Sticker 2 Godolphin 3
Sticker playing their first SWPL West league of the season after two heavy away defeats were hoping to get some points on the board and they very nearly did!!
The game started at a lively pace with this big Godolphin side spreading the ball about with ease. Sticker though were not making life easy for the visitors and were able to get the ball forward using both wings with the lively Derek Lucas on one side and Theo Maye on the other. Joel Cockings was competing well in the middle of the park and it was he that fed the ball through to Theo Maye who fired in the opening goal after fifteen minutes. 1-0. This stung Godolphin into action but they were unable to break down the resolute Sticker defence. On one occasion they did manage a worthwhile shot but Anton Lake in goal made a superb one handed save low down to his left post and the ball flicked over for a corner. H/T. 1-0.
The second half started and Sticker straight away werer on the back foot with Godolphin really pressing hard to grab an equaliser. Again the Home side were "Sticking" to the task and keeping the away side at bay. They had many shots that were sailing over the bar. Sticker were starting to get some success as Godolphin were leaving gaps because of their pressing and Derek Lucas got a second to make it 2-0. Sticker relaxed a little and shortly after Godolphin pulled one back with a simple goal. 2-1. Sticker then had a great chance to wrap the game up when Joel Cocking through on goal fluffed his lines and as Ryan Holland in the away sides goal smothered the shot, a chip surely was the better option! Oh Joel! Godolphin then scored a second and a third to win the game 2-3. F/T. Steve, Andy and all the team will be bitterly disappointed to have got nothing from the game but they must take heart as they competed very well against a big skilful very mobile Godolphin team! Wadebridge at home next Wednesday 21st Aug 2019 K.O.7.30pm
Team: A Lake, JWalker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, K.England, G.Smith, T.Tallis(L.Nicholls), A.Solomon(A.Winkworth), T.Maye, D.Lucas, J.Cockings.