Welcome to this week’s roundup of sporting action from around Marlow. We are keen to include as wide a variety of sports and clubs, so if you want to be featured, please contact our sports reporter Cameron Beazley-Clarke via our contact form.
Marlow Ladies Rugby Club
Marlow took on Bracknell Ladies RC 3pm on a very warm October afternoon and came away with a convincing 57-15 win.
Phae Cocks was on fire bagging herself four tries in what would be an emphatic victory for the women in black and gold. Other try scorers: Bex Blazey (1), Eloise Maslin (1), Pippa Pearce (1). Penalty tries: 2.
Linda Kavumbura maintained her composure and scored four conversions.
Next game away versus Ruislip ladies on 21st October.
Free taster session at Marlow Rugby Club Saturday 14th October @12pm
No experience required. To register interest email or drop MWRC a message on social media. (Leaflet below).
Marlow Town Women’s Football Club
On a sunny autumnal afternoon, Marlow Town Women were up against local rivals Wycombe Saints Ladies at The Rye and came away with a convincing 4-0 victory to put them top of the table.
Marlow lost both league and cup games against Wycombe last year and were determined to get a result this season.
Marlow were well prepared for a strong attack from Wycombe Saints but started apprehensively. Wycombe hit the crossbar early in the half, but Marlow grew into the game and took the initiative with a deserved goal from Hayleigh Larkin.
The second half was much more comfortable for Marlow with three further goals. two from Becca Meller and one from Vikki Green. At 4-0 Marlow had the luxury of missing a penalty, which was well saved by their goalkeeper. It was a confident victory from Marlow who now top the development division after five games.
Next up Goring United Women Reserves on Sunday 15th October @2pm in Goring.
Final score: Wycombe Saints Ladies 0-4 Marlow Town Women.
Marlow Football Club
Marlow FC visited The Skyline Stadium to take on Northwood FC in the evening kick-off on Tuesday 10th October at 7:45pm and came away with a deserved 3-1 victory.
With little time to recover after their Saturday afternoon win against Raynes Park, Marlow climbed to fourth with victory at Northwood.
Marlow went into the game off the back of two straight league defeats against their North London rivals. The Marlow fans were optimistic after Dawid Rogalski opened the scoring ten minutes before the break- his twelfth of the season.
Three minutes later Josh Boorn made it 2-0. The Woods had hope when Dan Williams pulled a goal back seven minutes after the restart, but a minute from time that hope was finally extinguished, Khalid Simmo making it 3-1.
Upcoming fixture: 21/10/2023 @3pm vs Ashford Town (Middx) – Away.
Marlow Hockey Club
On Saturday evening Marlow Men’s First Team hosted Trojans in the late afternoon push back slot and showed some marked progress after only picking up one point from the previous two games.
Chris Sewell opened the scoring on two minutes, and on the stroke of halftime, Isaac Maddern put the Swans 2-0 to the good.
Marlow, who were playing some of their best hockey yet this season, looked after the ball well and controlled the game.
Around the 45-minute mark Trojans got one back. Marlow instantly replied through player-coach, Luke Stone, after a brilliant lead from left half.
With 10 minutes to go, the south coast visitors got their second with a sublime volley. Marlow kept control for the final minutes and the game finished 3-2. Marlow’s midfield was particularly strong with Josh Morgans outstanding. (Photo below).
The Reds are at home again next week hosting Oxford Hawks, at 4:30 pm at Pound Lane.
The 2nd team played Basingstoke 1st XI at Pound Lane in the afternoon sun and came off the pitch empty handed after suffering a 6-4 defeat.
After their relegation from South Premier Division 1 last season and a change of coach, Basingstoke took the game to their opposition and scored the first goal via a penalty corner. Marlow replied soon after with a goal from Phil Cowell who scored from a well-worked corner routine.
A Basingstoke forward put the visitors back in front with a clinical field goal.
Jonny Mee got on the score sheet which meant Marlow were now level at 2-2, and Joe Hoggan scored with a great strike – his first goal in his second appearance of the season for the second team.
Marlow went in 4-2 ahead at the interval with Phil Cowell bagging another penalty corner goal. This was to be the last play of the half.
Basingstoke came back strongly to take the game and score four penalty corner goals in the second half to win 6-4.
It is still early in the season and there are still lots of points up for grabs and the team looks forward to taking the trip to Iffley road to play Oxford University 2s at 4:30pm on Saturday 14th October.
Other Men’s Results:
- 3rd Team drew against Milton Keynes 2s 2-2,
- 4th Team beat Berkhamstead & Hemel 2s 2-1,
- 5th Team beat Eastcote 5s 5-2,
- 6th Team lost to South Berks 6s 4-1, and
- 7th Team beat Maidenhead 4s 7-4.
Marlow 1s travelled to Amersham & Chalfont to try and maintain their winning start to the season and achieved this with a well-deserved 4-1 victory.
The first half was a closely fought battle with neither team able to score.
Marlow reset at the interval and vowed to up the ball pace and accuracy of passing. Just five minutes into the second half they were rewarded with Rachel Goodwin scoring from open play.
Martha Goodridge doubled Marlow’s lead in the 52nd minute with a rocket of a strike from the top of the circle.
Amersham & Chalfont put up a fight and scored after a strong attacking individual run. Marlow hit back shortly after conceding, with a great piece of play from Milly Connibear which Helena Sykora deftly put past the keeper.
Sykora scored quickly again from a penalty corner to leave the final score 4-1.
A special mention should go to junior Evie White who has stepped up to the 1s this season. She was composed in her tackles, worked hard in defence and made some incredible passes up the pitch.
The second team is still seeking their first points after a 3-1 loss to a well-organised Winchester 1st team.
Ruby Duncan in the Marlow goal made several good clearances but neither side could fashion many clear chances and it was a stalemate at the break.
Winchester took the lead in the second half before Julia Westnedge intercepted a defensive hit out and fired in for an equaliser. Marlow had much of the possession but were caught twice on the break in the remaining minutes.
Other Women’s results:
- 3rd Team drew 2-2 with Oxford Hawks 3s,
- 4th Team drew 1-1 with Reading 6s,
- 5th Team drew 1-1 with Newbury & Thatcham 4s,
- 6th Team lost 2-0 to Newbury & Thatcham 3s, and
- 7th Team lost 6-0 to Reading 7s.