Sticker 3 Dobwalls 5
Sticker at last playing a game after a few weeks of inclement weather and no scheduled game were keen to get back to the action and today were playing against Dobwalls who beat them earlier in the season 6-0.
They started the game on the back foot with Dobwalls particularly looking the stronger of the two sides. Sticker were without two regular first team players so they started with a couple of reserve team players to see how they would cope with the extra pace of this league and they both struggled to start with particularly Dan Hocking who has been having such an influential season in the St Piran league with the reserves. Dobwalls were awarded a penalty in the first half an hour when a poor back pass to skipper for the day Andy Avery who fouled the Dobwalls striker and got himself a yellow card. The striker duly stepped up and smashed the ball home. 0-1. Not long after Dan Hocking showed what a talent he has with his usual battling type of play picked a loose ball up and lobbed the ball forward for Sam Began to run onto and lash the ball home.1-1. A terrific goal and well deserved for young Sam. Shortly after it was Dan Hocking again as he sent Derek Lucas through wide on the left and almost on the goal line he managed to score from an amazing angle, 2-1.Shortly after another super through once again found Derek this time on the right with just the keeper to beat went for power and as all the sticker supporters and the bench were waiting for the net to bulge.it went wide!!! H/T. 1-2
Sticker came out looking confident and defending resolutely but were stung when Dobwalls equalised when a shot which looked like Anton in goal had it covered took a wicked deflection and spun into the top corner of the goal.2-2. Still Sticker pushed forward and were rewarded when a ball was crossed and the keeper collided with one of his own defenders and spilled the ball and there was Dan Hocking to sweep the ball in. 3-2. Shortly after Dobwalls were awarded a free kick on the left just inside their half and a long ball was slung over to the far post and the big centre half who was told to go up for it and he ran in at the back post and headed in the equaliser 3-3. Dobwalls then had a player reeceive a second yellow card for simulation which made them even more determined and they turned the screw and added two further goals to run out winners.F/T 3-5. Sticker never gave up trying but the experience and superior strength of the big Dobwalls players told in the end! Hopefully they can turn things around when they visit Godolphin next week who they should have beaten earlier in the season!
Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon, A.Avery, A.Taylor, B.Hoskin(J.Flamank), J.Cockings, D.Hocking, T.Tallin, A,Dalby(A.Winkworth), D.Lucas, S.Began