Marlow United suffered the heartbreak of being beaten 5-4 on penalties by Old Bradwell United in the Berks and Bucks Trophy final on Saturday.
The Flying Blues had lifted the TVPL title on Tuesday night but only a penalty shootout stood between them and their second piece of silverware of the week.
Despite dominating the chances, Marlow could not find a way through, having one shot cleared off the line as well as one disallowed for offside.
It meant that after 90 minutes the scores were still level at 0-0 and a shootout was to decide the match.
Both started with a goal and a miss each before another Old Bradwell miss allowed Marlow to take a 2-1 lead after three penalties each.
But despite having the opportunity to seal the trophy with the final penalty of the shootout, Marlow could not capitalise as their miss took things to sudden death, with Old Bradwell coming out winners by five penalties to four.
Marlow still have a chance at a league and cup double, when they face Mortimer in the League cup final on May 8 at the Madejski stadium.
It was no better a day for Marlow FC as they fell to a heavy 4-0 defeat at home to Ware on the last day of the season.
After a tight first half, Kelvin Bossman was dismissed for a second bookable offence and from there Ware took advantage.
Goals from Louis Rose, Dave Cowley, Albert Adu and Brandon Adams meant that Marlow will have to face an away trip to Cheshunt on Tuesday night in the play-offs. That game will decide who makes it to the playoff final, with the ultimate goal being promotion.
The league season may be over, but Marlow Hockey Club aren’t done just yet after they returned from Holland last week.
In 1976 Marlow Hockey Club started a connection with The Evergreen Hockey Club of Maasluis Holland which has endured ever since. The connection started with junior and veteran teams and that has been the pattern ever since. Lasting friendships have been made and it is a highly valued connection for both clubs.
This year the Marlow Under 14 boys’ and girls’ teams, 32 players in all, accompanied by 10 adults, mostly parents, made the trip and had a fantastic weekend. One of the adults, Stuart Peacock was one of the original boys from 1976 and says that as ever their Dutch hosts looked after their visitors wonderfully and it was a memorable experience for the youngsters and for Stuart after all those years
The Marlow teams also did well on the pitch winning both “big matches” and the two tournaments they took part in.
The cricket season is fast approaching as sides in and around Marlow begin to finish off their final few pre-season games.
Marlow Cricket Club took on North Maidenhead last week but could not get a win – as they were bowled out for 198 after chasing a target of 280 set by North Maidenhead.