Sticker Reserves 1 St Mawgan 3
Sticker Reserves excellent unbeaten run came crashing down against a very good mobile St Mawgan side. In windy cold conditions the away side put Sticker on the backfoot from the kick-off and forced a number of corners but this resillient young Sticker team weathered this early storm and managed to take the lead when the speedy Jack turner nicked the ball off the defender went around him and fired in a crisp shot wide of the keepers hand. 1-0. St Mawgan came storming back but some great defending kept them at bay. Sticker lost defender Arron Taylor early in the half when he suffered an injury and had to be replaced by Adam Dalby which left just one more Sub. for Manager Roy Boardmans depleted squad. Just before half time St Mawgan equalised with a bizarre goal when a lofted kick towards the Sticke rgoal would in normal conditions have sailed over the bar but the wind completely held it up forcing keeper Sean Hicks to move forward to try and collect the ball but misjudged it and it dropped conveniently for St Mawgan who stabbed it into the net. 1-1. H/t.
The second half started and St Mawgan really put the Sticker defence under pressure and added their second goal from a quick move down the right wing the ball was crossed to an unmarked forward who controlled the ball before firing into the net. 1-2. Sticker were finding controlling the ball more difficult than their opponents and many of their passes went astray which of course put them immediately under pressure as St Mawgan straight away went on the attack. To be fair to Sticker they did continue to try and play football and never gave up and one brilliant passing move nearly brought an equaliser but the keeper came out and blocked the shot. The killer goal came again from the right wing when a superb pass cut across behind the Sticker defence found a St Mawgan striker firing high into the net. 1-3. F/T.
On the day the more organised team one but it was a shame Roy had such a depleted squad.
Team: S.Hicks, A.Lees, A.Taylor, M.Boynton, F.Pearce,J.Evans, J.Martin, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Turner. Subs; Both Used: A.Dalby and H.Boardman