Football in Berkshire

Marlow United secure league and cup double at Madejski Stadium final

The Thames Valley Premier League BTC Final took place on Wednesday

Marlow United secure league and cup double at Madejski Stadium final

In a footballing week where comebacks have been very much in fashion Marlow United came from behind to defeat Mortimer 2-1 in the Berkshire Trophy Centre Senior Cup Final.

Despite a strong start from Marlow United it was Mortimer who took the lead through Matthew Fox when United’s defence was forced into a mistake.

Before the interval both Marlow United and Mortimer struck the crossbar, and it was Mortimer would rue their missed chance when Marlow United took the lead just after half-time through Chris Hurst.

Mortimer FC player Matthew Fox.
Matthew Fox of Mortimer FC. Photo: Neil Graham.

With time running out and with extra-time looming a looping free-kick from Marlow United’s Qwam Thomas somehow found the top corner. Despite a late onslaught from Mortimer the Flying Blues held out so the cup will be heading to Buckinghamshire this year.

The cup win was a likely farewell match for Marlow United who look set to join the Hellenic League system next season. They will probably find themselves in Hellenic League Division One East alongside Wokingham & Emmbrook and Woodley United.

On this display their physicality will stand them in good stead at Step 6 where they will join AFC Aldermaston who are also Thames Valley Premier League graduates.



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