It was another busy weekend for Marlow, with plenty to talk about. Marlow Hockey were in action and the Juniors played at an indoor championship. We will have a dedicated post to recap all that went on there! Marlow United and Marlow FC both had strong performances and it was good to see so many new faces at Marlow Ladies Rugby’s inner warrior session.
The Marlow men’s first X1 met local rivals Amersham and Chalfont on Saturday and it ended in a 3-3 draw. Marlow went two goals behind before they came back very strongly to lead 3-2 with only a few minutes left. Their goalscorers were Chris Goodchild, Lewis Goodman, and Tom Gray. However, Amersham were not to be denied and, helped by some poor defending, scored in added time to level the scores. The second team had no match due to Tring’s withdrawal from the league.
The Ladies First X1 had no league match so were able to play Maidenhead, who were in a similar position, and were successful with a 1-0 victory; their goal came from Josie Nash.
Other results were: –
- Marlow men’s 3s lost to league leaders Oxford Hawks 4, 1-3 Marlow’s (Ben Swales)
- Mens 4 beat Wallingford 3 away 6-1 ( Garteth Murfitt x2, Caleb Rowe (3) and Michael Thompson)
- Men’s 5 beat Wycombe 4 7-2 (Phil Allen x2, Angus Barry x2, Jacob Gunn, Chris Jackson, Doug Foulton)
Both the 4th and 5th teams remain top of their leagues
- Men’s 6 beat Milton Keynes 6 away 4-3 (Tim Frost x2, George Evans x2)
- Strollers (veterans) v Maidenhead Merlins 1-1 (Bernard Tyler)
- Ladies 2 match postponed
- Ladies 3 beat Milton Keynes 2 away 3-2 ( Lizzie Dalton, and Eleanor Sharpe)
- Ladies 4 beat Reading Rebels away 1-0 ( Sarah Perks)
- Ladies 5 beat Kidlington 1s 2-0 (Anna Mortimer and Bri Hamelink)
- Ladies 6 played a friendly aginst Wallingford 4 and lost 2-0
Following their impressive performances in qualifying for the Indoor Finals, all three Marlow sides impressed in the competition and showed just what Marlow Hockey Club is capable of.
Both the under 18s sides made it to the semi-finals and were unlucky to bow out at that stage, with the boys losing to the lottery that is penalty strokes, while the girls were edged out 2-1.
The under 16s girls also put in fantastic performances, winning their final game in the groups.
All three Marlow sides impressed at the London event and with Marlow Hockey club having two teams in the top four sides in the country, it shows the hard work and dedication of both the players and coaches at the club.
A top of the table clash in the Thames Valley Premier Division, as Marlow United battled hard to grab a point away from home against league leaders Cookham Dean, drawing 1-1.
Local derbies always seem to have a bit more spice to them and the weekends game was no different.
It was United who drew first blood with Christ Hurst popping up to guide home a Qwam Thomas cross after just eight minutes. The perfect start.
The home side rallied back and were level less than 20 minutes later, knocking in a loose ball after a good save from the United goalkeeper.
The second half saw the away side pick up the pace, but Marlow couldn’t quite find the goal that would win the game.
It ended all even, keeping Marlow in third, but a win against Mortimer next week could push United into second.
You can read the full match report here.
It was good news for Marlow FC as well, as they kept a clean sheet en-route to a 1-0 over Bedfont Sports.
On-loan attacking midfielder James Clarke got the winner, as Marlow dug deep and kept the visitors out in the second half.
Another battling performance for the Blues who remain in the title hunt.
Unfortunately for the Blues their Berks and Bucks Senior Cup game against League one outfit MK Dons was postponed for the second time due to heavy snow.
A comprehensive 35-7 victory for the 1st XV over Stow-on-the-Wold capped a fine Saturday for Marlow Rugby club.
Despite the conditions, Marlow played some excellent rugby and enacted some revenge for the loss to Stow earlier in the season.
The win moves Marlow into third position, only five points behind Buckingham in second.
We mentioned last week about the Inner Warrior lady’s rugby session and it was fantastic to see so many ladies give it a go! Marlow Ladies Rugby Club posted to their Instagram and Twitter, with everyone looking they had a great time.
If you want to get involved, there’s still plenty of opportunities with the ladies training every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information you can contact the club on their twitter.
Lots of fun and a new faces at our #innerwarrior camp yesterday. If you weren't able to make it but want to try rugby please drop into any of our #training sessions. Tues or Thur 7.30pm. #wrugby #ladiesrugby #rfu #fun #fitgirl #thisgirlcan #marlow #maidenhead #highwycombe #slough pic.twitter.com/yowR2yxp7G
— Marlow Ladies RFC (@MarlowLadies) January 20, 2019
Keeping up to date
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