Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker 3 Dobwalls 5

Sticker at last playing a game after a few weeks of inclement weather and no scheduled game were keen to get back to the action and today were playing against Dobwalls who beat them earlier in the season 6-0. 

   They started the game on the back foot with Dobwalls particularly looking the stronger of the two sides. Sticker were without two regular first team players so they started with a couple of reserve team players to see how they would cope with the extra pace of this league and they both struggled to start with particularly Dan Hocking who has been having such an influential season in the St Piran league with the reserves. Dobwalls were awarded a penalty in the first half an hour when a poor back pass to skipper for the  day Andy Avery who fouled the Dobwalls striker and got himself a yellow card. The striker duly stepped up and smashed the ball home. 0-1. Not long after Dan Hocking showed what a talent he has with his usual battling type of play picked a loose ball up and lobbed the ball forward for Sam Began to run onto and lash the ball home.1-1. A terrific goal and well deserved for young Sam. Shortly after it was Dan Hocking again as he sent Derek Lucas through wide on the left and almost on the goal line he managed to score from an amazing angle, 2-1.Shortly after another super through once again found Derek this time on the right with just the keeper to beat went for power and as all the sticker supporters and the bench were waiting for the net to bulge.it went wide!!! H/T. 1-2

   Sticker came out looking confident and defending resolutely but were stung when Dobwalls equalised when a shot which looked like Anton in goal had it covered took a wicked deflection and spun into the top corner of the goal.2-2. Still Sticker pushed forward and were rewarded when a ball was crossed and the keeper collided with one of his own defenders and spilled the ball and there was Dan Hocking to sweep the ball in. 3-2. Shortly after Dobwalls  were awarded a free kick on the left just inside their half and a long ball was slung over to the far post and the big centre half who was told to go up for  it and he ran in at the back post and headed in the equaliser 3-3. Dobwalls then had a player reeceive a second yellow card for simulation which made them even more determined and they turned the screw and added two further goals to run out winners.F/T 3-5. Sticker never gave up trying but the experience and superior strength of the big Dobwalls players told in the end! Hopefully they can turn things around when they visit Godolphin next week who they should have beaten earlier in the season!

Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon, A.Avery, A.Taylor, B.Hoskin(J.Flamank), J.Cockings, D.Hocking, T.Tallin, A,Dalby(A.Winkworth), D.Lucas, S.Began

Sticker 0 Mousehole 6

Sticker's foray into the Cornwall Senior cup has ended for this season coming up against a classy Mousehole side full of talent and quick movement. But Sticker frustrated their opponents until late into the first half before Mousehole scored their first goal. Shortly after they added a second to finish the half 0-2.

  The second half started and Mousehole seemed to step up a gear even though Sticker were at last able to string a few passes to-gether, but because of the speed of the Mousehole players there was no time to dwell on the ball and final pass never really came to the front players. The third goal came exactly when a slow pass to Andy Avery allowed the Mousehole striker to intercept and lash in a powerful shot. 0-3. Mousehole made three changes and scored three more goals for a well deserved win. F/T. 0-6.

Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery. M.Rowles-Jane, A.Solomon, A.Taylor, A.Winkworth, J.Cockings, C.Cook, D.Lucas, S.Began. Subs: M.Yelland, J.Flamank, H.Sims.All used.

Sticker 4 St Blazey 4

A lively open start to the game suggested there would be goals in the game but perhaps not many predicted the final score, especially anyone that left with 5 minutes to go!

It was not until the 32nd minute that Sticker’s defence had their customary lapse in concentration and fell behind when Callum Kenny found himself unmarked at the far post. The visitors from across town took full advantage of Sticker feeling sorry for themselves and pounced again within minutes in what was now looking a familiar story. However, giving up is not within Captain Andrew Avery’s vocabulary and a superb header from a Cockings corner completed three goals in 5 minutes and ‘Sticky’ were back in the game. 1-2 HT

A flowing move 5 minutes after the restart and Sticker were level when Derrick Lucas found the corner of the net with an excellent finish. Midway through the half, Sticker fell behind again when Jordan Walton was given too much room and shot home from 20 yards. Although St Blazey were down to 10 men they increased their lead on 80 minutes with Sticker in danger of another defeat in a game where they had hit the bar twice and created enough chances to take all 3 points. Wait a minute! We may be in the last embers of the game but Sticker have forced a penalty, up steps Joel Cockings, goal and its 3-4. Driven on by Avery and a never say die attitude, we are into added time and Sticker attack again. Joel Cockings picks up the ball in midfield with shouts of ‘get it in the box’. Instead, the ball sits up nicely, he shoots from 30 yards and it sails over the keeper into the roof of the net….what a finish! Needless to say, players and everyone involved were somewhat pleased to see the lads get something from what their efforts more than deserved. 4-4 FT.

Team: A.Lake, J.Walker, A.Avery, A.Taylor, A.Solomon, T.Tallis, D.Lucas, S.Bullen, L.Nicholls, J.Cockings, S.Began. Subs: D.Mulready, A.Winkworth.

Sticker 1 Brixham 5

Sticker were level pegging with Brixham in this 2nd round WCP cup tie at half time but eventually Brixham found their shooting boots and ended the game 1-5 victors. The next game midweek they face another tough home match against Saltash followed by Camelford on Friday. It doesn't get any easier for Sticker!

Helston 8 Sticker 0

Sticker beaten once again by a strong Helston side 8-0.

Wendron 3 Sticker 2

Sticker fight back but eventually lose in this close encounter.3-2

Bodmin 6 Sticker 0

Sticker lose once more away to Bodmin 6-0

St Austell 3 Sticker 0

Sticker travel to neighbours St Austell alas losing 3-0.

Sticker 0 Falmouth 5

Sticker started the game with three players missing from their last two victories and it showed as the team looked not suprisingly out of shape. They made Falmouth look very good that is not to say Falmouth didn't deserve to win as they have the players including two ex Sticker players Martin Duff and Jack Bowyer and were very direct and scored three superb first half goals. H/t. 0-3

  The second half started the same as the first half with Falmouth looking very threatening and and scored a fourth soon after. Whenever Sticker did get forward they were no match for the Falmouth defence and had to rely on long balls up to lone striker Sam Began and he got no change from the defenders. Falmouth added a further goal when from a corner the Falmouth centre half stabbed the ball home. F/T 0-5. A disappointing result for the team and managers after two excellent wins which brought them down with a bump. They now have two difficult away matches against St Austell and Bodmin before their next home game in the cup/

Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, B.Hoskins, J.Cockings, L.Nicholls, P.Cox, M.Yelland, D.Lucas, S.Began. Subs. All used: J.Flamank, A.Winkworth, B,Smith.

Penzance 1 Sticker 2

Sticker on the road again this evening get a well deserved victory at Penzance winning 1-2!! 

   Sticker with a second win on the bounce climb the table. The long trip to Penlee Park, 
through relentless commuter traffic,was rewarded with a workmanlike performance against a Penzance side
who threatened the goal on numerous occasions. It was Tom Tallis who opened the scoring with a deft header from a corner mid-way through the first half. The home side looked lively after the restart and Callum George equalised from a tight angle with just 7 minutes played.
However, the winning goal was scored just 10 minutes later when Sam Begen used his pace and turned provider,
feeding Derrick Lucas who made no mistake slotting past Barrie Wyatt.
The remainder of the game was an open affair with Sticker having several chances and themselves defending resolutely to take home the 3 points.

Team: A.Lake, A.Solomon, A.Avery, M.Rowles-Jane, B.Hoskin, A.Taylor, M.Yelland, T.Tallis, J.Cockings, S.Begen, D.Lucas. Sub: L.Nicholls.