Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves 0 Wadebridge Town Reserves 2

Sticker facing bottom club Wadebridge Reserves who have yet to win a league game so far this season and have had problems being able to field a side on two or three occasions.They came out of the traps straight away and put Sticker under pressure and forcing the the back line to defend desperately. Their first effort was a long range shot that came off the underside of the crossbar but Morgan in goal managed to gather the ball. With the Wadebridge bench and supporters yelling for a goal. Var was consulted and it was no goal! Wadebridge still piled forward and a another terrific shot was turned around the post by Morgan for a terrific save. Sticker just could not string any decent passes to gether except to keep lumping balls forward hoping that Tom Hocking or Harry Boardman would latch onto them. They were allowing Wadebridge to totally dictate the play Manager Roy must have been pulling his hair out but at least it was still goaless at half time. The second half started and whatever Roy said to his team they didn't listen or understand as it was much the same as the first half. Wadebridge finally scored when after a shot came off the near upright the ball was swept into the net. 0-1. To give Sticker some credit they did try to get back on terms but unlike Wadebridge their passing was just not accurate enough to breach the defence with not one worthwhile shot on goal. Wadebridge rubbed furthar salt in the wound by adding a further goal to wrap the game up. F/T. 0-2. Team: M.Coxhead, A.Lees, L.Clapham, E.Warren-Knight, H.Boardman, E.Gatley, A.Dalby, T.Boardman, J.Boardman, T.Hocking, K.Russel-Smith. Subs.Used B.Renowden, R.McKnight

St Breward 2 Sticker Reserves 0

In a bad tempered match apart from losing had James Martin sent off and a number of players booked as did St Mawgan who had two players sent off.. 2.0.

Millbrook Res. 1 Sticker Res. 1

Sticker playing away against Millbrook come back with a 1-1 draw. The goal scored by Lewis Clapham.

Polperro 4 Sticker Reserves 2

Sticker Reserves beaten by Polperro 4-2. Sticker goals scored by Tom Hocking and Derek Lucas.

Saltash Borough 1 Sticker Reserves 1

With only a few games being played on this soaking wet Saturday Sticker managed a 1-1 draw at Saltash Borough.on the 3g pitch.

Perranporth 6 Sticker 2

Sticker Reserves lose out in the first round the Kernow cup against Perranportch 6-2 with a depleted side even had to call on Assistant Manager Martin Smith to make up the numbers.

Sticker Reserves 2 Liskeard Reserves 1

Sticker wanting to gain revenge on Liskeard as they inflicted their first defeat at the start of this new season. As it turned out revenge was sweet!! 

  Sticker started the slower of the two teams due to Liskeard winning most of the battles and Sticker conceded a penalty in the opening minutes when Morgan in goal dived at the feet of the onrushing striker got the ball away but the striker tripped on his outstretched arm, a dubious decision to some but not the referee nor the Liskeard players. Fortunately the ball was blazed over the bar!

Liskeard continued to move the ball about better due to their influential no.8 midfield player who seemed to be involved in everything for his team going forward wheras Stickers passing was not to their usual standard as they were trying the long passing tactic and it was not working. There was a debut for experienced player just moved into the area Glen Cox who had some neat touches and I'm sure will fit into the squad as time progresses. Liskeard did take the lead when from a good cross from the left was bundled into the net with Morgan not able to get his hand to the ball. 0-1. Sticker had to make an early change when Adam Dalby went off injured and had to reorganise their shape. Finally they were beginning to take some control in midfield especially from the hardworking Dan Hocking and James Martin finally managed to find a bit of space and scored an absolute cracker of a goal shooting from a long way out the ball dipped and hit the underside of the crossbar and landed in the bottom the net much to the delight of his teammates and all the supporters.(Especially Keith his Dad) H/T.1-1. Sticker came out for the second half earlier than Liskeard and seemed keen to get on with the game and get on with it they did!! They didn't give Liskeard any space or time on the ball (Roy must have fed them all Shredded Wheat!!) and they were pushing forward at every opportunity and should have taken the lead when Tom Hocking managed to wiggle through and with a one on one with keeper was unable to shoot past the keeper who made a good save. Shortly after Dan Hocking who was winning everthing now in midfield managed to run through on the left and fired in a crossfiled shot that whistled past the far post and James Martin arriving late was unable to steer it into the net. Liskeard were getting frustrated and starting to lose their discipline and their no.8 was sinbinned! Sticker took advantage and Dan Hocking had another attempt from the left and this time succeded in firing a shot into the far corner of the goal. 2-1. Which was no more than they deserved. Liskeard were now begining to push forward more but they were unable to find the same rythym and succes as the first half with Jack Boardman marshalling his defence superbly and star of the show was his younger brother Tom who was absolutely oustanding up against players double his size Tom was like a Jack Russel with a bone snapping at the Liskeard players heels and making telling forward runs and playing short passes to his teammates. Liskeard seemed to be getting more wound up as the game progressed and their play was just not effective. They could have scored an equaliser near the end but for Morgan who saved a point black shot after a corner came zooming across . The referee finall blew for time much to the relief of the Sticker bench, F/T.2-1. A thoroughly deserved and hard won victory for Roy and Martins young squad!  A cup game next week away to Perranporth which will be a tough encounter. Team: M.Coxhead, T.Boardman, A.Taylor, J.Boardman, E.Warren-Knight,  A,Dalby, H.Boardman, D.Hocking J.Martin, G.Cox, T.Hocking..Subs: E.Gatley, B.Renowden, MoM: Tom Boardman absolutely outstanding battling performance! Well done young Tom!!

Wadebridge Res. 2 Sticker Res. 3

Sticker took control of the game early with goal s from James Martin (20) Lewis Clapham (26) and Ethan Gatley (27). However by this time they had used their one substitute as Adam Dalby had retired injured after just ten minutes. There was no further scoring during the first half although Sticker were guilty of missing a number of chances. With the second half progressing and neither side capable of finding the net, the game turned when Aidan Lees was red carded for a rash tackle in the seventy third minute. Sticker were down to ten men and worse was to follow when Tristan Wood also went off injured with ten minutes remaining. Wadebridge at last seized the initiative and pulled two goals back in the eighty sixth and seventh minutes which made for a nail biting end to the game. To their credit Sticker stuck to the task and took the points for the third win of the season.

Lanreath 1 Sticker Reserves 3

 A thoroughly deserved win today at Rally Park. Lanreath scored somewhat against the run of play on nine minutes. Sticker with the strong wind at their backs kept the home defence on their toes but it took until the forty first minute to find the equaliser, James Martin beating the goalkeeper to the ball and forcing home. The visitors always looked the more likely winners in the second period and there were a number of chances to put the game to bed. In the end two late strikes in the eighty third and ninetieth minutes from Dan Hocking secured all three points. Roy will be pleased to get a second maximum in three weeks and with Callington and Wadebridge next up there is the chance of more points in the offing.

Sticker Reserves 0 Saltash Utd. Res. 6

Sticker unable to beat a strong Saltash Utd.even though they were down to ten men losing eventually 0-6.