It was the perfect weekend for Marlow’s football sides’ as both teams picked up big wins. Marlow Hockey juniors produced some fantastic performances to be crowned Bucks Champions, while Marlow Rugby were in action against close rivals Buckingham.
Marlow United put last week’s cup upset behind them as they progressed to the semi-final of the BTC cup with a 4-1 win over Rotherfield United.
Chris Hurst bagged a first half-brace on his way to a hat-trick while Adam Harman also netted in the big win.
Hurst got the ball rolling after his effort from a corner deflected in – and he doubled his tally moments later firing home after being played in.
Rotherfield cut the deficit but the Flying Blues scored twice more in the second half, first through Harman before Hurst completed his hat-trick with half an hour to play.
Marlow advance to the semi-final and go into the hat alongside FC Imaan, Mortimer and Berks County.
Marlow FC head into one of the biggest games of the season this weekend off the back of a solid 2-0 win against Egham Town.
The Blues were hoping to keep their play-off push going and keep the pressure on second placed Bracknell Town, and they did that thanks to goals from Adam Richards and Kelvin Bossman.
The result see’s Marlow stay third, two points ahead of Cheshunt as they travel to runaway league leaders Hayes and Yeading.
Bossman has hit form just at the right time, with four goals in his last two, with Marlow scoring six and keeping two clean sheets during that time.
Marlow RFC’s perfect league start to 2019 ended at the hands of close rivals Buckingham in a narrow 20-13 defeat.
The result sees Marlow drop to third with defeat and lose ground on top of the table Windsor who came out winners over Stow-on-the-Wold.
Marlow Ladies were also in action and battled hard throughout but couldn’t quite get over the line as they lost narrowly 22-20.
Marlow Men’s first team where in action at home to Old Merchants Taylors but found themselves 2-0 within eight minutes. Chris Sewell, Marlow leading scorer bagged two goals in quick succession to level the scoreline at the break, but a shoulder injury forced him to miss the second half. OMT went on to win 3-2 despite a barrage of corners from the hosts who came up against a goalkeeper in inspired form.
- Marlow 2s draw 2-2 away at West Hampstead2 having been 2-0 down, with goals from Dan Field and Ollie Cadinouche, his first goal for 2s.
- It was a tough day for the Marlow players who felt hard done by, but it was fight back to be proud of, with a blend of experience and youthful talent they are now placed 5th.
- Marlow 3’s won 1-0 against Ashford at home. The goal came from a penalty stroke converted by Robin Walls in time allowed after the full-time whistle had gone.
- The 4’s won 4-0 away at Phoenix and Ranelagh, goals by Toby Fry(2), Caleb Rowe, Leo Pennant
- The 5s drew 0-0 away to Ashford
- Both 4s and 5s remain at the top of their leagues
- M6 beat Abingdon 3 2-1 (Toby Arnold and Mark Spencer)
- Strollers (veterans) drew away at Teddington 3-3. Scores Bernard Tyler, Eric Weston, Ashley Bryant.
- L1s v Epsom 1-1 (Jane Smith)
- L2s v Newbury & Thatcham 1s lost 2-1 (Sophie Willis)
- L3s v Oxford Hawks 4s won 3-1 (Les Hobley, Flo Braybrooke, Kiera Allen)
- L4s v Newbury & Thatcham 3s won 6-0 (Sarah Perks x 3, Hannah Bowen Evans x 2, Ella Griffin)
- L5s v Bicester 2s won 2-1 (Charlotte Rigby, Susie Patterson)
- L6s v Oxford BTH lost 2-0
For the Juniors it was U12 “In2Hockey” County Championships on Sunday
The Boys are Bucks Champions, having won their pool and beat Amersham & Chalfont 3-1 in the Final. Throughout the tournament, they scored 24 goals and only conceded 1.
The Girls are also Bucks Champions and also won their pool and then both semi-final 4-0 and then the final 4-0 against Buckingham. They did not concede a goal throughout the tournament.
That means that both teams qualify for the Regional Tournament on 28-April.