After the delights of the opening day of the league campaign it was down to earth with a bang for Rovers as they failed to pick up a point over a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend.
First up on Saturday Uxbridge came to town. Sam made one change from the win at Met Police, with Jordan Wilson in for his debut in place of the unavailable Matt Tanton.
After a bright Rovers start the visitors took control and led after six minutes through Bernard Mensah Jnr. We responded positively and levelled,with our first goal against Uxbridge, through Aaron Jenkins.
A tight first half looked to be finishing without further incident but in stoppage time a rush of blood from Conan Torpey saw him kick out and receive a straight red.
Rovers were now on the back foot and it was no surprise when Alex Witham (with his third goal in two games against Rovers) fired Uxbridge ahead on the hour. A late shout for a penalty for a foul on Charlie Martin was turned away and Rovers slipped to defeat.
Bank Holiday Monday saw Rovers turn in their worst performance for many a year as they were put to the sword by a buoyant Marlow side.
Charlie Martin came in for the unavailable Courtney Swaby in the only Rovers change.
Marlow always had the upper hand and took the lead through Benjamin Mulley before the prolific Dawid Rogalski made it 2-0 shortly before the break from the spot.
Rovers responded brightly in the second half and Jenkins notched again to bring Rovers back into the game at 2-1.
Any hopes of a comeback we’re dashed five minutes later when Thomas Soares converted a second penalty. Naheer Omar Nawaf made it 4-1 with twenty minutes remaining and Rovers capitulated in the final ten minutes to crash to a 6-1 defeat.
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