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Marlow FC add some much-needed firepower after third successive 1-1 draw

Marlow FC’s hopes of chasing down the sides above them for a play-off spot were thwarted by one of their main rivals, as Harlow Town held them to a 1-1 draw at Oak Tree Road.

The Blues have struggled to put together a consistent run of form all season and have been beset by injuries and unavailability.

This was their third successive 1-1 draw in the Isthmian South Central Division and it’s left them nine points adrift of the top half, a gap that’s looking increasingly difficult to bridge.

Kelvin Bossman has been their main source of goals in recent weeks and, once again, he managed to find the net on Saturday.

Harlow’s Tayo Oyebola fired the visitors in front after only 18 minutes but Bossman got the Blues back on level terms, equalising in the 33rd minute.

The forward latched onto a deflection and rounded the Harlow keeper before slotting home.

Both sides hit the bar in a second half in which chances were at a premium, while the wet conditions made it difficult for either side to play fluent football.

Mark Bartley’s side were also frustrated by the postponement of Tuesday’s home game against second placed Ware.

However, reinforcements are at hand for the goal-shy Blues with the news that former Coggeshall Town striker Nnamdi Nwachuku had linked up with the squad.

In his eight appearances for the Seed Growers this season he’s scored seven goals, following on from the 25 he netted for the side last season, so he’s certainly prolific.

The Blues have drawn six of their 12 matches this season but Nwachuku will add to their firepower ahead of Saturday’s trip to sixth-placed Tooting & Mitcham United.

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