Our first December sports round-up, and it wouldn’t seem right to not include something festive – and there’s nothing quite as festive as a large group of Santa’s running through Marlow! Elsewhere, there was a good win for Marlow United, while Marlow FC had to make do with a point, and it was another good weekend for the Marlow’s Hockey sides.
Marlow United produced a solid display to advance to the next stage of the league cup with a 4-1 away win over Mortimer.
United went behind early in the first half, but the goal seemed to galvanise the side more than dishearten them.
Some neat passing between Hurst and Bushay up top lead to the former rifling a low drive past the Mortimer ‘keeper, to level the scores before O’Meally put the visitors 2-1 up.
Marlow then added a third after a series of corners saw Alan Mckie nod the ball home.
It was much of the same in the second half, with United looking comfortable on the ball and with just over quarter of an hour left to play they made it 4-1 after some neat play allowed O’Meally to grab his second of the game.
The win sees Marlow advance to the last eight of the Reading Invitational Cup but will have their sights set on a top of the table derby against Cookham Dean this weekend.
Marlow FC will feel aggrieved that they couldn’t hold on to their one-nil lead, as they conceded in the dying moments to draw 1-1 with Hertford Town.
Marcus Mealing put the home side ahead just after half-time, but Elliot Bailey equalised at the death for the visitors.
The Blue’s will be fully focused on the weekends game – as they take on 2nd placed Bracknell Town in a game that could see Marlow open up some breathing space at the top of the table with a win.
The Marlow men’s 1st team travelled to Witney on Saturday and produced a dominant first-half display that saw them lead 3-1 up at the break – with goals coming from Lewis Goodman and Chris Sewell (2).
The game should have been out of sight after 50 mins, but the Reds squandered a number of golden opportunities to extend their lead.
And it would come back to bite them, as Whitney grabbed a second – before scoring a late late equaliser to snatch a point. Marlow are currently 5th in their league, level on points with Witney and Ashford who they play on Saturday.
The Ladies first team were away to Hampstead and Westminster 2s and went down 3-2 leaving them 3rd in their league. Jane Smith was on hand to grab both goals for the Buckinghamshire side.
Other men’s results
- Marlow2 5–2 Milton Keynes2 (Dan Bradley x2, Dan Field x2 and David Hand)
- Marlow3 3-3 Abingdon1 (Stuart Coulton, Richard Spooner, Robin Walls)
- Marlow4 3–1 Sonning4 (Gareth Murfitt, Henry Ormond, Tristan Rints)
- Marlow6 4 –0 Bicester4 (Tim Frost x2, George Evans, Andy Nye)
- Strollers (Veterans) 4 British Airways 0
Other ladies’ results
- Ladies2s 4–0 Oxford Hawks Ladies 3s (goals by D & J Hannah, K Windsor and Emily Miskell)
- Ladies3s 4-2 Thame Ladies 1s (Lesley Hobley 2, Lizzie Dalton and Flo Braybrooke)
- Ladies5s 2-1 Maidenhead 4s (Gemma Hitchen and Suse Patterson)
- Ladies6s 2-0 Slough3s (Krishna Chavda and Talsa Lane)
Marlow U12s played some fantastic rugby as they came out winners of their age group in the LIRFC Community festival.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the matches, and to everyone associated with Marlow Rugby, well done!
Elsewhere, Marlow II battled to an 0-8 defeat to Reading Abbey II on Saturday.
Marlow remain in 8th place, with 12 points.
And Finally, Santa came to town!
Or should we say Santa’s?
The Marlow Santa fun run took place on Sunday and as you can imagine it was full of festive cheer and lots of red suits.
The event saw a record number of runners, with 2,750 people getting involved and donning the famous Red suit and beard.
The fun run, which is organised by the Rotary Clubs in Marlow, aims to raise money for charities and good causes. The fun run proved to be just that, with plenty of runners enjoying themselves – which you can see for yourself if you check out our album from the race!
For most the event is a real fun day, with families and pets taking a relatively leisurely canter through the local streets. However, some are more competitive, and the winning runners were as follows:
MALE: Steve Francis , Mylec Caddell, Harry Turner
FEMALE: Sophie Whitworth, Jessica Keane, Rianne Neale
Keeping up to date and making contact
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