Another weekend of jam-packed sports action as Marlow United march on in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup. Marlow FC struggled to get past a dogged Westfield, while it was mixed fortunes as well for Marlow Hockey club. And as we enter another week of the Roundup, there’s another opportunity to get involved in sport, this time it’s women’s rugby!
Marlow United bounced back from last weekend’s loss to Mortimer with a fantastic display at Wallingford, coming from behind to win 3-2.
The win sees United advance to the last four of the Berks and Bucks senior cup, and will have Liam Bushay to thank, as he struck his first goal since November eight minutes from time to seal the win.
The home side took the lead after 20 minutes, but a determined looking Marlow side hit back within ten minutes through James Hardy.
However, the hosts would go into the break leading 2-1 but Marlow were by no means out of the tie.
They came out of the break the better of the two sides and Felix Pruden bagged the equaliser with a powerful finish.
It was left to Bushay to get the win and he did so with a neat lofted finish. A fantastic result for United who are just one win away from the final.
You can read the full match report here on the Marlow United website.
For Marlow FC it was a case of the ball just not going in the back of the net as they went down 1-0 to Westfield FC at home.
The Blues battled hard and created numerous chances but couldn’t find the decisive finish, with the only goal of the game coming from the away sides Dylan Cascoe in the 66th minute.
Manager Mark Bartley was keen to highlight his sides determination, tweeting: ‘Some days it just doesn’t happen for you.
‘I’m absolutely satisfied with our commitment, work rate and intensity it just simply wasn’t our day’.
Marlow will now be preparing for a big week, with three games coming in the space of 8 days – with the first being against Bedfont Sports on Saturday.
Marlow Rugby 1st XV continued their good form with a comprehensive win over Slough on Saturday.
Marlow won the game 35-17, and now sit 5th in the league table – with a game in hand over 4th placed Wallingford.
With league hockey resuming on Saturday it was a day of mixed fortunes with losses for both the men’s 1st and 2nd teams. Both were against teams above them in their leagues, but the other men’s teams all fared better and the 4th and 5th teams remain in top positions.
The full list of results for the men is as follows: –
- M1 v PHC Chiswick lost 2-5 (scorers Chris Sewell & Louis Cadinouche)
- M2 v Oxford OBU M2 lost 2-4 (Tom Lilley, James Ashburner)
- M3 v Oxford Univ’ M3 won 3-0 (Dan Meyrick, Robin Walls, Johnny Mee)
- M4 v Amersham & Chalfont M3 won 2-1 (Caleb Rowe & James Edkins)
- M5 v Milton Keynes M4 won 3-0 (Phil Allen, Angus Barry & Leo Pennant)
- M6 v Henley M5 won 5-0 (Tim Frost 4, Ewan Hunter)
- Strollers (Veterans) v Stoke Green lost 2-3 (Greg Bagwell, George King)
- Strollers (Veterans) v Camberley Owls drew 1-1 (Peter Rints)
The Ladies 1st X1 did not have a league match this weekend – but they did win a friendly 2-1 against Oxford Hawks.
The other teams had a mixed day with these results: –
- 2nds lost 1-2 away at Oxford 3s (K Windsor)
- 3rds drew 2-2 at home to Phoenix & Ranelagh (Lizzie Dalton and Kiera Allen)
- 4s lost 1-3 at home to Oxford 3s (Helen North)
- 5s won 6-1 away against Reading University 4ths (Sarah Maddern x2, Kitty Mos x2, Amelia Haslehurst)
- 6s won 4-1 against Abingdon in a friendly ( Emma Kelleway, Hannah Dutfield, Louise Gillespie and Tasia Lane)
This coming weekend the spotlight will be on the Juniors with the Under 16 and Under 18 Girls and Under 18 boys all playing in the National Junior Indoor Championships.
Here’s another upcoming event to add to your 2019 to-do-list! For ladies who want to get involved in Rugby in the local area, Marlow Rugby club will play host to a free ladies rugby taster session on Saturday 19th January.
The session will be non-contact and aims to give all women the opportunity to try rugby, whether it be for the first time or for those wanting to get back into the sport.
To sign up visit https://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/find-rugby/play-rugby/womens-rugby/pitch-up-and-play/ and fill in the details. You can also follow Marlow Ladies Rugby club on twitter, and see poster below for more.
Keeping up to date
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