Sticker Reserves 2 North Petherwin 0
Sticker facing Nprth Petherwin again this time in the 2nd round of the Cornwall Junior cup and were mindful in their previous encounter that they threw away a two goal advantage so were determined not to let that happen again. North Patherwin were very competitive though and made a game of it stretching the Sticker defence on a number of occasions.They probably felt they had the better of the first half but it was Sticker who managed to score the opening goal after a couple of eary strikes that just missed the post. Harvey Haan who had a fine controlling forceful game strode into the box but the ball got stuck in his feet with his back to goal he stumbled but then got up and hooked a shot that the keeper managed to put out a hand and the ball then hit the crossbar and bounced out to Jack Boardman who struck the ball into the far corner giving the keeper no chance. H/T. 1-0.
The second half started with Sticker kicking with the wind and took full advantage very early on when a good through ball found Matt Searle and as the centre half slipped Matt went round him and stroked a well placed shot wide of the keepers right hand. 2-0. Sticker were more in control this half especially Harvey Haan who had an outstanding game in midfield.North Petherwin were still in it though and still very competitive but were not able to pierce the Sticker defence which was well marshalled by skipper Adam Cleaves. The match was well refereed by young Scott McKenzie who was not afraid to stamp his authority on the game. Sticker did add a third goal when a free kick was well struck and the keeper was unable to hold onto the ball and it bounced out to Matt Searle who lashed it into the net but the North Petherwin linesman had his flag raised and the ref went over and spoke to him as he had given the goal but decided to uphold the linesman's decision and disallow the goal. Sticker were unable to relax but saw out the remaining minutes for a deserved victory against a stubborn North Petherwin side.F/T. 2-0. Roy and Martin will be pleased to get into the third round of the cup and pleased with the determination shown by the players. They weren't allowed to play their usual free flowing game as the wind was blowing a bit at times and because of the opposition who made life difficult. Also the players were guilty of too many misplaced passes and their control let them down at times but give them credit they stuck at it and got their just reward. One final note a debut substitution for Roy's younger son Harry who is now old enough for mens football.
Team T.Rowe, B.Pomeroy, A,Cleaves J.Annear, A.Koppelow J.Dingle, L.Clapham, H.Haan, M.Fabrizi, E.George, J.Boardman. Subs: M.Searle, H.Boardman Both Used.