Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker journeyed to Bude and came away with an impressive win! 1-2 with the goals scored by Ethan Gatley and Thomas Hocking.

Sticker with a depleted squad and only one substitute available which had to be used after just 5 minutes due to a recurring back injury to captain Jack Boardman. One highlight was the return of Adam Cleaves who has been out injured since the start of the season. The game started with Launceston making most of the positive attacking moves but without a real threat on. When they did get the opportunity to score their shooting was way off target. Stickers football at this time was to use the long ball upfield rather than try a short passing game to each other!! Young Reece McKnight who had come on in place of Jack Boardman was a game little character who ran and ran but the big Launceston just swatted him away like a fly! Then came a moment just before half time when Launceston took the lead. H/T. 0-1.

The second half commenced and Sticker started to show some resolve and at least put some passes to-gether and get nearer to the away sides goal and their best chance in open play fell to Tom Hocking with just the keeper to beat blazed the ball over the bar! As the game was coming to the end another defensive mistake led to Launceston scoring a second and decisive goal to wrap the game up! F/T. 0-2

Team: L.Clapham, T.Boardman, A.Lees, A.Cleaves, A.Dalby, H.Boardman, E.Gatley, J.Flamank, E.Warren-Knight, T.Hocking, J.Boardman(R.McKnight)

 

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 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!!

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.