Sticker Reserves 1 Saltash Borough 2
The game started off at a pretty slow pace with both teams a bit lethargic so not a lot of decent football. Sticker eventually scored before half time with a decent move thanks to a deft back heel from Tom Hocking allowed Stickers most influential player Jack Boardman to get past the Saltash defence and fire the ball past the oncoming keeper. 1-0. There were a few times when Sticker could and should have scored again one from a perfectly placed free kick by Harry Boardamn which was heading for the top corner but somehow the keeper manged to flick it onto the bar and the ball was hacked away for a corner the score remained the same up to Half time. H/T.1-0.
Sticker came out with more resolve this half and Jack Boardman crashed another shot whch cannoned down from the underside of the crossbar and the ball again cleared away. Saltash were becoming more vocal this half apart from shouting at the referee but encouraging each other and this had the desired effect as in an attack one of their players was upended in the penalty area for a stonewall penalty. Which was converted superbly. Sticker came fighting back and another super shot from Jack Boardman was saved superbly by the Saltash keeper. Not Long after Jack got a nasty injury when he was tackled and his ankle was trodden on and he was unable to continue. On came the returning from injury Dan Hocking to bolster the midfield and also Adam Cleaves alas he got an elbow in the face and had to leave the field as blood was steaming from his nose. Alas the referee did not see the incident otherwise he may have had to make a decision. Because of the loss of the influential Jack and Adam Sticker lost the advantage and after a long free kick from the back deep into Stickers defence and over all the defenders a Saltash nipped in behind and lobbed the ball into the corner of the goal to give them an undeserved lead and consequently the win. F/T.1-2. Roy and Martin will be disappointed with this result as the better team overall lost but thats football for you!!
Team: M.Coxhead , A.Lees, L.Clapham, E.Warren-Knight, T.Boardman, H.Boardman, E.Gatley, A.Danby, J.Boardman, J.Martin, T.Hocking. Subs, D.Hocking, A.Cleaves, C.McKnight, K.Russel-Smith All used!
Sticker Reserves 1 St Austell Reserves 1
On a cold and in heavy conditions Sticker held their own and managed a creditable draw with league leaders and potential champions, with the Sticker goal scored by top scorer Tom Hocking.
Sticker Reserves 3 Lanreath 1
Sticker deservedly got the win with their attacking play against a very robust and vocal Lanreath side!
They started on the front and were having success down the left side with Reeece McKnight, Tom Hocking and Jack Boardman linking up well and it was Tom who oened the scoring when he latched onto a through ball beat the defender and slotted the ball into the goal between the keeper and the near post. 1-0. Lanreath were an uncompromising side and their ball control was not good and the Sticker players were able to pick up the loose balls but were still unable to add to the score and also playing from deep using the long ball tactic instead of of the neat close play we know they are capable of.H/T.1-0
The second half started and it was all Sticker going forward and Lanreath noticeably tiring but their keeper saved them time and time again frustrating Tom Hocking when one on one.
Then the inevitable happened when Lanreath having made numerous substitutions finally put a decent through ball for the forward to latch onto but as he neared the goal line yourg Tom Boardman slid in with a perfectly time tackle got the ball away and with the player obviously on the deck the referee inexcusably awarded a penalty which was duly converted. 1-1
Sticker however still had a couple of subs. available and none other than a returning player from a few years ago James Bragg who played in Gary Warrens reserve team. James married now with two little girls came on and while he will be the first to admit struggled a bit to start still showed he can add that touch of strength and quality to to this mostly young Sticker reserve side. A great signing for Roy! Back to the game and Tom Hocking who was full of running throughout the game got away again on the left side with James Martin back after suspension Tom cut inside and chipped the ball up to James who controlled it and smashed the ball into the net.2-1. Lanreath brought on even more heavier Subs: But Sticker stuck to their task and finally Tom Hocking beat the keeper as he was heading for goal and the keeper rushing out Tom crashed the ball into the far corner. F/T. 3-1. Roy and Marting will be pleased to get the double over this uncompromising side and shows how much tougher his young side are getting. The much better team won!
Team: M.Coxhead, T.Boardman, L.Clapham, E.Gatley, A.Dalby, E.Warren-Knight, H.Boardman, K.Russel-Smith, R.McKnight, J.Boardman, T.Hocking, Subs: A.Lees, J.Bragg.
Bude Town 1 Sticker Reserves 2
Sticker journeyed to Bude and came away with an impressive win! 1-2 with the goals scored by Ethan Gatley and Thomas Hocking.
Sticker Reserves 0 Launceston Reserves 2
Sticker with a depleted squad and only one substitute available which had to be used after just 5 minutes due to a recurring back injury to captain Jack Boardman. One highlight was the return of Adam Cleaves who has been out injured since the start of the season. The game started with Launceston making most of the positive attacking moves but without a real threat on. When they did get the opportunity to score their shooting was way off target. Stickers football at this time was to use the long ball upfield rather than try a short passing game to each other!! Young Reece McKnight who had come on in place of Jack Boardman was a game little character who ran and ran but the big Launceston just swatted him away like a fly! Then came a moment just before half time when Launceston took the lead. H/T. 0-1.
The second half commenced and Sticker started to show some resolve and at least put some passes to-gether and get nearer to the away sides goal and their best chance in open play fell to Tom Hocking with just the keeper to beat blazed the ball over the bar! As the game was coming to the end another defensive mistake led to Launceston scoring a second and decisive goal to wrap the game up! F/T. 0-2
Team: L.Clapham, T.Boardman, A.Lees, A.Cleaves, A.Dalby, H.Boardman, E.Gatley, J.Flamank, E.Warren-Knight, T.Hocking, J.Boardman(R.McKnight)
Sticker Reserves 0 Wadebridge Town Reserves 2
Sticker facing bottom club Wadebridge Reserves who have yet to win a league game so far this season and have had problems being able to field a side on two or three occasions.They came out of the traps straight away and put Sticker under pressure and forcing the the back line to defend desperately. Their first effort was a long range shot that came off the underside of the crossbar but Morgan in goal managed to gather the ball. With the Wadebridge bench and supporters yelling for a goal. Var was consulted and it was no goal! Wadebridge still piled forward and a another terrific shot was turned around the post by Morgan for a terrific save. Sticker just could not string any decent passes to gether except to keep lumping balls forward hoping that Tom Hocking or Harry Boardman would latch onto them. They were allowing Wadebridge to totally dictate the play Manager Roy must have been pulling his hair out but at least it was still goaless at half time. The second half started and whatever Roy said to his team they didn't listen or understand as it was much the same as the first half. Wadebridge finally scored when after a shot came off the near upright the ball was swept into the net. 0-1. To give Sticker some credit they did try to get back on terms but unlike Wadebridge their passing was just not accurate enough to breach the defence with not one worthwhile shot on goal. Wadebridge rubbed furthar salt in the wound by adding a further goal to wrap the game up. F/T. 0-2. Team: M.Coxhead, A.Lees, L.Clapham, E.Warren-Knight, H.Boardman, E.Gatley, A.Dalby, T.Boardman, J.Boardman, T.Hocking, K.Russel-Smith. Subs.Used B.Renowden, R.McKnight
St Breward 2 Sticker Reserves 0
In a bad tempered match apart from losing had James Martin sent off and a number of players booked as did St Mawgan who had two players sent off.. 2.0.
Millbrook Res. 1 Sticker Res. 1
Sticker playing away against Millbrook come back with a 1-1 draw. The goal scored by Lewis Clapham.
Polperro 4 Sticker Reserves 2
Sticker Reserves beaten by Polperro 4-2. Sticker goals scored by Tom Hocking and Derek Lucas.
Saltash Borough 1 Sticker Reserves 1
With only a few games being played on this soaking wet Saturday Sticker managed a 1-1 draw at Saltash Borough.on the 3g pitch.