Despite the cold weather starting to draw in, many of the sides around Marlow were on red hot form. Big wins for Marlow FC and United, as well as some stunning displays from Marlow Hockey club feature in our round-up this week.
Let’s kick it off with the football news – and after their 1-1 friendly draw, last week both Marlow United and Marlow FC enjoyed positive weekends.
United thumped Burghfield FC 6-1, meaning they are just two games away from a Madjeski Stadium final in the BTC Senior Cup.
It was goals galore in the first half as Darren Rockell got the scoring going inside the opening ten minutes and from there, Marlow dominated. Goals from Alan Mackie, Liam Bushay and Ollie Flint gave United a 4-0 lead heading into the break.
Second half goals from Hurst and O’Meally showed United’s dominance, as they went 6-0 up, and even Burghfield’s late consolation couldn’t dampen the spirits of brilliant team performance.
United face Mortimer this weekend away from home.
Marlow FC continued their impressive form and grabbed yet another clean sheet as they won 3-0 against Ashford Town.
Kameron English got the ball rolling in the 13th minute for Marlow – but the away fans would have to wait until the final 10 minutes of the match to see any more goals.
Isaac Osei-Tutu doubled the Blue’s lead – grabbing his second in as many games before Adam Richards rounded off the scoring with two minutes to play.
The win puts Marlow 3 points clear at the top of the table and will hope to stretch that further when they take on Hertford Town on Saturday.
(Thanks to David Wiltshire for providing the information used in this article)
Marlow men’s first team beat Wallingford at home 2-1 with two excellent goals from Chris Sewell and James Ward. It was a tougher match than might have been expected with Wallingford forcing the pace in the first half which was goalless.
The ladies first team had no match, so Guildford went top of the league by winning the match they had in hand.
Other men’s results: –
- Mens2 2 (goals by Dan Field) South Berkshire1 1
- Mens3 3 (goals James Ashburner and Robin Walls (2)) Wycombe3 1
- Mens4 3 (goals by Angus Barry and Tristan Rints (2)) Ramgharia2 2
- Mens5 5 (goals by Phil Allen 2, Jacob Gunn 2 & Deon Louw ) Abingdon2 1
- Strollers(veterans) 4 (goals by Bernard Tyler (2), Peter Rints 1 and Jon Elliot) Ashford veterans 1
- Ladies2 0 Slough2 1
- Ladies3 1 Goal by K Allen) Oxford University2 3
- Ladies5 2 (goals by S Maddern and L Wadley) Abingdon Ladies2 3
The Marlow juniors put in some convincing displays at Hampton at the weekend as they came away with four category wins – showing just a glimpse of what’s in store for the rest of the season.
This weekend also saw the Leap BMK sports awards take place in Buckinghamshire.
The award aims to recognise and thank individuals and organisations who work so hard to help play sports happen and in turn contribute to improving the lives of local residents.
Marlow Hockey club had two nominees in highly successful coach Kate Porter and Hils Farrar-Hockley, ex vice chairman, and honorary life member of Marlow Hockey Club, who sadly passed away at the age of 63 recently.
Keeping up to date, and getting in contact
You can keep up-to-date on the latest fixtures and results by navigating our Sports Club page and clicking the links to take you straight to each club’s website.
If you have any sports stories you want to share, match results or want to tell us why your club should be featured each week, email Danny@mymarlow.co.uk