First Team - Report
|South Reading||6||vs||0||Marlow United|
United season at the crossroads
A disastrous performance by a largly gutless team leaves Marlow's season teetering on the brink as they suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of South Reading.
The first half performance contained nothing to commend it suffice to say that the defence remained statuesque as Adams and Weston fired South Reading into a two goal lead and but for the profligacy of their forwards that could have been six.
An elongated half time of 20 minutes did little to improve the visitors performance and they found themselves three down on the hour to a Fairbrother goal.
Marlow had their first and only chance of the game on 67 minutes with a Dan Flint shot saved by keeper Johnstone from close range.
With that the game became as one sided as the first half and a further three goals from Allen, Adams and Broadley rubbed salt into the wounds of an already deflated Marlow team, a team who were now playing with no shape or fight as they capitulated.
No wonder the Reading supporters were cook a hoop watching their team running riot.
The final whistle was just about the only bright spot of a dreadful afternoon for the visitors.
Manager Gary Wiltshire has some serious thinking to do and many of the players need to take a good look at themselves before next weeks tricky visit to Mortimore.
Why doe's a team that on paper looked a decent enough side perform with so little passion or commitment, a team containing eight players with experience of step 5 football with the same club.
Where is the commitment of the players as each week see's constant withdrawal's, why do the team never have substitutes other than coaching staff?
To lose a game in a hard fought contest having given of your best is fair enough, to lose in such an inept manner leaves a bad taste.
Team Buller Moore Thorne Gabb N Flint D Flint Filmore Young Pedley Wiltshire Cuva. Sub Carvell
J Buller 7
W Moore 6
S Gabb 6
N Flint 4
A Thorne 6
A Young 4
B Filmore 4
D Pedley 7
D Flint 5
G Wiltshire 4
V Cuva 6
D Carvell 5