Sticker 3 Penry1
Sticker in the final of the Cornwall Charity Cup once again facing Penryn at Godolphin! The game kicked off at a lively pace and Sticker found them selves ahead in the first minute. Frank McAvoy won a corner on the left which he duly swung over and in a crowded area the keeper could only punch the ball clear, out to his left where Martin Duff was lurking he immediately vollyed the ball back into the area where a Penryn player took a swing at the ball and miscued right into the path of Joel Cockings who made no mistake from close range. 1-0. Sticker went further ahead on five minutes when after another corner the Referee spotted a hand ball and awarded a penalty. Up stepped Andrew Butler who smashed it high into the net. 2-0. With Penryn playing a long ball game for their forwards to try and latch onto Sticker were trying to play therir usual game of working the ball on the ground but so many balls were disappearing into neighbours gardens because of miscued clearances the game didn't flow. Sam Marchant on one of his surging runs nearly brought goal no. 3 when he went round the keeper and slotted the ball goalwards only for a defender to make a marvelous recovery and clear the ball for a corner. Frank McAvoy was next to go close when he surged past the defence only to see his shot take a deflection and hit post with the keeper stranded. Penryn were now beginning to play some decent football and Andrew Avery was now the busiest keeper and had to make a few decent saves. Then came a defining moment in the game that you get to see once in a while when after a good flowing move from Sticker a lovely ball from the magnificent Martyn Duff was placed out to Jack Bowyer who sprinted past the last defender and as the ball was on its second bounce he volleyed a chip over the advancing keeper to make it 3-0. With the Sticker supporters cheering wildly and all his teammates piling on top of him you could see this was a really quality goal. Penryn tried to get back into the game but half time came with Sticker ahead by the same margin.
The second half commenced and with the supporters hoping for the usual Sticker second half performance of more goals were a little disappointed as it was Penryn who did most of the pressing and looked very dangerous especially on the right but such has been the strength of the Sticker defence this season they were able to soak up the pressure , none more so than Micker Rowles-Jane who dominated. However Penryn did score what was to be their consolation goal when from a free kick into the area the ball was headed home powerfully by Luke Brabyn. 3-1. Time for some subs. and Sticker nearly added to their tally when Callum Kenny went close as the ball went the wrong side of the post. Finally the referee blew the whistle to end the game for the players to celebrate a second trophy in this remarkable season. F/T. 3-1. Manager Andrew and Gary will be as overjoyed as the players to win this cup for a second time and to end the season as league and cup winners. They can all relax for a while now and enjoy the glory and look forward to what will be a super presentation evening this coming Saturday at the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.
Team: A.Avery, A.Butler, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny. M.Body(J.Rogers), M.Duff, B.Rosevear, S.Marchant, F.McAvoy, J.Cockings(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer(C.Kenny)