Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves 2 North Petherwin 0

Sticker facing North 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.

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

Sticker 3 Biscovey 0

Sticker kicked off this Duchy Premier league game against Biscovey on a a horrible dismal afternoon where playing decent football wasn't easy as the skiddy surface of a rainsoaked pitch made control difficult. However this didn't stop Sticker trying. They started the most positive of the two teams and put Biscovey on the defensive straight from the kick off. The first chance fell to Jowan Dingle who sped through the defence and as the keeper came rushing out he shot the ball past him and wide of the goal with more confidence he would have gone round the keeper! Jowan had another effort and this time on the right closing in on goal this time he did the right thing and sent a delightful chip over the keepers head and everyone thought it had gone into the net but no it just went over!  Finally Sticker did open the scoring when  a short corner from Jack Boardman to Ashley Koppellow who miscued his shot come cross straight to Jowan in the area who flicked  behind him and there was Harvey Hann instinctively firing into the roof of the net. 1-0. Biscovey woke up a bit after this but with an ageing squad couldn't keep pace with the Sticker youngsters. Just before half time Jowan got his just rewards when he latched onto a through ball and this time shot past the advancing keeper into the corner of the goal. H/T. 2-0.

  The Second half started and with the rain drizzling down the game became a lottery with so many misplaced passes from both teams. Sticker became guilty of trying to play the intricate stuff near the goal rather than trying a shot and testing the keeper. Biscovey sensed they might get something from the game and started to beat the offside but Tome Rowe in the Sticker goal made two outstanding blocks to keep his team ahead. Finally Sticker killed the game off when Harvey Haan got his second with a powerful header from a corner to make the final score 3-0.

Team: T.Rowe, B.Pomeroy, A.Cleaves, J.Annear,A.Koppelow, A.Coates, H.Haan, M.Barrezi, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, J.Dingle. Subs Used: T.Annear, L.Perkes

Pensilva 1 Sticker Res. 7

PENSILVA RESERVES  1   STICKER RESERVES  7         (Cornwall Junior Cup 1R)

At half time the score stood at Pensilva 1 Sticker 0 and you could be forgiven for thinking that a shock was on the cards. The home side had taken the lead on twenty minutes and held on to it. After nine minutes of the second half and with the slope and elements in their favour Sticker had scored three without reply. A Harvey Hann brace sandwiched by an Eddie Georges first on his return to the club put a completely different complexion on the game. From then on there was only going to be one result. The heroics of the home goalkeeper and a stubborn defence disappeared and it was one way traffic to the Pensilva goal. Bailey Smith shot home number four on seventy minutes with an Ashley Koppelow scorcher following two minutes later. Luke Perkes making a rare start got in on the act with number six and George scored his second and Stickers seventh with a cross cum shot which ended up in the far corner of the net.

Tom Rowe  Ashley Koppelow  Jowan Annear  Brandon Pomery  Ian Grigg  Harvey Hann  Marco Barresi  Luke Perkes  Eddie George  Bailey Smith  Lewis Clapham.  Subs: Jowan Dingle and Simon Coxhead.

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.

Sticker Reserves 2 North Petherwin 2

Sticker playing with the wind were overhitting their long passes so much so that either the keeper gathered the ball or it it went fo a goal kick but because of this North Petherwin spent most of the first part of the game inside their own half. At last the Sticker midfield were using the flanks to good effect with less strength in their forward passes and managed to get in a couple of corners but without scoring, then at last after some excellent play on the left Lewis Clapham outpaced his marker and raced into the box and placed a superb ball past the keeper into the corner of the net.1-0. Shortly after Jack Boardman turned his marker and slammed in a perfect low drive which gave the keeper no chance. H/T. 2-0.

    The second half was all North Petherwin with Sticker now struggling against the wind but still could have scored a couple more to wrap the game up but missed one chance from a yard out and then the keeper made a good save from a chipped effort. In the meantime the Petherwin pressure paid off with a superb goal of their own when the wide player on the right cut inside and sent in a beauty into the top corner, 2-1. Then near the end with the Sticker players tiring an unforunate own goal from captain Adam Cleaves made it F/T. 2-2. A deserved draw for the visitors from their second half effort. Roy and Martin will be glad to have got a point from a game that they so easily could of lost!!

Team: T.Rowe, B.Pomeroy, A.Cleaves, I.Grigg, J.Annear, M.Barresi, H.Haan, B.Smith,L.Clapham, J.Dingle, J.Boardman.Subs used: A,Coates, T.Annear, A.Koppelow. 

Sticker Reserves 4 Torpoint 2

Sticker started this Duchy Premier against Torpoint wanting to avenge last seasons cup defeat and went about attacking Torpoint and scored a superb goal through Jowan Dingle who received the ball and swerved right past a defender and shot early which took the keeper by surprise and the ball nestled into the net. 1-0. Torpoint were back on level terms shortly after with a well worked. goal.1-1. H/T.

  Torpoint came out of the blocks first and put  Sticker under severe pressure and after a slight misjudgement from kepper Ethan Elwell he then brought down a Torpoint player for referee Paul Roberts to award an easy penalty decsion which was duly converted. 1-2. Sticker fought back and equalised with a stunner from Jack Boardman who jinked past two players before unleasing a screamer into the top corner. 2-2. Sticker were now gaining confidence and pressing forward at every opportunity with the experienced James Avery heavily involved. The ever hardworking Brandon Pomeroy created the next Sticker goal by sheer determination he tackled the slight Torpoint winger right by the corner flag lost it ,then won it back again, sprinted forward and crossed to the near post for the alert Jack Boardman to score his second and Stickers third. Torpoint were still pressing forward but the Sticker back line with Captain Adam Cleaves and another experienced player Ian Grigg dominating play. Sticker scored a fourth and final goal to wrap the game up when James Avery again bursting forward unselfishly pushed the ball into the path of Harvey Hann who with aplomb chhekily chipped the keeper for a well desrved victory. F/T.4-2.

Team: E.Elwell, A.Koppelow(I Grigg), A.Cleaves, J.Avery, J.Annear, M.Barrezi, H.Hann, L.Clapham, B.Pomery, J.Dingle, J.Boardman.

Sticker Reseves 4 Gerrans & St Mawes 1

Sticker Reserves bounce back after Saturdays narrow defeat by comfortably beating Gerrans & St Mawes 4-1 they also had their first taste of the new Sticker floodlights!! Well done Lads! Up the Sticky!

Foxhole 2 Sticker Reserves 1

Sticker narrowly lose thir first match in Duchy Premier division against Foxhole going down 2-1.

Grampound 2 Sticker Reserves 3

Sticker Reserves manged to overcome local rivals Grampound in a close game and eventually ran out winners by 3 goals to 2 . With goals by Matt Searle, Elliot Knight and Chris Kilbey!