First defeat of the season against a good Marlow side, but the score doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story.
Obvious from the start that Marlow are a decent team, but Laurel soaked up the early pressure and went a goal up after 15 minutes, with Emma slotting the ball home.
Marlow came back and equalised 5 minutes later, but Laurel then created some good scoring chances, with Amie hitting the post, and Olivia causing havoc down the wing. Defence and midfield worked their socks off. Marlow picked up a second just before half time, but it was otherwise end to end stuff.
Marlow increased their lead a handful of times as the second half progressed, mainly through some fine solo efforts, but were also denied a bigger winning margin by Izzy’s excellent performance in goal. Lauren kept everyone’s heads up, and the girls played some of their best football, switching play beautifully across the pitch and banging in crosses, with Rubes causing real problems up front. Nice to see some big headers today too! Five minutes before time the girls pulled another goal back, which was thoroughly deserved and showed their strength of character after a tough second half.