Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker came away from Dobwalls battered and bruised after playing against a very uncompromising side and probably glad they will only have to face them once more this season not many bright points in the game as far as the away team were concerned but only conceded two goals.F/T. 2-0

Team: M.Coxhead, O.Deadman, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Marks, A.Taylor, A,Cleaves, R.Edworthy, F.McAvoy, D.Hocking, S.Dover, D.Lucas.Subs: J.Walker, J.Oakley, C.Cooke.

Sticker with an injury list as long as your arm just  about managed to field a decent team and battled well from midfield but due to defensive errors gifted two goals to their opponents and with with no established strikers  were no match for Camelford who ran out winning by 0-4.F/T. Hopefully they can get a couple of injured players back as they travel to Dobwalls for their next match this coming Saturday.

Team: M.Coxhead, J.Walker, M.Rowles-Jane, A.Marks T.Tallis, A.Taylor, R.Edworthy, A.Avery,C.Cooke, D.Hocking D.Lucas. Subs Used: T.Hocking, J.Oakley.

Sticker playing their first game of this new seasons were quickly on the front foot and Alfie Flack scored the first with a crisp low shot to make it 1-0. He followed up with another shortly after lobbing the keeper to make it 2-0. There then followed an enormous amout of pressure from Launceston who were making great strides into the heart of the Sticker defence but the back four especially Aaron Marks stayed strong as did Morgan in goal. Launceston were then awarded a penalty which was smashed home to make it 2-1. For the remainder of the half Launceston looked the stronger of the two sides but failed to capitalise and Sticker stayed strong. H/T. 2-1.

 Sticker changed the line up in the second half to add more stability and  Sticker were able to contain the away side even though they  still looked strong but gradually Sticker were able to drive forward and the had two excellent chances to score one from Alfie Flack the other from Derrick Lucas but the keeper made two excellent saves. Launceston began to tire now which gave Sticker a second wind and with Rich Eddington, Frank McAvoy and Bailey Smith gaining control Sticker scored two further goals by Derrick Lucas to wrap the game up for a fine win. F/T. 4-1  Steve Flack and Andrew Avery will be pleased with this result as will Head Coach Paul Cox as their plan seems to be working.

 Team: M.Coxhead, O.Deadman, A.Marks, M.Rowles-Jane, T.Tallis, D.Hocking, R.Edworthy, B.Smith, F.McAvoy, A.Flack, D.Lucas. Subs Used. J.Walker, A.Taylor, J.Oakley.

A second fixture of the new season and it was a trip to Bodieve Park with Sticker hoping to build on their win at Porthleven. Both sides were knocking the ball around finding their way into the game before Sonny Dover had the first strike at goal on 10 minutes which went just over the bar. It was Dover again, in the thick of action, when his fine through ball found Flack and with an excellent lob over the keeper opened the scoring with ease on 15 minutes.

15 minutes later a spell of Sticker pressure saw a superb McAvoy free kick hit the Wadebridge bar followed by another free kick when Edworthy’s shot went just wide and a further scoring opportunity that Wadebridge cleared off the line, however it remained 1-0. Wadebridge responded and against the run of play a quick break down the left saw the ball played into the box with the striker quickest to react beating Coxhead to the ball, 1-1 H/T.

The second half was, unfortunately for Sticker, a series of mistakes that allowed Wadebridge to score twice and take a two goal lead. With Flack and Dover still not fully fit Hocking and Smith provided fresh legs and mid-way through the half the ball fell kindly to Lucas who made no mistake to reduce the arrears. Sticker pressed for an equaliser and substitute Smith provided it with a pile driver from distance that found the corner of the net beating Rob Rosevear at full stretch, game on.

However, Wadebridge were full of energy and strength that Sticker failed to cope with, and retook the lead when a free kick was poorly defended. With their tails up Wadebridge scored again when Sticker allowed the opposition to run through unchallenged and Coxhead was picking the ball out of the net for the fifth time. Sticker will be disappointed to drop points and mainly a result of their own mistakes. 3-5 F/T

Team: M.Coxhead, T.Tallis, M.Rowles-Jane, J.Walker, A,Marks, A.Cleaves, F.McAvoy, R.Edworthy, A.Flack, S.Dover, D.Lucas.Subs Used: J.Oakley, D.Hocking, B.Smith.

What a great start for Sticker. They started at a blistering pace and with several new faces, didn’t waste any time to impress at a sunny Gala Parc. Inside 8 minutes, Morgan Coxhead with a long throw found Flack wide on the left, attacking with pace the ball was played into the channel for Dover to control and superbly find the net over the keeper. Coxhead was called into the game a few minutes later but saved well down to his right.

The pace of Flack and Dover again ripped the home defence to pieces and it was 2-0 to Sticker on 15 minutes when Lucas forced over the line. Porthleven were still catching their breath and when Flack dispossessed a home player in midfield, the ball was threaded to Dover then Lucas who found McAvoy to make it 3-0 inside 18 minutes.

On 30 minutes, Sticker spoilt their excellent start when failing to clear in defence and Porthleven punished them to make it 3-1. Both sides had further chances before HT with Coxhead tipping onto the bar and Rowles-Jane this time clearing the danger.

Porthleven made a good start to the second half but it was Sticker who scored the all-important goal to prevent any ideas of a comeback. The front two of Flack and Dover had been replaced by Hocking and Cockings who provided fresh legs and it was Cockings who combined with Cleaves to feed Lucas with an excellent finish from a tight angle, 4-1. Porthleven, to their credit, kept going and it was Coxhead the busier keeper who saved well on 90 minutes and again in added time. However, ultimately Sticker ran out comfortable winners and will be pleased to start the season with a win. F/t.1-4

Team: M.Coxhead, O.Deadman, M.Rowles-Jane, T.Tallis, A.Marks , R.Edworthy, A.Cleaves, F.McAvoy, S.Dover, A.Flack, D.Lucas. Subs Used: J.Walker, D.Hocking, J.Cocking, Subs not used: J.Oakley, B.Smith.