Uppingham boss praises his side’s faultless display

Dave Laughton, who scored at Parson Drove for Uppingham Town, pictured playing against Moulton Harrox. Photo: MSMP160213-029ow
Dave Laughton, who scored at Parson Drove for Uppingham Town, pictured playing against Moulton Harrox. Photo: MSMP160213-029ow
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Uppingham keep turning in top performances against the Peterborough league’s top sides, picking up three more points on Saturday.

A week after holding title-chasing Moulton Harrox to a goalless draw, Town dented Parson Drove’s top six hopes with a 3-1 win away from home.

Town manager Richard Kendrick said: “There are not many sides who go there and come away with points. I was very pleased with the way we played.”

Drove took the lead after just 10 minutes but otherwise there was little between the sides in the opening 45 minutes.

Omar Elkashoty levelled for Town with the first of his brace soon after half-time, and Dave Laughton put Uppingham ahead before fluffing his lines from the penalty spot - and he wasn’t the only striker to fail from the spot.

A week after goalkeeper Tom Hubbard saved an 89th minute spot kick at home to Harrox, he pulled off another penalty save at Drove.

It was part of sequence of events that riled Drove’s bench. Hubbard was penalised for bringing a Drove player down in the box, escaped red card and saved the resulting spot kick, immediately sending the ball to Ollie Webb who squared the ball for Laughton to score Uppingham’s second.

“The ref called it right,” said the Uppingham boss.

“Their guy was going away from goal and by the time he had turned there was another defender back.

“It was a superb save probably even better than the one a week earlier.”

Kendrick added: “We deserved it for the manner in which we played. Everybody put a shift in and we were faultless in the second half.

“At the moment we are doing all right. We have let just one goal in against two top teams. We just have to go and match them.”

Uppingham play second-placed Netherton on Saturday with nothing to fear.

Uppingham: Tom Hubbard, Mark Dimech, Martin Bennett, Jamie Binley, Callum O’Berg, Rob Forster, Jake Norton, Martin Turiccki, Omar Elkashoty, Ollie Webb, Dave Laughton. Subs: Jamie Howe, Billy Beaver.