Sport in Marlow Weekly Round-up

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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 Hockey Club

On Sunday 3rd December, the Boys and Girls Under 18 teams traveled to Southampton to take part in the South Regional competition for qualification to the National Indoor Finals.

The girls came through their competition and will now compete in the National Finals!

Unfortunately, the boys lost out to Trojans in a highly competitive match. The score was 2-2 after normal time which meant that a shootout was needed to decide the winner.

However, Trojans won the subsequent shootout to knock the reds out of the competition to progress to Nationals.

The finals are being played at University of Nottingham on 14th January.

Marlow Men’s 4th XI

On a frosty Saturday, only one of 14 scheduled hockey matches took place.

The men’s 4th team travelled to local rivals Slough where the pitch had recovered from the frost in time for the game to go ahead. 

The boys in red performed well and took the game to Slough. A comfortable 4-1 win ensured that Marlow claimed all three points.

The team – a blend of experienced players and youth – played some good hockey and scored when chances came along with three goals from Daniel Couldrake and one from Chris Kilminster.

Marksman and goal scorer, Dan Couldrake!

Slough were never out of the game and missed several good opportunities.

With every other match in the league off this result puts Marlow level on points at the top of their league. However, their nearest rivals Abingdon 2s  have a game in hand.

League table:

On Saturday the Men’s 1st and second teams are both at home. The 2nd Team play against Fareham 2s at 1pm followed by the 1st team playing Haslemere at 3pm.

Marlow Town Women’s Football Club

Marlow Town played in the first round of the Thames Valley Counties Plate on Sunday against Thame United Women.

Thame – currently 2nd place in the division above – came away with a 2-0 victory.

In very muddy conditions, Thame United had the majority of the possession but Marlow defended well and created chances on the counter.

Captain Sharon Muir was pivotal to this new-look counter attacking style of play.

Two unfortunate own goals by Marlow gave Thame United the advantage, which they managed to hold on to.

Thame progressed to the next round as 2-0 winners.

A shout out to Marlow’s No.1 goalkeeper Hannah, who made a number of fantastic saves to keep Marlow in the game.

Next up it’s back to league action with a home match against Longford Park FC Vixens Women on Sunday 10th December at 2pm.

Marlow Football Club

Marlow emphatically routed Binfield FC 8-1 at home on Saturday 2nd December in a one sided game of football!

Chris Ovenden and Dawid Rogalski both scored hatricks with Dave Tarpey and Rhys Harper bringing the tally to eight.

Mark Bartley said on X: “It’s tough to be anything but satisfied after we’ve scored 8 this afternoon in what, from a scoreline perspective, was the perfect response to Tues(day).

“What I will say, is that we all know there’s more to come from us, and we’re fully focused on continuing to improve.”

League table:

Upcoming fixture:

The blues face Hanworth Villa away. Rectory Meadow, 3pm KO. TW13 6PN.

Article author: Cameron Beazley-Clarke

Sports reporter writing weekly round-ups for MyMarlow! Studying a masters in Journalism after graduating from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Environmental Biology. Born in Oxford, living in Longwick. Plays for Marlow Hockey Club first XI and coach at the hockey club and Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

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