Sticker Reserves certainly met their match in this afternoons Junior Cup game! Losing to the team that they beat at this same stage last year but this team bore no resemblance to last years side. From the kick off Frogpool were on the front foot pushing forward and having success on either wing but Sticker dug in and with the lively Jack Turner operating down the left side with his electric pace raced past the last defender and smashed in a shot which hit the keeper and then the inside of the near post and ricoched across the goal area where James Martin was lurking and he gleefully stroked the ball into the net. 1-0. Frogpool equalised within five minutes when from a corner the ball was headed on towards the far post and the ball volleyed in 1-1. From then on things got progressively worse as the away side added a further three goals before half time. Sticker's tactics in this half was to hit long balls in the hope that Jack Turner would be able to get on the end of them but most of the time these were overhit. Whenever Sticker had the ball Frogpool were able to close them down stopping them from playing their short passing game and Frogpool were then using crossfield passes to their wide players and opening up Sticker's defence. H/T. 1-4.
In the second half Sticker had more of the ball but Frogpool realised the game was over as a contest and just flooded their defence and relied on breakaways. Sticker made some substitutions in this half to try and inject some more pace and it did work but didn't create any clear cut chances and then Frogpool scored the final goal after a defensive mix up let in the striker to score into an empty net. F/T. 1-5. Roy and his young team will be disappointed in losing this tie as they have had good success in the last couple of years in the Junior Cup but they were outplayed by the better team to-day.
Team: S.Hicks, J.Evans, M.Rowles-Jane, J.Annear, J.Martin, L.Clapham, E.George, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Boardman, J.Turner, Subs Used: B.Hoskin, J.Hooper, F.Pearce, A,Dalby,
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 won 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
Sticker playing against last seasons Division one champions on a superb playing surface after the last 24hrs of rain showed their huge potential and class in completely outplaying St.Newlyn East. The game started off at a good pace with both sides playing some good football but Sticker were getting closer to the goal and had had a few corners which were well defended. St. Newlyn should have taken the lead when a through ball completely beat the Sticker back line but the Striker overan the ball and Stickers keeper for the day Lewis Clapham managed to gather the ball and that was the nearest St Newlyn got to scoring. With Adam Cleaves marshalling his defence for the rest of game they were never in any trouble. The turning point in this first came when a through ball for Sticker was just too strong and as it ran through to the keeper he mishandled it and the lively Jack Turner quick as a flash spun around and shot home. 1-0. Sticker carried on and playing in the same vein were awarded a free kick just outside the box and with a defensive wall built up stepped the very impressive Dan Hocking who curled a beauty into the top left hand corner. 2-0. H/T.
The second half commenced with St. Newlyn now pressing forward with more purpose to try and get something from the game but there was no stopping this quality Sticker team and after five minutes Jack Turner cut inside of the box and lashed in his second and goal no.3. With Matt Searle playing and controlling the midfield it looked like Sticker could score on the counter every time they mounted an attack. It was not long before goal no.4 came along scored by Jack Boardman and then the Sticker bench gave some of the subs. some game time with new player Harrison Elliot a rugby league player with a very deft touch set up Fin Pearce to lash home no.5 and then Harrison himself scored a debut goal for no.6. St Newlyn were finished really after goal no. 4 even then they never gave up and kept trying to push forward but such was the confidence and quality of Sticker defence including Lewis in goal there was never any doubt in the final result.F/T. 6-0. Manager Roy and Martin will be especially pleased with this result after comprehensively beating a quality footballing team even with a couple of regular players missing such is the depth of their squad they are able to still perform with quality. It was a joy to watch!! Well done to the whole the squad.! This result puts the team top of the league!
Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, J.Evans, A.Cleaves, A.Dalby, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Martin, J.Boardman, J.Turner
Sticker Reserves welcomed Boscastle on this cold and extremely windy November Saturday and as usual were pushing forward from the off using Jack Turner wide on the left as their main striker because of his speed to break through the Boscastle defence and on the third time that he was able to outrun them he unselfishly laid on a square pass for Eddie Gearge to slot home and score.1-0. Jack had another opportunity but just dragged his shot wide. there were a few other goalmouth melees but Sticker unable to press home their advantage. Then as so often happens just before half time Boscastle launched an attack and a cross was curled in and touched a couple of heads one striker and one defender and the ball beat keeper Shaun Hicks and ended up in the goal. H/T. 1-1.
The second half started and that equalising goal certainly livened up Boscastle as they came out with guns blazing and constantly put Sticker on the back foot leaving Sticker having to rely on Jack Turner to try and beat the defence again. He did this on a couple of occasions and this time on the right sent in a fierce shot which a defender turned into his own net. 2-1. Boscastle were still pumping balls forward and with the wind holding the ball up was causing problems for the Sticker defenders Jack Turner once again showed terrific pace and sent in another cross and found Matt Searle who had just come on who struck the ball first time which the keeper did save but couldn't stop the ball going into the net. 3-1. Boscastle however wouldn't lie down and came storming back and grabbed another goal 3-2. Sticker were beginning to struggle even more as the wind got stronger so on came Matt Boynton to try and steady the ship and it worked and Matt got forward down the left and send in a beauty of a cross and once agian found the foot of Matt Searle who steered the ball past the keeper. 4-2. Boscastle however were still not done for and scored their third goal in extra time but Sticker held on and saw the game out. F/T.4-3.
Team: S.Hicks, A.Lees, A.Taylor, A.Cleaves,J.Evans,H.Boardman, L.Clapham, A,Dalby,D.Hocking, E.George, J.Turner, Subs.Used: M.Searle, J.Annear, F.Pearce.
Sticker Reserves progress to the next round of the Junior Cup after overcoming Duchy Division One leaders St Dominick 0-2!
Sticker will have been pleased to get through to the third round of the Junior Cup unscathed as this was a less than impressive performance against the DL Division 1 leaders. Roy and Martin must have been on tenterhooks as the slender single goal lead looked as if it could disappear as the second half progressed. Jack Boardman gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot on twenty three minutes after Jack Turner had been upended. St. Dominick missed a penalty of their own when the spot kick was blazed over the bar. Half time 1-0 to the visitors. With the wind and the slope in their favour after the break the home team pushed on and their were some hairy moments in the Sticker goal area. In truth St. Dominick didn't look that dangerous in front of goal but there were a number of balls which flew across the goal which only required a touch to finish the play. With time running down a break from Sticker saw Turner cross to James Martin who slotted home to make the game safe.
Team: S.Hicks, J.Evans, A.Cleaves, A.Taylor, A.Lees, L.Clapham, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Martin, J.Boardman, J.Turner, Subs:J.Annear, A.Dalby.
Sticker Reserves continue their good form with a hard fought win away to Gerrans.
Although superior throughout Sticker made heavy weather of picking up all three points at a very sunny, windless and pleasant afternoon at Halwartha Park St. Mawes. The visitors made all the early running but their hard work tended to fizzle out in the final third and what shots they did have tended to be off target. Half time 0-0. Sticker did take the lead early in the second half with Jack Turner making his first full start latched on to a through ball and smartly shot home 1-0.Sticker continued to play the better football but with balls being given away and passes going adrift they were making hard work of what should have been a routine win. Dan Hocking scored a neat second to make the game safe but not before G +SM pulled a goal back in the dying minutes to make the final score G +SM 1 Sticker 2.
Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, A.Cleaves, J.Evans, A.Taylor, A.Dalby, H.Boardman,D.Hocking, E,George, J.Boardman, J.Turner, Subs Used: J.Annear, B.Smith, F.Pearce.
Sticker faced a strong wind in the first half at the Veryan Sports Club but did endeavour to keep the ball on the ground to get their passing game going. However a combination of wayward passes and some zealous tackling from the home side ensured that the visitors made little progress going forward. Veryan took advantage of the elements being in their favour and stunned the visitors with two goals in seven minutes which looked as if it might be the half time score. However Sticker ensured that it would be all square at the interval with a Jack Boardman brace in the thirty seventh and forty second minutes, the first a crisp shot and the second a follow up to his partially saved penalty.
Dan Hocking put Sticker ahead for the first time on fifty two minutes with a sweetly taken free kick and deservedly so as it capped an excellent all round performance. Boardman secured his hat – trick with a goal from an acute angle which James Martin sportingly resisted tapping home himself.
A decent win for a hard working Sticker side against a team who never make it easy to secure three points from. 2-4 winners for their first league victory over Veryan! A very satisfying performance for Manager Roy Boardman and his young team!
Team: S.Hicks, A.Lees, A.Taylor, A.Cleaves, J.Evans, A.Dalby, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, E.George, J.Boardman, J.Martin. Subs Used: F.Pearce, H.Hann, J.Turner.
Sticker completely dismantled St Dennis by playing superb attacking and defending football. Even though St Dennis scored first by old warhorse Craig Coad Sticker gradually wore them down with James Martin equalising with a firm header from a superb cross from the ever impressive Eddie George.1-1. Then came the goal of the game from Adam Dalby as the ball was cleared from another Sticker attack from 35 yards he hit an absolute worldy even though it looked goalbound struck a St Dennis defender and flew into the net. 2-1. Not long after Eddie George once again sent in a croos to the far post where this time James Martin scored an unorthadox goal with his body.3-1. H/T.
The second half started with St Dennis in a more determined mood and had a reasonable first few minutes but with Captain Adam Cleaves back from his vacation partnered by Arron Taylor in defence and Aiden Leas and Adam Dalby as the wing backs they were unable to get through. The more the game went on the more it looked Sticker would add to the score and they soon did with goals from Dan Hocking, Eddie George, Jack Boardman and the hardworking Sam Began . Game over but St Dennis stuck at it and scored a consolation second goal and the game finished 7-2. F/T. Manager Roy Boardman absoluteley delighted to finall beat Dennis who always seemed to get the better of Sticker in the past but his team played some really delightful football and completely outplayed their opponents.
Team. S.Hicks, A.Leas, A.Cleaves, A.Taylor, A.DalbyJ.Evans)D.Hocking, E.Gerge,H.Boardman, S.Began. J.Boardman.