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Sixth successive clean sheet for Town

Uppingham Town recorded their best result of a solid season by knocking out Leicestershire Intermediate Cup holders FC Wymeswold in Saturday's second round clash.

A strong showing from Town saw them keep their sixth successive clean sheet against a previously-unbeaten visiting side who are top of Division One of the Leicestershire Senior League.

Both teams started the game with an obvious purpose to win it with Uppingham creating the better chances after sustained pressure during the first 20 minutes of the first half.

Rob Forster on the ball for Uppingham on Saturday. (5263647)
Rob Forster on the ball for Uppingham on Saturday. (5263647)

Town had the best chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty after Will Thomas was fouled in the box.

Jordan Spencer took the penalty and drove it to the keepers right only for him to make a good save and parry the ball away for a corner.

Uppingham looked strong throughout their team despite having a few regular players missing through illness and injury.

But this did not hold the home team back when taking the lead through a good strike from midfielder Callum O'Berg who made it 1-0 with a drive into the corner of the net from 25 yards.

Wymeswold tried what they could to get back on level terms, but could not make a breakthrough against an Uppingham Town backline which looked solid for the remainder of the first half.

Martin Turiccki challenges the Wymeswold goalkeeper. (5263649)
Martin Turiccki challenges the Wymeswold goalkeeper. (5263649)

The second half started with both teams looking to get the important next goal of the game and it was Uppingham who created the better chances but could find the net for the second time in the game.

With 20 minutes left a scramble in the Uppingham box resulted in Wymeswold hitting the post, but again the Town defence held out and allowed the home team to start to dominate the final stages of the game.

It was with five minutes left that Uppingham got the important second goal of the game with a terrific effort from Spencer who picked the ball up wide on the right wing on the halfway line, went past two challenges in midfield, drove into the box through the last defenders and tucked the ball under the keeper to close the game out.

Uppingham then saw the game out and were justly rewarded in making the next round of the county cup with a strong, collective and spirited performance.

They are again at home on Saturday when they entertain Spalding Town at Tod's Piece with a 2pm kick-off in a Peterborough League Division One game. Uppingham are currently in second spot in the standings.

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