Yet another busy week for Marlow sporting sides. Marlow United and Marlow FC picking up important wins. Marlow Rugby club won big while Marlow Ladies battled hard against tough opposition. Marlow Hockey cub enjoyed a good weekend too, with a host of sides involved. Over 200 people got involved in the Marlow Park Run and there’s a chance to get involved in tennis at the end of the month.
Marlow United FC came from behind to pick up an important 3-1 win against Mortimer, despite playing more than 20 minutes with eight men.
Chris Hurst’s brace was followed up by a Liam Bushay strike to put Marlow in a commanding position.
A flurry of red cards threatened to dismantle Marlow’s hard work. Goalkeeper Matt Cannings saw red for a deliberate handball, with midfielder Ollie Flint don the gloves for the last 20 minutes. 10 minutes later and Marlow had both Bushay and Gumbs sent off, the latter being dismissed after two yellow cards alongside a Mortimer player.
Marlow manager James Pritchard admitted it was not the sort of game that had the signs of getting out of hand but singled out the importance of his side holding on for the win.
‘I’ve never been in that situation before and hopefully never again.
‘But I think we managed the game well thereafter.
‘We defended resolutely, and we got the three points which was the important thing’.
Unfortunately for Marlow, Cannings, Bushay and Gumbs will all be unavailable for the crucial Berks and Bucks trophy semi-final against Newbury through suspension.
You can visit the Marlow United website for a full match report.
Marlow FC also enjoyed a good weekend, with James Clarke continuing his goal scoring exploits.
Clarke bagged a hattrick as the Blues romped to a 6-0 victory away from home against Hanwell.
Devontae Romeo, Chris Ovenden and Adam Richards got the other goals for Mark Bartley’s men, who move into second place with the win.
Attention now turns to the rescheduled cup game against MK Dons which takes place on Wednesday evening at 7:45pm.
Marlow 1st XV put 79 points past Wallingford on Saturday as they put in an impressive performance on Saturday.
Despite the 79-12 final score, the game was highly competitive, and Marlow had to stay focused throughout, which they did, running over 11 tries during the match.
Sam Hindley and Nick Carvey both grabbed two tries a piece in a strong team performance.
You can find full details of the match here on the Marlow RFC website.
Marlow Ladies were on the wrong side of a heavy scoreline as they lost 43-3 to Ironside Ladies rugby.
Rachael Dennis grabbed a penalty goal for Marlow, with two ladies also making their debut for the club.
Higginson, Marlow Park Run
222 people braved the chilly weather at the weekend to take part in the Marlow Park run. The event saw people of all ages jog, run and walk their way to the finish line with 65 competitors taking part for the first time and 60 personal bests achieved.
Marlow Hockey Club had another successful weekend overall and the full list of men’s results is as follows: –
- Mens 1’s lost 2-1 away at Oxford Hawks M2 (James Ward)
- Men’s 2’s won 3-0 at home against Phoenix & Ranelagh (James Ashburner, Dan Merrel and Fergus Andersen)
- Men’s 3’s lost 2-1 away to Oxford M3 (Harvey Loretto)
- Men’s 4’s won 9-1 at home to Ramgarhia 2’s (Fin Anderson (5), Matt Ashton (3), Caleb Rowe)
- Mens 5’s won 3-1 away at Oxford M6’s. (Phil Allen 2 and Doug Fulton)
- Mens 6’s won 6-0 at home against Oxford 9’s (George Evans (4),Toby Arnold (2))
- Strollers beat Sunbury Red Lions at Home 6-0 (Neil Smith(2), Bernard Tyler(2), Barry Martin and Greg Bagwell)
- The 4th and 5th teams remain top of their leagues.
The Ladies went even better with one draw and 5 victories
- 1s won 5-1 home to PHC Chiswick (Lana Wallis x 2, Jane Smith, Maddy Peacock, Ellie Yeomans)
- 2s won 2-0 away against Amersham and Chalfont 2(Vic Allen x 2)
- 3s won 4-0 home v Witney2 (Emma Pittaway x 3, Lesley Hobley)
- 4s drew 4-4 home v Wychwood1 (Sarah Perks x 3, Liza Rowles)
- 5s won 4-2 away v Banbury 4 (Anna Mortimer, Sarah Maddern, Susie Patterson, Charlotte Rigby)
- 6s won 4-2 away v Wychwood (Krishni Chavda x 3, Louise Gillespie)
As is customary with our final words on each Round-up there’s another chance to get involved in something new!
Why not give tennis a go by going down to Living Tennis at Bisham Abbey NSC.
With warm indoor courts, perfect for this time of year, there’s plenty of chances for established players to play as well as a taster session for new players on Thursday 31st January from 20:00 until 22:00.
For more information visit the Living Tennis website
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.
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