Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker 2 Exmouth 1

Sticker at last gain another 3 points and do the double over Exmouth who they beat in the opening game of the season. Sticker took the lead on 15 mins. when a defensive mistake allowed Jack Bowyer to open the scoring. 1-0. Not long after Jack made it 2-0 from the penalty spot. H/T. 2-0.

  The second half continued and after two substitutions Sticker allowed  Exmouth in for what traspired to be their consolation. But it was a tense 10 minutes and Sticker hung to clinch their sixth  league victory of the season. F/T. 2-1. Onto their next game against Callington at home on Tuesday 10th April 2018 K.O. 7.30pm.

 

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Avery, S.Kenny, T.Peers(J.Rogers), T.Maye(M.Duff), A.Butler, F.McAvoy, R,Jarvis(M.Lloyd), J.Bowyer. Subs. M.Lloyd, M.Duff, J.Rogers. All used!

Sticker 1 Godolphin 1

Sticker gained a credible draw in to-nights floodlit league match!

St Austell 4 Sticker 3

Sticker playing their first Good Friday Derby against local rivals St Austell watched by a crowd of 352 kicked off and led with a goal from Martin Duff  which was then equalised by Mark Goldsworthy. H/T. 1-1 Shortly after the second half started St Austell took the lead through Ryan Oxley. 2-1. Sticker then equalised from a Jason Rogers worldy. 2-2. Sticker then went in front again from a smart move and finished by Andrew Butler. The home side then equalised from an unfortunate own goal. 3-3. They then went in front again with five minutes to go with a goal from the evergreen Martin Watts which proved to be the winner. F/T. 4-3. The Sticker lads will be disappointed in losing such an entertaining game which they played a big part in but it should give them massive encouragement with the amount of games still to play. 

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

Falmouth Town 3 Sticker 1

A frustrating day for Sticker after playing so well just come away with a pat on the back! After such a bright start to the season they are finding it hard in the fast lane. After so many postponements in the last couple months. It is now a matter of catch up and the same applies to most of the other teams in the league. Sticker have to believe they can get something from the teams below them as they have to play all three of them. A nice bonus to-day was Andrew Butler coming off the bench to score Stickers only goal with his head!! His first goal of this season! Next week the lads play at St Austell on Good Friday K.O.11.00am.

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, T.Peers, F.McAvoy, J.Rogers, M.Lloyd. Subs Used: A.Butler, R.Jarvis. T.Mayes.

Sticker 1 Witheridge 1

Sticker kicked off this bottom of the table clash with Witheridge on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon with the east wind blowing snow flurries into the main stand where most of the supporters were huddled to-getther. There was nowhere to escape this horrible weather except the clubhouse. The game started off ok with Sticker dominant in the first period but the players just could not seem to find each other there were too many misplaced passes. When they did find each other they looked a good team and after twenty minutes scored a stunning goal when Jack Bowyer flicked the ball over his own head wide on the left then controlled the ball boefore unleashing a fierce drive at the near post and making the net bulge.1-0. Sticker then had a few corners which came to nothing and the passing was just as bad. Half time couldn't come soon to go and warm up with a pastie!

   The second resumed with Sticker now kicking with the wind down the slop. But the passing and control was not much better. Time for some subs. and on came Andrew Butler and Frank McAvoy. I'm sure this cold weather must have effected the players in particular Jack Bowyer this half as he had more than one opportunity to increase Sticker's lead and to add to his tally but either the keeper saved his shot or one chipped effort went agonisingly wide. Then calamity happened Witheridge had bought on new signing Tornado Bellow to create something as well as player/Manager Roger Bonaparte and after Tornado had won a dubious free another Witheridge player too it and sent what looked like a floating straight ball to-wards the Sticker goal and it went over everyones head including Jamie Blatchford and into the empty net. and no one was more astonished than the player who took the free kick. 1-1. It was such a shame to concede such a soft goal like this especially as the Sticker keeper had been so dominant in hios area. Sticker then started to apply some pressure and laid seige on the Witheredge goal only for the upright to save the day and also the keeper made a stunning save from a super strike from Martin Duff. Eventually after 7 minutes of time added on the referee finally blew for full time. 1-1. Not the best of results for the Sticker but at least they didn't lose.

Team: J.Blatchford. J.Walker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, T.Peers, M.Duff, B.Rosevear, J.Rogers, R.Jarvis, J.Bowyer,Subs. Used: A.Butler, F.McAvoy.

Sticker 5 Launceston 3

 Sticker at last gave their loyal supporters something to cheer about in to-nights match under lights against Launceston. After their sterling defensive display against league leaders Plymouth Parkway last saturday even though they sttill lost manager Andrew Avery and coach Gary Wheildon felt that the team could move on from that game and to-night proved them so right. In a fast moving game from both sides it was pretty even for the first part until Sticker finally opened the scoring after a slick move involving Martin Duff and Tim Peers, Matt Lloyd was put through on goal and he made no mistake shooting into the far corner. 1-0.Launceston came back and equalised after some defensive errors and a slightly deflected shot caught Jamie Blatchford on the hop and the ball also ended in the far corner.1-1. Sticker came roaring back a it was Matt Lloyd once again. to make it 2-1. In fact Lloydy could have scored his second earlier after being put through but failed to beat the keeper. H/T. 2-1. 

 The second half kicked off again at a quick pace and Launceston equalised once more. A corner was sent over and the Sticker defence failed to clear and a Launceston player pounced to slam the ball into the roof of the net. 2-2. Sticker were not to be denied and took the lead again through Matt Lloyd to get his thoroughly deserved hat trick for all his hard work and not just in this game. 3-2. The next goal was typical Jack Bowyer, Jack has had a lean time of late not having scored for what seems ages and it has also affected his performances but to-night he was much like his old self hassling and harrying defenders and generally making a right nuisance of himself and he finally got his reward when a long high ball was punted forward and Jack outmuscled the defender and as the keeper came out Jack sent a superb chip over his head and into the net. Get In!! 4-2.  Rory Jarvis came on for Lloydy and it was he who got the ball near the corner flag and whipped in a cross to the near post and found Martin Duff who deftly flicked the ball in past the keeper for only his second goal of this season. 5-2. Still Launceston were not finished and after a a positive run through the centre of the pitch a quick strike beat Jamie in goal. 5-3. Sticker were not to be denied and hung on and saw the game out for a thoroughly and at last a decent home win. The whole team themselves justice to-night none more so than Jason Rogers and Tim Peers both constantly breaking down attacks and always wanting to push forward. F/T. 5-3  Another home game this weekend against Witheridge and hopefully the team can continue in this same form.

Team: J.Blatchford, J.Walker, A.Avery. M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, B.Rosevear, T.Peers, M.Duff, J.Rogers, J.Bowyer, M.Lloyd. Subs: A.Butler, R.Jarvis, T.Mayes. Man of the Match: Matt Lloyd finally all his hard work paid dividends with a well desrved hat trick!

Plymouth Parkway 3 Sticker 1

Sticker gave the champions elect a tough game today even after going down to ten men with Matt Lloyd getting two yellows. With the score at just 1-0 Jason Rogers unleashed a thunderbolt to level the score. and Sticker thought they were in with a chance of a point until a fierce shot which was heading straight for Ethen Elwell in the Sticker goal got a wicked deflection to give Parkway the lead. 2-1 Parkway wrapped the game up with a third goal a minute from time with Sticker searching a for a point. F/T. 3-1. Andy and Gary were really proud of the teams performance to-day and playing to a system.and hope they can continue starting on Tuesday 13th at Burngullow under lights.

Team: E.Elwell, J.Walker, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, B.Rosevear, M.Duff, T.Peers, J.Rogers, M.Lloyd, R.Jarvis. Subs: All used: J.Bowyer, J.Boardman, T.Maye. Man of the Match: Ethen Elwell for a stunning performance in the Sticker goal.

Sticker 0 Bodmin Town 2

Sticker at last managed to play a league after such a wet period this last few weeks and they were straight away on the back foot and up against some big Bodmin players but defended really well until on fifteen minutes they gave away a penalty which was duly smashed against and over the cross bar. They soon made ammends when after a wayward pass let in a Bodmin player who tucked the ball away into the far corner. 0-1. Sticker plugged away without much to show for until the last ten minutes in the first half where Bodmin were having to defend and but for a few goalmouth skirmishes still couldn't score the just before half time a good through ball for Bodmin found Adam Carter who scored with ease. H/T.0-2. 

  The second half commenced and it was much the same as the first half except Sticker having more possession and trying to find a way through the strong Bodmin defence but it was not to be and another disappointing defeat for Sticker. F/T. 0-2. Next week they face Stoke Gabriel at home and lets hope for a better result.

Team:J.Blatchford, J.Walker,A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, S.Kenny, B.Rosevear, M.Duff, J.Rogers, R.Jarvis, M.Lloyd, J.Bowyer.Subs All used: T.Peers, L.Knowles.TMayes.

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)