Charity Cup Final 2017

Sticker FC winners of the Cornwall Charity Cup final....

Congratulations to Sticker Football on winning the Durning Lawrence Charity Cup on Wednesday evening beating Penryn Athletic 3-1 to claim a league and cup double in what is a historic season for them.

To say Sticker started the game quickly would be an understatement as they were 2-0 up in the first 6 minutes. Joel Cockings gave them the lead after 2 minutes, an in-swinging corner from the left hand side was punched clear by the Penryn keeper but only reached the edge of the box, it was helped back in and somehow evaded all the Penryn defenders before findings its way to Joel who tapped home from close range. Four minutes later and it was two, Sticker went on the attack and after some lovely incisive approach play their midfielder went through and after rounding the keeper saw a shot cleared off the line from a corner. The resulting corner was almost a carbon copy of the opening goal, from the same side the corner was punched clear and helped back into the area, this time it did find a Penryn defender but sadly it was his hand and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, Andy Butler sent an unstoppable penalty into the top corner.

After a whirlwind start the game settled down a bit and Penryn started to grow into the game and only were lacking the final touch on a couple of occasions when attacking, they were looking especially dangerous down the wings and Sticker knew they couldn’t relax, the scares down the other end produced a reaction and close to half time Sticker went 3-0 up, the deadly Jack Bowyer scoring a delightful lob from long distance, a fitting goal for a great season from the striker.

The 2nd half saw Sticker take their foot of the gas and Penryn started to assert some authority, however for all their probing and pressing they struggled to open up a well organised Sticker defence until the latter stages. It was from a set piece that they scored, a whipped in cross found the head of Luke Brabyn who powered the ball into net. Penryn pushed and pushed to create more chances in the last 10 minutes but other than 1 clear cut chance they couldn’t reduce the arrears any further and after 3 minutes added on timethe final whistle blew and it was Sticker who lifted the Charity Cup.

Thank you to Godolphin Atlantic for being great hosts and for allowing us to use their facilities and thank you to all the spectators for supporting the teams.

Cornwall FA Chosen Charity

A cheque was presented prior to kick off by Ian Anear, Board and Council member to Christian Brown of Fleet for £1,104.  This consists of a donation from Cornwall FA of £750 and £354 raised by the 16 clubs and their spectators who took part this year, a big thank you to everyone who was involved in this fundraising.

 

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