Blues continue recent resurgence
Marlow gain revenge for early-season defeat
Marlow welcomed Moneyfields to Oak Tree Road for their first-ever visit and took advantage of playing at their own stadium to inflict a defeat on a side that has been towards the top of the table since the start of the season.
The first threat on either goal came at the away end in the 12th minute with Kelvin Bossman
lifting over a low cross from the impressive Curtis Chapple
. The visitors responded very quickly with Simon Grant
forced into a save within a minute followed by a goal-line clearance from Alex Salmon
that prevented the Blues falling behind.
Bossman put Kamaron English away some 10 minutes later and when he looked to be brought down from behind in the Money's area a penalty looked to be the expected outcome but the referee saw matters in a different way.
Just past the half-hour a low cross from Bossman saw a defender slice the ball across the face of his own goal but pressure was rewarded soon after when the same player found the back of the net following a pass from Junaid Bell
and stroked it past Steven Mowthorpe in the visitors goal and that is how it stayed at the interval although Mowthorpe's hands were stung by a fierce shot from Chapple in added time.
An Alex Salmon
pass sent Bossman off on a run that saw him go around Mowthorpe only for a defender to prevent his shot crossing the line as the Blues looked to increase their lead and this was finally achieved when English was found by a free kick into the away area, where he flicked the ball up to by-pass his marker and having taken the ball up to the keeper slotted the ball past him to double the home advantage.
By this stage Marlow were looking good value for their lead but if there was ever any doubt about the final destination of the points this was removed in the 81st minute when Bell headed home a pinpoint cross from Jordace Holder-Spooner
to complete the scoring.