it went for a corner. Not long after the referee blew for full time much to the relief of the Sticker faithful. F/T.2-2.
Manager Andy will be pleased by the effort shown by his team and they fully deserved to share the points and could have with a bit of luck won the game!
Team: E.Elwell, J.Walker, A,Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, B.Hoskin, A.Solomon(J.Street), B.Hopkinson, T.Peers(T.Boulton), J.Yelland(B.Smith), J.Hooper, H.Haan.