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09:00 Thursday 22 March 2012  Written by Charles Watts

Calamity from Fanner heaps more misery on Marlow

Marlow keeper Charlie Fanner had a moment to forget.
Marlow keeper Charlie Fanner had a moment to forget.

A calamitous mistake from goalkeeper Charlie Fanner proved costly for relegation haunted Marlow on Saturday as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at promotion chasing Bedworth United.

The Blues once again put in a fine display which made a mockery of their league position which sees them sitting 11 points adrift at the bottom of the Southern Central Division.

But individual mistakes have been their downfall all season and Fanner’s moment of madness late on in the game handed the home side maximum points.

The Marlow keeper had the ball in his hands but, in trying to throw it to a teammate, didn’t release it in time and he ended up throwing it behind him to gleeful Bedworth striker Andy Spencer who scored into the empty net.

That made it 3-1 to the hosts and proved to be the winner as Marlow pulled one back through Ross Herridge.

Blues boss Steve Croxford, who had to play himself for the first 45 minutes, said: “We all felt a bit sorry for ourselves, we should have come away with something.

“It was difficult to swallow, particularly with the freak nature of the goal.

“It was something you would see on a bloopers DVD. Charlie knows he made a mistake, he didn’t need me to tell him that.

“But it’s just one of those things. We have to take it on the chin and just get on with it.”

Marlow host Chertsey Town on Saturday, knowing nothing but a win will do if they are to somehow mount a  late charge to escape the drop.

Croxford said: “We have to give it a go. We’ve got seven games left and I suppose we have to win all seven.”

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