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.