Sticker Reserves 1 Torpoint 3rds 1
Sticker scored a late equaliser against Torpoint in a game they probably thought overall they should have won.
The first half saw Sticker pressing playing some excellent football spraying passes from one side of the pitch to the other and probing forward and giving Torpoint some awkward moments especially from corners. Their best chance came when a ball pushed forward found James Martin race onto the ball and round the on rushing keeper but his shot towards the goal from a tight angle was cleared off the line. Not long after a long high ball from Torpoint caught the twin Sticker central defenders and Zac Rozen nipped in to fire a shot past Sticker keeper Lewis Clapham. 0-1. H/T. 0-1.
The second half started with Sticker dominating attack wise but Torpoint held firm and making only the occasional breakaway forward. Sticker stuck to their football with Captain Adam Cleaves a giant in defence willing his team forward but doing it in constructive way and not just lumping it forward. Jack Boardman and Dan Hocking both had terrific shots which the Torpoint keeper on each occasion tipped around the post.
With time running out finally Sticker get the opportunity to equalise when James Martin tried to squeeze past the defender on the goalline but was tripped. The referee straight away pointed to the penalty spot. Up stepped the usually reliable Jack Boardman but alas he shot wide of the post. Torpoint now had some decent attack forward and forced a few corners and one shot was tipped of by the Sticker keeper. Still Sticker were trying to find the equaliser and at last it came Jack Boardman making ammends for his penalty miss lofted a superb pass to James Martin and as he controlled the ball inside the area struck the ball with his left foot with his new brightly coloured orange boots past the onrushing keeper and into the net for a thoroughly deserved equaliser. F/T. 1-1. What a great game of football played in the right spirit from both teams.
Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, A.Taylor, J.Evans, M.Boynton( E.Warren), A.Cleaves, J.Boardman, D.Hocking, F.Pearce, H.Boardman, J.Martin.