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2019-2020 SEASON FIXTURES & RESULTS
WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER
Kennall Vale 0-0 Stithians
The new-look Stithians outfit took to the field with not so much of a friendly under their belt, but were soon playing well together. However, despite some good football from both sides neither truly managed to carve out a decent chance to be considered gilt edged, with Alex M ensuring the Stithians goal was never breached. A goalless draw was a fair result.
Constantine 0-1 Stithians
Stithians dominated from start to finish against Constantine in which George W missed two good chances in the first half before a mistake at the back allowed Constantine's only decent chance of the game, brilliantly saved by Alex M. George W made amends for his earlier misses when he scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half.
WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER
Mylor Bridge 'A' 1-0 Stithians
The season continued with a tricky encounter against Mylor's 'A' team. In the early stages, Stithians were under more pressure and soon fell behind to a goal before half time. Some fine work after the break (including a stunning save from Alex M) kept the arrears to just one. Sid, who worked so hard all game, could have stolen a draw for the Academicals, but hit the post with one of the final kicks of the game.
WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER
Mylor Bridge 'B' 0-3 Stithians
It was Mylor again following last week's defeat, but the Academicals found this game a far easier proposition. From the start, Stithians took charge of the contest and some hard, determined play from Stan W gave the Reds the lead. After the break, a superb solo effort from Sid W doubled the Reds' lead, before a late goalkeeping error allowed George W to bang in a third.
Penryn 0-1 Stithians
Coming into the game, Penryn were undefeated and it showed as, in the early stages, they had more of the ball. Their weakness, however, was their defence and, having not picked up George W on several ocassions, Penryn conceded when George slipped the ball beneath the keeper when one-on-one with him. George W would have another great chance late on, but was denied by the Penryn keeper. A thoroughly deserved win.
WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER
Flushing 0-1 Stithians
Following postponements to last week's games, Stithians' season continued with a rather unconvincing but deserved win against a defensively resolute Flushing side. The Academicals missed two chances early on, and found it hard to break down their opponents. In the second half, a foul on Sid W helped the captain score the resulting free kick in what proved to be the crucial winning goal.
Mabe 0-3 Stithians
In driving rain, the Academicals collected three further points, with another deserved win. The Reds relieved the pressure early on when Stan W pressured the opponents in their own goal area and scored with a relatively easy tap in. Sid W got in on the act minutes later when he lashed one home with a near-post drive. In the second half, it was more of the same Academical pressure, and put they put the game beyond doubt when Sol V scored with a long range effort - his first ever goal for the team.
WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Mawnan 1-0 Stithians
The football team played their final match of the regular local season and, despite having only six players fit to play, carved out some very good chances against a tough Mawnan side. Stithians were unlucky not to have scored and even unluckier to have conceded the only goal of the game (ball off the post, off the keeper and in).
Perran-ar-worthal v Stithians
The second game of the evening did not occur as Perran-ar-worthal had already forfeited the match, resulting in a ‘walkover’ win for the Academicals.
FINAL END-OF-SEASON RESULTS
Played: 9 Won: 6 Drew: 1 Lost: 2 Points: 18
Academicals finish 2nd in the league!