Tom’s penalty save sends Town into the next round of cup

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Tom Hubbard’s penalty save sent Uppingham Town through to the third round of the PFA Senior Cup on Saturday.

Town won a dramatic tie 5-4 on penalties after pulling back to 2-2 against Peterborough Sports Parkway during the regular 90 minutes at Tods Piece.

Neither side could break the deadlock in extra time leading to the spot kicks.

Dave Laughton, Martin Bennett, James Cassidy and Rob Lawrie then all converted their penalties, while Ollie Webb hit the cross bar with Town’s fourth. But the city side missed one of theirs and after Jamie Binley tucked away Uppingham’s fourth, Hubbard pulled off a superb save.

Town had given their visitors a head start with two soft goals but with two strikes in the final quarter of an hour, Webb and then Martin Turiccki hauled them level - Turiccki with a fine strike from distance.

Uppingham manager Richard Kendrick said: “They were all good penalties.

“I told them that there was no pressure. Just do not change your mind.

“I always knew Tom would save one. He’s a good goalkeeper.”

Uppingham play Sports again in the league on Saturday and Kendrick added: “Often one wins the cup and one the league game - but I still want the points.”