A brief roundup this week, with normal service to be resumed next week with the signing of our NEW Sports Reporter!
With 12 of Marlow Hockey Club’s teams playing last Saturday it was a day of mixed fortunes for Marlow Hockey Club.
The men’s 1st team were up against a very strong Reading 2nd team at Sonning and lost for the first time this season going down 4-1. Marlow’s consolation goal came from Charlie Thrush. Marlow2 had a very close game at home against Oxford2. 2-1 down at half time having survived a lot of pressure thanks to some stout defence and good work from goalkeeper Will Hunter,things changed in the second half with Matt Ashton having a storming game in midfield. Dan Field scored his second goal and Marlow did enough to win , even missing a penalty stroke, but the game ended 2 all. It was a fair result and both sides should do well this season.
Other men’s results were:-
- Marlow 3 lost 2-1 away to Wycombe 3.
- the 4th team lost 2-1 home to Eastcote 4,
- the 5ths lost 5-2 away to Reading University 5,
- The Strollers (veterans) drew 1-1 with Purley veterans.
The Ladies first team lost at home 2-1 to Witney in a close match and the seconds drew 0-0 at home to Wallingford 1 and moved second in their league.
The other ladies results were:
- 3rd team drew 1-1 with Oxford University 2 at home,
- 4ths drew 0-0 with Milton Keynes 2s at home,
- the 5ths won away at Kidlington1 by 4-1 and
- the 6th team away to Wallingford5 won 3-0
On Sunday there were a number of junior matches with some outstanding results across the board. The boys Under 18s beat WycombeU18 6-0 and the Under 16 girls Ateam won a close game with Richmond 2-1. There were other successes for the Boys U14 and Girls U16B teams
On Saturday, Marlow played Chertsey in the FA Cup Preliminary Round. Marlow won thanks to the only goal of the match – a penalty on the 79th minute taken by Kelvin Bossman.
The FA Trophy next round draw also took place, and Marlow have been drawn at home to Sholing FC. The tie will be on the weekend of Saturday 26th October.
A three goal blast in the final 15 minutes saw Marlow grab the points and bragging rights in their local derby against Holyport, the game ending at 4-1. United now have a bit of a break until visiting Aston Clinton in a league cup tie on Oct 26th.
League Positions Summary
|Marlow FC||BetVictor Isthmian League South Central||12/20|
|Marlow United||UHLSPORT Hellenic One East Division||2/18|
|Marlow Rugby Club 1st XV||Wadworth 6X Southern Counties North||3/12|
|Marlow Hockey Mens 1||Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon – Regional 1||5/12|
|Marlow Hockey Ladies 1||South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League – Division 1||TBC|