Binfield FC 1-2 Marlow – Match Report

An improved second-half performance is not enough to mount a Moles comeback. Marlow take the points after first-half goals from Louis Rogers and David Rogalski saw the visitors two-up at the break. 

Marlow took advantage of some lacklustre defending from a set-piece as Louis Rogers tapped home from close range after just four minutes at The Iconic Stadium.

The Moles responded well though, as Tyler D’Cuz met a Luke Wayborn long-throw and forced a save from Aaron Watkins who expertly tipped his goal-bound header over the bar.

Marlow looked the most likely to find the second goal of the game with an onslaught of corners but the Moles defence stood firm, including a brilliant block, on the line, from Tyler D’Cruz before Chris Ovenden’s header went close to finding the target.

The Moles then had their go from a set-piece, with Wayborn’s long throw from the left finding D’Cruz, whose header was comfortably claimed by Watkins again.

A quick break from the visitors saw top-goalscorer David Rogalski break free but some fantastic defending from Reese Jones Jr kept him at bay.

Rogalski, the Marlow number nine who had 33 goals this season in all competitions before today, went on to show why he’s so feared by teams in this division, as his close range finish doubled the visitor’s lead just before the break.

The Moles weren’t done though and started the second-half in fine fashion as Manuchim Oke-William headed home Ben Stallard’s corner to half the deficit just three minutes after the break.

This set the game up on a knife edge and some firm tackles from both sides, saw Connor Jeanes and Jordi Ndozid in the referee’s book. 

Despite chances from both sides, neither team managed to find that crucial goal to really change the course of the match in the closing stages.

While the Moles looked to find an equaliser, Marlow looked to hit on the counter with a quick break down the right with Kai Hamilton-Olise finding Dave Tarpey in the middle who crashed his effort against the post.

Next up for the Moles is Sutton Common Rovers at The Iconic Stadium on Tuesday night before a trip to Leatherhead next weekend…

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