Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker at last  get some points on the board at the tenth attempt with a battling display against fellow Premier division strugglers Callington town. The Weather turned for the worse just after Kick off and got steadily worse as the match prgressed. With the pitch looking like a billiard table with the rain now coming down the ball was skidding off the surface making control of the ball tricky but both teams addapted to the conditions. Sticker took the lead in the first twenty minutes when a superb over the top ball  from the insprational Andy Avery into the path of speedy leading scorer Derek Lucas and this time he became provider and laid on a perfect pass to Sam Began who fired past the keeper 1-0. Sticker were playing well at this point but a loose pass in the middle of the pitch let in a Callington striker who thundered in a shot from twenty yards giving the Sticker keeper no chance 1-1.H/T.

  The second half was only a few seconds old when Derek Lucas once again received the ball down the right and set up Sam Began for his and Stickers second goal. 2-1. Callington lost a bit of discipline in this half and at one time had two players in the sin bin and Sticker pressing forward should have increased their lead with shots from Derek Lucas and Sam Began but the keeper saved superbly both times.Also a welome return to Martin Yelland out for some time with an injury who added some welcome experience down the left side linking well with Brad Hoskin. Callington came roaring back but were unable to break through a resolute Sticker defence marshalled brilliantly by capatin Mickey Rowles-Jane with fine performances by Jack Walker who always gives his best and Bradley Hoskin and Aaron Taylor not forgetting Anton Lake in goal who made some important stops especially one in the first half when from a wicked shot which was dipping he tipped the ball over the bar! F/T. 2-1. At last a win and some points in the bag which will have pleased Steve and Andy as they have been working hard with the squad. The squad worked extremely hard today in very testing conditions and thoroughly deserved their win. Hopefully they can push on now after this confidence boosting win!

 Squad: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery,M.Rowles-Jane, A.Taylor, B.Hoskin, T.Tallin(A.Winkworth), J.Cockings, M.Yelland, S.Began(L.Nicholls), D.Lucas.

Sticker playing in the first round of the Cornwall Charity Cup get beaten once again losing 1-6 to Helston Town. Stickers solitary goal scored by Derek Lucas.

Sticker still unable to stop the run of defeats losing 6-0 to Dobwalls away!

Sticker lose yet again this time to high flying Saltash away 7-0!

Sticker suffer yet another defeat at home to Wendron Utd. 2-4.

Sticker lose once again to high flying St Austell 0-6.

Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery, A.Taylor,  M.Rowles-Jane, B.Hoskin, T.Tallin, D.Lucas, B.Smith, A.Winkworth, J.Cockings Subs: J.Flamank, L.Nicholls.

Sticker on the road once more but defeated again going down 2-0.No full match report available!

Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, A.Solomon, A.Taylor, G.Smith, A.Winkworth, J.Flamank, D.Lucas, J.Cockings.Subs: B.Smith, L.Nicholls.

Sticker playing their second home game of the season against Wadebridge with fiver ex Sticker favourites in the squad. The home side had a very bright first half and deservedly took the lead from the diminutive Derek Lucas from a good pass from Joel Cockings and should have added to their tally but from a super save by Rob Rosevear  after a  great shot by Adam Solomon who had started the move in his own half also Joel Cockings should have at least hit his shot on target when inside the penalty area but skyed his shot over the bar. H/T 1-0.

The second  half was a completely different kettle of fish. With Wadebridge piling on the pressure and after the fifth corner they finally scored a deserved equaliser. 1-1. Sticker tried to rally themselves but a ball knocked over the defence found the Wadebridge striker to slot in their second goal.1-2. Stickers passing and control was now somewhat ragged and sometimes just not accurate enough. Then the best move of the match started by and yes you've guessed it Matt Lloyd playing a one two with Andrew Butler Matt finished with aplomb.1-3. Game over you would have thought but with Wadebridge taking their foot off the pedal a little up popped Derek Lucas once again to score his and Sticker's second goal.F/T.2-3. A very entertaining game with some decent football played by both teams and probably a game that Steve an Andy thought they might get their first points of the season from as they were well matched but it was not to be!

Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon (K.England), A.Taylor, M.Rowles-Jane, J.walker, T.Tallis, G.Smith,  A.Avery, J.Flamank (A.Winkworth), D.Lucas, J.Cockings.

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.

Sticker on the second outing of the season meet promoted Liskeard, champions from the old SWPL division 1 West and go down in the end by 6 goals to three Sticker goals scored by Theo Maye (pen) and Derek Lucas (2). They face Godolphin in their first home game this season on Saturday 17th 2019 K.O.3.00pm

Team: C.Clarke, A.Solomon, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, J.Walker, M.Yelland, T.Tallis, A.Winkworth, T.Maye, D.Lucas, J.Cockings. Subs.Used: B.Smith, L.Nicholls, K.England. Not used: J.Flamank.