Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

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

Sticker Reserves at last get some points on the board by defeating Morwenstow 4-1 and they thoroughly deserved the win. Sticker started on the front foot from the off and put the Morwenstow defence under fierce pressure and Sticker scored the opening goal when a superb ball from Dan Hocking split the defence and his namesake Tom Hocking latched onto the ball and ran forward with the defence in his wake and measured his shot past the onrushing keeper. 1-0. Sticker were growing in confidence more and more and utilising all areas of the pitch and whenever Morwenstow did get forward the found the Sticker defence resolute, led by a commanding performance once again from Jack Boardman and he was ably assisted by Ewan Warren, Aidan Lees and Tom Boardman. The second goal when it came was a cracker scored directly from a free kick by Dan Hocking who bent it around the defensive wall and into the top corner of the goal. 2-0. Sticker added a third when Aidan lees this time the provider who sent a superb diagonal ball and found James Martin who powered the ball home with his head. 3-0. H/T.

 The second half started with Morwenstow determined to get back into the game and Sticker equally determined to not let them so the game was somewhat of a stalemate with Sticker making use of a long ball tactic rather than short ball passing but with that tactic they allowed Morwenstow to have more of the ball and finally got a dubious penaly when Morgan Coxhead came out to dive at the feet of the oncoming Striker who dived theatrically in the  area to gain a penalty. After consulting the Sticker linesman awarded the kick which had to be taken twice but successfully converted. 3-1. Sticker made some well needed substitutions to bring on fresh legs and finally started to open up the Morwenstow once again could only add one further goal scored again by Tom Hocking as the away sides keeper made some outstanding one on one stops. 4-1. F/T. Roy, Martin and the whole squad will be buzzing after this result as it was richly deserved and we hope its a springboard for some more results. Team: M.Coxhead, A.Lees, J.Boardman, E.Warren-Knight, T.Boardman, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, C.Rundle, L.Clapham, J.Martin, T.Hocking, Subs Used: B.Renowden, B.Smith, A.Taylor, E.Gatley. Man Of the Match: Dan Hocking scoring a superb free kick and an assist also kept the ball moving forward and helped in defence and kept it simple!

Sticker came up against a strong looking Millbrook side and more than held there own in the first half but for two misplaced passes  which crucially led to Millbrook taking a two goal advantage into half time. 0-2.

  The second half was however a different kettle of fish with Sticker pushing to get something from the game and they so very nearly did! With Roy and Martin deploying all their substitutes throughout this half they were tigerishly tackling and winning the tackles which belies their young age( At Least for most of them) Superbly driven on from the back by Jack Boardman and new boy Callan Rundle seeing plenty of the ball down the left side surely a goal would come and when it did late on it was superbly taken by the ever hardworking Dan Hocking who also got booked for alate challenge later on. With ten minutes to go they threw avery they could at the Millbrook defence which had become ragged and the best chance fell to Aidan Lees who as usual also was instrumental in driving the team forward as the ball came across the penalty area Aidan struck the ball fiercely with the goal at his mercy bat alas the shot went wide of the post. So the excellent referee Kevin Knowles finally blew for full time!. F/T. 1-2. Wow what a second half that was! Roy and Martin will take heart from this game as they did in their previous game with the attitude that this young Sticker side showed and they will very soon get the result their endeavour deserves! Next game is against Morewenstow at home Saturday 7th September 2019.

Team: M.Coxhead, A.Lees, L.Clapham. J.Boardman, H.Simms, T.Boardman, H.Boardman, J.Martin, D.Hocking, C.Rundle, T.Hocking. Subs. All used.R.McKnight, E.Gatley, E.Warren-Knight, A.Rundle. B.Renowden,

An excellent shift from the reserves this evening and perhaps unlucky with the final score line. Dan Hocking put them ahead in the seventh minute a lead they held until the sixty sixth minute. Once St. Austell had equalised they turned the screw somewhat and scored three further goals on 81  87  and 91 aided by some inconsistent refereeing decisions. New player Callan Rundle looks promising. If they continue to play as they did today points will surely come their way.

Team: M.Coxhead, J.Annear, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, C.Rundle, M.Barresi, A.Lees,D.Hocking, H.Sims, T.Boardman, T.Hocking, Sub.B.Smith.

Sticker Reserves playing in the new St Pirans league against St Mawagan who came up from the Duchy Premier division with them  and what a battle was played between the two teams tonight. Sticker more than held their own in the first half matching their opponents in the tackle and playing the ball around with confidence and had the better of the earlier chances but were unable to capitalise and it was St Mawgan who opened the scoring after a smart move down the left side and a swift straight ball across the edge of the penalty area saw the striker fire the ball past Morgan in the Sticker goal which maybe he should have saved. 0-1. Sticker came roaring back driven on by captain Jack Boardman and the tireless Dan Hocking. Sticker equalised when finally the other Hocking Tom this time was finally rewarded for his persistence when in the box he managed to get the ball then lose it then get it back again before chipping the St Magan keeper to score to make it 1-1. Not long after St Mawgan scored was to be the eventual winner when a tame shot toward the corner of the Sticker was covered by Morgan only he let the ball slip through his fingers and the ball squirmed into the net. 1-2. If Morgan was upset by the first goal he was absolutely gutted by this one. H/T. 1-1.

 Sticker came out the second half determined to try and get something from the game and boy oh boy did both teams  work hard but they were just unable to lay that final killing pass to open up the St Mawagn defence and likewise St Mawagn were unable to open up the Sticker defence, F/T.1-2. 

Team: M.Coxhead, A.Lees, L.Clapham, J.Annear, T.Wood, J.Boardman, H.Boardman, T.Boardman, D.Hocking,M.Barresi, T.Hocking. Subs Used: R.McKnight, E.Gatley, B.Renowden.

Sticker Reserves playing their third league game in the new St Piran league East found the going tough against a tight Torpoint outfit and unfortunately went a goal behind in the first minute. 0-1, They were playing with one man up front namely Tom Hocking and he gamely battled against the strong Torpoint defence all game. THey were playing deeper than on Tuesday when they were well beaten by Polperro and these tactics were working to some degree but were having to rely on the long ball mostly down the left to young Tom Boardman but he was not finding life easy like the rest of the team. Sticker's best chance of the half came after a good piece of battling when  a cross come shot found Marco Barresi at the far post and his first time shot close in was somehow saved by the Torpoint keeper. Not long after this Torpoint scored no.2 when out of nothing a ball knocked over the top of the Sticker defence found the Torpoint striker race onto the ball and score. 0-2. H/T The second half resumed with Sticker just defending and stopping Torpoint from scoring which to their credit they did. F/T. 0-2. Roy and Martin will know that this league will be a deep learning curve for the Sticker youngsters and also know that they have to be sharper and pass the ball quicker and not dwell on the ball like they were able to in the Duchy Leagues.They did at times play some nice football as they always do though!

Team: C.Clarke, A.Lees, J.Annear T.Wood, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, H.Boardman, T.Boardman, M.Barresi, D.Hocking, T.Hocking.Subs.Used.M.Coxhead,

Sticker Reserves playing their first home game of the season in the new St Piran League came up against a strong experienced Polperro team and although they started brightly enough with two great shots from young Tom Boardman well saved by the Polperro keeper and a glancing header from Tom Hocking which just went over the bar. Once Polperro got their act to-gether there was no stopping them and they rattled in five goals in the first half to leave Roy's team shellshocked as they walked off at the break.H/T. 0-5. The second half resumed and then it was 0-6 and then a further two more to leave the final score 0-8.F/T. Roy and Martin will have to try and lift their young team as they face Torpoint on Saturday at Home!

Team: C.Clarke, J.Annear, T.Wood, A.Lees, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, B.Smith, T.Boardman, M.Barresi, D.Hocking, T.Hocking, Subs: R.McKnIght, E.Gatley, H.Boardman, H.Simms All used!


Sticker acquitted themselves pretty well in their first ever St. Piran League Step 7 fixture at Lux park Liskeard. Indeed the visitors should have been two goals to the good after ten minutes, but a poor missed penalty from Jack Boardman and a guilt edged chance spurned by Thomas Hocking allowed the home side off the hook. The homesters  made Sticker pay for there waywardness and popped in two of their own by half time. Liskeard scored a third right after the restart which didn't bode well for Sticker, but to their credit they stuck to the task and pulled a goal back through Dan Hocking after good work down the right by Aidan Lees. Liskeard scored a fourth after sixty eight minutes and that remained the score to full time. Sticker were made to rue their early missed chances and in the end the more experienced home side were good value for the three points.
Team:  Connor Clarke  Aidan Lees (Y)  Tom Boardman  Marco Barresi  Jack Boardman  Lewis Clapham  Jowan Annear  Tristan Wood  Thomas Hocking  Dan Hocking  Ethan Gatley.
Subs. all used: Reece McKnight  Ewan Warren-Knight  Harley Sims  Wade Mitchell  Harry Boardman.