Sticker Reserves. 6 Saltash Thirds. 0
Sticker Reserves kicked off this Duchy Premier league match and took a little time to get their flowing game going and with two recent signings on board, old favourite Eddie George and 17 year old Luke Trewela getting used to their new team mates. Once they had got the measure of their opponents and playing some good football the opening goal came from top goal scorer Jack Boardman being manhandled by a defender shrugged him off and with the Saltash players stopped expecting the Referee to blow for a foul Jack continued and shot into the corner of the net much to the annoyance of the Saltash players. 1-0. Eddie George came close with a cross shot which the keeper got his fingertips to the ball and it struck the post. Soon after Luke Trewela latched onto a neat through ball and cooly swept the ball home for his debut goal. H/T. 2-0.
The second half started with Sticker well in control especially after a Saltash player received a red card for kicking out after winning a free kick. Sticker attacking with real purpose especially down the right side won a corner which Jack Boardman whipped over to the back stick and saw Luke stooping low and head in his second and Sticker's third. 3-0. No way back now for the ten men. Another attack this time down the middle after super work from Marco Barezi who slipped the ball to Jack Boardman who in turn pushed the ball into the path of the excellent Harvey Haan who with the outside of his boot curled the ball past the keeper into the net. 4-0. After some very dubious offside decisions against the Sticker forwards at last when he should have been flagged Luke sped through and with a defender on his back and the keeper closing him down he poked the ball past him and into the net for an impressive debut hat trick. 5-0. The final goal came when Harvey this time turned provider and sent over a cross to the far post and saw Lewis Clapham side foot the ball into the far corner. 6-0. Harvey could have had a hat trick as well as Luke had his earlier efforts gone in, one which thundered against the bar and another which went just over. F/T. 6-0. Roy and Martin will be pleased with the way the whole team played to-day especially after having no game last week and with the introduction of two new players. 1st Round of the Junior cup next week.
Team: T.Rowe, J.Annear, I.Grigg, A.Cleaves, J.Dingle, M.Barezi, H.Haan, E.George, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, L.Trewella. Subs. A.Koppelow, T.Annear both used.