Sticker Reserves 1 Veryan 1
Sticker and Veryan shared the results 1-1 in a very entertaining and competitive match. Sticker wanting to continue their excellent unbeaten run were facing somewhat of a nemesis as Veryan nearly always come out on top in their meetings. Veryan with a very experienced side with none other that Damon Mulready(ex St Austell) who proved a real handful but he came up against a real stubborn Sticker defence especially Jowan Annear who had a magnificent game. Nonetheless when Veryan pushed foreward they looked very dangerous and had a number of chances but the resolute defence and keeper Tom Rowe kept them at bay. Sticker also looked dangerous going forward and also kept the Veryan defence busy and had a number of shots on goal but either they went wide or straight into the keepers arms. H/T. 0-0.
The second half started with Sticker making a substitution bringing on old favourite Jack Walker in place of Lewis Clapham and it was good to see Jack getting involved. It was very cat and mouse with Veryan pressing very hard but Sticker held on and were finding success down the wings and after fifteen minutes finally broke the deadlock and it came from the diminutive Ashely Koppelow. The ball had been cleared from the keeper to another old Sticker Favourite playing for Veryan Bobby Lee-Johns who beautifully controlled the ball on the his ample chest and as the ball came down to his feet there was Ashley who nicked the ball off him and sped foreward and after three or four yards unleashed an absolute cracker of a shot which literally flew into the goal which the keeper could only watch in admiration as it went past him and into the net! The ground erupted into an appreciative applause for a stunning goal. 1-0. Veryan were stung but Sticker stayed strong until finally a through ball finally found a Veryan player who wasn't offside and as he tried to collect the ball out came Tom in goal to make a fantastic save at the players feet but alas the ball bobbled out of his grasp and at his second attempt to get the ball clipped the forwards legs and he fell over. The referee straight away pointed to the penalty spot. Jowan Annear in his protestations received a sin bin yellow and was off the pitch for ten minutes. Damon Mulready stepped up and scored the penalty.1-1. Veryan were sensing they could now win the match against the ten men of Sticker but it was the home side who came closest. Jowan Dingle at last slipped past the last defender and home in on goal at the tightest of angles he tried another one of his chips and almost caught the keeper out but he managed to flick the ball away for a corner. Then Jack Boardman did beat the keeper with a crashing shot from a long way out but alas not the crossbar. Sticker were now the more dominant and pressing forward and had two free kicks and corners and each one found the head of Harvey Haan but he was unable to get any power or direction to-wards the goal. Finally the referee blew for full time to end the game which both sides will probably agree that a draw was a fair result. F/T. 1-1.
Team: T.Rowe, A.Koppelow, A.Cleaves, J.Annear, B.Pomeroy, M.Barrezi, H.Haan, E.George, L.Clapham, J.Dingle, J.Boardman.Subs.Used J.Walker, I Grigg