Sticker all set to seal the title on Saturday
STICKER need just a point from their game against Porthleven on Saturday to be presented with their first league title in over 30 years.
They almost wrapped up winning the Peninsula League’s Division One West title against Millbrook, but they were held to a 1-1 draw, where a win would have assured them of the title.
But they are just 90 minutes away from being crowned champions and they are expecting a large crowd to pack into Burngullow Park to see the champions elect take on the Fishermen on Saturday.
Saturday’s point against Millbrook all but guarantees their place in the Peninsula Premier League next season.
They have finished in the promotion places and they now need to just pass the ground grading, which they are expected to do, to have their place in the top tier of the Peninsula League confirmed.
It is a fantastic achievement for the village club who have come a long way in recent seasons and their fantastic campaign, which has still not seen them lose a league game yet has been a great credit to the hard work which goes on, on and off the field at the club.
Manager Andrew Avery and his assistant Gary Wheildon have assembled a good squad and with recent signings Callum Kenny and Liam Knowles bolstering their ranks they want to make sure that they tie up the league title sooner rather than later.
Throughout the run Avery and Wheildon have kept the players’ feet firmly on the ground and they will soon be able to finally celebrate what has been a truly fantastic season.
Speaking after the club’s game against Millbrook at the weekend Avery said: “Millbrook was a huge test for us, they came with a game plan and played very well in the first half especially.
“The result in the end was probably fair, we need to learn from our slow starts at the moment but the lads again get huge praise for trying to get back in the match and keeping the undefeated record going.”
They will look to keep that unbeaten tag on Saturday and in doing so hope to be crowned Peninsula League Division One West champions against Porthleven, kick-off will be at 3pm.