Uppingham Town manager Richard Kendrick reckons his side’s 2-1 victory at Stilton on Saturday was his side’s best display of the season.
Town went behind to a Leon Gellizeau goal, scored against the run of play midway through the first half, but they responded immediately with Dave Laughton levelling within a minute. Jamie Howe then won Town the three points with a second half strike that Kendrick says his side fully deserved.
“Saturday’s performance left Michael Beaver and myself very proud. It was our best this season,” said Kendrick.
“I was really chuffed. All the lads applied themselves - every one of them. It was a very good three points.”
Uppingham were beaten 5-0 at home by Stilton earlier in the season and travelled without any substitutes on Saturday but the 11 who made the trip were rewarded for their efforts.
Kendrick added: “It was always going to be difficult and it was important that we got the balance right in our side but it turned out to the best game for a long time.
“We looked a lot fitter thanks to Mark Brotherton’s training but there is still more work to be done.”
The win lifts Uppingham, who play Ramsey on Saturday, up to seventh in the Peterborough and District League Premier Division.
“We have to go there with a positive attitude and repeat what we did on Saturday.
“We still need a couple of players to really challenge but if we can do that for three out of four games we will be taking nine or ten points and will finish with a good tally.”
After Saturday’s game at Ramsey, Uppingham return to Tods Piece on November 24 for the visit of Coates Athletic. Both games kick off at 2pm.
Uppingham’s reserves picked up their first win of the season, beating Peterborough Rovers Post Office Reserves 4-1 in division three.
Danny Dumford, Josh Cole and Matthew Hill with a brace were on target for Town.
Uppingham Town Reserves host Ramsey Town Reserves at Tods Piece on Saturday.
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