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News Archive > Sport > Two wins from two for league’s new boys

Two wins from two for league’s new boys

By Gareth Rowett 23rd August 2017

Two wins from two for league’s new boys
PICK THAT ONE OUT!: Newquay goalkeeper Zac Roberts is unable to stop Frankie McAvoy’s free-kick

FRANKIE McAvoy struck a fantastic 87th-minute free-kick to make sure Sticker kept their 100 per cent start to the season going with a 2-1 win over Newquay.

The Sticky were worthy winners against the Peppermints and it was McAvoy’s superb goal, late on in the game, which was the difference between the two sides.

Sticker had fallen behind, somewhat against the run of play in the first half, with former St Blazey winger Tornado Bello smashing home the opener, early in the second half.

Matt Lloyd brought Sticker level with a goal against his former club but McAvoy stepped up with just three minutes remaining and curled a fantastic set piece right into the top corner of the net.

It was no more than Sticker deserved and player-manager Andrew Avery, who had another fine game at centre-back, said: “It was a fantastic way for us to open our account at Step 6 in our first home Premier League game.

“The game took a while to get some goals but once it did the game opened up for us, we created the better chances in the first half and spoke about being patient at half time.

“It was disappointing to concede the way we did so early after the break but once again credit to the lads, they kept the game on a knife edge till the last minute to seal our second win in a row.

“It was a good feeling not only to get the win but to show we can battle against physical opposition, this league is already proving in our two encounters that we need to compete off the ball as much as we do on it.

“For Gary and myself it was great to get another valuable three points but we know our squads capabilities and these two results don't surprise us at all, they help us pass our beliefs into the squad and hopefully we can keep producing these kind of results.

“It's too early to get carried away by this start, our feet are firmly planted on the ground as we know this league is so unpredictable.”

Avery also revealed that his club trained under the new floodlights for the first time last night.

The club have worked hard over the summer months and have now installed the floodlights, which are up and running for their first game under lights which will be against Plymouth Argyle reserves, on October 9.

It shows how far the club have come in recent years and the installation of the lights, along with the imminent expansion of the grandstand will ensure that the ground is up to Step Six standard.

Avery added: “ After stepping up to the  premier division, much of the credit needs to be passed on to the committee and supporters, they've stuck by us and given us the support off the field that we need to even try our club at this level.

“The lights were trained under for the first time on Tuesday night which will give the club a huge amount of satisfaction that our village will be able to hold itself amongst one of the best football facilities in the county.”

Last year the club won the league and cup double and they have continued that form into the new season and their two wins from the first two games have seen their winning streak in competitive games stretch to six games.

They are at home again on Saturday when they host Ivybridge Town and if they can maintain their perfect start to the season they will be right up amongst the front runners at the top of the Peninsula Premier League.

By Gareth Rowett 23rd August 2017

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