Marlow 3rd XV win a hard fought derby game
With four tries apiece, conversions set the teams apart.
Marlow turned up to Wycombe with 16 men after losing prop Mo to a dodgy meal the night before. Tom Dean
removed the "one" off his 12 shirt and made his hooking debut.
James Wilkie confirmed his availability an hour before KO, so we had a squad of 17 including Will, who was making his debut for the team.
Wycombe started off the match impressively, scoring after 5 minutes but no conversion. Phil Parriss
got Marlow's first score four minutes later with a well worked try, converted by Ben Hughes
The game was played at pace with Dennvar Chikoto
putting in some text book tackling but this didn't stop Wycombe taking back the lead after 26 minutes with a try, but no conversion. The game settled down and just before the halftime whistle, Ben Tipney
went over the line to make the score 10 - 12 to Marlow.
The Wycombe bench came to life with their young talent and regained the lead just three minutes into the second half, adding the two points for the conversion. 17 - 12.
The slender lead lasted just three minutes before skipper Lewis Edwards came to the top of his game and scored a great try, converted by Hughes to make it 17 - 19.
Wilkie came on for Jack who was creating a storm in the centre all afternoon, but their partnership was reunited when thoroughbred Leggo need to be rested (for stud purposes). The last of the Wycombe subs came onto the pitch, resulting in a try but no conversion on 65 minutes. 22 - 19.
This lasted for just three minutes (again!) when the skipper scored the second of his brace, with Hughes converting. 22 - 26.
Wil came on for his debut and made an immediate impact.
The final ten minutes saw a wonderful Marlow defence and an excellent derby win.
Successful kicking was the difference on the scoreboard.
An all round team performance but special mentions to Lee Mac
with a granite performance and to Deano who mastered the art of hooking.