A week of upsets, joys and solid performances from all around Marlow. Marlow FC stun
Slough Town, Marlow Hockey Clubs Juniors produce the goods in Bournemouth and Marlow
Rugby thump Littlemore.
Marlow FC bounced back from their 2-2 draw against Hertford Town last weekend to cause a big upset in the Berks and Bucks Cup. The Blues beat Slough Town 1-0 thanks to a Kelvin Bossman goal to advance to the final of the tournament, a side who play two leagues above them.
They were forced to defend for large periods of the game but took their chance when it fell to them and their reward is another tough tie against Reading FC u23s.
Marlow United kept the pressure on Cookham Dean with four games to go as they won again, this time thumping Reading City U23s 7-0.
Alan Mckie got the ball rolling in the first minute after he bundled home Qwam Thomas’ corner and Marlow doubled their lead from the penalty spot through Chris Hurst.
The Flying Blues continued to dominate as Liam Bushay and Thomas got in on the act before half time.
Hurst bagged two more in the second half to complete his hat-trick before Marlow added a seventh late on.
The season is winding down with only one or two matches left for most teams but there are junior competitions going on and the Juniors deserve the headlines this week, especially the U14 Girls A who played at Bournemouth for the Regional round of the England Hockey Junior Championships.
The girls qualified in style, not conceding a goal or a short corner all day. They beat
Plymouth 4-0 in game one, Bath 5-0 in game two and beat Bournemouth 1-0 in their final
game. Bournemouth were by far the strongest opposition and there were times when the
game could have gone either way. The girls maintained their cool under bouts of real
pressure to score in the second half and then just needed to see out the final few minutes
without conceding to win the tournament and progress to the next round.
Coached by Kate Porter and Jen Martin the girls will be raring to go come the National Finals in May
The Boys U14s A played at Surbiton for the regional round of the England Hockey Junior Championships. They came a respectable 3rd in their pool with a very young side.
- Ladies 1s had no match and play their last league game on Saturday at home at 11.45 already assured of promotion.
- L2s v Oxford Hawks 3s won 4-2 (Hannah Jeremy, Sophie Bowen Evans, Sarah Pearce, Vic Allen)
- L3s v Thames 1s won 3-2 (Les Hobley x 2, Lizzie Dalton)
- L4s v Buckingham 3s won 4-0 (Sarah Perks, Katie Hopkinson x 2, Hannah Bowen Evans)
- L5s v Maidenhead 4s lost 3-1 (Gemma Hitchin)
- L6s v Slough won 3-0 (Taisa Lane, Aggie Anderson, Emma Kelleway)
The men’s results were mixed which rather summed up an inconsistent season for some of the teams. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams all lost and seem likely to finish mid table. The 4th team beat Aylesbury 3s and remain at the top of the table while the 5th and 6th teams are both placed second.
The full list of their results is as follows:
- 1s lost 5-1 away at Ashford
- 2s lost 3-2 at home to Aylesbury 1s This was a good performance against the league leaders.
- 3s lost 7-3 away to Thame 1s who are likely to gain promotion
- 4s beat Aylesbury 3s 3-0 at home
- 5s lost 3-7 at home to top of the table Oxford Hawks 6
- 6s beat Wallingford 5s away 1-0
- The Strollers (veterans) played Teddington Tigers at home and won 4-1
Marlow RFC continued to keep the fight up for second place as they thumped Littlemore 85-20 away from home.
Charlie Cotton and Miles Noble both grabbed hat-tricks in the rout and Stuart Mckay got two as the away side looked in ruthless form.
Nick Carvey and Freddie Lewis were both on form kicking conversions as Carvey nailed four while Lewis added six.
The win sees Marlow sit 3 points behind Buckingham, with a game in hand as the season draws to a close.