Uppingham Town exited the PFA Senior Cup on Saturday in a game that saw almost as many red cards as goals.
Uppingham lost 3-1 away at Wisbech Town Reserves and in an eventful game three players were given their marching orders.
Really it was a game that got away from PDFL Premier side Uppingham who failed to score when the opposition were two men short of a full complement against the side bottom of the PDFL Division One with just one win.
Rob Forster gave Uppingham the lead in just the fifth minute but failed to capitalise on their advantage and Wisbech soon levelled with a strike from the edge of the box.
Just before the break Wisbech were gifted a goal when Town stopper Jamie Binley and defender Mark Dimech got their wires crossed and the Fenmen striker was left free to score.
Uppingham slipped further behind in the second half and when Forster was shown a second yellow Town’s chances of coming back looked unlikely.
The homeside went down to nine but Wisbech managed to disrupt Uppingham’s possession and prevented them from stringing together too many legitimate chances.
Town will look for better fortunes in the Leicestershire FA Senior Cup on Saturday when they host Leicestershire Senior League side FC GNG who are in 11th in the 18 team league which neighbours Cottesmore Amateurs play in.
Cottesmore managed to reverse their fixture after the Roques Park suffered an electrical failure on Thursday evening, and with the co-operation of all, they were able to turn out at Barton Road, where Barlestone St Giles gained reward for their efforts with a first home win of the season, 1-0, after Craig Leonard’s diving header, five minutes before the break, provided the lone first half goal winner to climb three places and move them out of the bottom three.
However it left Cottesmore in trouble, especially after bottom placed St Andrews posted their first away win of the season, to close within a point of the Amateurs, with four games in hand.