Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Saltash 6 Sticker 1

Sticker  travelled to Saltash to play in the 1/4 Final of the Senior Cup and got off to a good start and scored after 5 mins. Good counter attack ball fell for Jack Bowyer who struck a good shot, keeper could only parry the ball into the air and Matt Lloyd got onto it and a strong looping header over the advancing keeper.0-1

Sticker on back foot for rest of half until Saltash equalised.Frankie had a good one on one just before halftime which he put wide, maybe should have scored. Second half Saltash scored a early goal after five minutes then they controlled the game running out 6-1 winners Sticker had a couple of good chances during the game but again couldn’t take the chances. If they had it would have been a completely different game.

Team: E.Elwell, J.Walker, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, A.Butler, B.Rosevear, F.McAvoy, M.Duff, J.Rogers, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer. Subs: T.Peers, L.Knowles,D.Jackson.

Sticker 1 Launceston 0

Sticker with one of the only few pitches playable after the recent rain since Boxing day, kicked off in bright winter sunshine and had to weather Launceston's early attacks and as the half wore on Sticker came into their own with plenty of possession and with Jack Walker starting at right back and Jason Rogers also playing in a more forward position Sticker had plenty of attacking options. Matt Lloyd was the lone striker in place of Jack Bowyer who was on the bench and also Andrew Butler playing a more attacking role. It was Andrew that had at least two chances to open the scoring half way through the first half. One chance was from a header when a deep cross found him running in at the far post, alas his effort went just over. The second chance when he was just through on goal but his chip over the onrushing keeper was not strong enough. Launceston started to come back into the game after their early onslaught but they to were unable to break the deadlock. Then just before half time came the best move of the match involving an excellent four man passing sequence and Matt Lloyd scoring into the far corner. 1-0. H/T.

  The second half started with Sticker hoping to increase their lead and Matt Lloyd almost made it two but  his shot went tantalisingly wide of the post so  instead of putting the Launceston defence under more pressure they came under intense pressure themselves with the odd breakaway but could not increase their lead. The defence and midfield  were the stars in this second half battling for every ball as the Launceston attack was relentless. The trouble is they played into Sticker's hands this half by hitting hopeful balls from defence into the Sticker defence. When they did get the ball on the ground they found little room for manouvre because of the tigresh tackling from the Sticker lads and when the defence was breached Ethan Ellwell  in goal in place of cup-tied Jamie Blatchford was oustanding. Time for some substitutions Jack Bowyer on for Matt Lloyd but he was unable to make any impression on the launceston defence they were on this occasion able to match his lightening pace. Later on Joel Cockings on for Martin Duff and Rory Jarvis (Reserve Team Player) on for Jason Rogers. This added more pace to the right side which Jack Walker was able to help with driving Rory forward who has super pace and give the Sticker defence some respite. In the end Sticker held on to their slender lead and find themselves into the quarter final of the Senior cup. F/T. 1-0.

Team: E.Elwell. J.Walker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, F.McAvoy, B.Rosevear, M.Duff(J.Cockings), A.Butler, J.Rogers(R.Jarvis), M.Lloyd(J.Bowyer)

Sticker 0 St Austell 3

Sticker managed with hard work from the back room staff to get the game on after the inclement weather and with a healthy crowd of 355  to add to the coffers were unable to inflict a defeat on their close neighbours or even score. After more defensive errors they conceded  three goals in the first half and whilst no more goals were scored in the second half they were unable to find the back of the net themselves. F/T 0-3.

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, L.Knowles, B.Rosevear, F.McAvoy, M.Duff, A.Butler, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer. Subs: M.Lloyd, J.Walker, T.Peers. All used.

Porthleven 3 Sticker 4 AET

Sticker Progress into the next round of the Cornwall Senior Cup by beating Porthleven 3-4 Aet Goals from:.(J.Bowyer, M.Lloyd, F.McAvoy, J.Cockings)

Team: A.Avery, J.Walker(J.Rogers), M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, L.Knowles, A.Butler, M.Duff, F.McAvoy(T.Peers), M.Lloyd(M.Body),J.Cockings, J.Bowyer.

Sticker 1 Falmouth Town 4

On a wet and cold miserable night at Floodlit Burngullow Park Sticker suffered another miserable defeat this time at the hands of Falmouth Town Losing 1-4.(Sticker scorer J.Bowyer)

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Rogers, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, L.Knowles, F.McAvoy, M.Duff, A.Butler, T.Peers, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer.Subs: J.Walker, J.Cockings, H.Haan. All used.

Torpoint 0 Sticker 1

After a disappointing run of results Sticker at last get a win at Torpoint winning 0-1 and created more chances than their hosts and after a great move involving Joel Cockings who won the ball before passing a neat ball through to Andrew Butler who in turn crossed for the mecurial Jack Bowyer to knock the ball home. He could have scored again a  short while after but had his shot cleared off the line.A great confidence booster for the Sticky who have suffered lately. F/T. 0-1

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Rogers,S.Kenny, M.Rowles-Jane, L.Knowles, A.Butler, M.Duff, T.Peers, J.Cockings, F.McAvoy, J.Bowyer. Subs: M.Lloyd, J.Walker, B.Rosevear All used!

Sticker 0 Plymouth Parkway 5

Sticker playing league leaders Plymouth Parkway started the game very brightly and didn't allow the visitors all their own way and battled as we all know they can and they were holding their own and the most dangerous moment when Parkways striker Glyn Hobbs unleashed a thunderbolt which crashed against the crossbar and went over. Another a couple of near misses and you felt a goal would come along soon and it did  most bizarrely  form a corner the ball somehow found the back of the Sticker net. 0-1. Shortly after after some good work again by Glyn Hobbs who squared a lovely ball for his team mate who blazed it over the bar much to the annoyance of his manager who was jumping up and down in a frenzy!!  Parkway were then denied a a good penalty shout which was denied to them by referee Derek Fox but he made amends later when after an inoccuous knock he did award a penalty which was duly dispatched by Glyn Hobbs.0-2. Sticker then a had a chance to score when the Parkway keeper could only parry a shot and Matt Lloyd managed to reach the ball but from a close angle the keeper managed to scramble back and keep the ball out. H/T. 0-2.

  The second half started and straight away sticker were on the front  foot with Martin Duff right in the thick showing off some terrific play and pushing forward but still no  joy. Parkway then scored goal no.3 and relaxed somewhat and with Sticker bringing on three subs. had their best chances of the match Joel Cockings found some space wide on the right and sent in a deep cross to the far post and found Matt Lloyd rising like a salmon to power a header which looked to be heading for the top corner but alas struck the crossbar. Such a shame as Matt really deserves a goal. Not long after Jack Bowyer struggling to find form like the rest of the team at last got into the area on the left and saw the keeper off his line and sent in a curling chip which again looked to be heading for the top corner but the keeper seemed to grow a few inches and somehow plucked the ball from the air and then amazingly whacked the ball miles up field and it bounced once beat all the defenders but not striker Glyn Hobbs who with one touch planted the ball past Jamie Blatchford for his hat trick. 0-4. A couple of minutes before full time Parkway had another corner and managed to find the back of the net after a goalmouth scramble, F/T 0-5. A not too surprising result really considering Stickers season so far and the fact that  Parkway are top of the league with only one away defeat so far. These top teams are fast and fit and show us what we need to aspire to so hopefully we can learn from them without getting too downhearted. I'm sure the goals will come and the strikers will become more clinical.

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker(J.Rogers), A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, L.Knowles, S.Kenny(M.Body), A.Butler, M.Duff, T.Peers(J.Cockings),M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer.

Stoke Gabriel 3 Sticker 0

Sticker lose on the road again to Stoke Gabriel 3-0!

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker,A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Lloyd, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, A.Butler, J.Cockings, J.Bowyer.Subs: J.Rogers, T.Peers,F.McAvoy All used.

Sticker 2 Helston 2

Sticker playing under their own Floodlights for the second time score two goals in the second half to level the match after being 0-2 down at half time. Stickers goals scored by Jack Bowyer (Pen) and an absolute pearler in the top corner from Frank McAvoy. Sticker also denied a stone wall penalty late on. F/T. 2-2.

Inside the first ten or so minutes Sticker could have been 4-0 up but for some good keeping and wayward finishing. Time and again their frontline pace ripped the Helston defence open and their strikers one on one against Barry Wyatt.. Helston found their shape though and started creating chances of their own. It was quite an end to end encounter and Matty Buchan had a superb first half for Helston, his srength and pace to win balls that were often 70/30 against him, tremendous to watch. 

The first Helston goal on 33 minutes was a deflected Buchan shot cutting in from wide left inside the area and it moved the games momentum in Helstons favour. Three minutes later and Helston, pressing their advantage scored a  second goal which was was special. Kirk Davis attacking at pace down the right moved the ball inside to Dan Stilwell who  from around the edge of the area planted a cracking bending shot past keeper Blatchford. No blame on Blatchford as few keepers would have got near to that effort. 2-0 half time but with better finishing it could easily have been Sticker well out in the lead at the break.

Seven minutes into the second half and what looked to me to be a very soft penalty, given I believe by the linesman, gave Sticker their way back and Jack Bowyer sent Barry Wyatt the wrong way. At 2-1 it was Stickers turn to press and make the most of their moment and five minutes later they were level with a rocket from Frank McAvoy. Similar distance to Stidwells earlier effort, but no bend on this one, just raw pace and into the top corner. Fantastic strike.

As the game progressed both teams had chances, but Sticker had a massive shout for a second penalty. To me this one was nailed on and Helston had got away with one. However as said I thought the first Penalty was soft so perhaps it had evened itself out.

Both sides had more chances as the game continued end to end at a fair old pace with a few hefty challenges and a few yellow cards to match them. The last ten-fifteen minutes Helston had the greater possession and chances but even with a string of consecutive corners they could not regain the lead against a determined Sticker.

Team: J.Blatchford, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.kenny, J.Walker, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, A.Butler, F.McAvoy, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer, Subs:All used. J.Rogers, T.Peers, J.Cockings

Bodmin 1 Sticker 0

Sticker lose again away to Bodmin Town by just one goal to nil.