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1st Team - Match centre

Petersfield Town
Full time
L Gabbidon (59'), A Odhiambo (74')
Mon 29 Aug 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Division 1 Central Attendance 117

Blues gain first win on the road


Many changes - clean sheet - 3 points on the road.

Two second half goals secured the points for a much-changed line-up to make it a productive week-end for the Blues.
With Simon Grant missing for the first time this season following his late injury in Saturday's win over Northwood Marlow were forced into introducing a new custodian at Petersfield. Also missing were Chris Ovenden and Devontae Romeo through illness along with Isaac Osei-Tutu and Simeon Howell and Phil John so manager Mark Bartley was involved in much running around to get a competitive side onto the field - and they did him proud.
A very difficult surface that was not conducive to passing football and with a pronounced slope awaited them and it must be said that the first period had very little to commend it even though Marcus Mealing set up a chance for Allen Bossman in just the 4th minute.
In the 14th and 15th minutes a couple of chances came the way of Benjamin Neal for the home side but firstly his dipping shot was just too high and Omari Edwards-Holmes easily collected his attempted lob soon after.
A cross-shot from Stuart Green that was just too high briefly threatened on the half-hour for the Rams with a hard cross from Bossman just too far ahead of both Anaclet Odhiambo and Marcus Mealing as the half-time whistle neared.
Five minutes into the second period Mealing and Odhiambo combined to set up the former but his well-hit effort from 20 yards was pushed behind by Thomas Boyle in the home goal as the visitors looked more dangerous. Reward was to follow 9 minutes later when a Bossman corner was met by the head of Lewis Gabbidon and his downward header reared up off the hard and uneven surface to find the back of the net.
There was little threat of an equaliser being offered by the home side and the game was put to bed in similar fashion in the 79th minute when a curling free kick from Jake Simpson was headed home in decisive fashion by Odhiambo in space and 6 yards out. In fact Marlow almost added a third in stoppage time when substitute Usman Lalustani smashed against a post after some useful approach work.

Key moments

Goal Lewis Gabbidon scores for Marlow
Goal Anaclet Odhiambo scores for Marlow


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74:00 Goal 0 - 2
Anaclet Odhiambo scores for Marlow
59:00 Goal 0 - 1
Lewis Gabbidon scores for Marlow
51:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Brown is yellow carded for Marlow
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Jake Simpson is yellow carded for Marlow
29:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Gabbidon is yellow carded for Marlow
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Petersfield Town
  • Marlow
  • 0
  • Lewis Gabbidon Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Jake Simpson Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Jordan Brown Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Lewis Gabbidon Goal 59:00'
  • Anaclet Odhiambo Goal 74:00'

Team selection

Edwards-Holmes, Omari Edwards-Holmes, Omari
Francis, Joshua Francis, Joshua
Jewell, Aaron Jewell, Aaron
Bossman, Allen Bossman, Allen
Salmon, Alex Salmon, Alex
Richards, Adam Richards, Adam
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Gabbidon, Lewis Gabbidon, Lewis
Mealing, Marcus Mealing, Marcus
Odhiambo, Anaclet Odhiambo, Anaclet
Brown, Jordan Brown, Jordan

League round up

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Barton Rovers
Ashford Town (Middx)
AFC Dunstable
Royston Town


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Royston Town 42 102
2. Farnborough 42 90
3. Barton Rovers 42 77
4. Marlow 42 77
5. Egham Town 42 74
6. Kempston Rovers 42 73
7. AFC Dunstable 42 71

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