Uppingham Town who beat Peterborough Sports Parkway in the PFA Senior Cup were caught on the rebound by the city side in the league on Saturday.
Town lost 5-0 away with Steven Mastin claiming a hat-trick and Kyle Orange a brace as Sports caught Uppingham with four goals in the final 18 minutes.
Uppingham boss Richard Kendrick said: “It’s always difficult with back-to-back games against a side and it’s what I feared could happen. We were made to pay for the week before.
“It was only two-nil until we threw caution to the wind. Then they caught us with a killer ball over the top.
“The lads did better than 5-0 suggests but we left gaps as we pushed forward. Tom didn’t have a chance with any of the goals.”
Town have drawn unbeaten Moulton Harrox in the next round of the PFA Senior Cup.
Kendrick said: “It’s one of the hardest draws that we could have had so I hope we have a full strength side available.”
Uppingham have a week off before travelling to play Stilton.
Uppingham: Tom Hubbard, Martin Bennett, Mark Dimech, Jamie Binley, Jake Norton, Callum O’Berg, Rob Lawrie, Martin Turiccki, Will Thomas (James Cassidy), Ollie Webb, Dave Laughton (Omar Elkashoty). Subs: Steve Wallhead, James Coughlan, Jamie Howe.