Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves 0 North Petherwin 1

Sticker Reserves trying to better their result from last week came up against more robust opposition this week who were very strong defensively  and were quite prepared to lump the ball at every opportunity whenever the Sticker forwards got sight of the goal but were quite inventive going forward especially from midfield. Sticker did create a couple of chances but both efforts were wide of the mark. The closest they got was when a cross came in from the right from Aiden Lees catching the away keeper out until at the last second he tipped it over for a corner. As so often happens Sticker doing most of the pressing but were caught out when North Petherwin scored a well taken break away goal. 0-1.H/t.

  The second half started with North Petherwin having some good early possession but soon faded. From then on it was all Sticker and with a strong bench Manager Roy Boardman was able to utilise all his five subs. The play was mainly all in the away sides half but as much as they tried they could not break down the North Petherwin defence. They created half chance after half chance but no clear cut chance and came close to finding the equaliser but it was not to be. F/T. 0-1. Roy and Martin will be disappointed in another defeat but his young team will learn from this,

Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, J.Evans, A.Cleaves,A.Taylor, F.Pearce, H.Boardman, J.Boardman, D.Hocking, E.George, J.Martin. Subs: H.Haan, T.Hocking,J.Tilley, T.Boardman, E.Warren-Knight. All used.

Sticker Reserves 1 Torpoint 3rds 1

Sticker scored a late equaliser against Torpoint in a game they probably thought overall they should have won.

The first half saw Sticker pressing playing some excellent football spraying passes from one side of the pitch to the other and probing forward and giving Torpoint some awkward moments especially from corners. Their best chance came when a ball pushed forward found James Martin race onto the ball and round the on rushing keeper but his shot towards the goal from a tight angle was cleared off the line. Not long after a long high ball from Torpoint caught the twin Sticker central defenders and Zac Rozen nipped in to fire a shot past Sticker keeper Lewis Clapham. 0-1. H/T. 0-1.

    The second half started with Sticker dominating attack wise but Torpoint held firm and making only the occasional breakaway forward. Sticker stuck to their football with Captain Adam Cleaves a giant in defence willing his team forward but doing it in  constructive way and not just lumping it forward. Jack Boardman and Dan Hocking both had terrific shots which the Torpoint keeper on each occasion tipped around the post.

With time running out finally Sticker get the opportunity to equalise when James Martin tried to squeeze past the defender on the goalline but was tripped. The referee straight away pointed to the penalty spot. Up stepped the usually reliable Jack Boardman but alas he shot wide of the post. Torpoint now had some  decent attack forward and forced a few corners and one  shot was tipped of by the Sticker keeper. Still Sticker were trying to find the equaliser and at last it came Jack Boardman making ammends for his penalty miss lofted a superb pass to James Martin and as he controlled the ball inside the area struck the ball with his left foot with his new brightly coloured orange boots past the onrushing keeper and into the net for a thoroughly deserved equaliser. F/T. 1-1. What  a great game of football played in the right spirit from both teams.

Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, A.Taylor, J.Evans, M.Boynton( E.Warren), A.Cleaves, J.Boardman, D.Hocking, F.Pearce, H.Boardman, J.Martin.

St.Mawgan 2 Sticker Reserves 0

Sticker unable to pick up where they left off from last week and lose to St Mawgan away. 2-0.

Boscastle 2 Sticker Reserves 4

Sticker Reserves at last managed a win after five consecutive defeats.Playing away at Boscastle they secured a 4-2 win with goals from Jack Boardman, James Martin, Matt Boynton and an own goal.

Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, A.Taylor, A.Cleaves, M.Boynton, D.Hocking, H.Boardman, J.Boardman,E.George, J.Turner, J.Martin. Subs: J.Evans, F.Pearce.

Sticker Reserves 1 Foxhole 4

Sticker Reserves kicked off this match hoping to avenge the defeat by Foxhole two weeks ago and although they started the brighter and took the lead with a goal scored by Eddie George who followed up to score when the Foxes keeper spilled the ball after a free kick by Dan Hocking. 1-0. They then conceded a penalty after five minutes which was duly converted. 1-1. Foxhole then took the lead with a well taken goal . 1-2. Then to add further misery ex St Dennis favourite Chris Brown bent a free kick round the Sticker wall which Sean Hicks spilt and the ball squirmed into the net. 1-3. H/T.

 The second half started and Sticker obviously trying to press forward to get some thing from the game and Foxhole soaking up the pressure and relying on a break away goal which duly arrived with far post header. 1-4..Game over and with Foxhole happy to defend and Sticker unable to break down the defence the score remained the same until the final whistle. F/T. 1-4.

Team. S.Hicks(L.Clapham), A.Lees, A.Taylor, A.Cleaves, A.Solomon( J.Martin), E.George, J.Boardman, B.Smith, H.Boardman(T.Boulton), D.Hocking, J.Turner.

St Newlyn East 2 Sticker Reserves 1

Foxhole 3 Sticker Reserves 1

Sticker Reserves 1 Frogpool & Cusgarne 5

Sticker Reserves certainly met their match in this afternoons Junior Cup game!  Losing to the team that they beat at this same stage last year but this team bore no resemblance to last years side. From the kick off Frogpool were on the front foot pushing forward and having success on either wing but Sticker dug in and with the lively Jack Turner operating down the left side with his electric pace raced past the last defender and smashed in a shot which hit the keeper and then the inside of the near post and ricoched across the goal area where James Martin was lurking and he gleefully stroked the ball into the net. 1-0. Frogpool equalised within five minutes when from a corner the ball was headed on towards the far post and the ball volleyed in 1-1. From then on things got progressively worse as the away side added a further three goals before half time. Sticker's tactics in this half was to hit long balls in the hope that Jack Turner would be able to get on the end of them but most of the time these were overhit. Whenever Sticker had the ball Frogpool were able to close them down stopping them from playing their short passing game and Frogpool were then using crossfield passes to  their wide players and opening up Sticker's defence. H/T. 1-4.

  In the second half Sticker had more of the ball but Frogpool realised the game was over as a contest and just flooded their defence and relied on breakaways. Sticker made some substitutions in this half to try and inject some more pace and it did work but didn't create any clear cut chances and then Frogpool scored the final goal after a defensive mix up let in the striker to score into an empty net. F/T. 1-5. Roy and his young team will be disappointed in losing this tie as they have had good success in the last couple of years in the Junior Cup but they were outplayed by the better team to-day. 

Team: S.Hicks, J.Evans, M.Rowles-Jane, J.Annear, J.Martin, L.Clapham, E.George, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Boardman, J.Turner, Subs Used: B.Hoskin, J.Hooper, F.Pearce, A,Dalby,

Sticker Reserves 1 St Mawgan 3

Sticker Reserves excellent unbeaten run came crashing down against a very good mobile St Mawgan side. In windy cold conditions the away side put Sticker on the backfoot from the kick-off and forced a number of corners but this resillient young Sticker team weathered this early storm and managed to take the lead when the speedy Jack turner nicked the ball off the defender went around him and fired in a crisp shot wide of the keepers hand. 1-0. St Mawgan came storming back but some great defending kept them at bay. Sticker lost defender Arron Taylor early in the half when he suffered an injury and had to be replaced by Adam Dalby which left just one more Sub. for Manager Roy Boardmans depleted squad. Just before half time St Mawgan equalised with a bizarre goal when a lofted kick towards the Sticke rgoal  would in normal conditions have sailed over the bar but the wind completely held it up forcing keeper Sean Hicks to move forward to try and collect the ball but misjudged it and it dropped conveniently for St Mawgan who stabbed it into the net. 1-1. H/t.

 The second half started and St Mawgan really put the Sticker defence under pressure and  added their second goal from a quick move down the right wing the ball was crossed to an unmarked forward who controlled the ball before firing into the net. 1-2. Sticker were finding controlling the ball more difficult than their opponents and many of their passes went astray which of course put them immediately under pressure as St Mawgan straight away went on the attack. To be fair to Sticker they did continue to try and play football and never gave up and one brilliant passing move nearly brought an equaliser but the keeper came out and blocked the shot. The killer goal came again from the right wing when a superb pass cut across behind the Sticker defence found a St Mawgan striker firing high into the net. 1-3. F/T.

 On the day the more organised team won but it was a shame Roy had such a depleted squad.

Team: S.Hicks, A.Lees, A.Taylor, M.Boynton, F.Pearce,J.Evans, J.Martin, L.Clapham, J.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Turner. Subs; Both Used: A.Dalby and H.Boardman

Sticker Reserves 6 St Newlun East 0

Sticker playing against  last seasons Division one champions on a superb playing surface after the last 24hrs of rain showed their huge potential and class in completely outplaying St.Newlyn East. The game started off at a good pace with both sides playing some good football but Sticker were getting closer to the goal and had had a few corners which were well defended. St. Newlyn should have taken the lead when a through ball completely beat the Sticker back line but the Striker overan the ball and Stickers keeper for the day Lewis Clapham managed to gather the ball and that was the nearest St Newlyn got to scoring. With Adam Cleaves marshalling his defence for the rest of game they were never in any trouble. The turning point in this first came when a through ball for Sticker was just too strong and as it ran through to the keeper he mishandled it and the lively Jack Turner quick as a flash spun around and shot home. 1-0. Sticker carried on and playing in the same vein were awarded a free kick just outside the box and with a defensive wall built up stepped the very impressive Dan Hocking who curled a beauty into the top left hand corner. 2-0. H/T.

  The second half commenced with St. Newlyn now pressing forward with more purpose to try and get something from the game but there was no stopping this quality Sticker team and after five minutes Jack Turner cut inside of the box and lashed in his second and goal no.3. With Matt Searle playing and controlling the midfield it looked like Sticker could score on the counter every time they mounted an attack. It was not long before goal no.4 came along scored by Jack Boardman and then the Sticker bench gave some of the subs. some game time with new player Harrison Elliot a rugby league player with a very deft touch set up Fin Pearce to lash home no.5 and then Harrison himself scored a debut goal for no.6. St Newlyn were finished really after goal no. 4 even then they never gave up and kept trying to push forward but such was the confidence and quality of Sticker defence including Lewis in goal there was never any doubt in the final result.F/T. 6-0. Manager Roy and Martin will be especially pleased with this result after comprehensively beating a quality footballing team even with a couple of regular players missing such is the depth of their squad they are able to still perform with quality. It was a joy to watch!! Well done to the whole  the squad.! This result puts the team top of the league!

Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, J.Evans, A.Cleaves, A.Dalby, H.Boardman, D.Hocking, J.Martin, J.Boardman, J.Turner