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Marlow Town Women’s Football Club

In an exciting match on Saturday, Marlow Town Women clinched a convincing 5-1 victory over Longford Park

The game started with a bang as midfielder Jen Walker netted an impressive hat trick within the first half-hour, supported by three great assists from captain Sharon Muir.

Despite Longford pulling one back before halftime, Marlow’s determination only grew stronger in the second half, resulting in two more brilliant goals. Forward Becca Meller and midfielder Vikki Green (with her left foot) showcased their talent with fantastic finishes. Well done to all the players today, that’s three wins in a row!

Special mention goes to Longford Park’s goalkeeper for some remarkable saves throughout the match.

Congratulations to Jen Walker for her first hat trick! 

There is now a four week break before our next game on 14th April.

League table:

MHC Women’s Super Saturday Celebration

Join Marlow Hockey Club in celebrating the Women’s 1st team gaining promotion to the National League!

The club is holding a ‘Women’s Super Saturday’ event on Saturday 23 March to recognise the achievements of the women’s section.

Games to watch at Pound Lane include the W7s at 1pm, W1s at 2:45 and W2s at 4:30. The W5s are also playing at 2pm at The Redgrave Centre in a game that could seal their promotion.

There will be a pitch-side bar from 2pm and a cocktail night in the bar from 6pm!

Marlow Hockey Club

Women’s results

Marlow 1s travelled to Bournemouth knowing that they had already secured promotion to the National League. However, Bournemouth secured three points in a end to end game: final score 5-4!

Bournemouth opened the scoring within the first two minutes, showing how clinical they are in the attacking circle.  

Martha Goodridge equalized minutes later with a shot from a penalty corner.  Lauren Hilditch put Marlow ahead in the 7th minute after some fantastic speed and attacking play.  

Both sides looked strong in attack but vulnerable in defence. Marlow keeper Alys Ramm made numerous saves but could not keep Bournemouth from scoring in the 16th minute to level the scores again.

The home side scored again in the 29th minute to take the lead going into half time.  

Marlow came out fighting in the second half with Hilditch scoring her second of the game in the opening minute.  

Bournemouth scored again in the 50th minute to put the pressure back on the Reds.  

Rachel Clarke showed great determination to win the ball back and forge forward, finding Hilditch to complete her hat trick to level the score once again.  

Bournemouth bounced back and scored to secure all three points. Final score 5-4 to Bournemouth.

League table:

Other women results:

  • 2nd Team beat Basingstoke 2s 2-1 away,
  • 3rd Team lost 2-1 to Windsor 1s, 
  • 4th Team lost 4-0 to Abingdon 1, 
  • 5th Team beat Newbury & Thatcham 3s 2-1, 
  • 6th Team beat Wycombe 4s 2-0, and
  • 7s beat Maidenhead 5s 1-0 away.

Men’s Results

The Men’s 1st team were at home to 2nd placed Oxford OBU who were lively in attack and well organised in defence. OBU ran out 3-0 winners.

The first half was even as far as possession was concerned but Marlow could create few chances whilst the visitors won two penalty corners both expertly converted to put them two up at halftime.

In the second half Marlow were on the attack most of the time and playing some excellent hockey but all to no avail. They tested the goalkeeper on several occasions and passes that might have led to goals came to nothing.

OBU were still dangerous on the break and forced a succession of corners which the Marlow defence did well to keep out but from one of them a follow up led to a third goal.

Marlow remain in 6th place well ahead of the teams below with two matches to play. 

League table:

The 2nd team payed Maidenhead 1s away and won 4-0. Two goals were scored by former Maidenhead players Alex Land and Phill Cowell. The others by Dan Field and Mal Allick.

 They are also in 6th place in their first season at this level.

League table:

Other men’s results:

  • 3rd Team drew 3-3 with South Berkshire 2s,
  • 4th Team beat Slough 2s 5-1,
  • 5th Team beat Maidenhead 3s 4-2 away,
  • 6th Team beat Wycombe 4s 2-0 away, and
  • 7th Team beat Maidenhead 5s 1-0 away.

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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