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Rugby Roundup: Marlow's perfect 2019 lives on while Windsor's  unbeaten run comes to an end.

Marlow battle hard to continue their impressive form.

 

Marlow’s men continued their perfect start to 2019 as they notched their seventh consecutive win in all competitions as they beat Bicester 30-13.

The win see’s Marlow move five points clear of fourth placed Bicester, while more importantly keeping pace with Buckingham in second.

Marlow also have a game in hand over Buckingham, as well as facing them in a crunch match on March 2.

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Maidenhead RFC were denied victory with the last kick of the game as they were held to a 27-27 against Weston-Super-Mare away from home.

Weston opened the scoring and took control of the opening exchanges taking a 12-0 lead, before Macauly got Maids on the score board.

Maidenhead cut the lead to just two as Foxley went over, but Weston-super-mare reclaimed their seven point lead on the stroke of half-time.

But Maids levelled the score after a catch and drive was stopped illegally from the hosts resulting in a penalty try, making the score 17-17.

Injuries forced Maidenhead into shuffling the pack as Weston took advantage, moving into a 24-17 lead, scoring out wide before nailing an impressive conversion.

It was then heartbreak for Maids, as a penalty from Runciman and  converted Leonard try looked to have given the visitors a hard-earned 27-24 win, but with the last kick of the game Weston-super-mare slotted a penalty to tie the game.

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Windsor were unable to make it ten wins on the bounce as they narrowly lost 14-12 to High Wycombe

The result brings an end to Windsor’s unbeaten run which stretched back to September 2018 – with High Wycombe being the last side to inflict defeat on Anthony Andrew’s men.

Despite the loss, Windsor still sit 11 points clear of Buckingham and Marlow, who sit second and third respectively

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Elsewhere, Slough RFC picked up their first win since December  as they beat Stow-on-the-Wold 26 -24.

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