Sticker 2 Plymouth Argyle Res. 3
Stickers first game under their newly installed floodlights and their biggest crowd of the season saw a highly competitive and entertaining game in the first half as far as the Sticker supporters were concerned. The Plymouth youngsters took an early lead with an excellent left foot strike from their no.7 cutting in from the right. 0-1 Sticer came roaring back and after excellent work down the right by Joel Cockings and Jason Rogers the ball was crossed and the Plymouth defence were unable to clear and the ball fell to Jack Bowyer who tucked it home. 1-1. Sticker were gaining in confidence and were forcing the pace and a lovely run through from Andrew Butler saw him drag his shot just wide. Then a cross right into Jack Bowyers path saw him blaze the ball over the bar. Argyle then took the lead once again against the run of play in a quick breakaway and the ball fired into the net.1-2. Joel Cockings playing his best game of the season so far stretching his legs with the centre half just got to the ball and just inside the area when the keeper fouled him and the Referee Mark Carroll immediately pointed to the spot. Up stepped Jack Bowyer who scored with ease. 2-2. Then came a real defining moment just before half time Joel with a half volley just on the edge of the penalty area saw his shot heading for the top right corner of the goal but somehow the Argyle keeper who is not the biggest we have seen, make a magnificent fingertip save to push the ball over the bar. H/T. 2-2.
The second half started and Sticker in their first and really only worthwhile attack saw Martin Duff with a lovely quick drive beat the keeper but also the far pos!. From then on it was Sticker defending with all their might and only occasionally getting into the Plymouth half but with no efforts on goal..Plymouth however were showing their athleticism and fitness and seeing plenty of the ball and were having plenty of shots on goal but were dragging most of the shots wide and just as the game was heading for a well deserved draw for Sticker on this momentous night, Plymouth went and spoilt it by scoring the winner in the 92 minute. F/T. 2-3. Andy and Gary and all the squad will be as disappointed as the Sticker supporters especially after the fantastic first half and the heroics in the second half but the Argyle lads are top of the league and Sticker matched them in the first half. So positives can be taken from the game.
Team: R.Rosevear, J.Rogers, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, L.knowles, S.Kenny(F.McAvoy), B,Rosevear(T.Peers), A.Butler, M.Duff, J.Cockings(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer.