Marlow Half Marathon
Sunday 5th of November saw the 35th running of the Marlow Half Marathon, together with the shorter Marlow 7 , and new for this year – The Frankenstein, a multi terrain 10km race. The races drew entries from far and wide, and the overall winners were as follows:
M: Richard Price – 1:14:29, a new course record!
F: Sasha Birkin – 1:32:29
M: Fin Dyer – 38:46, who can be seen in our photo, leading the pack at the top of the High Street. Fin in the manager of Runners Retreat in Marlow – hence him proudly sporting the top!
F: Nicola Taylor 47:46
M: Fred Newton 40:00
F: Rebecca Reed 44:00
Marlow Women’s Rugby Club
Sunday afternoon saw the return of the local derby against High Wycombe Belles at Riverwoods. Making the short trip up the A404 Wycombe went home empty handed as Marlow claimed all three points in a 15-0 win against their bitter rivals.
The game was played in the true spirit of rugby with hard carries, strong tackles, and the phenomenal boot of High Wycombe’s 10.
It was a very back and forth encounter with each team spending time on the opposition 22 but Marlow’s defence held strong and with storming runs from Linda, Bella and Yaz Marlow came away with a 15 – 0 win.
Tries: Linda Kavumbura, Bella Duff, and Yaz Bujakowski.
Marlow Hockey Club
Marlow ladies 1st team played Sonning ladies away in the lunch time push back and came away with all three points in a 5-1 victory.
Marlow knew it would be a tough game as although Sonning are near the foot of the table, they had only conceded eight goals in their first six games.
Both sides defended well in to opening 15 minutes with not much to separate them. Marlow had the better chances, but the Sonning keeper kept them out. The breakthrough came with Martha Goodridge capitalising on a defensive error and scrambling the ball into the Sonning goal. The Reds went into halftime 1-0 up.
Sonning had a fast start to the second half and equalised within minutes. The home side gained momentum and continued to pressure the Marlow defence.
However, they could not find the back of the net again and Marlow came back into the game. Vic Allen put Marlow ahead once again in the 47th minute and Beth Halbard joined her on the scoresheet less than 10 minutes later.
A well-worked delivery from Milly Conibear at a short corner was tipped in by Lauren Hilditch to make the score 4-1.
The best goal was saved until last with Beth Halbard scoring her second with a diving effort in front of the keeper leaving the final score 5-1, and keeping their 100% record.
In the 2nd team match at pound lane, player of the match, Lenny Connetta, converted a short corner to secure a point for Marlow as they drew 1-1 against Alton 1s.
The home side had the best of the first half, but some fine saves denied Emma Buxton and Olivia Letchford from extending the lead.
Alton looked to counterattack in the second period, Ruby Duncan called into action with sound clearances from the danger area.
With just minutes remaining Alton converted a corner of their own leaving no time remaining for Marlow to reply.
Other women’s results:
· 3rd Team drew 2-2 with Reading Phoenix 1,
· 4th Team lost 4-0 to Henley 2s,
· 5th Team beat maidenhead 4s 2-0,
· 6th Team beat Sonning 4s 5-0, and
· 7th Team lost 2-0 away to Sonning 5s.
The men’s 1st team played against Slough and came away with three points courtesy of a Sam North hat-trick in a 5-2 win.
After 6 minutes, Sam North scored a well-taken penalty corner. Slough then began to control the game in the midfield and dictate possession. They scored a well taken penalty corner goal. The ball took an unlucky deflection which gave the keeper Max no chance.
Slough then added another before Sam North scored his second of the game with a rocket of a drag flick into the top left corner. This levelled the score at 2-2.
After a stern talking to from player-coach Luke Stone, Marlow pressed Slough high up the pitch and won the ball on numerous occasions which led to some fantastic chances.
Sam North completed his hat trick via a penalty stroke 10 minutes after the restart. Marlow continued to play well, and Cameron Beazley-Clarke added another with a shot on the turn.
Finally, Cameron scored another after some nice interchange passing down the left-hand side.
Marlow had dominated the second half so much that Max in goal had only one save to make.
On Saturday they will be at home to Bournemouth, starting at 3 pm.
Marlow men’s 2nds met second-placed Wycombe 1sts at Pound Lane and achieved a notable win 5-1.
Marlow went on the attack from the start and missed several good chances before a passing move down the right gave Dan Field the opening goal on 27 minutes.
Almost straight away a similar move resulted in Dave Harding scoring another.
After half-time, Wycombe came more into the game and scored following a penalty corner and for a time the game looked to be in the balance. Goalkeeper, Ivor Crampsie, made several good saves.
Marlow continued to press and had the Wycombe goal under siege without many clearcut chances until Joe Henwood added another with a pile driver from the top of the circle.
After more good play, Ollie Green was able to make it 4-1 to Marlow. Finally, Dan Field deftly turned a hard hit towards the goal past the goalkeeper to add another.
The result puts Wycombe into 4th place and Marlow moved up one to 7th.
Other Men’s results:
· 3rd Team beat Eastcote 2s 1-0,
· 4th Team lost 2-0 away to Sonning 4s,
· 5th Team beat Newbury & Thatcham 4s 3-0,
· 6th Team lost 3-2 to Windsor 3s, and
· 7th Team lost 4-1 away to Henley 5s.
Marlow Football club
Game postponed vs Chipstead FC
Sat 11 November 3:00pm vs Chertsey
Marlow United Football Club
Sat 11 November vs SB phoenix Develpoment @ Farnham Park.