Poor Town made to pay by Marlow

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A disappointing performance from Leighton Town saw them lose for the first time in four as they went down 1-0 to Marlow at Bell Close on Tuesday.

Marlow were by far the more positive side and could have won by more had they taken their chances.

Leighton keeper Zaki Oulah was by far the busier of the two on the night, with Marlow’s Bennion rarely called upon to keep his goal intact.

Danny Watson was disappointed not to at least hit the target when clean through, and Marlow’s Lee Barney was just as guilty at the other end.

Just after half-time, a great turn and shot by Danny Watson from the edge of the box saw his superb effort come back off the cross-bar and be cleared. Almost immediately a great flowing move down Marlow’s left, saw the ball crossed into the box where the totally unmarked Barney struck the ball sweetly past Oulah, for what turned out to be the winner.

Whittingham missed from close range for Marlow as they continued to put the home defence under pressure.

Bennion earned his keep with a great save from the industrious Watson as Town pressed for an equaliser.

Town were kept to long range efforts by a well organised Marlow defence but sub Ashley Farmer went close at the death.

Town need to pick themselves up for the game at Bell Close against Rugby this coming Saturday as the quest for points to keep them safe intensifies.