Sticker 0 Newquay 4
Sticker weathered the early onslaught from an impressive Newquay squad and started to venture forwards with some determined play from midfield and strikers but just could not shake off the resolute Newquay defence, every time Sticker lost the ball in the Newquay half back came the ball to put the Sticker defence under pressure. They dealt with this but could not really mount any good passing moves just long passes with inevitable outcome. Newquay came close on a couple of occasions but with half time approaching they won a corner which found the head of Jack Bray-Evans who nodded home. 0-1. H/T.
Sticker came out to try and get something from the game but this Newquay team were just too good and Sticker could not muster any decent flowing passes to each other and Newquay rattled in 3 more goals to wrap the game up. Another disappointing afternoon for Sticker in this tough season but at least the two teams below them in the league also lost. F/T. 0-4
Team: C.Clarke , B.Hoskin, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Solomon, A.Taylor, C.Cooke , J.Cockings, A.Winkworth, D.Lucas, S.Began.Subs: M.Yelland, J.Walker, H.Sims.
Mousehole 8 Sticker 0
Sticker suffer a humiliating 8-0 defeat against a very impressive Mousehole outfit!
Sticker 1 Penzance 0
Sticker managed another win in this tough season but after their first half performance you couldn't see a win coming. Penzance were on the front foot from the kick off and playing the much better football whereas Sticker couldn't string two passes to-gether they just relied on big punts down the field to get out of trouble and try to get the strikers to latch onto the ball but they were either overhit or inaccurate.The supporters and I guess all the players were relieved to see the scoreline 0-0 at half time especially as Penzance had hit the bar on two occasions!
The second half started and at last Sticker were getting more into the game and at least winning more balls. Penzance seem to change their tactics this half and trying high balls into the Sticker defence where Andrew Avery was masterful and didn't miss a thing ably supported by the rest of the defence. The Sticker midfield and forwards didn't seem to get the run of ball and their control was letting them down too. It looked like the game was goinfg to be a goalless draw until Sam Began won a tackle and started a run towards the Penzance goal and with options open to him to pass to one of his teammates the Penzance defence seemed to open up so he carried on pushing forward and let fly and his shot whizzed past the keeper and into the goal.to give Sticker a surprising lead and in the end all three ppoints. Much to the delight of all the team, the bench and all the supporters.F/T. 1-0.
Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon, B.Hoskin, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, T.Tallin, J.Cockings, C.Cooke, D.Lucas, S.Began, S.Bullen. Subs.M.Yelland, J.Walker.
St Blazey 0 Sticker 2
Sticker Playing their first Evening game of 2020 at St Blazey win 0-2. This lifts them off the bottom of the table for the first time this season! Goals scored by Connor Cooke and Derek Lucas and penalty missed by Joel Cockings who sent the ball over the bar and on it's way to Bugle!!!
Team: A.Lake, B.Hoskin, A.Solomon, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, T.Tallis, A.Winkworth, C.Cooke, D.Lucas, J.Cockings, S.Began.Subs: J.Walker, H.Simms, M.Yelland, C.Clarke.
Wadebridge 4 Sticker 1
Sticker after their resounding win at Godolphin last week were hoping to get something from this game against Wadebridge and all things seem to be going to plan as it was 0-0 at half time but once Wadebridge had broken the the Sticker defence and led 1-0. Sticker once again had to chase the game and finally lost 3 further goals with Joel Cockings getting a consolation goal F/T. 4-1
Godolphin Atlantic 0 Sticker 8
Sticker started 2020 in Grand style beating Godolphin Atlantic 0-8. This more than makes up for the defeat by Godolphin earlier in the season where Sticker were in the lead but threw it away and lost 2-3.
Sticker 0 St Dennis 1
Sticker playing their annual Boxing Day Derby agains local rivals St Dennis. Sticker hoping at last to gain some points against the other teams struggling in this Premier division alas failed on this occasion losing to a single goal late in the game scored by Jacob Rowe putting an end to a dismal 2019 which sees them rooted to the bottom of the league! Lets hope their fortunes change in 2020 where their next game is away to Godolphin on January 4th.
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
Sticker 0 Mousehole 6
Sticker's foray into the Cornwall Senior cup has ended for this season coming up against a classy Mousehole side full of talent and quick movement. But Sticker frustrated their opponents until late into the first half before Mousehole scored their first goal. Shortly after they added a second to finish the half 0-2.
The second half started and Mousehole seemed to step up a gear even though Sticker were at last able to string a few passes to-gether, but because of the speed of the Mousehole players there was no time to dwell on the ball and final pass never really came to the front players. The third goal came exactly when a slow pass to Andy Avery allowed the Mousehole striker to intercept and lash in a powerful shot. 0-3. Mousehole made three changes and scored three more goals for a well deserved win. F/T. 0-6.
Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery. M.Rowles-Jane, A.Solomon, A.Taylor, A.Winkworth, J.Cockings, C.Cook, D.Lucas, S.Began. Subs: M.Yelland, J.Flamank, H.Sims.All used.
Sticker 4 St Blazey 4
A lively open start to the game suggested there would be goals in the game but perhaps not many predicted the final score, especially anyone that left with 5 minutes to go!
It was not until the 32nd minute that Sticker’s defence had their customary lapse in concentration and fell behind when Callum Kenny found himself unmarked at the far post. The visitors from across town took full advantage of Sticker feeling sorry for themselves and pounced again within minutes in what was now looking a familiar story. However, giving up is not within Captain Andrew Avery’s vocabulary and a superb header from a Cockings corner completed three goals in 5 minutes and ‘Sticky’ were back in the game. 1-2 HT
A flowing move 5 minutes after the restart and Sticker were level when Derrick Lucas found the corner of the net with an excellent finish. Midway through the half, Sticker fell behind again when Jordan Walton was given too much room and shot home from 20 yards. Although St Blazey were down to 10 men they increased their lead on 80 minutes with Sticker in danger of another defeat in a game where they had hit the bar twice and created enough chances to take all 3 points. Wait a minute! We may be in the last embers of the game but Sticker have forced a penalty, up steps Joel Cockings, goal and its 3-4. Driven on by Avery and a never say die attitude, we are into added time and Sticker attack again. Joel Cockings picks up the ball in midfield with shouts of ‘get it in the box’. Instead, the ball sits up nicely, he shoots from 30 yards and it sails over the keeper into the roof of the net….what a finish! Needless to say, players and everyone involved were somewhat pleased to see the lads get something from what their efforts more than deserved. 4-4 FT.
Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery, A.Taylor, A.Solomon, T.Tallis, D.Lucas, S.Bullen, L.Nicholls, J.Cockings, S.Began. Subs: D.Mulready, A.Winkworth.