Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall
Sticker AFC Football Club Cornwall

Sticker Reserves 1 Veryan 4

Sticker playing their penultimate league game at home were beaten by a strong Veryan team containing four ex Sticker first team players and it was them that gave the Sticker youngsters the biggest test. Due to defensive errors Veryan were two up inside the first fifteen minutes and never looked likely to pull one back even though they had a first team player Joel Cockings in the side, he had the best efforts in the first half but his two shots were way off target.H/T. 0-2.

  The second half started and Sticker now began piling on the pressure mainly down the left hand side but the Veryan defence stayed strong and on quick breakaways piled on further miseries by scoring two further goal. Finally with less than a minute on the clock Sticker scored their consolation when at last a fine ball over the defence by Aiden Lees saw Ewan Warren sprint through the tired Veryan defence and as keeper Ryan Holland came out to try and reach the ball Ewan got a touch on the ball and sprinted past for an easy tap in. F/T. 1-4. A disappointing result especially after a fine run of excellent victories for Roy and his young team and will no doubt want to go out on a high against local rivals St Dennis Reserves in the final game on 24th April away.

Team: L.Clapham, A.Lees, J.Evans, A.Taylor, F.Pearce, A.Cleaves, D.Hocking, J.Boardman, E.George, J.Cockings, T.Hocking, Subs, Used: T.Boardman, H.Boardman, E.Waren-Knight, J.Annear,

Lostwithiel 3 StIcker Reserves 6

The wind and a rough old playing surface were the main winners but the two teams didn’t disappoint with nine goals thrown in. Lostwithiel belied their bottom placing and took the initiative with the gale behind them in the first half. After forty five minutes they were three one to the good with the visitors response coming from Thomas Boardman for his first goal for the team. Sticker had to up their game in the second half and they did just that with a five goal salvo. Tom Hocking acored goal no.2 on 50 minutes  and Harry Boardman brought the scores level with a direct free kick. Sticker continued to call the tune and put the game to bed with three more goals in the final twenty minutes through Jack Boardman and replacements Matt Searle and Joe Tilley.F/T.3-6

North Petherwin 0 Sticker Reserves 3

Sticker get their revenge emphatically against North Petherwin by winning 0-3. With goals from Tom Hocking for his first goal for the club and Captain Adam Cleaves and Eddie George..

Torpoint 3rds. 2 Sticker Reserves 2

Sticker Reserves 3 Gerrans & St Mawes 0

Sticker playing their third home game in a row were hoping to get a win out of the three and they succeeded but left it very late to secure all three points.

  They opened the scoring when a peach of a ball was played over the top of the defence by Dan Hocking and as the keeper came out to collect James Martin nipped in with a neat low down little header and watched the ball roll into the net. 1-0. This was the only real effort on goal from either team in the first half plenty of football from Sticker and plenty of defending from Gerrans but no real thrust. H/T.1-0.

  THe second half was much the same as the first half with Sticker spraying the ball around but not able to pierce the resolute Gerrans defence. Gerrans were trying to push forward but were relying on the long ball most of the time which inevitably ran the through to Lewis Clapham in the Sticker goal. The game started to become very scrappy with the referee booking a number of players from both sides and as the game was heading to the final whistle it suddenly came alive. Another neat ball down the right side saw James Martin run onto the ball and his first touch was superb but his second touch not so good as it dragged him wide to the by line but he somehow managed to get the shot away and it went in off the keeper for goal no. 2. At last Sticker could breathe easy and even managed a third goal when the so hard working Dan Hocking burst through from the left a struck a fierce shot which the unfortunate Gerrans Centre half deflected into his own net. 3-0. Shortly after the referee blew for time.F/T. 3-0.

Team: L.Clapham, F.Pierce, J.Evans, A.Taylor, A.Cleaves, M.Boynton, D.Hocking, H.Boardman, J.Boardman, E.George, J.Martin,Subs: E.Warren-Knight, T.Hocking.

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.