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News Archive > Sport > Make mine a double

Make mine a double

By Gareth Rowett 17th May 2017

Make mine a double
JOEL SCORES GOALS: Joel Cockings celebrates after opening the scoring in the first minute of the Durning Lawrence Cornwall Charity Cup final

A CHARITY Cup victory was the perfect way to toast a successful season for Sticker Football Club as they completed a league and cup double last Wednesday night.

The Sticky defeated Penryn Athletic 3-1 in the final of the Durning Lawrence Cornwall Charity Cup to go alongside their Division One West title already this season.

It is a crowning glory for Andrew Avery’s side, who have also sealed promotion to the South West Peninsula Premier Division for next season.

Their manager Andrew Avery again kept goal in the final and after their success he told the Voice: “What an amazing night for us to round off the season with the double and get our name on this prestigious trophy for the second time.

“Since we knew we would win the league our performances haven't been to the same standard as they were early in the campaign but in this final the lads hit the same level that won us the league.”

Goals from Joel Cockings and Andrew Butler put Sticker in full control of the tie and when Jack Bowyer spectacularly added a third before the break the tie looked to be as good as over.

Avery added: “From the very first second of the game we took the game to Penryn and the two early goals were credit to our attitude.

“We could have scored a few more goals early on but the third goal secured the win on 20 minutes.

“It one was one of the finest goals we've scored this season, great build up play and interlinking midfield passing before Martyn Duff switched the play into Jack Bowyer’s path for him to strike a great first touch lob over the ‘keeper.”

Penryn though hadn’t read the script and they played their part in an entertaining second half, attacking the Sticker goal with intent.

But Avery used his expertise in goal and restricted them to only one goal.

He added: “Penryn to their credit never gave up and caused us some issues but the lads dug deep, made crucial challenges and worked incredibly hard to seal this victory.

“Late on in the game some of our counter attacking play nearly got us a fourth goal but it wasn't to be.

“On the night we got the game plan right and I thought our lads were brilliant, we hadn't played a match for 11 days but we got a few training sessions in and some of the bits we worked on came prominent in this game.

“We haven't let the lads ease off because we know you don't win games without preparation. The lads have been a credit to the club and in our opinion have thoroughly deserved what they have achieved this season.

“I cannot thank Gary Wheildon enough for his positive attitude and dedication that he has applied this season, he really has helped us step up a level and helped us achieve our goals.”

Changes off the field will bring their ground up to the requirements needed for step six football and they should all be in place by the autumn and Avery added: “We now have a hectic period to get the club sorted and ready for our new challenge and everyone at the club is looking forward to next season.”

By Gareth Rowett 17th May 2017

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